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The warm sun beating down on your skin, the sound of laughter and children playing in the background, the sweet scent of freshly cut grass lingering in the air. These are the sensory delights that come with the summertime. As a parent, you want to make the most out of this season and create lasting memories with your children. A summer bucket list can help you accomplish just that.

As a single twin mom, I know firsthand how important it is to keep kids entertained during the summer. That’s why I am always on the lookout for fun and engaging activities to do with my kids. Last week, we visited the Children’s Museum and it was an instant hit with my boys. They had a blast playing and exploring the exhibits. The experience was so much fun that it got me thinking about all the other adventures we could have this summer.

Despite the unpredictable weather here in Colorado, I am eager to get outside and enjoy the warmth of the sun. I can’t wait to take my boys to the zoo and watch their faces light up as they see their favorite animals up close. I also have plans to take them to the pool and waterpark to splash around and cool off. In this blog post, I will share some more ideas for your summer bucket list, so you too can create unforgettable memories with your family.

Why You Need A Summer Bucket List

Life with toddlers can be pretty hectic making it easy to forget certain things you may have wanted to do. Without a plan for the summer, you’ll find yourself constantly wondering what to do with bored kids who need to be entertained.

Having a bucket list of activities ready to go allows you to be prepared so you and your family can have an unforgettable summer. For single moms, it can be a challenge juggling everything and that’s why this is a great idea.

Simply print out the printable I provide at the end of this post and write down the activities you plan on doing. You can go a step further and plan them out in your calendar so you know the exact days that would work best for each activity.

This will reduce your stress and guarantee that you’ll have a fun time with your kids!

Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids

Places To Visit

summer bucket list
  • Children’s museum
  • Waterpark
  • Amusement park
  • Chuck E Cheese
  • Library
  • Zoo
  • Indoor trampoline park
  • Playground
  • Local farm
  • Beach or Lake
  • Aquarium
  • Farmers market
  • Bowling
  • Concert
  • Sports event
  • Botanic gardens
  • Drive-in movie
  • National park
  • State fair
  • Science museum
  • Art museum
  • Historical site or museum
  • Wildlife reserve or safari park
  • Picnic in a park
  • Outdoor music festival
  • Street fair or carnival
  • Outdoor movie screening
  • Fruit picking farm
  • Hiking trail
  • Nature center or park
  • Children’s theater or puppet show
  • Miniature golf course
  • Skate park or roller rink
  • Waterfall or scenic lookout point
  • Boat ride or paddleboat rental.

Foods To Eat

summer bucket list
  • Watermelon
  • Homemade pizza
  • Lemonade
  • S’mores
  • Ice cream
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Homemade popsicles
  • Homemade jam
  • Peach cobbler
  • BBQ
  • Snow cones
  • Slurpee
  • Homemade icecream
  • Breakfast for dinner
  • Grilled corn on the cob
  • Fruit salad with fresh berries and melons
  • Grilled pineapple skewers
  • Homemade granola bars for on-the-go snacks
  • Caprese salad with fresh basil, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese
  • Grilled shrimp kabobs
  • Gazpacho soup made with fresh summer vegetables
  • Homemade hummus and pita chips for dipping
  • Watermelon and feta salad with mint and balsamic glaze
  • Grilled salmon with a side of grilled veggies.

Make Art and Crafts

summer bucket list
  • Tie-dye t-shirts
  • Build a cardboard box fort
  • Make sun catchers with tissue paper and contact paper
  • Create a nature collage with leaves, flowers, and sticks
  • Design and paint birdhouses
  • Make your own bubble solution and blow bubbles
  • Build a sandcastle or sand sculpture
  • Make a DIY wind chime using shells or other found objects
  • Decorate a plain white canvas with finger paint or paint pens
  • Create a summer-themed scrapbook using pictures, stickers, and other fun materials.
  • Build a DIY bird feeder using a paper plate and yarn
  • Make a summer-themed sensory bottle using glitter, small toys, and water
  • Create a paper chain countdown to a summer vacation or special event
  • Use recycled materials to make a DIY windmill or pinwheel.

Things To Do

summer bucket list
  • Build a pillow fort
  • Blow bubbles
  • Go on a hike
  • Go on a picnic
  • Volunteer
  • Play games at the park
  • Watch fireworks
  • Family game night
  • Camping
  • Dance in the rain
  • Catch fireflies
  • Build sandcastles
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Water balloon fight
  • Swimming
  • Stargazing
  • Pillow fight
  • Play hide and seek
  • Run through sprinklers
  • Obstacle course
  • Slumber party
  • Family movie night
  • Wash the car
  • Read
  • Fly a kite
  • Water gunfight

Summer Bucket List Printable

I have put together a bucket list printable that you can print and fill out so you can be ready for summer! I have two options for you: one that is prefilled and another that is blank and ready for you to fill with fun activities.

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May 23, 2022

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