summer bucket list for kids

Summer Bucket List for Kids

Create family memories this summer with this summer bucket list for kids! Download it for free and check off all the fun activities as you do them!

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

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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

Pin this fun summer bucket list for kids so you have to print each summer!


summer bucket list for kids 2018




    1. 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!

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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™‚

  4. 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™‚

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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™‚

  18. 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™‚

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. 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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