Summer Bucket List {a printable}

The girls only have 7 school days left until summer vacation.  SEVEN!  That means Emma has only 7 days left of elementary school…only 7 days until I officially have a middle-schooler…seriously?!!?  I’m not quite ready to fully embrace that just yet 😉  So let’s just focus on summer for now!

We love summer!  No schoolwork…extra family time…fun excursions…and lots of fun!  I want to slow down this summer, to create memories and embrace the joy of these special days with my girls.  But I know how it goes…if I don’t sit down and at least write down a general plan for the summer, day by day will slide by, life will get busy, and before I know it summer will be over and we will not have done any of the “fun” things that I wanted us to do.

So we are making a “Summer Bucket List.”  We’re going to write out things that we want to do this summer and check them off as we do them.  The purpose is to be intentional as we head into summer and to make time to create memories together.  The purpose is NOT to add more busyness or pressure to our summer plans (I have to remind myself of this 😉 )…if we don’t do everything on the list, that’s ok!  We’re just going to have fun with it…do as much as we can and don’t worry about the rest. 🙂


I created a little blank “bucket list” for us to fill out and hang up.  You can download one too if you want and make your own list with your family!  One has just 10 blanks, and one has 20 – choose whichever one works best for you!

Summer Bucket List – 10 blanks



Summer Bucket List – 20 blanks



Not sure what to put on your list?  Here are some ideas I gathered that we are going to use to help us make our list!  Use some of these, or come up with your own!

  • spend a day at the beach
  • go on a hike
  • camp outside
  • camp inside (build a fort in the living room!)
  • have a movie marathon
  • go stargazing
  • go to the zoo
  • have a watergun fight
  • go on a photo adventure (take lots of pictures)
  • make ice cream
  • have a spa day
  • have an epic picnic
  • go roller skating
  • make friendship bracelets
  • go fishing
  • take a road trip
  • make a summer video diary
  • have a pool day
  • find a waterfall
  • spend a day at the lake
  • paint something
  • go to a drive-in movie
  • have a water balloon fight
  • fly a kite
  • have an outdoor movie night in the backyard
  • go on a scavenger hunt
  • have a fondue family night
  • visit a farmers market
  • have a game night
  • build a sandcastle
  • go to the library
  • have a pajama day
  • see the ocean
  • go on a bike ride
  • visit a new place
  • roast marshmallows
  • make flower crowns
  • make milk carton boats and sail them
  • explore new playgrounds
  • go sky-gazing (sit and look at the clouds)

Whatever you do this summer, have fun with your family as you spend some intentional time together!! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Summer Bucket List {a printable}

  1. […] for ideas for your Summer Bucket List? Check out my post from last year…I listed some ideas to help get you started. 🙂 […]

  2. […] weekend pulling out the calendar and planning out some fun for the summer. We finally filled in our Summer Bucket List and I filled up our calendar for the next two months with lots of “stay-cation” family […]

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