Summer Bucket List Ideas

Every summer we come up with a summer bucket list.  It makes summer exciting and gives the kids some ideas for times they are bored.  We take a piece of poster paper, write out a list and decorate it.  As we finish each item, we cross it off, with a goal to finish by summer’s end!

Here are some ideas for your summer bucket list!

  • Visit a beach
  • Have a fancy dinner at home
  • Take a boat/ferry ride
  • Movie night
  • Visit a new playground
  • Summer reading program (library, Barnes & Noble)
  • Go out for ice cream
  • Visit a nature center
  • Go mini golfing
  • Pick berries
  • Pancake dinner
  • Bake cookies
  • See fireworks
  • Have fun with bubbles
  • Make s’mores
  • Plant a garden
  • Go bowling
  • Go swimming/go to the pool
  • See a movie (don’t forget the Regal $1 summer movies!)
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Visit the library
  • Go to an arcade
  • Visit a farm
  • Go to the drive-in movies
  • Have a picnic
  • Visit a museum
  • Go camping
  • Random acts of kindness
  • Get a book from the bookstore
  • Go out to eat
  • Have a tea party at home or at a tea shop
  • Visit a new park
  • Go to a zoo or aquarium
  • Visit a nature center/attend a nature program
  • Play with sidewalk chalk
  • Family game night
  • Go to a farmer’s market
  • Ride a train
  • Go rollerskating or ice skating

Also check out my ideas for Cheap Summer Activities!