It is about an hour into summer vacation and already the kids are saying “I’m bored. What can we do?” To combat summertime boredom, last year I made this summer bucket list free printable so I ALWAYS had an answer to that inevitable question.
Gettting through summer is a marathon, not a sprint. Keeping our kids engaged, entertained without spending a small fortune on summer camps and expensive activities. Why not have free or nearly free fun at Camp Mom instead?
Have you noticed yet how much I love making lists and printables? If you hang out with me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll see I am a planner addict and list maker extraordinaire. I had all these ideas floating around in my head for a Summer Bucket List for fun, free or frugal ideas for the kids and I to do over the summer and I thought I’d share them with you too!
Making a List With Free Events & Coupons
To make my summer bucket list, I scoured local free events and our city coupon book to get ideas for our summer bucket list. I put a little dot next to the activities for which I have a coupon. I picked activities for sunny vs. rainy days and activities for my good days with Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. my bad days when we are housebound. Family fun does not have to cost a fortune so be sure to grab and save up those coupons to use them over the summer.
I brain dumped all my ideas into my 2015 Erin Condren planner so I could keep the ideas handy. Isn’t the beach themed notes page just perfect for a summer bucket list? This year, I’ll be corralling Summer Bucket List ideas into my bullet journal collections too.
(Note: if you’re interested in an Erin Condren planner or goodies, you can use my referral link and sign up to get a $10 off coupon for your first order. I get a $10 off coupon too to pay for this planner addiction of mine).
Some of our favorite summer activities are the free DIY clinics and cooking classes. Lowes and Home Depot offers free workshops where kids can build their own wood projects. I love the Williams-Sonoma free technique cooking classes but they also offer free junior chef cooking classes for kids. We went to a few last year and my kids loved making fresh smoothies, ice cream and pizza with the teacher. I always learn something helpful to improve my cooking in their classes. Michaels and AC Moore also have art classes and free project ideas online to keep kids busy during a summer thunderstorm.
Summer Bucket List Free Printable – Download Here!
Since I had not made a free printable in awhile, I made a prettier version of my Summer Bucket List just for you. So save it, pin it, print it, frame it, the choice is yours to have fun! I hope my list helps inspire you with your own summertime fun ideas.
Not everything from my manual list made it into the printable, there just wasn’t enough room. Some other ideas we had:
- Go to the planetarium
- Find constellations in the sky
- Visit IMAX theater
- Laser Tag & Go-Karts
- Ice Skating/Roller Skating
- Visit a New Park
- Music Lessons
- Indoor Playground
- Rock Climbing Wall
- Comedy Show/Kids’ Puppet Theater
- Walk to Dunkin Donuts (what fun places can you walk/bike to?)
- Homemade Smoothies
- Clay Studio
- Chase Seagulls at the Beach
- Indoor gym
- Go Bowling
For more free printables for weekly planning and blogging, check out my printables page.
I hope my summer bucket list free printable helps you always have a cure to summertime boredom and an answer to the inevitable question, “Mom, what do we do now?” These ideas will help keep your kids entertained all summer long!
What are your favorite summer activities? Share in the comments!
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