The Best Summer Bucket List for Kids: 56 Awesome Ideas

The Best Summer Bucket List for Kids: 56 Awesome Ideas 2

Summer is my absolute favourite time of year. The kids are home all day long and we have so many things we want to do!

In order to have the best summer ever, we try to have a list of things we want to make sure we do before school starts up again.

Summer season goes by too fast, it’s like we blink and it’s back to school. I guess it’s because our days are so busy and we have so many things to accomplish. I find the busier we are, the faster time flies.

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The Purpose Of A Bucket List

A bucket list is simply a list of activities or goals that you want to accomplish in a set time frame. People create bucket lists for all sorts of occasions, more popular ones being before the end of life or the travel around the world lists. Most of the time, a bucket list is just a list of goals you want to accomplish in life.

But who says bucket lists need to be long term or complicated? Not me!

Have a blast this summer and check off your list day by day until you’ve had the best summer ever and did all the things you wanted to do and get physical and sporty with your kids too.

Generally our bucket list is nice and short, and very relaxed.

Due to the ages of my kids right now, we like to keep things super simple and play our days by ear.

Some of our favourite bucket list items are to hit up brand new play parks that we have never been to, see how many hot days we can spend splashing around at different splash parks in the area and most of all we want to make sure we never waste a day sitting around.

Bucket List Ideas

  1. Camping
  2. Backyard Camping
  3. Build A Fort
  4. Fly Kites
  5. Have A Watergun Fight
  6. Go To The Waterslides
  7. Have A Water Balloon Fight
  8. Find A Fair
  9. Visit The Farmers Markets
  10. Attempt To Plant Something In The Garden
  11. Go For A Nature Walk
  12. Splash At The Beach
  13. Eat Too Much Ice Cream
  14. Ride Bikes And Go Rollerblading
  15. Watch Movie Outside With Friends
  16. Gaze At The Stars
  17. Watch Summer Storms (#ABStorm)
  18. Catch Fireworks
  19. Learn Hopscotch
  20. JumpRope
  21. Run Through Sprinkler
  22. Find A Garage Sale
  23. Berry Picking
  24. Play Frisbee
  25. Pass Ball With Family In Large Field
  26. Go Wildflower Picking (Bonus If You Can Use It At Home In A Tea or Something!)
  27. Catch Bugs
  28. Try To Catch Frogs
  29. Go To Mini Golf
  30. Try The Slip N Slide
  31. Swim In Outdoor Pool
  32. Go To A River And Collect Rocks
  33. Jump In Puddles
  34. Go To The Zoo
  35. Go To The Lake
  36. Do Lots Of Summer Crafts
  37. Bake Cookies
  38. Blend Smoothies
  39. Create DIY Popsicles
  40. Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast (Banana Ice Cream Is Our Favorite)
  41. Keep Reading Daily
  42. Visit The Library
  43. Climb A Tree
  44. Visit The Petting Zoo
  45. Hang A Bird Feeder In The Backyard
  46. Design A Backyard Obstacle Course
  47. Create Large Bubbles With Different Materials
  48. Have Late Night Bubble Baths
  49. Roast Marshmallows and Hot Dogs
  50. Go To An Amusement Park
  51. Attend A Parade
  52. Take A Road Trip
  53. Feed The Ducks
  54. Have A BBQ With Friends
  55. Watch The Sun Set (or Rise)
  56. Get Ice Cream For The Ice Cream Truck
  57. Volunteer At SPCA

Your Summer With Kids

Summer is full of possibilities, that is why I love it so much. There are so many things to see and do and I think honestly I am more excited than my kids when it comes to keeping busy in the Summer.

Are you going to create your own bucket list?

Pick 25 things you really want to do this summer and write them down.


Go Do them!

Have so much fun.

Happy summer!

Elizabeth is a mom of 2 and has a passion for helping children reach their human potential. She enjoys helping parents raise confident and healthy kids by explaining how to handle situations using positive parenting.

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