I must have blinked. That’s the only explanation.
One day I was taking first day of school pictures. And the next… my kids are bringing home backpacks full of all their stuff from school. Yep. It’s time for summer.
And guess what, I have no idea what we’re going to do!
So, it’s time to create our family summer bucket list.
Why should you create a summer bucket list?
There are a few reasons why I love creating a bucket list for summer. First, it’s a great resource for ideas. That brainstorming session you had to create your list is so useful when everyone is sitting around bored. Don’t know what to do? Check your list!
Plus, it gives everyone a chance to provide input. Maybe your kids were hoping for some specific activities this summer. This gives them a chance to tell you their wishes for summer fun. And you can record them and make sure everyone gets to do something they were wishing for.
I always think of our bucket list as a source of inspiration for the summer. It’s not a requirement at all. In fact, I don’t think we’ve ever had a year where we crossed off everything on the list!
Family Summer Bucket List Ideas
So what are you going to add to your bucket list?
Here are a few ideas:
- Go to the beach
- Make a blanket fort
- Have a picnic
- Go camping
- Make root beer floats
- Build a photo album
- Catch fireflies
- Have a water balloon fight
- Tie dye shirts
- Plant a garden
- Make s’mores
- Feed the ducks. But, don’t feed them bread! Here’s a better option for duck food at Playground Park Bench.
- Watch fireworks
- Go fishing
- Go to a drive in movie
- Roller blade
- Make ice cream
- Ride a ferris wheel
- Build a sandcastle
- Go on a hike
- Make suncatchers, like these easy painted suncatchers!
- Bury a time capsule
- Volunteer (Here are some great ideas if you want to help your local animal shelter).
- Go on a boat ride
- Run a 5K
- Visit a museum
And if that’s not enough ideas. Here are 200 more fun ideas for your summer bucket list!
Record Your Summer Bucket List Ideas
Now that you’ve come up with your fun summer ideas, you need to write them down.
I’ve got just the thing for you, a cute watermelon-themed summer bucket list printable.
Just save and print. You’ll find space to record 10 ideas and also a printable with all the ideas I listed above. If you have more than 10 ideas, just print multiple copies!
Are you ready for some summer fun? We are!
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In addition to all the fun ideas listed above, you could also add one of these fun outdoor activities to your list. Play ring toss, ladder toss, laws darts or more! So much fun!
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