Summer Bucket List Ideas
Are you looking for some memorable bucket lists ideas for summer to do with your family? Then you have come to the right place!
First, let’s start with the basics like ‘what is a bucket list exactly’?
Well, simply put it is a list of things that you want to complete or achieve over a set period.
For example, for some people, it might be a list of 100 things to do before you die or must do Christmas bucket list ideas. And for others it is things they want to achieve over the new year (new year bucket list).
A bucket list is a great way to work out a list of things that you want to do, that excite you and that are goals that you want to achieve.
But rather than creating just a personal bucket list, why not set up a bucket list that the whole family can enjoy?
A list of all the things you want to do as a family this summer.
A summer family bucket list is a great way to spend time together as a family, time to build connections, have fun, and experience a few new things together (especially over the school holidays).
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Not Sure What To Put On Your Summer Bucket List?
Well, whether you’re looking for a summer bucket list for teens, toddlers, or the whole family, our 100 awesome yet simple bucket list ideas below will surely provide you with a bunch of inspiration.
How To Make A Fun Summer Bucket List
To get started, you’ll want to have a family brainstorming session.
A word of advice: make a first draft of a summer bucket list before involving the kids.
That way you’re clear on priorities before the kids add their ideas.
Once you have a running list of ideas, you’ll want to narrow them down to what is practical and fits within your family’s priorities.
After your list has been finalized, put it somewhere where it can be easily updated like the fridge or a whiteboard.
You’ll want it in an easy to access place so when you think of a great idea you can write it down or when boredom strikes, you can easily find something fun to do.
Having it in full view also acts as a great motivator. It is exciting to tick off all the items as you go and to look back at the end of summer to see all the memory-making moments you have had together.
Summer Bucket List For Kids
Below is our list of 100 family bucket list ideas to help you start your family’s summer bucket list:
Hike a new trail
Discover a new playground
Create a family time capsule
Go on a nature scavenger hunt
Take a train or bus ride to a new city
Plant a vegetable garden
Go on a camping trip for the weekend
Research your family tree
Visit the zoo
Visit a museum
Take a history tour of your town
Learn a new card game like these easy card games for kids
Watch a movie at the drive-ins
Start a family music band
Go on a vacation to an exciting family holiday destination like these cheap places in Europe for a summer vacation!
Watch a sports game together at the ground
See the sunrise/set
Learn a new sport
Learn a new language
Create a memory book for everyone in the family
Fly a kite
Watch fireworks together
Build a sandcastle as a family
Enjoy a screen-free day together
Explore the farmer’s market
Have a water fight in the backyard
Create your own jewelry
Hold a garage sale
Enjoy a family picnic
Spend the day at the beach collecting seashells
Have a lemonade stand
Attend a local community event
Head to the local pools for the day
Dress up and have family-themed dinner
Bake and decorate cupcakes together
Watch an outdoor movie (all you need is a projector and a white sheet)
Make a slip and slide in the backyard.
Have a family dance party
Make bird feeders
Visit the local fire station
Go to the lake
Take a road trip to somewhere you haven’t been
Paint a family mural
Go for a family bike ride
Spend the day at a theme park
Try out a free kid’s workshop at a local home improvement store
Attend storytime at the library
Make tie-dye t-shirts
Join a book club or create your own
Make paper planes and race them
Visit a farm and pick your own fruit
Learn to knit or crochet
Built a fort in the living room
Draw on the sidewalk in chalk and play some games
Have a family game night marathon
Make ice-cream from scratch
Visit a farm
Take a factory tour
Create a herb garden
Visit a historical site
Have an arts and craft day
Play a game of mini-golf
Put on a family talent show
Learn to create simple origami animals
Make a family music video
Learn a magic trick
Be a tourist in your own city
Do a science experiment
Have breakfast for dinner
Visit an aquarium
Become photographers for the day
Go canoeing or rafting
Do a random act of kindness (If you need a little inspiration, check out these 100 Acts of kindness for families)
Try a new food
Complete a jigsaw puzzle
Hug a giant tree
Take a cruise
Take the family geocaching
Explore a cave
Have a family photoshoot
Go on a chocolate tasting tour
Start a family blog
Learn to horse ride
Brew your own kombucha
Catch fireflies in a jar
Follow your child’s lead for a day and see where you go
Sleep in a hammock
Make memory stones
Get the paddling pool out
Make sun catchers
Go to the skate park or a skating rink
Organize a street party
Paint pet rocks
Roast marshmallows over a real fire and make s’mores
Final Thoughts On A Summer Bucket List For Families
Your bucket list does not need to be full of expensive, life-changing experiences. It can simply be a list of things that you haven’t done yet but would like to do as a family.
Make the list together and get everyone involved in the fun and excitement.
We hope this guide has been helpful by giving you some fun bucket list ideas for summer the whole family will love!
And if you’re looking for more great family time ideas, then check out these reasons why spending time with family is important, family fun night ideas, free family activity ideas, and traditions to start with grandchildren. Or even check out our summer baby essentials checklist so you have everything you need to enjoy your day our with your little one!