2020 Summer Bucket List for Kids

2020 Summer Bucket List for Kids – 60 Ideas for Keeping Kids Busy

My kids last day of school is in a little over a week. EEK! Even with everything going on, I feel like the end of the year snuck up on me. Maybe it’s because we don’t have all of our end of year festivities like we typically do. Whatever it is, the end of the year seems a bit abrupt and unsettled somehow. In some ways, I’m sad this year is coming to an end. In other ways, I’m just really glad that we’ve made it to the end and everyone is in one piece.

I don’t know about you but typically this time of year, we’re busy making our summer plans or Summer Bucket List. Every year we compile a list of all of the things that we want to do and where we want to go during the summer break.

Our summers days are filled with morning swim practice, followed by packing lunches and snacks to hang out all afternoon at our local pool with our friends. We spend our evenings and weekends watching our oldest daughter and volunteering at her swim meets.

We typically plan a vacation or two at the Jersey Shore or sometimes we go to the mountains. Each summer we always try to do lots of fun activities like the zoo, the water park, the local fair, strawberry picking and so many more.

This year our Summer Bucket List is going to be a bit different. There are many activities that we normally like to do that are already planning to be closed or cancelled this summer. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t have an amazing summer – even if we aren’t planning a traditional vacation to our favorite beach or water park.

Check out our Summer Bucket List for 60 fun ideas for making this an amazing summer!

Summer Bucket List

  1.  Backyard camping
  2.  Dinner on the Grill
  3.  Build a fire and eat S’mores
  4.  Make your own ice cream
  5.  Grow your own veggies
  6.  Grow your own fruits
  7.  Eat strawberry shortcake
  8.  Grow your own flowers
  9.  Build a sandbox
  10. Go swimming 
  11. Watch a backyard movie
  12. Read 10 books
  13. Unplug for a day or weekend
  14. Try a new food
  15. Make a bird feeder
  16. Fly a kite
  17. Go for lots of bike rides
  18. Have a picnic
  19. Watch the sunrise
  20. Cover the entire driveway in Chalk Art
  21. Water balloon fight
  22. Play croquet in fancy outfits
  23. Make your own water park
  24. Blow bubbles
  25. Check out the stars
  26. Play corn hole
  27. Join an online camp
  28. Play hopscotch
  29. Build an obstacle course
  30. Go for a drive in the car to somewhere you’ve never been
  31. Go on a scavenger hunt
  32. Make homemade lemonade
  33. Walk or run a 5K
  34. Paint rocks
  35. Do yoga outside
  36. Go fishing
  37. Make a time capsule
  38. Make a funnel cake
  39. Pick berries
  40. Buy farm stand veggies
  41. Water squirter fight
  42. Make pizza on the grill
  43. Go on a hike
  44. Make Popsicle
  45. Light sparklers
  46. Learn an instrument
  47. Play tennis
  48. Make sun tea
  49. Mini golf in your backyard
  50. Wash the cars
  51. Jump rope
  52. Play Frisbee
  53. Do cartwheels in the grass
  54. Jump in puddles when it rains
  55. Play board games outside
  56. Collect fireflies
  57. Make tie dye shirts
  58. Go on a treasure hunt
  59. Do a reading challenge
  60. Watch the sunset

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2020 Summer Bucket List for Kids - 60 Ideas for Keeping Kids Busy

Happy Summer!!!!

XO Erin