Doodles’ 100 Days of Summer Bucket List – 100 summer activities for kids
Update: As we have been on holidays for over a month at this stage, I thought that this would be a good opportunity to cross of what we have done to date (full list below in a graphic)! We have been very busy!
Also, this morning the lovely Lindsey at 101thingstodowithkids mentioned me in her post about her summer list. She also included Ali’s bucket list from My Life. My Love – if you get a chance, take a look at their great lists as well as their fantastic blogs. Ali includes a gorgeous pledge to her family about making this summer a special and meaningful one.
Doodles finished preschool today and he is so excited to be on his summer holidays. Over the last few days he has helped me to compile a list of everything he wants to do this summer. Most of the items on the list are suitable for all kids, everywhere. One or two of the activities are specific to our locality and the trips we are taking this summer as a family.
Our 100 Days of Summer Bucket List
Build a sandcastle Paddle in rockpools Swim in the sea Visit a waterpark Visit an aquarium Camp out in the garden Host a BBQ and water fight birthday party Visit daddy’s office Take the train to Dublin to visit daddy at work Learn to cycle without stabilisers
- Grow pumpkins
Grow carrots Create a maze in the meadow Swim in Keem Bay in Achill Cycle the Greenway in Mayo Paint with feet Try lots of bubbles ideas Build an obstacle course Eat breakfast outside Go on a picnic Go on a scavenger hunt Go Geocaching Visit new school Build a tent in the garden Build a fort Play hop scotch Jump through the sprinkler
- Make a butterfly feeder
Go swimming Visit Monaco Grow sunflowers Visit the playground Fly a kite Make lots of different types of playdough Make ice lollies Draw on the patio/driveway with chalk Bubble paint Make slime Play dress up Play tag Play musical statues Collect shells Play hide and seek
- Play Sardines
- Go to the zoo
- Visits Imaginosity – Dublin Children’s Museum
Explore the market in Frejus in France Visit the Gorges de Verdon in the South of France Take a boat trip Visit the Natural History Museum Borrow books from the library Buy a Skylanders set Throw water balloons Watch airplanes landing and taking off Visit our local conservation centre and explore the nature walks Visit a farm
- Admire the sculptures at the local sandcastle and sculpture competition
Race on the scooters
- Paint an under the sea mural in the garden
Beach theme messy/sensory play Science experiments Make a balloon powered racecar Toast marshmallows Stargazing Night time picnic
- Strawberry picking
Jump in muddy puddles
- Paint rocks
Build toy boats Wash the car Roll down a hill
- Paint on the glass patio doors
- Make a shaving cream slip ‘n slide
Create water slide in garden Play football Bake cookies Take photos of our adventures Face paint
- Play lawn twister
Discover what’s inside the giant ice cube! Feed the ducks Fishing Take a ferry ride
- Collect lady bugs
Blow Dandelion clocks
- Make daisy chains
Paper airplanes Basketball
- Play mini golf
Get buried in the sand Climb a tree
- Make ice cream
Jump on the trampoline Water relay races with buckets of water Pick flowers Read books on beanbags outside Take playroom toys outdoors
- Parachute games
Squirt gun painting
Check back over the summer to see how we are getting on with our list!
What would you add to the list?