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50 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids

Start making a plan with summer bucket list ideas for kids before they get out of school. Time goes by so quickly that it helps to have a rough schedule of things to do before the summer just blows by. Take the time to make those memories and enjoy the weather. The activities don’t have cost a lot either, get creative and add your favorite things to do to this list.

50 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids

50 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids

Get the kids involved. Let them pick out their favorites to add to their list. You can even make them a real list so they can check things off as they go. Take lots of pictures and maybe even make a scrapbook once summer is over. If you do this every year, your kids will end up with quite the collection of memories to look back on for years to come.

  1. Make s’mores
  2. Go on nature hikes
  3. Feed the ducks
  4. Visit your local zoo
  5. Grow a plant from a seed
  6. Grow a garden full of produce
  7. Make cookies for neighbors
  8. Have a water balloon fight
  9. Go fishing
  10. Watch the sunrise with a breakfast picnic
  11. Have a slumber party
  12. Make homemade pizzas
  13. Have a family game night
  14. Drink rootbeer floats
  15. Go to the fair
  16. Visit a farmer’s market
  17. Complete a puzzle
  18. Create a time capsule
  19. Make tie-dye shirts
  20. Have a movie marathon
  21. Stargaze


  23. Fly a kite
  24. Play with sidewalk chalk and sidewalk paint
  25. Complete a paint by number or paint on canvas
  26. Play in the sprinkler
  27. DIY mani-pedi at home
  28. Have a spa day at home
  29. Make a lemonade stand
  30. Camp in the backyard
  31. Get ice cream from the ice cream truck
  32. Swim at two different pools
  33. Go to a water park
  34. Watch a puppet show
  35. Visit a waterfall
  36. Build a sandcastle
  37. Participate in a hula hoop contest
  38. Ride on a boat or jet ski
  39. Look for animal prints outside
  40. Melt ice cubes on the sidewalk
  41. Go berry picking
  42. Make homemade ice pops
  43. Create crafts from Pinterest
  44. Have a marshmallow fight
  45. Volunteer
  46. Learn to sew
  47. Learn to knit
  48. Have a silly string fight
  49. Go to a carnival
  50. Take a day trip
  51. Hit up a garage sale

50 Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids

What will you add to your summer bucket list for kids?
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Jo-Ann Brightman

Saturday 8th of July 2017

This is a great lost. There is certainly going to be several things that kids would want to do.

ellen beck

Friday 16th of June 2017

I like your list. I really like how it isnt all full of go go go. Some of the best memories are those created together in a quiet moment.

Tatanisha W

Tuesday 13th of June 2017

I like this list of ideas! Our summer break starts this week, and I'm scrambling now to come up with ideas for the boys to do all summer! I want to keep them busy, but not too busy! We'll have to try some of these bucket list ideas!


Wednesday 31st of May 2017

Root beer floats are a fun idea that we haven't tried before! I know bowling and laser tag are on our lists.

Diane Hoffmaster

Monday 22nd of May 2017

My teens only have 3 days left of school. I told them I wanted to bring them to the zoo this summer and they were thrilled. I don't think they ever outgrow stuff like that!

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