45 Fun Ideas for Kids' Summer Bucket List

45 Fun Ideas for Kids' Summer Bucket List

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Summer means fun! It’s the perfect time for your kids to learn (and grow their brains), explore, and try new things.


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Have your kids create My Big Life Summer Board and dream up everything they want to do! For ideas, use the 45 ideas for My Big Life Summer which includes activities for all ages, such as:

    45 Ideas for Kid's Summer Bucket List

    1. Create My Big Life Summer Board
    2. Have a dance party
    3. Attend summer reading programs at library
    4. Play water balloons
    5. Do a random act of kindness
    6. Make mud kitchens
    7. Go canoeing
    8. Go on a nature walk
    9. Chase fireflies
    10. Stargaze at night
    11. Learn to ride a bicycle
    12. Attend a children’s theater production
    13. Hold a rock painting party and hide them around your neighborhood
    14. Run a lemonade stand
    15. Have a movie night
    16. Plant vegetables
    17. Visit a museum
    18. Create a comic strip
    19. Learn to swim
    20. Write a poem
    21. Listen to all Big Life Kids podcast episodes
    22. Write a book
    23. Learn to cook
    24. Explore local parks
    25. Go Kayaking or paddle boarding
    26. Have a nature scavenger hunt
    27. Write a letter
    28. Decorate your bedroom
    29. Build a fairy garden
    30. Go to an amusement park
    31. Go bowling
    32. Make affirmation bracelets
    33. Start learning a new language
    34. Make homemade popsicles
    35. Tie dye  shirts
    36. Play a new board or card game
    37. Volunteer as a family
    38. Do a science experiment
    39. Go to a farmer’s market
    40. Fly a kit
    41. Go camping
    42. Create a recipe
    43. Make a campfire
    44. Try a new fruit or vegetable
    45. Finish Big Life Journal

    2 thoughts on “45 Fun Ideas for Kids' Summer Bucket List

    1. avatar Tammy says:

      I like the comment “Fixed Mindset” vs. “Growth Mindset”. Would like to receive more from this site.

    2. avatar Melissa says:

      I love this idea!! Great suggestions for summer activities. My only observation is about 10 of the ideas require money or transportation—resources most of my students don’t have.

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