Summer has arrived; the weather is warmer, the days are longer and there is a world of opportunity for family fun!

Make the most of your summer with a “Summer Bucket List”. We’ve got a HUGE list of fun summer bucket list ideas to share with you to help you and your little ones create one of your own.

Check out our list below, work together as a family and create the ultimate list of summer activities everyone in can enjoy together.


  1. Create your own bucket list
  2. Take lots of photos
  3. Have a picnic in the park
  4. Host a sleepover
  5. Camp out in your backyard
  6. Have an outdoor movie night
  7. Attend a baseball game
  8. Build a sandcastle
  9. Make Canada Day shirts
  10. Create something beautiful using sidewalk chalk
  11. Run a lemonade stand with your children – you can donate the proceeds to charity!
  12. Dance in the rain. Have towels warming in the dryer for when you are done.
  13. Explore a neighbouring town you’ve never been to
  14. Go on a family bike ride
  15. Pick berries
  16. Go to a yard sale
  17. Go on a nature walk and learn about plants
  18. Set up a scavenger hunt for your children
  19. Eat your meals outdoors
  20. Fly kites
  21. Ride a ferris wheel
  22. Bake something with fresh fruit
  23. Host a BBQ for your family & friends
  24. Go roller-skating
  25. Run through sprinklers
  26. Have a family game night with snacks and prizes
  27. Go on a boat ride
  28. Visit a farmer’s market
  29. Visit a local farm or petting zoo
  30. Go to a drive-in movie
  31. Play mini golf.
  32. Hang a bird feeder in your backyard and watch your feathered friends visit
  33. Go camping.
  34. Visit a local festival or fair
  35. Have slip-n-slide races in the backyard
  36. Roast marshmallows and make s’mores
  37. Grow a garden or plant some new flowers
  38. Play Frisbee
  39. Stay up late and star gaze, watch for shooting stars.
  40. Attend an outdoor music event
  41. Do yoga outdoors
  42. Visit a park that you’ve never been to
  43. Buy your kids a treat from an ice cream truck
  44. Go bowling
  45. Volunteer as a family for a local charity or community event
  46. Unplug for one full day (no TV, computer, tablet, or cell phone)
  47. Visit a local pond and feed the ducks
  48. Attend story time at your local library
  49. Make a refreshing smoothie
  50. Hunt for bugs
  51. Blow bubbles
  52. Look for shapes in the clouds
  53. Watch a fireworks show
  54. Visit a water park
  55. Build a fort
  56. Tour the fire station
  57. Play catch
  58. Make shadow puppets
  59. Take a mini road trip
  60. Have a build your own pizza night
  61. Go on a hike
  62. Go fishing
  63. Watch the sunset
  64. Read at least 10 books
  65. Make a summer scrapbook
  66. Play soccer
  67. Learn something new
  68. Make homemade popsicles
  69. Try 5 new foods
  70. Take a nap outside in the shade

Work your way through your list to make this the best summer! The list will give children something to look forward to and they will enjoy crossing things off as they go.