Summer Bucket List - 100+ Ideas For The Summer
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You've got the whole of the summer stretched before you - so what are you going to do to keep the kids entertained for 6+ weeks?!
What you need is a summer bucket list - a list of over 100 ideas for things to do in the school summer holidays.
So here is your definitive Summer Bucket List (or should that be bucket and spade list. I'll get me coat....)
Summer Bucket List
- Go To The Seaside
- Make Sandcastles
- Eat Ice Cream
- Go swimming
- Put your feet (or all of you!) in a paddling pool
- Wear sunglasses
- Go bowling.
- Make a suncatcher
- Go Geocaching
- Find painted rocks
- Make your own painted rocks
- Go to a festival
- Go for a walk in the woods
- Sing under a bridge
- See an outdoor movie
- Go to a fair or fete
- Make a go cart and then ride in it.
- Go camping
- Go to your local park
- Try some coin rubbing
- Be a tourist in your own town
- Go to a museum
- Go to an art gallery
- Join a library reading challenge
- Do a summer wordsearch
- Have a water balloon fight.
- Ride in an open top bus
- Colour in some summer colouring pictures
- Use suncream.
- Learn the 6 rules of sun safety.
- Decorate a T-Shirt
- Go skating
- Make your own Playdough with ingredients that you already have in the kitchen.
- Go butterfly spotting.
- Wear all the same colour clothes.
- Go to the cinema. Here are the latest kids movies that are in the cinema right now.
- Wear odd socks
- Play hide and seek
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- Organise a Nature Scavenger Hunt.
- Wear a hat.
- Re-read your favourite book
- Try a tie-dye with those grotty old PE T-shirts and have something unique to wear on holiday this year.
- Build a den.
- Have a sleepover.
- Talk in Pig Latin.
- Go skateboarding.
- Make a paper fan to help you keep cool.
- Tick off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾.
- Learn a few words in a foreign language
- Make your own ice lollies (popsicles)
- Make an event out of the latest family DVD releases.
- Donate some unwanted clothes and toys to a charity shop.
- Make paper planes.
- Write a story.
- Try some kid-friendly cooking.
- Have a proper afternoon tea with cucmber sadwiches and cake and china cups.
- Go for a bike ride.
- Make your own newspaper or magazine
- Visit a Farm Park
- Go to the theatre
- Make an animation.
- Go and feed the ducks - but don't give them bread, it's bad for them. Here are some safe things to feed to ducks.
- Have a picnic.
- Have a picnic indoors on a rainy day.
- Visit a 'pick your own' farm and pick your own fruit and veg.
- Visit a corn maze.
- Get messy with some papier mache.
- Record yourself speaking and be amazed at what you sound like.
- Take the train or bus ride instead of going by car.
- Play Tennis For Free.
- Have a dress-up day. Get out all the kids dressing up costumes, find some old clothes, bags and jewellery and try everything on. Make hats out of card or newspaper.
- Read poetry.
- Have a sports day with all the old favourites – 3 legged race, egg and spoon and a sack race.
- Make your own Sponge Bombs then lob them around to cool off.
- Make a recycled collage. Use old magazines and junk mail to make a picture.
- Be a tourist in your own town by visit your local monuments and museums.
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- Take a dog on one of the UK's 10 best dog walks.
- Make your own jigsaws by cutting out pictures from magazines.
- Make paper lanterns to decorate the garden for a barbeque or party.
- Have a treasure hunt by writing clues to find objects hidden around the house.
- Sing along to your favourite songs.
- Keep a scrapbook of all your summer holiday fun.
- Learn to play chess.
- Go fly a kite.
- Make some leaf rubbings.
- Write a poem
- Go and see a summer pantomime
- Plant some seeds.
- Make paper boats and have your own boat race.
- Be pavement artists and decorate with colourful chalks.
- Throw a cocktail party with these non alcoholic cocktails.
- Do a drawing.
- Check the bottom of the garden for fairies. Take your camera and see what you find.
- Try to run away from your shadow - how do you get on?
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- Paint a picture.
- Go bird watching
- Go on a minibeasts safari
- Go to the zoo
- Hug a tree
- If you live near an airport or airfield, go plane spotting.
- Dance to some music.
- Be really organised and get all your school uniform bought and named in good time. Maybe not the kids idea of a great afternoon out, but excellent for Mum's sanity.
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