Family,  Lifestyle

Summer Bucket List

It is officially summer! That means sun, outdoor meals, walks and finding ways to entertain the kids at home. That’s where a Summer Bucket List comes in handy. Although this summer will look different than past summers with various closings and policies, there are still plenty of activities to do and places to visit that are safe and fun.

Below I’m sharing some of our favorite summer activities, a printable copy of our personal Summer Bucket List that is FREE to download, as well as a Free blank document you can fill out on your own.

I kept the color minimal as I am someone who seems to always run out of color ink in my printer (anyone else?) and like conserving ink, but my kids love to decorate the border of the list with crayons, markers, and stickers to make it colorful. Our favorite markers are these Crayola Super Tips with lots of color variety and great quality.

Here are some of our favorites from our Summer Bucket List, if you want the full list check out the download! Below I broke up the list into three categories: 1) Food Themed 2) Places to Go and 3) Activities.

Summer Bucket List Activities:


Lunch outside on the deck
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Make snow cones
  • Breakfast for dinner
  • Make and deliver treats to neighbors
  • Go out for breakfast
  • Make s’mores
  • Homemade pizza party
  • Eat from a food truck
  • Farm to table pizza place
  • Go strawberry picking
  • Make popsicles
  • Get donuts at a bakery
  • Get ice cream from an ice cream shop

Places to Go

Visiting a waterfall at a local regional park
  • Family bike ride on a trail
  • Explore a new county or state park
  • Splashpad or beach
  • Walk along a river or lake
  • A Farmers Market
  • A car show
  • Outdoor concert
  • Swim at a lake
  • Play Mini Golf
  • Go to the zoo
  • Take a day trip somewhere
  • Ride a trolley/train
  • Visit an aquarium
  • Go out on a boat
  • Visit a farm
  • Visit a waterfall
Building sand castles at the beach


Slip ‘n’ Slide
  • Hunt for and paint rocks
  • Do a science project
  • Water balloon fight
  • Bird watch
  • Fly a kite
  • Draw on the sidewalk with chalk
  • Plant an herb and/or fairy garden
  • Play flashlight tag
  • Make DIY bird feeders
  • Nature scavenger hunt
  • Mail a letter/postcard
  • Make/set up a slip’n’slide
Sidewalk Chalk Art

There are also things on the list we have NOT done yet but we are hoping to do soon! Those things include:

  • Attend a horse race
  • Drive-in Movie Theater
  • Ride a Ferris Wheel
  • Play Mini Golf
  • Geocaching

Have you tried any of these activities? What activities or places would you add?

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