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114 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids & Families + Free Printable

Hi friends and welcome back to the blog! Today I want to share with you something really fun – 114 Summer Bucket List Ideas for the Family – including a free printable!

Summer is right around the corner, and if your kids are anything like mine, they tend to get “bored” really fast during the summertime.

Well, with today’s post, that boredom will be flying right out the window!

I have thought long and hard (and also asked friends for suggestions) as to 114 things I could include on a summer bucket list that is perfect for a family with children (whether they are small children or teens).

I hope you enjoy this post – and I’m sure you will. Please share this with others, too, so we can all partake in the fun this summer! Let’s get to it!

summer bucket list ideas for kids and families

114 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids & Families + Free Printable

Summer Activities & Toys – Read This First

Before we get started, I want to make sure you were aware of a couple recent posts of mine that are within the same category as this one:

Before you read the summer bucket list ideas below, make sure you check out these two posts & grab a toy or pool or something like it for your kids for this summer! They will certainly be grateful!

114 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids & Families

Okay…now let’s get into it. Without further ado, here are the 114 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids & Families in 2020:

  • Have a themed barbecue
  • Camp in the backyard
  • Have s’mores inside
  • Make Tie Dye T-Shirts
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Dance in the rain
  • Watch fireworks
  • Listen to a thunderstorm
  • Learn origami
  • Have a sports competition
  • Play tennis
  • Go swimming in the ocean
  • Go swimming in the pool
  • Have a scavenger hunt
  • Make cookies for your neighbor
  • Watch the sunset
  • Watch the sunrise
  • Read 10 books
  • Have a picnic
  • Run through sprinklers
  • Dye your hair
  • Play Marco Polo
  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Make popsicles
  • Start a blessings jar
  • Paint a picture
  • Write a book
  • Learn a new hobby
  • Go on a road trip
  • Go bowling
  • Make a new craft
  • Go bike riding on a trail
  • Have a pillow fight
  • Do a science project
  • Have a lemonade stand
  • Make paper boats & sail them
  • Learn Origami
  • Bake a pie
  • Make & plant a time capsule
  • Play frisbee
  • Play basketball
  • Paint with you fingers
  • Have a slumber party
  • Make a snow cone
  • Help your neighbor with chores
  • Make recycled Crayons
  • Play dodge ball
  • Play four square
  • Play hopscotch
  • Draw with sidewalk chalk
  • Go to a farmer’s market
  • Buy from a local shop
  • Go to the library
  • Play flashlight tag
  • Make water balloons
  • Make root beer floats
  • Make a craft with seashells
  • Go camping
  • Go to a water park
  • Fly a kite
  • Buy something from the ice cream truck
  • Eat breakfast for dinner
  • Eat dinner for breakfast
  • Climb a tree
  • Plant flowers
  • Raise butterflies
  • Play Twister
  • Do a week of random acts of kindness
  • Make homemade slime
  • Make a bird feeder
  • Wash the family car
  • Wash your neighbor’s car
  • Mow the lawn
  • Mow the neighbor’s lawn
  • Write a poem
  • Build a sand castle
  • Play on a slip-n-slide
  • Make a homemade slip-n-slide
  • Have a PJ movie day
  • Make friendship bracelets
  • Make a blanket fort
  • Start a summer journal
  • Write a letter and mail it
  • Make sun-catchers
  • Jump on a trampoline
  • Write a letter to a service member
  • Paint rocks for others to find
  • Donate to an animal shelter
  • Make homemade pizzas
  • Jump in puddles
  • Plant vegetables
  • Plant fruit
  • Play tag with friends
  • Paint your face
  • Paint your friend’s face
  • Have a family game night
  • Call your grandparents
  • Call your aunts & uncles
  • Create & act out a play
  • Learn a music instrument
  • Write a song
  • Watch a movie series
  • Watch a classic movie
  • Paint your nails
  • Paint your friend’s nails
  • Repurpose old clothes
  • Donate old clothes
  • Make a YouTube video
  • Start a business
  • Read the newspaper
  • Make wishes on Dandelions
  • Dress in red, white, & blue
  • Wear your swimsuit all day
  • Make friendship keychains

Now, as promised, I have made a really awesome free printable list of all of these summer bucket list ideas for you to print out and maybe display on your fridge or at your command center for the summer!

summer bucket list ideas for kids and families

Print it out by going here now. And check them off as you go along – see how many you can get checked off before summer ends!

Take Aways

I hope you thoroughly enjoyed reading through the summer bucket list ideas & enjoyed envisioning you and your kids doing these activities during the summer! I know we cannot wait to start checking these fun activities off one by one!

Remember, share this with your friends so they can join the challenge, too!

Next Steps

If you are new here, welcome! Be sure to read more about me by going here!

I’ve done quite a few “round ups” of toys lately, so be sure to check those out here:

help for stepmoms

If you are a stepmom, or know of one, please head to The Stubborn Stepmom – a section on my blog devoted to stepmoms and unique struggles we have being part of blended families.

free blogging resources

If you’re a blogger, like me, or in the social media business, check out Leslie W. Business Babes – a section on my blog devoted to helping businesswomen start or maintain their blogging & social media businesses. So many resources there (free ones too!)

Well, that’s all for me today friends! I hope you enjoyed this. Make sure you sign up for my email list below so that you never miss a blog post by me.

Take care & as always, thanks for reading!

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Sana Sareer
1 year ago

Thank you for providing such a long list of enjoyable activities with kids. These are really productive and some of them that I liked a lot are reading 10 books, baking cookies for neighbors, watching sunrise and sunset, making pie etc

Kale @

Hey, hey! I noticed “have s’mores inside” on your bucket list. 🙂 I can help you out!! Here is a FANTASTIC way to make them in the oven!!

1 year ago

These ideas are so fun! Summertime is my favorite and we love beach days and outside activities!

Jen @ Jen Bradley | MOMS

This is a fantastic list! It is always great to get new ideas for summer fun with kids! Thank you.

Live Love Mom
1 year ago

Some great ideas from a great blog!