With the school year ending soon, you may be looking for activities for yourself and/or your family. Here are over 30 summer “bucket list” items to check out over the next few months that don’t involve computer screen time. Feel free to add your own suggestions, as well.
Go to the zoo or wildlife sanctuary.
See how many books you can read.
Take up an instrument or practice singing.
Go camping in the backyard or at a campsite.
Take a summer class.
Make homemade ice cream or ice pops.
Go swimming at a pool, beach, or splash pad.
Check out local sporting events.
Find a trail to hike or bike.
Research your family history.
Redecorate your room.
Learn how to cook or bake something.
Write a story, article, or blog.
Go fishing or hunting.
Put on a fashion show.
Make a photo album.
Create a short movie or music video.
Have a water fight or go to a water park.
Make good use of nearby parks and climb, swing, or play tag.
Play a board, card, or made-up game.
Grow a garden of vegetables or flowers.
Go to a movie, concert, or play.
Keep a journal or sketch diary.
Learn a new hobby, skill, or language.
Get creative with arts and crafts projects.
Play outdoor yard games, such as badminton, hopscotch, or horseshoes.
Visit a local amusement park, county fair, or carnival.
Build a tower with Legos or another building blocks system.
Put together a 1,000 piece puzzle.
Perform random acts of kindness.
Have a safe and happy summer!
What are your thoughts? Do you have any other ideas for keeping you or your kids busy this summer? Do you have any personal stories you are willing to share? Please feel free to ask questions or share your experiences below.
Jeremy joined Empathia (then NEAS) in 2007 as Manager, Client Care Services, then became an Account Manager/Sales Consultant in 2012. He is also a certified wellness and tobacco cessation coach. Jeremy has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Organizational Management. Prior to joining Empathia, he spent 14 years in the EAP industry in a variety of roles with another behavioral healthcare organization. Jeremy enjoys reading, photography, music, and spending time with his wife and daughters.