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Summer Bucket List for Kids

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If you are looking for a fun and memorable summer with the kids, this summer bucket list for kids is exactly what you need! Summer buckets lists are great because they help keep you on track. Having ideas right in front of you, means more time making memories and less time in front of a screen.

This summer bucket list for kids is a blend of both at home activities and travel ideas. We are so excited to see if we can check all these items off this year! We hope you will join us! You can print off your own copy of the summer bucket list for kids here or download the graphic at the bottom of the post.


summer bucket list for kids


2018 Summer Bucket List for Kids:

  • spend the day at a water park
  • go camping
  • build a sand castle on the beach
  • tube down a river
  • eat an ice cream from the ice cream truck
  • water balloon fight
  • go to a drive in movie theater – find a location near you
  • make campfire eclairs
  • play at a splash park
  • family game night – top 15 games for your family game night
  • eat a snow cone
  • swim in the ocean
  • take a road trip
  • go to a festival
  • try something new
  • slip and slide
  • go skating
  • make ice cream
  • ride a horse
  • sleep in a tent
  • see fireworks
  • ride a roller coaster
  • complete a challenge
  • picnic in the park
  • binge watch TV
  • play an arcade game
  • go on a boat/canoe
  • go swimming
  • play in a creek
  • go zip lining
  • visit an amusement park
  • stay in a unique Airbnb rental – $40 Airbnb Coupon
  • cook a new recipe
  • go berry picking
  • slumber party – fun slumber party ideas for girls
  • play laser tag
  • watch a live show
  • take a photo with someone famous
  • go hiking
  • visit a major landmark
  • play messy twister
  • do a science experiment
  • swim in a lake
  • cook a meal over a campfire
  • go to the library
  • go to the zoo
  • make slime
  • video game night
  • make a new friend
  • go bowling


summer bucket list for kids 2018



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    May 7, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Awesome list! We usually try to make it to a drive in theater each summer, they are so fun! Thanks for sharing!

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    May 7, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Love this list! will definitely be printing out and checking some of these off the list!

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    May 7, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Cute ideas! What a great way to not fall into a rut!

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      Kristi Ann
      May 7, 2018 at 6:16 pm

      I agree! Last year we spent a little too much time in front of screens, which isn’t always a bad thing…but we wanted to have a little more of an adventure this summer so we thought this would help!

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    May 7, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    I love this! My son is still a little too young for this but I’ll be pinning for next year!

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    May 7, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Love this! These are all great ideas. I’ll have to try some of the outdoor ones with my two this summer. We made slime everyday last summer lol.

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      Kristi Ann
      May 7, 2018 at 6:15 pm

      We are doing a lot of slime lately!

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    Neha Tambe
    May 7, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    This is a perfect post for me! It’s vacation time in India and I have got some wonderful ideas from your post.

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    May 7, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    These are great ideas! Im so glad its warming up and I can do a few of these with my nephews. They would love all of these πŸ™‚

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    May 7, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Cute idea! I bet my niece would love having her own summer bucket list like this.

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    May 7, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    This is such a fun list!! I can’t wait until my daughter is a little older and can do more of these things!

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    May 8, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Kristi Ann, thank you for your blog post.Really thank you! Awesome.

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    Brigette Collins
    May 8, 2018 at 4:09 am

    This is a GREAT IDEA! I am going to print this off this week!

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    Czjai Reyes-Ocampo
    May 8, 2018 at 8:05 am

    It’s currently summer here in the Philippines and we’re doing all sorts of activities – mostly outdoors to keep my son active and keep him away from his gadgets. Haha! πŸ™‚

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    May 8, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Wow! That’s kind of a list! I’m sure these kids will be busy this summer with all those fun listed. I think I couldn’t add any. LOL!

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    May 8, 2018 at 11:21 am

    This is the cutest bucket list! I kind of want this for myself, to be honest πŸ™‚ Sounds like an action packed summer ahead!

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      Kristi Ann
      May 8, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      Yes! Print it!

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    Lisa @
    May 8, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Awesome list! I did a bucket list too! They are great for making sure you pack the most fun into your summer.

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    May 8, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    This is a great list. We try to do most of this, but there are definitely some on here that I want to add.

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    Carol Cassara
    May 8, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Giving the kids a bucket list is awesome, especially since it keeps them from using too much of their gadgets and lets them enjoy the weather outdoors. Love the ideas that you have here and the printable too!

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    Elizabeth O
    May 8, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I adore the idea of a bucket list for kids, what an awesome idea. I do hope you manage to tick off all the fun activities!

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    Regine L.
    May 8, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Wow! This is a great list. I really love to these too. This is my kind of bucket list for summer. Thank you for sharing.

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    Kelly Edgar
    May 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Beautiful list. This post brings back memories of my childhood! I loved going camping and building sand castles. I can’t wait to spend the summer time with my nieces and nephews

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    Gladys Parker
    May 8, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Awesome list of activities! Many of these we already plan for every summer. Others we cannot do this year for example swim in the ocean, go zip lining as there aren’t many bigger cities around our area heck we don’t even have a drive in movie theater any longer. Some things though like tubing on a river and playing an arcade game are things the myself, my adult children nor their spouses have thought of

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    May 8, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    go skating
    make ice cream
    ride a horse
    sleep in a tent
    see fireworks
    ride a roller coaster
    complete a challenge
    picnic in the park

    Thanks for sharing your great list of fun things you can do with your children–such as having a picnic in the park, riding a roller coaster, sleeping in a tent, riding horses, and many more.

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    May 8, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    This is such a terrific idea! I never thought about summer bucketlist for kids. I’m going to do this with my step-son and recommend it to my sister as well!

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    May 8, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    This list is full of such great ideas! We have 2 year old twins, and boy are some of these things definitely on the list. Your site and layout is so nice and easy to navigate. Thanks for sharing!

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    May 9, 2018 at 4:20 am

    Great list! it will definitely make summer memorable for the whole family! it is so precious!

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    May 9, 2018 at 7:26 am

    This is such a wonderful round up and it is coming at the apt time because summer holidays are about to begin !! Thanks for sharing this!

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    Sayantan Chakraborty
    May 9, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    How nostalgic. It took back in time when we use to spend the summer without technology. Brilliant list!

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    Karlyn Cruz
    May 9, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    I really need to bookmark this because I know when Summer comes all this will come into play quite well! Oh dear! I can’t wait! Twister is probably something we could all do as a family that’s really fun too! Love this!

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    May 10, 2018 at 3:17 am

    Awesome list! We would love to share this on Our Page Socialkids for our Mom and dad audience! Thanks for sharing!

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      Kristi Ann
      May 10, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Feel free to share all you want! Thank you so much!

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    May 10, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    What a list! Wow – this would easily take all summer!

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    Jamie Harper
    May 10, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Printed! Thank you. I’m making my own list today so that was helpful

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    May 10, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Fun list! We’ll be taking some of your ideas for our upcoming summer days!

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    Candi Randolph
    May 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    Love the list! And I also love the picture of your daughter holding the list!

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    May 10, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Fantastic list! I’ll have to print this out! Thanks for sharing

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    Thea Wood
    May 10, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    We plan to swim a lot this summer in Michigan. Great list, keep it coming!

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    May 10, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to do many of these tasks with my granddaughter!!

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    May 10, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    We do this with our kiddos too! We sit down with a calendar and write out our list, then try to fill it in on the calendar so we can fit everything in. That print out is super cute! Great post πŸ™‚

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    May 11, 2018 at 2:53 am

    I am making this my bucket list! Fun, fun, fun.

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    May 11, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Such a great list and a great way for the kids to get excited about getting out of the house this summer.

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    May 11, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Oh my gosh!! This is AMAZING!!! It really helps children gain an insight of setting a goal list to accomplish. this will stay with them and be used in adulthood too πŸ™‚

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    May 11, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    This is a great list. I would have to change up some things since we live in a rural area and some items would cost quite a bit to get to.

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    May 11, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    This is a great list, I am work g on one with my girls. Going to see what they want to do.

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    May 11, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    What a great way to keep the kids busy all summer! And they will initiate the activity!

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    May 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    What a fun list!

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    May 11, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    What a fun list and great idea. I will have to borrow some of your ideas and have my kids make up a list. πŸ™‚

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    May 12, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    How creative is this. Your list looks like a ton of fun. This would be a fun activity to get my kids together and do. I think it would be enjoyable to see how their list compared and differed. I have 8 kids ranging from 6-16 years old. Thank you for sharing this fun idea.

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    Paul Albert
    May 12, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Fantastic idea. Some of those we can’t do here but I’m going to make one up with most of your ideas and surprise the girls with it during the week. It will make a fun filled and adventurous Summer. Anything’s better than trying to get them off Fortnite!

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    May 13, 2018 at 2:06 am

    Extensive and fun bucket list for the summer with the kids. Many we will do and some we will have to add to our list for the summer fun. Looking forward.

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    Tiffany Bailey
    May 13, 2018 at 9:42 am

    oooh now I would like a water balloon fight!! Some great ideas here because sometimes it can be a struggle to think of enough things to keep children occupied for the whole of the summer!

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    May 13, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    What a fun idea! I hope you get to do everything on the list!

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    May 13, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    This is great! Even though we don’t have kids a lot of these ideas can be used for a date day too haha we are kids at heart. Love that you made a graphic chart of them too! Good ideas! Something like the zoo never gets old.

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    May 14, 2018 at 11:24 am

    What a fabulous list of ideas to do during the summer! I am going to download that list and make sure we tick off as many things as we can do.

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    May 14, 2018 at 11:57 am

    We do a summer bucket list too. The kids have a bad habit of saying that there’s nothing to do! So we write out a list and then they have a whole bunch of ideas to pick from when they need some inspiration.

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    May 15, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    These are pretty good list! My nephews been able to create a list for summer bucket list.

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    May 15, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    awesome list! I love summer stuff to do with my kids. The campfire eclairs look fabulous!

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