Summer Bucket List Ideas


Summer is right around the corner! Can you believe it? It seems to sneak up on us every year. That means now is the perfect time to start planning your family’s summer bucket list.

The list can be as short, long, crazy, or simple as you want. The most important thing is that it’s filled with things that your family wants to do. We’re going to share a list of summer bucket list ideas to get your imagination going, but the sky is the limit! Invite your kids to contribute to the list, so that it is something every family member is excited about. Then, make it a family goal to check every item off this summer! 

  • Family Summer Bucket List Ideas 
  • Eat dinner outside 
  • Go stargazing 
  • Bake cookies for a neighbor 
  • Try a new ice cream flavor 
  • Build a fort and watch a movie in it 
  • Plan a backyard movie night 
  • Have dessert before dinner 
  • Read a chapter book out loud as a family 
  • Create with sidewalk chalk 
  • Play in the rain 
  • Make popsicles (or frozen yogurt treats!) 
  • Complete a puzzle 
  • Watch the sunrise together 
  • Watch the sunset together 
  • Go to a local farmer’s market 
  • Mail a letter to a family member 
  • Celebrate Christmas in July 
  • Make root beer floats 
  • Blow bubbles 
  • Go swimming 
  • Try a new recipe for dinner 
  • Go on a hike 
  • Try a new playground 
  • Make s’mores 
  • Play frisbee 
  • Catch fireflies 
  • Make a craft 
  • Eat watermelon 
  • Go to the zoo or botanical gardens 

Feeling inspired yet? Make your family bucket list before summer begins, and you’ll be one step closer to making this summer one your family will never forget. 

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