Our Family Summer Bucket List


summer bucket listSummer is here! And I’m welcoming summer extra this year after a year of virtual learning! Whether your kids did hybrid, in person, or virtual/homeschool- we did it, parents!!

Now, bring on Summer!! 

I love sitting down with my kids at the beginning of the summer and creating a summer bucket list! (here’s a fun one you can download) From the smallest things- like make s’mores- to bigger adventures- it’s a fun activity for all ages to pitch in and feel involved! 

Family Summer Bucket List

Make s’mores

Fire pit

Movie in the backyard 


Library and do the summer reading challenge 

Jester Park

Ledges State Park

Swim swim swim!

Raccoon River Beach and Park

Bake cookies and other treats

Legion Park splash pad

Explore different parks

Make friendship bracelets

Strawberry picking

Take a day road trip 

Science Center

Paint at a local pottery place

Water balloon fight

Make homemade ice cream

Mini golf 

Eat all the watermelon

Camp in the backyard

The kids love taking turns writing their ideas down in list form. As we complete an item they love crossing it off! They also like decorating it and then we hang the list up in the kitchen so we can see it all summer. It’s fun to see what we get crossed off and while we might not get to them all, it’s a fun activity and gives me ideas on days when we need something to do. 

So, here’s to towel and swimsuit laundry days, sunscreen and bug spray, and hopefully lots of s’mores summer days! 

What’s on your family summer bucket list? 


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