Summer Time Bucket List: 50 Activities for the Kids

I love our weekly It’s Playtime Link-up! Each week you have hundreds of activity ideas and suggestions for us! Thank you for being an inspiration to us each and every week. Below are just a few of the activities that have been linked up this past year. These activities are on our Summer Bucket List of things we want to do together. What are your kids looking forward to? Link up an activity so we can check out all your fun!

Bucket List

        1. Go Catch some bugs.
        2. Watch a butterfly hatch from a chrysalis.
        3. Make and enjoy fresh kid-made limeade.
        4. Paint with fizzing sidewalk paint.
        5. Dream of winter by making snowglobes – love the solar system one!
        6. Take a mini-road trip to a new destination.
        7. Make homemade bouncy balls.   Great fun if you bring them to the splash pad!
        8. Make a fire, create and roast campfire food with these yummy smore cones.
        9. Freeze some fun toys in ice and be an excavator and chip them free.
        10. Jump rope – create a fun durable rope from marker lids.

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        11. Play I-Spy outside!   Great way to notice the little details in the world around you!
        12. Clean out the trash cans… and then make noise with them!   My kids love trashcan drumming.
        13. With a balloon and a CD fly a CD hover craft.
        14. Play with your food – eat a pretend Lorax!
        15. Watch ants change colors and learn about how they digest food with a fun outdoor experiment.
        16. Kool-aide Slurppies.   Nothing says summer time better than slurppies by the pool.
        17. Visit a farmers market together and make veggie smoothies (or a dessert smoothie) with the produce.
        18. Fill a dry kiddie pool with a variety of items for a giant sensory tub activity.
        19. Watch pill bugs race.     See if you can collect a whole “family” of bugs.
        20. Make and eat some homemade kid-made butter.
        21. Add some fun to your slip-n-slide, with shaving cream!
        22. Use damaged pool noodles for art, a sword fight, or to create a marble run.
        23. Play outdoor bingo – go on a hunt for the items on your card.   Whoever finds things in a row first wins.
        24. Experience and explore gravity by playing with pulleys
        25. Decorate rocks for your garden – with melted crayons!
        26. Have a lazy boardgame afternoon.   Here are some of our suggested best board games.
        27. Pick a flower, with your favorite color of paint make flower prints.
        28. 50 summer activitiesExplore the colors of the rainbow with ice.
        29. Play with glow sticks – put them inside balloons, dump the contents into jars of water, paint with them, etc.
        30. Create with your recycle bin – make art and toys out of trash.
        31. Have a lemonade stand with the kids – put smiles on your neighbors faces.
        32. Decorate some tin cans and create some DIY windchimes.   Compare the sounds of different sizes/shapes of cans.
        33. Collect your summer memories into a keepsake jar.
        34. Create art sculptures with tin foil.
        35. Decorate your yard with balloon people OR make a bunch and hand them out at the park – put smiles on the kids faces.
        36. Get muddy and make some dirt soup with the kids!
        37. Paint with water outside – I love mess-free art!
        38. Foam – a messy project, great to incorporate with washing the car! Make foam and then use the flakes to wash the car.
        39. Make a water xylophone with the kids to make music with.
        40. Freeze bananas (or grapes, strawberries, etc. Dip them in chocolate or yogurt for a fun summer treat.
        41. Play with giant bubbles – the bigger the better.
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        42. Take your kids fishing.   Don’t have a pole?   Go pretend fishing.
        43. Explore your shadow – trace them, chase them, make them dance!
        44. Have a tea party – outside.   Bring your friends and stuffed animals.
        45. Make a splashpad at your own house with a DIY PVC pipe sprinkler system.
        46. Have fun decorating the garden with some paving stones.
        47. Water the yard – the slow way, with homemade watering cans.
        48. Explore scents outside with a water table experiment.
        49. Play and mold sculptures with Rice Crispie Treats
        50. collect items for a bird nest – that the birds can use to decorate their nests with.

        A couple of the ideas came from the pinning party last night – we had a blast – so many great ideas were shared.   As always, by linking up you are giving us permission to grab a photo from your site to feature you… and we’ll add you to our weekly newsletter. Thanks for so many great ideas!!





  1. Thanks so much for including my krispie treats. Great list. Wish my kids were little again.

  2. I love your list, it’s going to be a fun summer at your house! Thanks for sharing our limeade post. I hope you enjoy making it.

  3. What a great list! Pinning to help inspire our summer to-do list. Thanks for linking up our outdoor tea party. 🙂

  4. What a FANTASTIC list! And thank you so much for including our snowglobes!!


  5. What a fun list! Thanks for linking up our pill bug races–a way to find your blog too!

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  10. Personally I like the fishing trip idea but it’s nice just to have a list of options that don’t involve the television and video games. The glow sticks ar ea favorite at our house and the bubbles are always a hit. For treats we make a thick smoothie with real fruit and then freeze the excess for popcycles later.

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