At the beginning of summer, it seems like you have all the time in the world, but in reality, it usually goes by quite fast. Planning some of your adventures makes them more likely to happen. These summer bucket list ideas for families are here to inspire you to plan an epic summer for you and your family. Have fun!

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  1. Pack dinner and have a dinner picnic on the beach
  2. Run a lemonade stand
  3. Plan a scavenger hunt for your kids in your yard or neighborhood.
  4. Go on a bike ride
  5. Make popsicles or another frozen treat and enjoy it with your kids
  6. Build a fort outside in the grass
  7. Camp out in your backyard
  8. Do a cartwheel
  9. Roll down a hill
  10. Fly a kite
  11. Jump over the waves
  12. Build a sandcastle
  13. Go to a drive-in movie theater
  14. Eat a hot dog from the grill
  15. Have a water balloon fight
  16. Go to a carnival or town fair
  17. Go berry picking
  18. Go to a  family-friendly outdoor concert
  19. Go to a waterpark
  20. Go to a baseball game
  21. Play in the sprinklers
  22. Lay in a hammock
  23. Get ice cream from an ice cream truck
  24. Go to a farmer’s market
  25. Watch early morning cartoons
  26. Stay in your pajamas all-day
  27. Do chalk drawings on your driveway or street
  28. Swim in a lake or the ocean
  29. Catch fireflies
  30. Go on a road trip with the family
  31. Eat a funnel cake
  32. Make artwork using finger paints outside
  33. Eat breakfast for dinner
  34. Go on a staycation
  35. Collect seashells
  36. Make s’mores
  37. Plant flowers
  38. Plant a garden with your kids and eat what you grow
  39. Eat corn on the cob
  40. Eat watermelon on a hot day
  41. Eat Strawberry Shortcake
  42. Spend a day barefoot
  43. Lay on the grass and look at the stars
  44. Make homemade lemonade
  45. Have a family slumber party
  46. Swing on the swings at a park with your kids
  47. Go fishing
  48. Play frisbee
  49. Go to a splash pad
  50. Find a sunflower
  51. Float in a pool
  52. Let your kids play until dark -at least one night during the summer
  53. Play jump rope or hopscotch
  54. Host a BBQ for family and friends
  55. Make S’mores
  56. Light sparklers
  57. Go on a boat ride
  58. Watch a thunderstorm
  59. Play miniature golf
  60. Visit a farm
  61. Visit a new playground
  62. Make or paint a bird feeder and hang it in your yard
  63. Slide on a Slip ‘n Slide
  64. Make tie-dye shirts
  65. Blow bubbles
  66. Have a yard sale -get your kids to sell some of their old toys
  67. Make hand-painted stones for your backyard or garden
  68. Go to the zoo
  69. Collect shells at the beach
  70. Climb a tree
  71. Have storytime outside
  72. Splash in the rain
  73. Play tag, Red Light Green Light, or Mother May I
  74. Do Face Painting with your kids
  75. Go Camping
  76. Have a hula hoop contest
  77. Play flashlight tag
  78. Have your kids help wash the car on a warm day
  79. Eat food from a food truck
  80. Get one good family photo
  81. Have a family board game night
  82. Get a pinata just for fun
  83. Tell stories outside under the stars
  84. Do a science experiment
  85. Bury a time capsule
  86. Spend one day outside all day and unplugged from phones, tv, and radio
  87. Put on a family play
  88. Walk or run in a short race or 5k to benefit a good cause
  89. Watch a sunrise
  90. Watch a sunset
  91. Make a homemade pie with local berries
  92. Have ice cream for breakfast or dinner
  93. Race your kids through a grassy field barefoot
  94. Make a nature bracelet
  95. Let your kids get dirty
  96. Look for bugs in the dirt
  97. Have a family dance party
  98. Play whiffle ball or kickball
  99. Have your kids make dinner (with supervision)
  100. Go kayaking or canoeing
  101. Lay on the grass and look at the clouds

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