Summer can be a fun time for the kids. But for parents, it can be a different story. Your kids will say that they’re bored. Or they’ll ask you, “what are we doing today?”.
Then you want them to have a fun summer too. But it can be hard to come up with ideas on the fly. Then you want time to yourself as well. Or if you work from home as I do, you want to be able to work uninterrupted.
That’s why I put together this list of 47 creative summer bucket list ideas for kids. I created an additional summer bucket list printable for kids too.
The summer bucket list printable has an additional 30 ideas on it. I’ve included a blank summer bucket list and a summer craft list for kids too. So, you can write down your own ideas. If you just want to download the list skip to the bottom of the post!
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What is a summer bucket list for kids?
A summer bucket list for kids is just like it sounds. It’s a list filled with summer activities for your kids. But it’s a list of activities your kids really want to do before the summer ends.
It’s a fun way for them to keep track of what they want to do this summer. Trust me, it’s easy to forget the things you really want to do. With this method, you and your kids won’t forget.
Easy Summer outdoor activities for kids
Here are some ideas:
- Camp in the yard
- DIY Chalk Bombs
- Water balloon fight
- bean bag toss
- carnival outdoor games
- Play HORSE
- Outdoor scavenger hunt
- Make a fairy garden
- Make an ice table
- Go to a theme park
- Water gun race
- go on a nature walk
- go to the beach
- Cornhole water balloon toss
- Make water balloon pinatas
- Play glow in the dark bowling
- Human ring toss
- Balloon darts
- DIY matching game
- Water sensory bin
- Balloon tennis
Easy Summer Indoor Activities for kids
If you have kids that prefer being indoors, like me, I have you covered. I wish my nephews preferred being indoors, lol.
Here are some easy summer indoor activities for kids:
- Play charades
- Decorate their own t-shirts with freezer paper stencils and fabric markers
- Dance party
- Make their own obstacle course
- Paint a woodcraft activity from the dollar store or Michael’s
- Play the floor is hot lava
- Do a puzzle
- Have your kids make their own book
- Have them make their own handprints
- Play a board game
- play a round of darts for kids
- Paint rocks then put them in your yard or local park
- Make your own fridge magnets
- Build your own wooden race cars
- Make your own dino terrarium
- Make your own unicorn terrarium
- Learn origami
- Do a puppet show
- Make foam paint
- Printable summer games and activities
Summer Water Activities for Kids
Most kids love playing in the water during the summer. But not all of us have built-in pools in our yards. So, here’s a list of fun summer water activities for your kids:
- Twister splash
- Play in the sprinklers
- Play with an outdoor splash pad in the backyard
- Backyard slip and slide
- Water gunfight
I hope this list of creative summer bucket list ideas for kids helps you to create a fun summer for your kids. Summer activities don’t have to be expensive or complicated. In my experience, easy summer activities for kids are usually better. They usually enjoy them more. For more fun activities for kids this summer check out this blog.
Download your copy of the free printable summer bucket list for kids!
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