Printable Summer Bucket Lists

by | May 19, 2018 | Kid Activities

Last Updated May 2, 2023
All Things Summer

Start summer off with a bang and keep the fun going all summer long with our printable summer bucket lists for kids & moms!

Simple Summer Fun

Even though we lightly work on homeschool lessons over the summer months, I still love to encourage simple summer fun all season long!

From creating summer crafts with my kids to leaning on our backyard pool and other easy summer activities, keeping my kiddos busy throughout the summer months can be a task!

That’s why I take joy in creating fun summer boredom-busters for kids! 

Summer Boredom Busters

When summer finally arrives, my kids tend to be overjoyed and excited and if I’m completely honest, I sometimes am too!

With that said, the idea of having less structured days can be both a blessing and a curse.

Boredom Busters

The excitement of summer wears off quickly and without the consistency of lessons, schedules, and structure, my kids can get bored — and lazy!

That’s why leaning on simple boredom busters is a must if you aren’t homeschooling year-round.

From fun summer activity sheets to these printable bucket lists!

Simple Summer Bucket Lists

If you’re on the lookout for an intense summer bucket list that has a long list of hard-to-reach goals and activities, sorry this isn’t the list for you.

However, if you and your kiddos are simply in need of some summer boredom-busting, this list was totally made with you in mind!

Using a simple list of easy-moderate activities, you and your kiddos can easily complete these bucket lists throughout the summer months with minimal effort — and cash!

Now that’s what I call a win-win.

The Need for Summer Bucket Lists

I love my kids to the moon and back, but being an introverted homeschool mom, my people meter fills up quickly.

This is why I need creative ideas to keep their active minds busy and occupied during the summer months.

Not only is it fun for them, but it also gives me the occasional breather I need!

While we are still working on a few homeschool lessons here and there, my kids still need other goals to keep them from falling into that lazy summer mode that seems to creep up way too easily.

My middle son especially thrives on this kind of thing! He loves checklists and having goals to meet.

With that said, I created these fun bucket list printables for my own kiddos, but I’m super excited to share them with you too!

 

Summer Bucket Lists for All Ages

Since I have 3 kids varying in age, I immediately saw the need for age-appropriate bucket lists.

I know there are certain things my older boys can do that my 5-year-old simply cannot partake in.

So, I created a bucket list for littles, middles, and bigs!

Free Printable Summer Bucket Lists for Kids

While I created the little with my youngest in mind, the middle with my middle kiddo in mind, and the big with my oldest in mind, you can easily pick and choose which list is the best fit for each of your children.

I’m definitely excited to see which of my kiddos will complete their list first this summer.

I have a gut feeling I know who it will be – due to his (very) competitive nature.

However, I could definitely see it taking a turn in a different direction as well!

Gotta love brothers — lots of competition going on in our house!

If you aren’t sure how to use your bucket lists this summer, try one of these go-to ideas!

  • Keep things light and simple. Utilizing your bucket lists anytime boredom arises!
  • Set aside 2 days each week to check 1 thing off, this will ensure you complete your bucket list by summer’s end!
  • Use them as a friendly competition, complete with prizes and everything!

I definitely plan to use ours as a simple competition this summer.

I haven’t come up with an exact prize just yet (it will be something super simple like picking dinner for a night or a themed movie night at home), but it will be a fun little activity for sure!

You might just be amazed at how something as simple as picking dinner for the evening can be a huge motivator in a competition between siblings.

My kids seriously live for this kind of stuff!

Summer Bucket List for Mom

Let’s be honest, mommin’ can be stressful sometimes!

While creating these lists for my own children, I quickly came to the conclusion that I wanted to make one for myself as well.

As busy moms, we are constantly thinking about our kids and their needs.

It can be so incredibly easy to forget about our own!

Boredom Buster Summer Bucket Lists

With that said, what exactly should a mom’s bucket list include?

I seriously had to ask myself this very question.

Over the course of an evening, I simply wrote down all the things I would like to do this upcoming summer!

I’m not into things that take a lot of time, money, or effort. Guess I’m a little summer lazy myself, haha!

So, I created something light and simple.

Keep in mind though, simple can totally be a good thing!

Ready to practice a little mom self-care, summer bucket list style?

No more struggling to find a little time for yourself over the summer!

While the kids are working on their list, Mom gets to work on hers.

So kick back and work towards your own goals, as well as enjoy a little me time.

Free Printable Summer Bucket Lists

Here it is, you guys — this is the main event!

These printable summer bucket lists are perfect for families with kids of all ages and moms too!

Older kiddos can easily fill out their bucket lists on their own, while your little ones may require a little hands-on help from Mom.

Either way, the point is to get the kiddos off the screens and work on busting their boredom with a simple set of goals for the summer.

Try combining these bucket lists with our summer reading challenge & before electronics checklist to enhance your kid’s screen-less summer!

Summer Bucket Lists FREE Printable Bundle

Ready to download, print, and get started on your own summer bucket list?

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I’m so excited to connect and see how you used your summer bucket list printables!

Printable Summer Bucket Lists

Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

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Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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Meet the Author

Life & Homeschool Author

Hey guys! I’m Mary, homeschool mom of 3 amazing kiddos.

I’m so excited that you decided to check out my little corner of the world!

If you have been following our journey for any length of time, you already know that I’m obsessed with coffee, organization, and all things simple.

I’m also a huge dog lover and introvert 💗

My homeschool style is very eclectic.

I enjoy a solid mixture of structure and free range. I set goals for myself and my children each week, but I put no pressure on perfection.

We use a wide variety of curriculum in our home.

Some of our current favorites are The Good and the Beautiful, Life of Fred, Beautiful Feet Books, and Lifepac.

While my kids do spend a good amount of time learning at desks, they also spend countless hours exploring their creativity and practicing a little independence.

I love mountains, rainy days, and sitting by the campfire. 

Our family recently relocated to the PNW and we have been enjoying finding new nature spots to explore together 🙌🏼

I can’t wait to connect and share all the things I’ve learned on our new journey! 

Just a Note…

Thanks for checking out the kid activities portion of the blog! 

Typically summer is the most productive time for my blog. However, our family is currently living in temporary housing and we do not see an end in sight (thank you housing marking 😪) — meaning my workspace & supplies to produce quality content it extremely limited.

I am still working, but it’s nothing like normal.

As always, we appreciate your patience! 

If you enjoyed this article or simply want to see more of our journey, feel free to follow us on social media for more frequent updates.

You can find all of our social accounts below!

FacebookInstagramPinterest

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook group too!

This group is open to all homeschool moms.

Whether you are already knee-deep in your homeschool journey or just dipping your toes in — all homeschool moms are welcome!

Looking forward to connecting! Simply Be Wild & Free Life + Homeschool Blog

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