Summer Bucket List For Kids – 50 Ideas For Summer Fun

It is the first week of summer vacation, and our middle daughter has already come into my office a dozen times asking what she should do next. Little does she know I’m about to hand her a list of 50 ideas for summer fun – my new summer bucket list for kids printable.

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My goal when making my summer bucket list for kids was to include a mix of things kids can do on their own and things to do together as a family. This way the list both encourages kids to explore summer fun on their own and to help families plan fun adventures together.

Summer Bucket List For Kids

I’ve always been a list maker. I love making lists and the satisfaction of checking things off a list. So it’s only natural that I regularly make lists of fun for my kids. They don’t have to do everything on the list, although that is a fun goal. The idea is to get them thinking about something to do that they might not have thought about and to do things differently than they normally do them. Follow along to see how ordinary daily activities become more exciting with the summer bucket list for kids.

Eat A Snack At The Park

No one needs to remind my kids it’s snack time. In fact, during the summer they seem to think every hour is snack time. What makes this bucket list item a winner is a special location. An ordinary event can be big fun when it is done somewhere new. This isn’t just about taking a snack with us to the park, it is about making it a point to go to a park to eat a snack.

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When snack time rolls around, gather the kids and go to the park for a snack. Your snacking adventure will, of course, turn into some playtime at the park as well. But that’s the spontaneous part of the adventure, the planned part is snack time.

For our recent Eat A Snack At The Park adventure, I packed a new surprise snack – a bag of Fresh Gourmet Parmesan Crisps. Everyone was excited to head to the park, and even more excited to try a new snack. The first thing we did when we arrived was to enjoy the Parmesan Crisps, and then everyone headed off to play.

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Fresh Gourmet Parmesan Crisps are great for packing on outings because they are ready-to-eat straight from the bag, and while they are made with 100% cheese they don’t need to be kept chilled. They are also an excellent source of protein to help give kiddos some extra energy at the park. For the adults, they are also low-carb, Keto-friendly, vegetarian and certified gluten-free.

Summer Bucket List Ideas For Kids - Snack at Park

Help With Dinner

Although I like the idea of our kids helping with dinner throughout the year, most of the time we are so busy I am just happy to get dinner on the table for everyone to eat together. Summer, on the other hand, is the perfect time to make meal prep a family activity.

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When our whole family gets involved in making dinner it’s important to plan jobs for everyone. While our thirteen-year-old wants to be involved in cooking, our four-year-old is more interested in prep work. Our littlest one’s favorite task is salad making. She is happy to help rinse the veggies and toss everything into the bowl – sampling more than a few goodies along the way.

Because the lettuce part of a salad is her least favorite part, she loves when we add a fun topping to our salads like Fresh Gourmet Cranberry & Pecan Topping. The all-natural topping adds a yummy crunch and she loves the sweet cranberries. The large 20-oz bag from Sam’s Club means there is plenty of toppings for salads and for eating while making a salad. Our middle daughter also loves to sprinkle this versatile topping on yogurt.

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50 Ideas For Summer Fun For Kids

One thing you won’t find on my summer bucket list for kids is screen time. Not that screen time won’t be a big part of lazy summer days at our house, but because I don’t need to remind the kids to watch TV or play computer games. Those are the things they will reach for when they can’t think of anything else to do. My list is intended to help them come up with other ideas that help them enjoy summer.

Summer Bucket List For Kids:

  • Go swimming
  • Have a picnic
  • Blow bubbles
  • Watch a sunset
  • Climb a tree
  • Make a movie
  • Lemonade stand
  • Tie dye something
  • Plant seeds
  • Make popsicles
  • Run in the sprinklers
  • Fly a kite
  • Have a sleepover
  • Swing in a hammock
  • Bake cookies
  • Try a new food
  • Have a dance party
  • Make ice cream
  • Make a suncatcher
  • Eat a snack at a park
  • Make a time capsule
  • Go to the zoo
  • Build a fort
  • Make S’mores
  • Chalk the driveaway
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Play in the rain
  • Draw a nature picture
  • Build a sandcastle
  • Try a temporary hair color
  • Eat snowcones
  • Read a book outside
  • Make a friendship bracelet
  • Try a new food
  • Have a game night
  • Mail a card or letter
  • Paint rocks
  • Make playdough
  • Eat watermelon
  • Try a virtual escape room
  • Visit the library
  • Help make dinner
  • Random act of kindness
  • Make sponge balls water bombs
  • Press flowers
  • Read at least 5 books
  • Make a fortune teller
  • Breakfast for dinner
  • Swim in a lake, river, or ocean
  • Write and illustrate a story

Download the free printable summer bucket list for kids HERE.

Summer Bucket List For Kids

Fresh Gourmet Snacks And Toppings

Add more flavor to your summer with Fresh Gourmet snacks and toppings. You can find a variety of flavors of Fresh Gourmet snacks and toppings at Sam’s Club. My family highly recommends the Fresh Gourmet Parmesan Crisps and the Fresh Gourmet Cranberry & Pecan Topping. Now that we are big fans of those flavors we want to try some of the other yummy flavors too.

Which of the Fresh Gourmet product will you try first?

Fresh Gourmet Parmesan Crisps Snack

2 thoughts on “Summer Bucket List For Kids – 50 Ideas For Summer Fun”

  1. Thanks for making this printable! I feel like we’re only a few weeks in and have been doing the same few things. We haven’t made popsicles yet, and you reminded me to get the hammock out 😉


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