Summer Bucket List For Tweens and Teens!

It’s that time again.  The sweet spot in the year where the entire summer lays before you.  Ripe with promise, full of hope.  We dream of sunny days at the beach, long walks in the woods, an entire season to make those memories your kids will look back on for their rest of their lives with fondness.  You can just picture it; their stories beginning with “I remember when I was growing up...”.  No pressure, but there is a saying; “You only get 18 summers with your kids“. Eighteen ridiculous short, flash by before eyes, gone before you know it,  summer vacations to create beautiful memories with your children.

So when the harsh reality hits that you really only have 18 summers before the pressures of College or University take hold, those Summer Bucket Lists begin to look a whole lot different.  Each summer for as long as I can remember my girls and I have created a Summer Bucket List.  Creating a list of dreams, tasks, must do’s for our ultimate summer.  Then for the next 8 weeks, we just go for it. When my girls were little we included things like; learning how to swim with faces in the water, bubble parties and making sparkly slime.  As the years flew by the lists have morphed and changed but one thing has remained the same; the idea is that we squeeze in as much into our two months of freedom as possible.

So once again, here are our ideas for the Ultimate Summer Bucket List For Teens.


I hope your summer is everything you dreamed it could be.  Full of joy, stuffed with laughter and adventure.  Now go out there and enjoy it!  Happy Summer!


  1. kathy downey says:

    I just had ice cream for breakfast,a super fudge(chapmans).Thanks for the awesome list

  2. Wonderful ideas – I love the plan of collecting beautiful seashells with my teenage niece!

  3. Laurie P says:

    That’s some list! Definitely would have been super handy with my teen a couple years ago! I must share…

  4. Melinda Jana says:

    that’s a good list for sure. drive in theaters are fun!

  5. Lynda Cook says:

    This is a great bucket list for the kids to do over the summer, will keep them busy!!

  6. Oh gosh – some of these things I haven’t done in ages!

  7. Krista M says:

    Swim in the dark is a cool one. Sometimes when camping we take the boat out on the lake late at night & jump in for a nighttime swim. It’s so freaky & cold but so fun!

  8. For us it really has come down to a list of things for summer. Otherwise it is over and we did … nada.

  9. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    For teens AND adults who still have a teenage mentality, such as myself. I totally eat ice cream for dinner.

  10. got fireworks checked for sure 4 nights in a row at Niagara Falls, boom boom crack! 🙂

  11. Such a simple but fun list! We used to live in a town with a drive-in movie and really miss it. We make sure to go every time we get back home in the summer.

  12. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This is a great list and boy do I wish I was able to do any of them especially the go zip line because that looks like so much fun

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