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My Summer Bucket List: 50 Fun Ways To Spend Summer Break

If the kids are bored stiff, check out this downloadable printable list of things to do this summer, and tick them off one by one. How many fun things can you get through?



  • Slime
  • Popsicles
  • Bubbles
  • Lemonade
  • An indoor fort
  • Fairy garden
  • An obstacle course
  • Water balloons
  • Pizza
  • Smores
  • Cookies/brownies/cupcakes
  • A new friend (human or animal)
  • Salad (fruit or veggie)
  • A summer craft
  • A summer journal/scrapbook



  • Fishing
  • Play water sports
  • Swimming
  • Visit a farmers’ market
  • Visit a museum
  • Watch a concert/festival
  • On a hike
  • Skating
  • Bowling
  • Ride your bike on a trail
  • Play in a lake or river
  • Play in a new park
  • To the zoo
  • Without gadgets for a day!
  • Visit a relative



  • Watch a movie outside
  • Catch bugs
  • Write a letter/postcard
  • Donate toys/book
  • Read five full books
  • Camp in the backyard
  • Plant an herb (garden)
  • Watch fireworks
  • Fly a kite
  • Chalk your driveway
  • Put on a play/show
  • Have a picnic
  • Set up a bird feeder/bird bath
  • Watch the sun set
  • Go stargazing and spot a constellation
  • Start a collection
  • Have a pajama party
  • Play hopscotch or jump rope
  •  Paint rocks and leave them for others to find
Go on a nature scavenger hunt (something green, something brown, something prickly, something smooth, 3 kinds of leaves, a seed, an insect (ant, bee, worm, ladybug, snail, butterfly, spider), a weed, flower, water or water source, interesting cloud formation, squirrel, a crack in the concrete, dandelion, piece of tree bark, a feather, trash to throw away!, sand, something pretty, something you’d like to keep)

By Tara Mendanha