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101 Family Summer Bucket List Ideas & Printable

These 2022 summer bucket list ideas (and free printable template) are perfect things to do in the summer with preschoolers, kids, teenagers, & adults – the whole family! 

Like it or not, summer's here! My kids are already out of school, and I would be that if your kids aren't out yet, they will be shortly. What memories is your family going to make this summer?

We've got a few fun things to do in the summer with our family. I'm not really a big summer planner – I just kind of like to let it organically happen – but what harm is there in brainstorming a few fun things to keep the summer interesting in those down times? I love the idea of a summer bucket list – it's an easy way to pick out quick and fun things to do as a family over the next few months.

If you're a little stumped on summer fun activities, I've got you covered! Here are 101 ideas for what you can do with your family (from toddlers to teens) this summer. And, scan down to the bottom of the post for your free list printable!

101 Summer Bucket List Ideas

  1. Take a hike
  2. Go berry picking
  3. Make homemade ice cream
  4. Volunteer at a local soup kitchen
  5. Put your toes in the ocean
  6. Stay in your pajamas all day
  7. Learn 10 new things
  8. Go an entire day without electronics
  9. Make your own popsicles
  10. Have an indoor picnic
  11. Grow your own vegetables
  12. Mail a letter to a school friend
  13. Watch a sunset (or even a sunrise)
  14. Make s'mores
  15. Catch a firefly
  16. Cook dinner over a campfire
  17. Go to a skating rink
  18. Stay up all night
  19. Let kids pick food for one day
  20. Have an at home movie day
  21. Keep a summer journal
  22. Go to the zoo
  23. Pay for the car behind you in a drive-thru
  24. Take a new picture every day
  25. Paint your parents' toenails
  26. Make a sidewalk chalk mural
  27. Have a water balloon fight
  28. Read a new book
  29. Go to a theme park
  30. Learn how to ride a bike
  31. Be a tourist in your own town for a day
  32. Learn a new sport
  33. Pick a bouquet of flowers
  34. Bake a pie with fresh fruit
  35. Have a family wiffle ball game
  36. Set up a lemonade stand
  37. Have a sleepover
  38. Complete a family DIY home project
  39. Find 10 toys to donate to charity
  40. Go to an aquarium
  41. Tie dye t-shirts
  42. Run through the sprinklers
  43. Have a family silly string battle
  44. Go stargazing
  45. Travel to a new city
  46. Visit the library
  47. Have kids cook dinner (with adult help/supervision)
  48. Do yoga as a family
  49. Make a blanket fort

More Things To Do In The Summer

  1. Make cookies for neighbors
  2. Go to a farmer's market
  3. Play miniature golf
  4. Make fresh lemonade
  5. Build a huge sandcastle
  6. Attend a camp (or volunteer as a counselor)
  7. Redecorate your room
  8. Start a leaf collection
  9. Eat a food truck dinner
  10. Hide a kindness rock in your town
  11. Get a temporary tattoo
  12. Pick berries
  13. Build a huge puzzle as a family
  14. Donate outgrown clothing
  15. Fly a kite
  16. Make root beer floats
  17. Bury a time capsule
  18. Go to your local library
  19. Get ice cream from an ice cream truck
  20. Have a family game night
  21. Camp in the backyard
  22. Have a spa day
  23. Make homemade popsicles
  24. Build a bird feeder
  25. Try a new kind of food
  26. Wash the car
  27. Make a summer playlist
  28. Learn how to knit/sew
  29. Go kayaking
  30. Make homemade pizzas
  31. Make a new friend
  32. Stay up for 24 hours straight
  33. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  34. Go to a live concert
  35. Eat a sno cone
  36. Teach parents one of your favorite video games
  37. Blow bubbles
  38. Have a dance party
  39. Finger paint
  40. Play with play doh
  41. Complete an art project
  42. Go fishing
  43. Eat a watermelon
  44. Go down a water slide
  45. Have an outdoor movie night
  46. Take a family walk around the neighborhood
  47. Parents say yes for a whole day
  48. Donate to (or start a) community mini library
  49. Make a school year memory book
  50. Go to a water park
  51. Jump in puddles
  52. Have a scavenger hunt

Free Summer Bucket List Printable

And, of course, I have a pretty printable to organize all of your summer fun!

2022 summer bucket list ideas

You can click here to download your free copy of the printable you see above. I (purposely) made this to match my summer kids' chore chart and school year memories label – I think it's kind of fun to coordinate all of these kid-related printables. This is the perfect list to display on a fridge or bulletin board and check off as you accomplish all of those summer to-dos.

This summer bucket list is perfect for preschoolers, kids, and teens - lots of ideas for the whole family! You can also get a free printable list to organize every activity.

Happy summer, friends! Click here if you need a few ideas for summer chore chart/home organization – I've got a few go-to ideas I use each year.

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3 Comments

  1. These are some wonderful ideas. I like how they are all connected with creating last memories.

  2. This is a great list! My kids would have loved a list like this when they were younger. . . summer days can too easily devolve into doing nothing.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

    1. Leslie Lambert says:

      Thank you so much!