This free giant printable summer bucket list for kids is such a fun way to stay busy this summer! Print if off, color it in, and enjoy your summer!
After a year of homeschooling, we’ve really been looking forward to the summer. Sleeping in, no schedule, lounging at the pool, and popsicles for days; honestly, I’ve been dreaming about it for weeks.
A few summers ago, I tried doing a weekly schedule so we could have activities and things to do and I wouldn’t have to listen to the kids say “I’m bored” every five minutes. It was fine, but it got to be too much after just a few weeks.
This summer, in an effort to plan a few activities while still being flexible, I thought it’d be fun to put together a giant printable summer bucket list for kids.
Instead of scheduling specific activities throughout the summer, I just put together a list of things I knew the kids wanted to do (like tie-dye), and that I knew we could do at some point during the summer (like going to the beach).
Now that two of my kids can read, I also knew I wanted to display the list and let my kids choose when they want to do different activities. I made a Christmas bucket list for toddlers a few years ago, and my kids loved it. The summer bucket list is the same style, black and white, very minimal!
Although I did decide to let them color it, which they had a blast doing!
Giant Printable Summer Bucket List for Kids
I printed my summer bucket list at Office Depot for $23. Just upload the file to their website and print it as a a 24×36″ poster. It was ready in a few hours.
I can’t wait to see my kids set up their own little lemonade stand! And my older kids both chose their top choices from the list, too! J chose tie-dye, and A chose a beach day!
Lakes, oceans, and reservoirs all have beaches
Pack a yummy lunch and enjoy it outside
Leave positive or uplifting messages on sidewalks or friends' driveways
My kids are probably looking forward to this the most
Sell lemonade for a quarter a cup and let your kids keep the profits
There are lots of excuses to let off fireworks in the summer
Go check out the animals
A fun excuse to stay up late
Everyone can ride their own, or you can pull a bike trailer
Paint cute designs on rocks and hide them around town
Find a projector or head to a drive-in movie
Thank goodness they make no-tie balloons now
Slip 'N Slide
A classic childhood experience
The best part is that parents don't have to get wet
Homemade Ice Cream
There are so many fun recipes out there to try
Classic or fancy, see who can make the best one
In the woods, at the dunes, or even in your backyard
Explore a New Park
Run Through the Sprinklers
Go to a Baseball Game
Give each kid $5 to spend and let them choose what they buy
Hide clues around the neighborhood and encourage your kids to find the prize
A few days after coloring our giant printable summer bucket list, we knocked the first thing off our list and went to the zoo. It was a blast, and I think it may have made the kids even more excited for the rest of the things on the list!
I hope this big list of fun summer activities helps prevent your kids from saying “I’m bored,” and helps prevent you from losing your mind!