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Last Updated on February 26, 2021 by karissa ancell
It’s weird to think about putting together a summer bucket list ideas post for 2020 because who knows what we will be able to actually get out and do. Right now things are beginning to open up here in Colorado a little bit but a lot of things are still closed due to Covid-19.
I thought about not trying to do any new summer content but then I thought I don’t have many summers left with my daughter, who is 13, before she is out on her own and an adult. So I wanted to try and create a summer bucket list that would work not only this year when things are not normal but even in future years.
How to Make a Summer Bucket List
I will be sharing my summer bucket list to hopefully give you some ideas but you want your family’s list to be your own and unique to your family. I have one teenage daughter so my list would look very different than my sister who has a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old both boys.
So how do you make your own list? Well first get your family together and have a brainstorming session. Even though you probably won’t be able to add all there ideas (they will probably have many)
Summer Bucket List Ideas to Try
I am trying to look forward to a fun summer where even if we can’t travel as much as normal that we can still have fun and make as many memories as we can. That’s what I hope for you as well that this summer brings you and your family lots of fun and opportunities for making memories
Summer Bucket List ideas to do Outdoors
There are so many fun things to do outside during the summer. It’s a great way to burn off some energy in little kids and to connect with nature with your family. What you are able to do off this summer bucket list will depend on where you live and what the weather is like during the summer.
So here are some great ideas of things to do outside:
1. Go for a walk, especially in nature.
2. visit and feed some ducks
3.go on a picnic. When the weather is beautiful, it’s an excellent opportunity to go on a picnic and enjoy your meal outdoors.
4. Take a hike
5. Go to the park.
6. Run Through the Sprinklers
7. Play on a slip in Slide: You can order one here
8. Go Star Gazing
9. Go Bike Riding
10. Have a Water Balloon Fight
11. Plant a vegetable or Herb Garden
12. Play Frisbee
14 Visit a lake or Beach
15 Watch the Sunset
16 Wash the Car
17 Go Rollerskating
18 Pick Flowers
20 Sleep under the Stars
21 Watch a Movie outdoors
22 Play Tag
23 Fly a Kite
24 Go Puddle Jumping
25 Dance in the Rain
Summer Bucket List Ideas for Indoors
As fun as the outdoors can be there will be days when you need to have fun inside. Maybe the weather is bad or someone isn’t feeling well so you need some time to relax inside.
I’m more of an indoor person in the summer especially because I’m not a fan of hot weather. So I really like these indoor summer bucket list ideas a lot.
1 Read Books. ( Check out my books to read board on Pinterest for some really great book ideas.)
2 Have a Movie Marathon
3. Make a Summer Playlist
4 Make a Birdfeeder
5 Play Boardgames Here are a few of our favorite boardgames)
6 Have a Spa Day at home (Here are some DIY Spa Ideas)
7 Build a blanket Fort
9 tie-dye t-shirts
10 Do Yoga together
11 camp Indoors
12 Make Slime
13 Have a Pillow fight
14 Learn Oragami
15 Have a talent show
16 Do a Science Project
17 Do a Family Puzzle
18 Learn a new Skill
19 Sing Karaoke
20 Facetime with family
21 Try new hairstyles and makeup
22 Paint Rocks
23 Play indoor Tag
24 Play Hide and Seek
25 Everyone Start a Journal
Summer Foodie Fun
There are so many fun summer food ideas. My daughter is a big foodie. She loves to cook and bake so we always have new foods to try all year long. These summer food ideas are sure to make your family happy.
- Have Breakfast for Dinner
2 Make Fresh Lemonade
3 Make Homemade popsicles
4 Make Homemade Ice cream
5. Set up a Sundae Bar
6 Bake a Pie
7 Make a Pizza from Scratch
8. Make Snow Cones
9 Grill on a BBQ
10 Make s’mores
11 Decorate cookies or Cupcakes
12 Try new recipes
13 Have dinner outdoors
14 roast hot dogs
15 Make Homemade Jam
16 Bake cookies for friends/neighbors
17 Let the kids make dinner
18 Make Smoothies
19 Make popcorn ( We use to do this as kids growing up with an air popper and then adding chocolate chips and candies to our popcorn. I want to get this popcorn popper for the summer)
20 Make a Copy cat recipe ( I love making Starbucks copycats but there are so many great copycat recipes of tons of restaurants. Just check Pinterest for ideas)
21 Make root beer Floats ( you can make them the traditional way with root beer but you can also make them with coke or Dr. Pepper which I o because I don’t like root beer but my family does so we make them both ways)
22 Make Fresh Salsa
23 Make your own Bread
24 Go Fruit Picking
25 Make Homemade Pasta
Have a Fun Summer!
Making a summer bucket list is so much fun and isn’t work. The important part is to look at it as inspiration and not a “to-do” list. Even if you don’t get to all of your wish list, this summer bucket list reminds you to spend quality time together and try new things, whether we’re able to be out adventuring or at home.
Want a printable to make it easier to track what you’ve done over the summer? Your in luck grab your copy plus a blank one if you want to make your own bucket list with different activities