This summer is going to be a strange one. For kids, especially. With a lot of things closed or opening back up slowly, the summer season will be different from years past. Typically we create a summer bucket list ideas as a family at the end of the school year. Since we gave up on the “distance learning” a long time ago we have been coming up with ideas on how to make this summer fun despite the restrictions that may be in place. Items that we typically include in our summer bucket list ideas are amusement parks, parades, fairs and baseball games. Since those have either been cancelled or postponed, we had to become more creative this summer.
Summer Bucket List Ideas
Something that we will do often this summer especially since we live near the coast. If you don’t live near the coast and are able to make the trip it is so worth it. The kids love spending time at the beach and are completely worn out afterwards.
Drive In Movies
Our community does monthly movie in the park nights during the summer. This year they got creative and moved it to a large parking lot so families could social distance. There are also several drive in movie theaters in my state so this is one thing that we will be checking off this year.
Maybe we will settle for backyard camping because I am not much of a camper.
This is something that we do yearly and I absolutely love doing. The kids are happy and they eat more then we take home usually. Coming up with ideas on what to make with the strawberries is the biggest task.
Make scavenger hunts for different places like while out hiking, or at the beach or even while on a road trip.
We love to hike as a family and even Avery talks about going on a hike. Find some fun, kid-friendly ones in your area to take on this summer.
Learn Something New
Learn something new this summer whether it be about science, math or mythical beings. Encourage your children to learn about something that they are interested in this summer. Or even learn a new craft or skill.
Pick a clear night and lay out in the backyard looking at the stars. Or if you can head to an open field or the beach to do it. Research which constellations are where and try to find them in the night sky.
Make Tie-dye shirts
This may be tricky because many places are canceling their festivals and celebrations for the 4th of July. Hopefully you can catch some fireworks at some point this summer.
Here are just a few ideas to add to your summer bucket list for the entire family. What do you have planned for this summer with your family? Also download my free printable Summer Bucket List Checklist to keep track of your own activities this summer!