100 Fun Family Activities: Summer Bucket List Ideas

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The kids are home for the summer and parents are scrambling to keep them busy. Summer breaks can be a great time to reconnect and make special memories with your children. A summer bucket list is a great way to help keep kids busy and entertained all summer long. Unlike summer camps, you can pick and choose what activities you want try and do them on your own schedule. Here are 100 summer bucket list ideas for your kids.

100 family activities for your summer bucket list
There is something on this list for everyone but, families with younger children will rejoice as these activities are varied and lots of fun.

strawberry picking

  1. Make homemade lemonade
  2. Go to a drive in movie
  3. Make smore’s
  4. Go fruit picking
  5. (See what happened when we went strawberry picking -video)

  6. Visit a kids science center
  7. Make homemade popsicles
  8. kiwi key lime dairy free popsicles
    Creamy Kiwi Key Lime Popsicles

  9. Go to the beach
  10. Meet your flight’s pilot(s)
  11. Take a boat ride
  12. Go to $1 movies
  13. Enroll in a summer reading program
  14. Go biking
  15. kids on bikes at resort

  16. Attend a summer concert
  17. Go to the zoo
  18. Go to the waterpark
  19. Have a bbq
  20. Go to the farmer’s market
  21. Go go-cart racing
  22. Run through the sprinklers
  23. Rent a paddle boat
  24. sesame character show

  25. Visit Sesame Place
  26. Go on a road trip
  27. Have a picnic
  28. Visit Legoland
  29. Visit a National Park
  30. Ride a Ferris Wheel
  31. capital wheel ferris wheel at gaylord national

  32. Build a sand castle
  33. Feed the ducks at the park
  34. Create a summer beach playlist
  35. Order ice cream from an ice cream truck
  36. Visit an outdoor pool
  37. guest pool at ritz jamaica

  38. Fly a kite
  39. Go to a baseball game
  40. Toss a frisbee
  41. Build a diy beach caddy
  42. Have a block party
  43. Schedule a professional family photo shoot
  44. How to Pick a Family Photographer + Giveaway
  45. Make homemade watermelon granitas
  46. Play with side walk chalk
  47. Play an old game of hop scotch
  48. kids blowing bubbles

  49. Blow bubbles
  50. Have a hula-hoop contest
  51. Visit a state fair
  52. Go fishing
  53. Get faces painted
  54. face paint

  55. Play slip and slide
  56. Get a butterfly kit
  57. Make smoothies
  58. Build a bird house
  59. Make a beach cake
  60. Easy Earth Day Beach Cake

  61. Meet your favorite character
  62. Stay in a cabin
  63. Plant a garden
  64. Visit an aquarium
  65. Try a summer salad
  66. strawberry salad with honey balsamic vinaigrette

  67. Ride a roller coaster
  68. Have a game of soccer
  69. Visit an island
  70. Watch some fireworks
  71. Visit the circus
  72. universoul circus

  73. Have a yard sale
  74. Visit Washington, DC
  75. Attend vacation bible school
  76. Have a water gun fight
  77. Ride a carousel
  78. Legoland, California

  79. Watch a puppet show
  80. Make homemade ice cream
  81. Sign up for swim lessons
  82. Plant a tree
  83. thyme blueberry lemonade

  84. Have a beach party
  85. Visit a petting zoo
  86. Start a lemonade stand
  87. Visit Dutch Wonderland
  88. Attend a county fair
  89. Watch a summer blockbuster
  90. Have a water balloon fight
  91. Go to Hershey Park
  92. Have snow cones
  93. Dine at a restaurant al freco
  94. Play jumprope
  95. Rent a beach house
  96. Lay in a hammock
  97. Go camping
  98. Watch the sunset
  99. Make a fruit salad
  100. View the fireworks
  101. Go out for fro-yo
  102. Go shell collecting
  103. shell collecting

  104. Build a tree house
  105. Carve a watermelon
  106. Make pina coladas
  107. Make homemade ice tea
  108. Sleep under the stars
  109. Make your own banana split
  110. Have a slumber party
  111. slumber party

  112. Travel
  113. Lay out in the lazy river
  114. Play on the monkey bars
  115. Pick some fresh flowers
  116. Go on a scavenger hunt

Updated: Original article published June 2016. Updated May 29, 2019

  • Comments ( 9 )

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    The Little Tourist (@TLTourist)

    Beautiful family and wonderful summer suggestions! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from #MMM Link Party 🙂

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      Thank you. I appreciate you stopping by.

  • avatar

    Great post and what a list!Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on my kids board! Have a great week!

    • avatar

      Yes! Summer boredom doesn’t stand a chance.

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    Glenda Cates

    I enjoyed the list you have and I will see if my
    family can do some of these as it would be
    fun and things my son Charlie would enjoy.

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      So happy to hear that Glenda. Thanks for stopping by.

  • avatar

    Great suggestions!! Shared with my friends. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again this week.

  • avatar
    Crystal @whattreasuresawait

    You have the cutest family! Thanks for sharing these great ideas at Welcome Home Wednesdays…hope you will join us again tomorrow!

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      Thank you Chrystal.

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