Free Summer Bucket List for Kids and Teens | Printable | 2022

Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids

I’m so glad you clicked! I am so tired of seeing summer bucket lists with things like “take the kids to Singapore” or “Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.” Hey, good for you if that’s your thing. I don’t think for my kids, that will be on their summer bucket list for teens. (they’re both teens now)

That’s not my thing. When you have a child with as many medical needs as my child has, remote places in the world are just not an option. Still, I wanted to have ideas and activities for us to do this summer, you know, a summer bucket list for kids.

Summer Bucket List 100 Fun Ideas

But, I still want us to have fun. I have a mental list of things I want to do. And every summer,  I never do what I planned to do. This year, with this summer bucket list for kids, we are going to have a great summer.

Finally, no more “what should we do today?” Or my all time favorite, “I’m bored!”

Most of these activities can be adapted for all ages. Running through the sprinkler might be too babyish for a teenager. But, a Nerf water gun battle isn’t too babyish!

Cutting back on screen time in summer.

Really, I’m trying not to get totally crazy with summer planning. But, today was an absolutely GORGEOUS day here, just simply perfect weather.

And several times I had to remind my son that it was a screen-free day and to get him off the Minecraft! put down the Fortnite and go outside! (this is an older post that I’m updating, so he’s not into Minecraft anymore)

So frustrating, what is it about some of these games? He always has fun once he gets outside. Sometimes he just needs a nudge. I don’t want to over-schedule him with camps and other organized activities.

Plus I am NOT “that mom” who creates craft projects at home. I created this sheet for us to follow. Every year I say that I want the BEST SUMMER EVER. This year we will do it!

Summer To-Do List for Kids

Day trips don’t have to be super far or super expensive. Use the internet to find free and low cost options for local day trips.

You may just want to check out a local farm and pick your own produce. Go to a nearby creek and wade in the water, skim rocks. Most importantly, I want my kids outside!

So here you go, a super low key printable so that you can remind yourself and your kids to get outside and have some fun.

Summer Bucket List for Kids

Here you go, your printable summer bucket list for kids.


If that list of 100 summer fun activities for kids and teens is too overwhelming, no worries. I got you!

summer bucket list kids

Here is a simpler, blank summer bucket list for kids. This is for those who need to tackle it in smaller bites. It’s the low stress, low activity version.


Whatever you do this summer, enjoy it!

Also, if you are interested, I have a 28-day Summer Activity Calendar for Kids on my other website.

Go on over and check it out–it’s similar, so there are plenty of options for summer fun!

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  • Fine Motor Skills-Games, crafts and coloring activities are a great way to use and practice a child’s fine motor skills.
  • Speech and Language– Many parents seek out a language-rich environment for their child. Any activity can be an opportunity to use and repeat new words and language, mimicking sounds, new vocalizations and articulations.
  • Executive Functioning Skills– Depending on the game or activity, it can be an opportunity to practice executive functions such as working memory, sequencing, following directions, task initiation and more.
  • Handwriting and Fluency- This piggybacks onto the language skills a child needs, but with worksheets, coloring pages and games, they can be a low-risk opportunity to practice handwriting and fluency.
  • Practicing Previously Acquired Skills-Applying already acquired skills across all environments, bring the classroom teaching into the real world.
  • Sensory-Textures, sounds, taste, vestibular, interoception, anything!
  • Social Awareness-Practice traditional social skills in a safe environment, such as: joint attention, taking turns, reciprocating conversation, waiting politely, and more.
  • Gross Motor-If you’re in a new place, practice walking across uneven surfaces, new surfaces, inclines & declines, stairs, or increasing endurance.

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