Family Summer Bucket List: 50 Fun, Cheap and Free Summer Ideas

 Summer Fun without breaking the bank Grab your Free Family Summer Bucket List printable and let’s have an excellent time.

Summer is almost here, and the kiddos will be out of school for summer break for a few months. If you’re like most families living on a budget, the big question is What are we going to do with the kids this summer that won’t break the bank. Now is the perfect time try to find and to put together a Family Summer Bucket List of Fun, Cheap and free activities that the whole family will enjoy.

 There is soo many exciting things going on doing the summer time. But you don’t have to spend a ton of money for your family to have a good time. Yes, I know as parents we want to give our children the best of everything. 

The reality is some of the best childhood memories that will stay with your child forever won’t be that costly vacation it will be the pure, fun and lot of time free moments of them just hanging out with their family and friends.

I have put together a Family Summer Bucket List to get my family’s summer adventures off to a good start, That you welcome to use to help get your family’s summer adventures going.

Here’s what my Kiddos and I were able to come up with.

  1. Go to the Zoo
  2. Hurt for Bugs
  3. Have a picnic
  4. Make&Sell Lemonade
  5. Have a water balloon fight
  6. Have Gluestick Party
  7. Make S’more
  8. Go to the Water Park
  9. Build a sand castle at the beach
  10. Go, Bowling
  11. Go on a Scavenger Hunt
  12. Arts & Crafts
  13. Go on a Road Trip
  14. Watch Fireworks
  15. Play in the Sprinklers
  16. Explorer National Park
  17. Fly a Kite
  18. Go camping
  19. Go fishing
  20. Go to a baseball game.
  21. Make Tie-Dye Shirts
  22. Go, Berry Picking
  23. Visit a farmer Market
  24. Eat breakfast for dinner
  25. Have a pillow fight
  26. Catch fireflies in a jar
  27. Go swimming
  28. Outdoor Movie night
  29. Visit a Museum
  30. All you can Eat Popsicles
  31. Plant a Garden
  32. Have a sleepover
  33. DIY Slip’N Slide
  34. Go roller skating
  35. Host a BBQ for your family & friends.
  36. Make a bird feeder to hang in the Backyard
  37. Go for a family bike ride
  38. Go on a nature walk
  39. Play frisbee
  40. Have a family game night
  41. Play kickball
  42. jump rope
  43. Hand wash the car
  44. feed the ducks at the park
  45. Play freeze tag
  46. Go to the library
  47. play tag
  48. Camp out in the living room to play board games
  49. Go to a splash pad
  50. Make homemade ice cream

As you can see the list the kids and I was able to come up with is filled with Fun, cheap and a lot of free activities that won’t bust the budget over the summer break.

Keeping Track of Your Family Summer Bucket List

You can download and print a Free copy of my  Family Summer Bucket List for ideas and use it to help you keep track of your family’s summer adventures. I also include a blank version.



Take lots of photos of each bucket list item you complete. At the end of the summer put together a slideshow for the whole family to watch together and reflect back on the remarkable summer that they had this year. You can also make a unique photo album.