100 Bucket List Ideas For Your Child To Try This Summer

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If there was a time we could all go back to, we’re sure it would be the summer vacations. The period between changing grades has always meant the world to kids. As you’ve turned parents, your children are now at that stage where summer vacations mean doing nothing remotely related to school.

And by all means, this should be the time kids everything else academic studies.

You see, learning is an ever-evolving process and while the other 10 months, children are buried under books and assignments, the holidays should be about using their time to learn and understand other things.

It’s also a time when they should do nothing and still remain productive. Sounds confusing? Well, not really once you know how to channelise their time in doing fun activities. And to help you get started here’s the summer bucket list activity for you to try out at home.

With 100 activities spread over six weeks, there’s enough and more for kids of all ages. Boredom will be the last thing your kids will complain about this summer.

Summer Bucket List Activity: 100 Things You Can Try At Home

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Outdoor Activities

For kids that like to spend time outdoors, you can try the following activities:

1. Go rock hunting
2. Go fishing
3. Take a nature walk
4. Stargazing
5. Fly a kite
6. Blow bubbles
7. Have a picnic
8. Catch fireflies (catch and release)
9. Play at the park with friends
10. Watch Fireworks
11. Dance in the rain
12. Make wishes on dandelions
13. Climb a tree
14. Plant flowers
15. Jump in puddles
16. Plant vegetables
17. Go cloud watching
18. Jump on a trampoline
19. Go kayaking
20. Bury a time capsule

A day at the beach

Spend a day at the beach and try a number of activities including:

21. Play frisbee
22. Build a sandcastle
23. Watch the sunset at the beach
24. Watch a thunderstorm
25. Collect seashells
26. Bonfire and s’mores

Arts And Craft Ideas

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Summer vacations are a good time to explore the artsy side of your child. Try experimenting with different art and craft ideas including:

27. Make homemade play dough
28. Make homemade slime
29. Paint pet rocks
30. Make recycled crayons
31. Make handprint art
32. Finger painting
33. Make suncatchers
34. Make paper bag puppets
35. Colour with sidewalk chalk
36. Make tie-dye shirts
37. Make paper boats
38. Write a story and illustrate it
39. Make story stones
40. Make a bird feeder
41. Make friendship bracelets

Fun Excursions

Make a fun excursion a part of your summer bucket list activity. Try to tick some of these off your list:

42. Drive-in movie theatre
43. Visit an aquarium
44. Go to a children’s museum
45. Go to a water park
46. Go to the library
47. Visit national monuments
48. Visit a farmer’s market
49. Visit mom or dad at work
50. Go camping
51. Visit a water park
52. Visit a zoo
53. Attend a free kids workshop
54. Go to a children’s museum
55. Ride your bike on a trail
56. Go mini-golfing
57. Go bowling
58. Go rock hunting
59. Go to Chuck E Cheese
60. Visit an aquarium
61. Ride a ferris wheel

Water Activities

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Summer vacations are the best time to try out new water activities. Get the kids to try:

62. Marco polo
63. Run through sprinklers
64. Water balloon fight
65. Make sponge water bombs
66. Go swimming
67. Wash the family car
68. Make and sail paper boats
69. Play on a Slip ‘n Slide
70. Have a water fight

Food Activities

It’s time for the kids to see if they have any culinary skills. You must try out:

71. Make homemade ice cream
72. Eat watermelon
73. Roast marshmallows
74. Eat a snow cone
75. Make root beer floats
76. Eat breakfast For dinner
77. Eat popsicles
78. Help cook dinner
79. Make fresh lemonade
80. Make homemade pizza
81. Drink a slurpee
82. Buy from the ice cream truck

Summer Challenges

It’s all fun and games in the summers but also about learning new things and challenging yourself. Here’s what you can do:

83. Read at least 10 books
84. Do a science project
85. Learn origami
86. Attend a free kids art class

Outdoor Summer Games

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Increase the outdoor playtime with these games:

87. Play hide and seek
88. Play dodgeball
89. Play flashlight tag
90. Play messy twister
91. Play tag with friends
92. Family game night
93. Play bingo
94. Play capture the flag
95. Have a slumber party
96. Have a pillow fight
97. Host a scavenger hunt
98. PJ movie day
99. Start a Blessings jar
100. Make a blanket fort


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