The Best Summer Bucket List for You and the Kids

A mother playfully throwing her child into the air

What are your plans this summer with the kids? I like to schedule things to take advantage of the warm weather and a break away from the tv and tablet.

Summers are great but sometimes you just need fresh ideas to prevent boredom and at low or no cost!

This summer I’ve decided to try something different. Create a list of things to do and try, Like a Bucket list.

Bucket lists and challenges are the best as it gives you something to aim for and a feeling of accomplishment once you cross things off the list.

Will you join me?  

I’m creating this challenge to hold myself accountable to get out of the house and experience new things.

Here’s how it works:

Each time you complete an activity, take a picture of it and post it on my Facebook page using hashtag #Summerbucketlist (and include which number of the list was completed i.e. #Summerbucketlist1)

Click here to post to the photo to my Facebook page. 

I have both a toddler and infant, so I tried to create a list that will work for me and moms with children of all ages.

Email me here or comment below to say “I’m in” and let’s get this challenge started.

You don’t have to do everything on this list but the idea is to try and cross off as many things as you can and have fun documenting it at the same time.

I’m open to adding cool FREE or low-cost things to this list, so please share your ideas.

  1. Treasure Hunt – Ok, no treasure but you really can have the experience. Have you ever heard of Geocaching? Check this video out and begin your adventure. I can’t wait to try it.
  2. Catch fireflies/lightning bugs
  3. Go Swimming
  4. Watch a Movie in the Park
  5. Visit a Bookstore
  6. Go to the beach/lake
  7. Build a sand castle
  8. Go to the zoo
  9. Go to the Playground
  10. Water balloon fight
  11. Build a fort
  12. Build a lego tower
  13. Get the chalk out and play hopscotch!
  14. Play a board game
  15. Make s’mores
  16. Go to the library
  17. Visit a National Park
  18. Go for a hike/walking trail
  19. Ride Bikes
  20. Attend a free outdoor concert
  21. Do some arts and crafts
  22. Go to a museum
  23. Wash your own car or have a car wash
  24. Feed the ducks
  25. Fly a kite
  26. Have a picnic
  27. Run through the sprinklers
  28. Watch fireworks
  29. Do a random act of kindness
  30. Visit a Farmer’s Market
  31. Make homemade pizza
  32. Create a music video and/or dance routine
  33. Visit your local fair
  34. Put a puzzle together
  35. Write a letter to someone in the military, find out how here.

Can you do it all? Let’s see it, post your photos here and let’s all encourage each other as we get through this summer once again with our kids.

What would you add to this list?

If you have a daughter with tons of Barbies like I do, check out the hack I used to store it all and keep her room organized in this article on barbie storage ideas.

This can be something you do to organize her room this summer.

You can also make money with the kiddos this summer by walking dogs (up to $1,000/mo) or grocery shopping for others ($100/day or more)!

Text: 35 almost free things to do this summer

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2 thoughts on “Summer Bucket List Activities”

  1. These are great ideas that are simple but will add so much to summer vacation reports when kids get back in school. We’ve been to Disney almost every year and they rarely include that as the most fun parts of summer.

    1. Lol funny how that is huh? Thank you, and make sure to post some pictures on our Facebook page. Let’s make this a summer to remember!

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