This free printable summer bucket list is a fun activity for your family to record all of the exciting activities you’re planning to enjoy this summer break! Print off the blank bucket list template and fill it in with the list of summer activity ideas in this post and your own ideas for your best summer ever!
In our home we love summer and try to make the most of that summer break by creating a summer bucket list of things that we want to make sure to squeeze in… because those summer months are fleeting!
If you’ve ever gotten to the end of summer and realized the time has flown and you haven’t made time for the water balloon fight you’d been talking about or the fun road trip you’ve been dreaming of… this is a great way to make sure you make time for those priorities.
Before we wrap up the school year, we like to sit down and make a list of activities we’d like to enjoy over the summer and a great place to record these… is on a free printable summer bucket list!
Whether this includes a big exciting summer vacation, an outdoor concert or even at-home independent play and science experiments… you can use this printable summer bucket list template to create your own personalized summer bucket list full of your own ideas for the best summer yet.
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This free printable bucket list template is just one part of a collaboration that I’m doing with some of my favourite printable designer friends, so you can scroll to the bottom and find even more summer printables from some very talented ladies!
I’ve created two different versions of this free bucket list template, one with 30 blank spaces for you to fill in fun things and another with just 20 blank spaces for summer fun.
Whether you choose to use this as a summer to-do list for your personal goals or a collaborative list for your entire family full of fun ways to make the most of summer break… this summer bucket list template is easy to download and use however you like.
Since this is a blank bucket list template… you get to fill it in yourself with your own great ideas. I firmly believe the best bucket list is the one that is full of your own summer bucket list ideas.
That means summer fun that your entire family will love… not just ideas of things that some family that is not much like yours somewhere online came up with. I mean, if there’s a bunch of camping activities on that summer bucket list and you don’t own a tent… that might not be a great time without additional cost to your family.
Looking for a place to start? Our family has been making a summer bucket list for several years now, so I’ve gone ahead and included a list of fun ideas for your summer bucket list in this post.
Of course, add whatever fun ideas and exciting ideas you have to your own list.. this is a blank slate! If you’re interested in different designs for a summer bucket list template, you can see this hand lettered version here and a bright and cheerful bucket list full of easy to check off summer fun ideas.
Fun ideas for water play to beat the summer heat:
- Hit the water slides
- Slip and slide
- Water Balloon Fight
- Water Fight
- Jump in the lake
- Go boating
- Find a new beach
- Catch minnows
- Go swimming
- Learn to dive
- Tread water for 5 minutes
- Learn to water ski (or wakeboard or wake surf or knee board!)
- Try skim boarding
- Run through the sprinkler
- Paddle board
- Head to a splash pad
- Rent a peddle boat
Free summer bucket list ideas:
- Do an outdoor scavenger hunt
- Build sand castles
- Climb a tree
- Play hop scotch
- Take a walk to explore new places
- Take a hike
- Go stargazing
- Hit up the local library
- Family Movie night
- Play a board game outside
- Picnic instead of eating inside!
More fun summer bucket list ideas:
- Campfire time!
- Roast hot dogs
- Make S’mores
- Tie-Dye Shirts
- Make homemade ice cream
- Take a day trip
- Try a science experiment
- Grow a backyard cut flower garden
- Find a new ice cream place
- Make your own popsicles
- Build some DIY backyard games
This is a blank list… While you could sit down and fill out your own bucket list for your family, I love to involve each family member- asking what their ideas of things to add to the family summer bucket list are. I let them each add a couple fun activities and try to make sure to include a couple new activities instead of including all the same ideas as last year.
It’s so much fun for the whole family to work towards checking all of the fun activities off of our summer to-do list. It’s also a fun way to make sure you’re prioritizing family time and it’s such a great way for us to try new things. If you’re feeling in a rut and letting the days go by without enjoying all the fun summer activities your local area has to offer… this is the perfect way to change things up and make this summer the best yet.
So… how will you fill in this free printable template with summer things? Will it be full of attainable free activities or big adventures! Let’s get it printed and filled in with different activities so you can start making fun memories with your whole family!
How to download these free printable Summer Bucket List Templates
To download these summer bucket list free printables is so simple. To get these directly delivered to your inbox, just enter your email address in the box below and I’ll send you a confirmation email. Clicking the button in the email will open the file up directly.
Both designs are in one PDF format document on separate pages. Some browsers will automatically start a download and in others you will need to right click and select ‘save’. It should save to your download folder to make them easy to find for printing.
Like all freebies on Lemon Thistle, this printable is free for personal use. Use it for your own home, your friends, your classroom… but no selling or redistributing. More questions? See all my policies here.
How to Print these free summer bucket list templates
PDF documents are so easy to print off and don’t need any fancy printer settings like photos would. You can print this summer bucket list with your home printer or send it to a local print shop. While you can print it on any paper… I love to print these on card stock so they stand up better over a summer full of use.
If you use this free printable to create your own family’s summer bucket list… I would SO love to see! You can tag me @colleenpastoor on Instagram or shoot me an email colleen(at)lemonthistle(dot)com!
MORE AWESOME Free Printables for Summer
Today I’m partnering with some amazing printable designers to share even more free summer printables for you to use as we head into the summer season! Click the links below to be taken to their site and the freebie!
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