101+ Ideas for Summer Bucket List for Kids + FREE Printable

by Kayla Peloquin

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Fun (and Social Distancing friendly) Ideas for Summer Bucket List for Kids for 2020 plus a FREE Printable download to help make your summer memorable.

This post is sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Please read my disclosure.

This summer may feel a little different with social distancing in place, but there are plenty of ways to have fun and stay healthy. My girls could basically live in the pool all summer long, which is why I am thrilled to partner with SwimWays to share a whole list of fun activities to keep your little ones busy this summer. Here are 101+ ideas for summer bucket list for kids plus a free printable download to help keep track with your family.

Summer Safety with SwimWays

Pool days are the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat. Safety in and around the water is always a major concern of mine, especially living in Florida. I love using products from SwimWays to help my girls have a safe and fun experience in the pool. Their  SwimWays Swim Steps program is a also great way to teach kids the fundamentals of swimming and build a love for water early in life.

101+ Ideas for Summer Bucket List for Kids + FREE Printable

Two of the products that I personally use and love are the SwimWays Infant Baby Spring Float withSun Canopy for my 5 month old and the SwimWays Swim Vest for both my 3 and 5 year old. The baby float has an adjustable canopy with UPF 50+ and is designed for babies 3 months until approximately 9 months old. It also has a fabric covering and reclined seat which makes it extra comfy.

101+ Ideas for Summer Bucket List for Kids + FREE Printable

The SwimWays Swim Vest for kids is a secure flotation device to help little ones who are learning to swim. As a swim trainer for toddlers and preschoolers, it helps build confidence for kids to float upright while also learning to lean forward to paddle. Both of my girls’ swim skills have improved greatly this summer, thanks in part to the SwimWays Swim Steps Program.

Read my Summer Essentials & Pool Safety Tips here.

101+ Ideas for Summer Bucket List for Kids + FREE Printable

101+ Summer Bucket List for Kids in 2020

2020 has brought us many challenges, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a memorable summer. We love the pool, but there are lots of ways (in and out of the water) to make summertime magical. This list of over 101+ summer activities for kids can mostly be done at home and is social distancing friendly. Don’t forget to download your free printable at the bottom to keep track of everything your family does this summer.

Fun (and Social Distancing friendly) Ideas for Summer Bucket List for Kids for 2020 plus a FREE Printable download to help make your summer memorable.
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Water Fun

  • Play in the sprinklers
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Swim in a lake
  • Visit a splash pad
  • Do a cannonball
  • Go to a waterpark
  • Build a bicycle car wash
  • Swim in a pool
  • Relax in a lazy river
  • Go on a boat ride
  • Build a slip and slide
  • Play in the rain
  • Wash the car by hand

Get Outside

  • Play hopscotch
  • Draw a chalk mural
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Fly a kite
  • Jump in puddles
  • Find shapes in the clouds
  • See a drive-in movie
  • Plant Flowers
  • Play outside until it’s dark
  • Find a rainbow
  • Go Fishing
  • Play frisbee
  • Lay outside and look at the stars
  • Feed the ducks
  • Pick wildflowers
  • Make mud pies
  • Build an obstacle course
  • Jump Rope
  • Build a camp fire
  • See a waterfall

Eat Something Delicious

  • Have a watermelon eating contest
  • Eat ice cream for dinner
  • Make root beer floats
  • Make popsicles
  • Eat corn on the cob
  • Make Homemade Pizza
  • Eat Breakfast for dinner
  • Go on a picnic
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Bake cookies from scratch
  • Drink fresh lemonade
  • Eat a snow cone
  • Make s’mores
  • Eat from a food truck

Spend a Day at the Beach

  • Bury your toes in the sand
  • Jump over the waves
  • Build a sandcastle
  • Collect seashells
  • Watch a sunset
  • Dig a hole that is super deep
  • Play in tide pools
  • Pick up trash

Stay in with the Family

  • Build a fort inside
  • Have a family game night
  • Make a time capsule
  • Have a family slumber party
  • Make Your Own Board Game
  • Create a scavenger hunt
  • Have a pillow fight
  • Stay in PJ’s all day
  • Get temporary tattoos
  • Have a dance party
  • Stay up past midnight
  • Have a spa day
  • Stay barefoot all day
  • Have a movie marathon
  • Put on a show
  • Celebrate Christmas in July
  • Decorate a cardboard box

Travel & Adventure

  • Take a virtual Disney trip
  • Have a Staycation in your town
  • Visit your local zoo
  • Go on a Road Trip
  • Take a picture by a colored wall
  • Play Flashlight Tag
  • Visit a museum
  • Go for a hike
  • Play Mini Golf
  • Take polaroid pictures
  • Play with glow sticks
  • Fly paper airplanes

Learn & Explore

  • Get books to read at the library
  • Do a craft
  • Learn Something New
  • Paint something
  • Send a postcard
  • Learn to do a cartwheel (or somersault for little ones)
  • Make slime
  • Paint & Hide Rocks
  • Read a new book
  • Make Bubbles
  • Hatch butterflies
  • Tie dye shirts
  • Play paint Twister
  • Make a fairy garden
  • Have a shaving cream fight
  • Make sun catchers
  • Start a YouTube Channel
  • Play with Water Beads
  • Finger Paint

Thanks to SwimWays for Sponsoring this 2020 Summer Bucket List for Kids!

SwimWays has been helping children learn to swim for over 50 years and is a trusted brand for families. Their products make my littles ones feel safe and happy as they build confidence to navigate the waters. You can shop for SwimWays pool essentials for your family this summer at WalmartTarget, and Amazon. For helpful tips on pool safety and teaching your kids to swim, check out SwimWays on FacebookTwitter and also Instagram.

Don’t forget to download your Summer Bucket List for Kids printable!

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