We only have eighteen summers with our kids at home before they are off to the land of adulting. After 2020’s “summer of quarantine” and last years “dipping our toes back into life”, it feels even more important to soak up the fun and create as many memories as we can this summer!
Here is a list of ideas for a summer bucket list and a free printable which your family can use to create your own summer bucket list!
Orlando Mom Collective Summer Bucket List (+ Free Printable)
- Have a picnic at Lake Eola Park.
- Book a Staycation for fun and rest close to home.
- Have a water balloon fight.
- Draw a chalk hopscotch on the sidewalk and play.
- Go bowling.
- Visit the Mead Botanical Gardens.
- Go on a scenic boat tour in Winter Park.
- Fly a kite.
- Spend the afternoon at Disney Springs.
- Explore local “Free Little Library’s”
- Visit a splash pad for a day of water fun.
- Paint rocks and hide them around your neighborhood or at a local park for others to find.
- Send a postcard to a friend or family member.
- Try as many new ice cream flavors as you can to beat the heat.
- Make a homemade pizza.
- Go to Wekiva Springs.
- Go on a scavenger hunt.
- Visit a farmers market.
- Pack a picnic lunch and explore a new local park for the day.
- Visit the Brevard Zoo.
- Make a tie-dye shirt.
- Take a day to give back and volunteer as a family.
- Visit the library for story time.
- Go fishing.
- Visit the Science Center.
- Help your kids create a lemonade stand and let them decide how to use the money they make.
- Have a family game night.
- Ride bikes on the Orange County Trails.
- Go shopping at a thrift store.
- Visit the Sanford Zoo.
- Make a bird feeder.
- Visit the Sea Life Aquarium.
- Load the whole family up for a vacation, whether it is just for the day or for several, enjoy memory making with a change or scenery.
- Build a fort.
- Have a bubble blowing contest.
- Go to the Crayola Factory.
- Ride the iRide Trolley on I-Drive.
- Go to Kelly Park/Rock Springs.
- Go camping at Fort Wilderness or even in your own backyard.
- Host a backyard BBQ.
- Make a summer reading list and try to read each day.
- Have a dance competition with friends.
- Go to a farm and pick berries.
- Explore a new hobby.
- Go out to eat at a family-friendly restaurant.
- Visit a local theme park.
- Let your child plan a day of activities.
- Create a scrapbook or all your summer memories!
Be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps for extra fun this summer!
We have tons of resources and a downloadable summer calendar too!
Don’t forget your summer reading!
What ideas do you have for your summer bucket list? Share with us!