50 Summer Bucket List Ideas

50 Summer Bucket List Ideas


50 Summer Bucket List Ideas
Sea shells


Are you looking to have some new and memorable experiences this summer? There are a number of fun things you can do to create lifelong memories with your family.

Here are some summer bucket list ideas:

1. Go stargazing and try to find a constellation

2. Find a new hobby

3. Try to recreate your favourite childhood summer memory

4. Play pool games

5. Go camping in your backyard

6. Play your favourite childhood outdoor game with your kids

7. Hold a summer BBQ

8. Plant a vegetable/plant garden

9. Do outdoor crafts

10. Build a sandcastle at the beach

11. Find a new park, beach, or lake to visit

12. Unplug from social media for a week

13. Host a bonfire

14. Make s’mores and roast marshmallows

15. Visit a fair


50 Summer Bucket List Ideas


16. See fireworks 

17. Eat cotton candy

18. Go to a drive-in movie theater

19. Host a scavenger hunt

20. Go on a picnic

21. Have a water balloon fight

22. Play with water guns

23. Go mini-golfing

24. Bake a pie with fresh fruit

25. Start a summer journal

26. Visit a farmer’s market

27. Read at least 10 books


50 Summer Bucket List Ideas
Crayons melted into hearts


28. Make recycled crayons 

29. Make handprint art

30. Visit a relative

31. Make paper bag puppets 

32. Random act of kindness to your neighbours or co-workers

33. Have a slumber party

34. Attend free kids activities/workshops

35. Visit a museum

36. Visit a library

37. Write a story and illustrate it

38. Walk or run a 5K race with your family

39. Fly a kite with your kids

40. Make homemade playdough or slime

41. Dance in the rain and don’t forget a towel


50 Summer Bucket List Ideas
Hands holding strawberries


42. Pick berries

43. Play jump rope or hopscotch with your kids

44. Make homemade lemonade

45. Go on a nature walk and learn about plants.

46. Have a family game night with snacks 

47. Have an ice cream party

48. Make a bird feeder for your backyard 

49. Have your children plan and make dinner (with your help and supervision)

50. Visit a local farm or petting zoo

These are just some summer bucket list ideas! No matter how you’re spending your summer, you’re bound to create some memorable experiences with this list.

What are your summer bucket list ideas? Share in the comment!


Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Great ideas, I did the unplug from all social media and internet last year, worked quite well. I felt refreshed.

  2. A great list of ideas, something for everyone I’d say. I’d love to go strawberry picking, I must see if there is anywhere around here.

  3. This is an awesome thorough list. A lot of the items on the list are actually normal or used to be normal before computers and cell phones but still fun to do.

  4. I love all these ideas. I’m going to be checking out a new lake soon that is close by, and also plan to go raspberry picking at a local u-pick.

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