Summer Bucket List Ideas

By Whitney Cornelison | Simplifying Family

for the whole family

"The summer night is like a perfection of thought."

—Wallace Steven

Make memories this summer with this list of  Summer Bucket List Ideas to help you and your family brainstorm ways to make this Summer, an intentional Summer before it’s over.

Go on a nature scavenger hunt.


With the weather warming up, spend more time outside and mix learning with outdoor play.

Plant a Garden


Plant an herb garden together and use the herbs in recipes you cook together all summer.

Create a Portable Sandbox


Swipe up to learn how to create your own mess free portable sandbox. Perfect for outdoor play or taking on a trip.

Create Homemade Popsicles


What better way to cool down this Summer than with a patriotic-inspired red, white and blue Strawberry, Coconut Water, and Blueberry Popsicles?

Learn How to Make Soap


Learn a new skill this summer! Swipe up for an easy to make soap recipe to start with.

Create a Vacation Countdown


Swipe up to learn how to make this adorable Disney Vacation Countdown.

Create a Duct Tape Tote


Fun and useful, this duct tape tote bag is perfect for your summer adventures.

Grow Garden from Scraps


It's easier than you think! Check out the link below to learn how to grow a garden from store bought scraps.

Make Slime


Making Science Fun. Slime is a fun way to bring science alive. This Frozen slime recipe is a great science experiment to show how polymers work.

Plan a Staycation


Make memories and save money. Swipe up for tips for planning a memory-filled staycation on a budget.