Ever since my kids were little, we’ve done a summer bucket list. I find that it’s a great way to keep me accountable to being in the moment and it gives the kids something to look forward to.
In the past, some of the lists we’ve completed include the Summer Bucket List for Moms Who Want to Engage and the Bucket List for a Simpler Summer.
For this summer, I’ve decided to focus on things for the family. This is meant to improve family connection and time together, not add to the stress, so do this in whatever order you want and feel free to change or omit activities that don’t fit in with your family’s needs.
I chose activities that were low cost or free and don’t take a lot to set up. I want this to help you enjoy time with your family, not become another must-do list. This is meant only as a tool for family connection.
Summer Bucket List Ideas:
- Go berry picking.
- Eat watermelon.
- Practise cotton ball throw painting.
- Paint with freezies.
- Tent in the backyard (or living room).
- Build tin can stilts.
- Make lemonade oobleck.
- Fly paper airplanes.
- Make an ocean sensory bag.
- Make homemade popsicles.
- Run through long grass.
- Play in rainbow soap foam.
- Press seashells in playdough.
- Pull some butterfly slime.
- Have a three-legged race.
- Explore in a summer sensory bin.
- Participate in a library reading program.
- Squish a mermaid sensory ball.
- Build sandcastles.
- Dig up worms.
- Get messy with melting ice cream playdough.
- Draw with sidewalk chalk.
- Pretend play with lemonade sensory soup.
- Have a sack race.
- Hula hoop.
- Skip rocks.
- Have a water fight with sponges.
- Have a picnic.
- Play with bubbles.
- Run through the sprinkler.
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Jamie Hilly says
Thanks for this list. I will definitely add some of these in my summer bucket list.
Robyn Pooldaily says
That Summer bucket list is amazing! Lots of good ideas. We’re definitely going to use some of them!