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A few days ago, I read something that I really never thought about: we only have 18 summers with our kids!

When our kids are young, it seems that we will have plenty of time with them.

But the truth is that time goes by so quickly!

They grow rapidly, and we should enjoy every moment when we have them close to us!

With this in mind, I am more determined than ever to make this summer really fun and lovely! So I’ve created a list of experiences and activities for us to try during the summer months.

If you also like the idea of a summer bucket list for young kids, I’m sure that you’ll find some inspiration on our list!

What I like most about having a summer bucket list is that it will keep us focused on enjoying the most of every day! There are 92 summer days, and we have 49 things on our list, so we will have plenty of activities to do! 🙂

My goal for this summer is to make every day count! I truly hope that at the end of the summer we will be able to look back and say that we’ve had a great time!

summer bucket list for kids

Our bucket list contains 3 categories: experiences to try (for the whole family), activities to try (for my son), and 3 places to go (on family trips).

Summer bucket list for young kids

Here is our list of playful ideas. There are 49 ideas that can make summer more enjoyable for the little ones and the whole family!

>> Click here to download the summer bucket list for kids

Experiences to try

  1. Visit the zoo
  2. Bike ride on a scenic road
  3. Visit a town nearby
  4. Go stargazing
  5. Spend a day on the beach
  6. Read 10 new children books
  7. Have a water fight
  8. Have a family pajama party
  9. Spend a day/night in a tent
  10. Fly a kite
  11. Have a picnic
  12. Collect seashells
  13. Go on a day trip to a nice place nearby
  14. Have a family game night
  15. Go to a new restaurant
  16. Visit a farmers market
  17. A day at the pool
  18. One day without technology
  19. Visit 3 museums
  20. Try a new ice-cream shop
  21. Go to an amusement park
  22. Visit a local farm
  23. Do a science experiment
  24. Go on a road trip
  25. Visit a new park
  26. Go on a train ride
  27. Write letters to people we love
  28. Bake cookies/cupcakes
  29. Do a storytime outside
  30. Have a family photoshoot
  31. Go to a sporting event
  32. Go to a new library
summer bucket list for kids

Activities to try

  1. Nature scavenger hunt
  2. Special parent-child date
  3. Collect rocks and paint them
  4. Sidewalk chalk games
  5. Obstacle course
  6. Construction games with Lego or blocks
  7. Hula hoop games
  8. Puzzles
  9. Water balloons games
  10. Bubble games
  11. Finger painting
  12. Playdough play
  13. Water beads play
  14. Sticker games
summer bucket list for kids

The last items on our list are places we want to go to this summer.

Download our summer bucket list or create your own personalized list

If you want to have a summer bucket list to use with your kids, I am sharing our printable file with you.

>> Click here to download the summer bucket list for kids

Download a printable summer bucket list for kids and plan a happy summer with your little ones!

I plan to display it on the refrigerator to have it always at hand. 🙂

I hope that the ideas will bring you happy and playful summer months!

>> Want to remember this? Share these ideas to your favorite Pinterest board!

Download a printable summer bucket list for kids and plan a happy summer with your little ones!

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  1. These look so fun and great ideas! Thanks for sharing! I also have been wanting to just make the best out of this summer! Time to make a list and checking it off!! I want to make a bit poster of memories and print off all our fun pics! Xoxo