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Ultimate summer bucket list for kids: 100 things to do this summer

Summer is THE BEST time to have fun with the kids; so we have put together what can only be described as the ULTIMATE kids summer bucket list! Print it out, and tick off as many as you can from today.

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We have pretty much everything we could think of on the list, to keep you busy, and to give your children some wonderful memories over the summer. We’ll be doing as many as we can as we know that it won’t be long before the kids are with their own friends, and don’t want to spend time with us at all.

Cherish those time when the kids are smaller – and make as many memories as you can.

Here are the 100 things to do – what else can YOU think of

  1. Go on a bug hunt (be gentle!)
  2. Get a chrysalis and watch it develop, and release the butterfly
  3. Make a daisy chain
  4. Have a barbecue in your garden, and help your family cook
  5. Make your own ice cream pops
  6. Plant sunflowers and watch them grow
  7. Make a fairy garden
  8. Camp out in your garden
  9. Drop ice down your back, and maybe even someone else’s!
  10. Go on a bike ride
  11. Sit and watch the sunset, maybe on a beach, but who cares, it is beautiful wherever you are
  12. Take a trip on a boat on a river or a lake
  13. Star gaze at night
  14. Go to the zoo
  15. Do some summer science experiments
  16. Have a picnic in the park
  17. Watch fireworks
  18. Make a water balloon
  19. Go to an amusement park
  20. Have a pillow fight
  21. Make tie dyed shirts
  22. Fly a kite
  23. Play card games
  24. Do art projects
  25. Create box cars
  26. Read in the library
  27. Make playdough and use our mats too!
  28. Get the kids to plan dinner
  29. Build sand castles
  30. Visit the grandparents
  31. Play a night game
  32. Do some finger painting
  33. Go hiking
  34. Make a lemonade stand
  35. Play hopscotch
  36. Build a family tree
  37. Have a garage sale
  38. Do a jigsaw puzzle
  39. Have ice cream for dinner
  40. Blow bubbles
  41. Use a hula hoop
  42. Play basketball
  43. Eat candy floss
  44. Play bag bean toss
  45. Visit a museum
  46. Try bird watching
  47. Play tag
  48. Have a pyjama day
  49. Drink milkshakes
  50. Visit an outdoor concert
  51. Visit nearby cities
  52. Play frisbee
  53. Eat watermelon
  54. Do a random act of kindness
  55. Go kayaking
  56. Camp in the living room
  57. Roast marshmallows
  58. Collect seashells
  59. Visit a farm
  60. Go on scavenger hunt
  61. Have a dance party
  62. Make a fun photo booth
  63. Visit an orchard
  64. Take a part in a treasure hunt
  65. Exercise together
  66. Play in the rain
  67. Make some homemade ice cream
  68. Make puppets / puppet show
  69. Go on a nature walk
  70. Play tennis
  71. Go canoeing
  72. Play mini golf
  73. Feed the ducks
  74. Research a country
  75. Go fishing
  76. Try to eat a new food
  77. Catch a lizard (but don’t hurt it!)
  78. Donate toys
  79. Play hide and seek
  80. Bake a cake
  81. Create sandwiches
  82. Find worms
  83. Create homemade pizza
  84. Have a 3-legged race
  85. Do some origami
  86. Visit a fire station
  87. Go on a road trip
  88. Have a play date in the park
  89. Go cloud watching
  90. Have a joke telling contest
  91. Play board games
  92. Sing songs
  93. Volunteer
  94. Have a magic show
  95. Wash the car
  96. Build a blanket fort
  97. Climb trees
  98. Play football
  99. Draw with pavement chalk, and finally
  100. Decorate cupcakes, and a bonus for the article only,
  101. Visit one of the amazing city farms that we think you will love!

Phew – I am tired just thinking about all of that – but there HAS to be somethings on there that your kids would love. Let us know how you get on with the ultimate kids summer bucket list; we loved putting it together, we hope you love doing some of it just as much.

To download the printable for this, just click on the image below for the pdf.

We've got a kids summer bucket list - 100 activities for them to try out! #kids #summer #bucketlist

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Thanks as always for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon. And if we missed anything on the kids summer bucket list, do let us know too, won’t you?


Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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