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Are you looking for a fun summer bucket list full of outdoor activities for young children? The summer season is the perfect time to get outside, try out some new activities in the backyard, stay up late, visit new places, and most importantly have lots of fun.
Below you will find a list of ideas that your family can do together during the summer months to get outside, combat boredom, encourage exploration, and create lasting memories.
Summer Outdoor Fun Bucket List for Young Kids
- Run through a sprinkler.
- Play in a kiddie pool.
- Slide down a lawn water slide.
- Eat popsicles.
- Roast marshmallows and make smores.
- Catch lightning bugs.
- Go to the beach.
- Have a picnic.
- Plant something, water it daily, and watch it grow.
- Go fishing.
- Eat watermelon.
- Eat homemade ice cream.
- Play in the sand.
- Help mom or dad wash the car in the driveway.
- Play with sidewalk chalk.
- Learn how to swim.
- Blow bubbles.
- Spray a water hose.
- Play in the mud.
- Ride a tricycle, bicycle, or balance bike.
- Stay up late.
- Have an evening campout in the yard.
- Go on a walk in the morning or evening.
- Play at a splash pad.
- Play at a new park.
- Visit a sno cone stand.
- Go to a baseball game.
These are just some of the many fun things you can do together outside as a family. No matter what activities you end up doing this summer, make sure everyone stays hydrated, wears sunscreen and bug spray, and has lots of fun!
What are your favorite things to do as a family during the summer?
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