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Summer Bucket List for Kids (with Connecticut Links)

Summer Bucket List for Kids (with Connecticut Links)

Going into summertime, it’s a good idea to make a loose schedule for yourself and the kids. Mark major events on your calendar so you can see where you have openings for summer fun. Then, make a summer bucket list of ideas for kids! Making a summer bucket list is a fun and easy tradition to start the summer. This free and low-cost summer bucket list for kids will get you started! Plus, if you live in Connecticut, I’ve include area ideas and links to match the ideas!

Updates in red for 2019!

Summer Bucket List for Kids & Families

Summer Bucket List

Most of these summer bucket list for kids can be done anywhere in the U.S. For my local readers, I have Connecticut-area links! All the ideas here are free or low cost (sometimes making use of library passes, etc).

  • $ indicates the activity may cost a small fee (generally under $5/person).
  • * indicates you can probably search for a free/library pass.

Outdoor activities to put on your Summer Bucket List

Outdoor at Home

  • Have a backyard campout
  • Keep a nature journal! Look for butterflies, ladybugs, and birds! (Check out my bird watching for kids guide)
  • Make s’mores – Use a backyard firepit to have a safe fire at home!
  • Make gigantic bubbles

Outdoor Water Fun

Outdoor Nature Fun

Outdoor Local Fun

Indoor Activities for your Summer Bucket List

These indoor activities for your summer bucket list are perfect for rainy days!

Indoor Fun at Home

Indoor Fun Out & About

What’s on your Summer Bucket List? If you’re in Connecticut, what do you recommend?

Summer Bucket List


Thursday 1st of June 2017

Much more fun than the "Honey Do" list!

The Little Tourist

Thursday 4th of February 2016

Great list!

Kiddobloom mom

Friday 29th of August 2014

We valued these precious moments with families and friends. We even created kiddobloom bucket list apps available for free for android devices users. Just type the list and get a picture from google, voila, you'll have a polaroid like bucket list on your android device.

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Sunday 9th of June 2013

[...] already shared with you our summer bucket list with lots of local activities we hope to catch as a [...]


Sunday 2nd of June 2013

Great ideas for things to do while I'm babysitting this summer!