50+ Summer Bucket List Activities for Kids


With summer almost here I know I can’t be the only parent who is scrambling to figure out ways to keep the kids entertained. Thankfully this list has 50+ summer bucket list activities for kids and honestly, most are great for the whole family. Enjoy!

  1. Go to the beach and build sandcastles.
  2. Have a water balloon fight in the backyard.
  3. Set up a lemonade stand.
  4. Visit a local amusement park.
  5. Go camping and roast marshmallows over a campfire.
  6. Have a picnic in the park.
  7. Visit a local farm and pick fresh fruits or vegetables.
  8. Set up a sprinkler or slip ‘n slide in the backyard.
  9. Have a family movie night with popcorn and blankets.
  10. Go on a nature scavenger hunt.
  11. Create a DIY bird feeder and watch birds in the garden.
  12. Have a family game night with board games or card games.
  13. Visit a museum or art gallery.
  14. Go on a hike and discover new trails.
  15. Make homemade ice cream or popsicles.
  16. Have a backyard campout and stargaze.
  17. Visit a local zoo or animal sanctuary.
  18. Take a day trip to a nearby city and explore its attractions.
  19. Learn a new skill, like painting, knitting, or playing an instrument.
  20. Volunteer at a local charity or community organization.
  21. Visit a water park and enjoy the slides and pools.
  22. Have a family sports day with games like soccer, basketball, and frisbee.
  23. Build a fort with blankets and pillows indoors.
  24. Visit a local library and participate in summer reading programs.
  25. Go on a fishing trip and try to catch some fish.
  26. Have a DIY science experiment day.
  27. Take a day trip to a nearby beach or lake.
  28. Create a family scrapbook with summer memories.
  29. Attend a local summer festival or fair.
  30. Have a backyard barbecue with family and friends.
  31. Visit a local botanical garden and admire the flowers and plants.
  32. Set up a DIY obstacle course in the backyard.
  33. Go on a family road trip to a new destination.
  34. Visit a nearby aquarium and learn about marine life.
  35. Take a yoga or dance class together.
  36. Set up a backyard treasure hunt.
  37. Visit a local science center and engage in hands-on experiments.
  38. Fly kites in an open field.
  39. Take a family photography day and capture the beauty of summer.
  40. Visit a local farm and interact with farm animals.
  41. Set up a backyard movie night with a projector and blankets.
  42. Have a DIY tie-dye session and create unique clothing items.
  43. Take a family canoe or kayak trip on a nearby river or lake.
  44. Visit a local sports stadium and watch a game.
  45. Explore a local nature reserve and observe wildlife.
  46. Set up a mini Olympics in the backyard with different sports challenges.
  47. Go on a family geocaching adventure.
  48. Have a DIY pizza night and let each family member create their own pizza.
  49. Visit a local historical site or landmark.
  50. Set up a DIY mini-golf course using household items.
  51. Have a family karaoke night and sing your favourite songs.
  52. Take a day trip to a nearby waterfall or natural landmark.
  53. Create a family time capsule and bury it in the backyard.
  54. Set up a DIY outdoor painting session with easels and canvases.
  55. Go on a family bike ride and explore a new bike trail.
  56. Have a DIY spa day with homemade face masks and manicures.
  57. Visit a local fire station and learn about firefighting
  58. Have an epic Nerf battle
  59. Make DIY bubble wands and see who can make the biggest bubbles

These activities should keep your kids entertained and engaged throughout the summer months! Enjoy fun-filled adventures with your family.

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