Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Summer brings a lot of parenting challenges.

One of them is your kids transitioning from their school daily schedules to their “I’m bored” summer schedules.

To help create a new routine and shift to summer easily, I created this printable Summer Schedule that includes time for fun activities, so you never get to hear those dreaded words.

And if you have no idea what fun activities to try, here is our summer bucket list for kids that includes more than 140 activities so that you can choose the ones that fit your family better.

You can also find a printable to make your own bucket list at the bottom of this post.

100+ Ideas for a Kids’ Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List for Kids

For Make itMonday, we included some arts and crafts ideas, along with some easy recipes to prepare:

  • Learn how to sew
  • Make a suncatcher
  • DIY ice cream in a bag
  • Make your own comic
  • Bake cookies
  • DIY recycled paper
  • Collect and paint rocks
  • Tie-dye t-shirts
  • Make popsicles
  • Make a bird feeder
  • Make a family magazine
  • Finger paint
  • Make bird kites
  • Make fruit fans
  • DIY sidewalk foam paint and play with it afterward
  • Make a summer windmill
  • Make a leaf rubbing collage
  • Set up a bubble wand making station
  • Make slushies
  • Make marbled seashell art

Kids might be off school, but with these fun learning activities, they won’t even notice they are doing schoolwork:

The best part of summer is playing outdoors with water, here are some fun ideas:

Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is also a great time to take a trip. Here are some simple yet fun destinations:

  • Go to the park
  • Visit a zoo
  • Visit a museum
  • Go to the playground
  • Go to the library
  • Go to a splash pad
  • Go to a bowling center
  • Watch a movie at the cinema
  • Have a nature scavenger hunt
  • Visit a nearby farm
  • Go to a parade
  • Go birdwatching
  • Attend a free kids’ workshop
  • Go to the local fair
  • Go horseback riding
  • Visit a nature center
  • Go to the skate park
  • Visit an aquarium
  • Go fishing
  • Go around town on a scavenger hunt

This time of the year is a big opportunity to teach kids to be grateful and do something nice for others. You can start with these activities:

  • Help parents
  • Help a neighbor
  • Help clean the house
  • Pick up donations
  • Walk the dog
  • Have a yard sale
  • Wash someone’s car
  • Donate clothes or toys
  • Volunteer somewhere
  • Weed the garden
  • Help cook dinner
  • Visit a nursing home
  • Write a soldier a letter
  • Bake cookies for your friends

We also love to try new activities every summer, here are some ideas that may take some more time but will make unforgettable memories:

  • Have a family picnic
  • Have a movie day
  • Set up a lemonade stand
  • Camp in the backyard
  • Have a tea party
  • Fly a kite
  • Plant a garden
  • Play mini golf
  • Set up a puppet show
  • Make a movie
  • Make a backyard obstacle course
  • Make a time capsule
  • Play dress up
  • Have a family talent show
  • Have a treasure hunt
  • Host a playdate
  • Play video games
  • Have a family board games tournament
  • Have an ice cream party
  • Host a backyard BBQ
  • Do yoga
  • Build a giant Jenga with boxes
  • Check how to draw tutorials
  • DIY spa day
  • Start a hula hoop contest
  • Put together a 50+ pieces puzzle
  • Have a homemade pizza party

How to Make Your Own Summer Bucket List

Printable Summer Bucket List for Kids

Print our ready-made summer bucket list for kids.

Or, go through these ideas with your kids and make your very own bucket list for this summer!

Just click the link below and get the free printables.


Hope you found some activities to try this season and if you have other ideas, share them with us in the comments below.

*Please remember that these printables are for personal use only. You may not sell or distribute the files. If you want to share them, please link to this post and not directly to the PDF files.

More Summer Fun:

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6 thoughts on “Summer Bucket List”

  1. Thank you so much for all of these printables! They look amazing and will be so helpful this summer!

  2. Thank you very much for this! You are totally helping me start this summer vacation prepared.

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