Summer Bucket List Ideas for Littles

Whether you’re five weeks into summer or have a few weeks of school to go, these Summer Bucket List ideas for littles will keep them entertained from dusk ‘til dawn. We love the season of outdoor exploration and amazing adventures you’ll be reliving for years to come. Cheers to minimizing electronics and creating some pretty kickass memories!

Download our Summer Bucket List Ideas for Littles so you can print and easily mark things off with your kiddos as you complete them!

We’ve rounded up 99 ways to play, create, swim, learn, and dance the summer away from water fun to animal adventures to outdoor excursions to rainy day activities to food-related fun to old school memory making and so much more. Many ideas are free or can be modified for your area or plans you already have!

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Water Fun

Stay cool with splash pads, lakes, beaches, pools and ferry rides!

Give Back

Make gift bags to thank local heroes like firefighters and police officers. Include drinks, snacks, homemade treats, handwritten notes, and whatever will put a smile on their faces! This is a great activity to plan for a playdate so the kids can put a ton of bags together and learn about the importance of giving back.

Foodie Fun

Make dinner a cinch (or skip it altogether) by eating breakfast for dinner, making homemade ice cream, or going berry picking.


Try something new and go somewhere you can explore as a family like a botanical garden, butterfly house or a local landmark.


Embrace creativity and prevent the summer slide with puppet shows, art projects, pretend play and STEM learning.

Take it Back to the Old School

Go back to a simpler time and play outside all day, climb trees and catch fireflies.

Bring your summer to life and share the photos and videos of you and your kiddos having your best summer yet using our summer bucket list ideas for littles by tagging @MetroMomClub and #MMCsummer on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Bust out the sunscreen, stock up on popsicles, and ride the summer wave!

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