Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Need some ideas for summer fun? Our 101 summer checklist will keep your kids busy all summer. PLUS! When you post your summer fun photos on Instagram with #FamilyandKidsGA you’ll be entered to win cool prizes, including passes to Georgia Aquarium, Animal Safari the Atlanta Puppetry Museum, Liberty Bell Pool, The Little White House, Oxbow Meadows Honey Harvest and more. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to find out this week’s prize.

  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Go to Woodruff Park Splash Pad
  • Go camping
  • Picnic at Cooper Creek Park
  • Bake with mom
  • Visit the Columbus Museum
  • Have a nature scavenger hunt
  • Plant a garden
  • Have a themed movie night
  • Go bowling
  • Take a bike ride
  • Feed the ducks at Idle Hour Park
  • Play in the sprinkler
  • Jump at Launch Trampoline Park
  • Fly a kite
  • Play hopscotch
  • Fish Hatchery in Warm Springs
  • Go to the movies
  • Beach day
  • Go to the Rock Ranch
  • Make ice cream
  • Do a random act of kindness
  • Go to Animal Safari
  • Pick up trash on a walking trail
  • Rent a bounce house
  • Go to the library
  • Visit FDR’s Little Whitehouse
  • Put on a talent show
  • Take a first aid class
  • Market Days on Broadway
  • Make a Pinterest craft
  • Day trip to Georgia Aquarium
  • Make paper airplanes
  • Go to an outdoor concert
  • Fly a kite
  • Beach at Callaway Gardens
  • Make playdough
  • Volunteer at a non-profit
  • Have a pajama party
  • Go to a baseball game
  • Go to a Columbus Lions Game
  • Build marshmallow shooters
  • Have a dance party
  • Make ice cream sandwiches
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Pirate Theme Day
  • Christmas in July
  • Set up a Lemonade Stand
  • Visit Atlanta Puppet Museum
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Make a photo journal
  • Write and illustrate a book
  • Cook for Ronald McDonald House
  • Make tie-dye shirts
  • Catch fireflies
  • Star gaze
  • Blow bubbles
  • Attend an event at Oxbow Meadows
  • Watch fireworks
  • Dance in the rain
  • Roast marshmallows
  • Finger paint
  • Play dodge ball
  • Make paper bag puppets
  • Visit Atlanta Children’s Museum
  • Watch a thunderstorm
  • Play flashlight tag
  • Make sponge water bombs
  • Color with sidewalk chalk
  • Camp in the Backyard
  • Eat breakfast for dinner
  • Make wishes on dandelions
  • Story time at Walls of Books
  • Play messy twister
  • Bake cookies for a neighbor
  • Home Depot Kids Workshop
  • Make a birdfeeder
  • Family bowling night
  • Wash the family car
  • Make fresh lemonade
  • Create a slip & slide
  • Start a blessings jar
  • Make friendship bracelets
  • Write a soldier a letter
  • Paint rocks & hide them in town
  • Visit/donate at animal shelter
  • Watch clouds
  • Make handprint art
  • Have a water gun fight
  • Go fishing
  • Fill and bury a time capsule
  • Swim at F.D.R. State Park
  • Go skating
  • Go kayaking
  • Make homemade pizza
  • Have a pillow fight
  • Pick wild flowers
  • Visit a relative
  • Make root beer floats
  • Photograph a butterfly
  • Visit a different playground

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