The summer of 2020 is certainly not teeing up to look like what anyone had in mind. Between camp cancellations, summer vacations put on pause and social distancing from others, it can be challenging to see the glass half full.

Creating a summer bucket list with your child is an easy way to try to make the best of summer and create activities for you and your little one to look forward to. Whether it’s a quick activity or a full day, these activities are sure to help summer feel like fun! Here are a few of our ideas that you could add to your list:

  1. Have a backyard picnic
  2. Watch the sunset
  3. Fly kites at the park
  4. Camp out in the backyard for a night
  5. Stargaze
  6. Have a bon fire and make s’mores
  7. Run through the sprinkler
  8. Enjoy a popsicle
  9. Grow a plant or vegetable garden
  10. Make your own lemonade
  11. Paint pet rocks
  12. Ride your bike to a new location
  13. Watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July
  14. Have a water balloon fight
  15. Try a new ice cream flavor
  16. Cover the driveway in a sidewalk chalk creation
  17. Jump in a puddle
  18. Catch fireflies
  19. Make tie-dye shirts or sweatshirts
  20. Wash the car with the hose
  21. Blow bubbles
  22. Eat watermelon
  23. Go on a nature scavenger hunt
  24. Do a puzzle on a rainy day
  25. Have a pajama day
  26. Have a dance party
  27. Read a book outside
  28. Learn a magic trick
  29. Play cards with your siblings
  30. Build a pillow fort
  31. Write a letter to mail to a friend
  32. Water the plants in your yard
  33. Make a bird feeder
  34. Create an obstacle course outside
  35. Make slime
  36. Find a toy to donate
  37. Have a family movie night
  38. Go bug hunting
  39. Have breakfast for dinner
  40. Play frisbee
  41. Make a pizza
  42. Watch the clouds
  43. Make and fly paper airplanes
  44. Make homemade popsicles
  45. Finger paint
  46. Watch a new movie
  47. Take a nap outside
  48. Pick a bouquet of flowers
  49. Go bird watching
  50. Run barefoot in the grass

This summer doesn’t look quite like previous years, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had! Tag us in your summer bucket list so we can see how you’re creating your own fun.