Summer Bucket List

Does your family have a summer bucket list? We started this tradition a few years ago, and even though our kids can’t read yet they love going up to the list on the refrigerator and talking about all the fun things we want to do this summer. It’s a fun, simple activity that the kids can be involved in creating. It’s also fun to check things off the list as you do them.

Most of the activities on our list are free/easy to do. I like that our summer is pretty relaxed. Maybe we will have summer’s that are busier in the future, but for now, I’m enjoying the simple life. I’ve shared our list below. Now go grab your kids, some markers, paper (glitter/gemstones are semi-optional) and create a summer bucket list of your own!



  • Watch the full moon rise at the beach (Next full moon is July 19 and August 18)
  • Make a new ice cream recipe (we have an ice cream maker, but you can make it without one like this
  • Visit a water park (hoping to go to Summer Waves or Lego Land)
  • See a movie (we saw Angry birds already and we really liked it)
  • Roast marshmallows and make s’mores
  • Watch the meteor shower in August (Meteor showers occur throughout the year, but this one is predicted to be double the amount of meteors as usual. More info here )
  • Tie-Dye something
  • Make cookies for a neighbor
  • Keep a summer reading log
  • Swim in the pool at night
  • Have weekly family pizza/game night
  • Visit a Florida Spring
  • Go roller skating
  • Have a night-time glow stick dance party
  • Have a picnic dinner on the beach
  • Invite friends over for make your own pizza night
  • Visit Yaya
  • Ride go-carts Adventure Landing
  • Rent kayaks at Anastasia state park
  • Visit Talbot island