Does this ever happen to you? About an hour into summer vacation and already the kids are saying “I’m bored. What can we do now?” To combat summertime boredom, I made this free summer activities bucket list printable so I ALWAYS had an answer to that inevitable question.
Getting through summer is a marathon, not a sprint. Keeping our kids engaged and entertained without spending a small fortune on summer camps and expensive activities is a necessity. 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 Activities 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 activities bucket list, I scoured local free events and our city coupon book. 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 so that we would have a good variety os summer activities to enjoy. Family fun does not have to cost a fortune so be sure to grab and save up those coupons now to use them over the summer.
I brain dumped all my ideas into my 2015 Erin Condren planner and in my 2016 bullet journal collections so I could keep the ideas handy. Isn’t the beach themed notes page just perfect for a summer bucket list?
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Some of our favorite indoor 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.
Free Summer Activities Bucket List Printable – Get it Here!
I love making free printables to share with my readers so I made a prettier version of my Summer Activities 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:
- Watch an Outdoor Movie or Go the Drive-In
- Write and illustrate their own book or comic book
- Start a family book club
- Challenge your kids to Travel the World in Books
- 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?)
- Make Homemade Smoothies
- Clay Studio
- Chase Seagulls at the Beach
- Indoor gym
- Go Bowling
- Camp out in the backyard
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Want More Great Ideas for Summer Activities?
Don’t fear, my blogging friends have more great ideas to share with us. Be sure to stop by and grab their ideas for unforgettable summer fun!
Crystal from Sharing Life’s Moments has another Summer Activities Bucket List with a FREE Printable.
Need to beat the heat? Morgan from Morgan Manages Mommyhood has 5 Pool Games Your Kids will Love to add to your summer activities bucket lists.
Want to keep a good rhythm with meaningful activities? Angela from Setting My Intention has Summer Activities for the Slow Home.
And last but not least, Rachel from Smart Mom, Smart Ideas has 75 Free Summer Activities for Kids, whew that’s a whole lot of free fun!
I hope my summer activities bucket list and my blogging friends’ ideas helps you always have a cure to summertime boredom and an answer to the inevitable question, “Mom, what do we do now?” These fun, free and frugal ideas will help keep your kids entertained all summer long!
What are your favorite summer activities? Share in the comments!
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