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
  • Go kayaking or canoeing
  • Movie night at home
  • Summer reading program (library, Barnes & Noble)
  • Go out to pick up ice cream
  • Pick berries
  • Pancake dinner
  • Bake cookies
  • See fireworks
  • Adopt a pet from the shelter
  • Paint kindness rocks
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Do some cooking projects
  • Celebrate Christmas in July
  • Have fun with bubbles
  • Go fishing
  • Make s’mores
  • Set up a slip and slide
  • Make homemade lemonade
  • Plant a garden
  • Go swimming/go to the pool
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Go to a drive-in movie
  • Visit the library
  • Visit a farm
  • Have a picnic
  • Go camping
  • Random acts of kindness
  • Get a book from the bookstore
  • Have a tea party at home
  • Visit a new park
  • Visit a nature center (outdoors)
  • Play with sidewalk chalk
  • Family game night

Kindness Rocks

Also check out my ideas for Cheap Summer Activities!