What to do for Summer 2021? Check out this Summer Bucket List for Kids
It’s summer and the possibilities are endless… but do you still get as stuck as I do? What will we do with the kids all day?
There’s a summer full of options, but it helps to have some options hanging on your fridge for those hot day moments when time is ticking backwards…
My Summer Bucket List for Kids is a FREE DOWNLOAD
Stick this activity list on your fridge and when you find yourself stuck – have a peak and see what I’m (most likely) also doing.
These are easy, fun, simple ideas to help make summer days at home go just a little smoother.
These aren’t earth shattering ideas or anything rocket science like, but we all know that sometimes, even the simplest ideas escape us when we are faced with the dreaded “what are we going to do today?” question.
What age is this for?
This list is really open-ended. It’ll work for a wide range of kids, from 2 – 10 years old.
(And I would know – I did many of these activities with my 5th grade neighbor friends).
How will you know what to do?
MOST of the activities are self explanatory… but some might not be or have specific directions.
That’s why I made a clickable list below with all the links you might need for activities on my summer bucket list for kids.
30 easy, cheap, and simple ideas to entertain kids this summer
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- Make ice cream in a sandwich bag
- Fly a kite (even if it’s just a plastic bag kite)
- Take a Popsicle bath
- Go on a “Listening Walk” (you’ll want to read this book first or watch the read aloud on Youtube)
- Make butter in a jarPlay in a kiddie pool with something other than water (Jell-o, corn meal, paint)
- Build a water pouring station
- Have a book read-a-thon outside (get cozy!)
- Make a mud pit
- Plant something
- Go berry picking
- Create and mail cards and letters
- Go on a treasure walk (take a bag and bring back treasures)
- Have a popcorn pajama party (toss on a movie, too)
- Build a fort (bonus: make an outdoor fort)
- Make an obstacle course
- Do an ice cube sensory bin
- Build a small world for plastic animal toys
- Roll down a hill (have races)
- Go on a new hike
- Visit a construction site & watch the action from afar (this can be done in your car, too)
- Paint outside (bonus: paint to music)
- Make puppets for a show
- Make bubble foam
- Experiment with baking soda and vinegar
- Go on a picnic (even if it’s in your yard)
- Bake cookies
- Wash the backyard toys
- Experiment with paper airplane designs
- Make a car ramp
- Make kindness rocks
Summer 2021 will be magical!
The kids will play.
The sun will (hopefully) shine.
And memories will be made.
A good summer bucket list for kids can really help get your mind wrapped around what to do each day – or how to break up the long mornings.
Enjoy the kids this summer – there are memories to be made.
Susie is the creator of Busy Toddler, with over 1.4 million followers on Instagram. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education, taught Kindergarten and 1st grade, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education. Susie is the author of the Playing Preschool program and Busy Toddler’s Guide to Actual Parenting.