Make a Summer Bucket List (plus a free printable!)

Make a Summer Bucket List with this free printable! What do YOU want to do this summer? (Also some tips on making this list FUN and not another to-do list!)

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Ah, summer! My favorite time of the year is finally here. My parents were both teachers so summer meant a collective sigh of school being over and time to go camping, work in the yard (read, play in the sprinklers for us girls), and lots and lots of art projects. Not to mention one of my sisters and I have June birthdays—whoohoo! Now as an adult, I’ve found that if I don’t make some sort of a summer bucket list, the weekends fly by so quickly we’re suddenly in September and realizing we only went over to the coast one time. Oops.

This year, I thought it’d be fun to make a free printable for you (you can click to download it here) so you could make your own summer bucket list. If you’re new to this concept, read on! :)

Make a Summer Bucket List with this free printable! What do YOU want to do this summer? (Also some tips on making this list FUN and not another to-do list!)

How to Make a Summer Bucket List

Print out the printable provided here. (You don’t need fancy paper for this.)

—Think of some of the things you’d like to do this summer. Brainstorm on a separate sheet of paper if you’d like. Then write them in the spaces on the printable (the rays of the sun are the spaces.)

—Have fun, write in different colors, and maybe even leave a few spaces open for surprise adventures.

—Your bucket list items don’t have to be ah-mazing and off the charts like going to Italy or white-water rafting. You’ll be more likely to doing many of the things on your list if there’s a range of super-easy things to do as well. Some ideas could be:

  • Visit the farmer’s market and buy one piece of summer fruit. Oh, how I love peaches, plums, nectarines, et al!
  • Host a BBQ.
  • Draw a tiny sketch every day for 30 days.
  • Go on a walk, and take pictures.
  • Go on a creative retreat. :)
  • Check out the free events in town, and go to one.

—Make sure you don’t make your bucket list into a colossal and overwhelming To-Do list. This is supposed to be fun!

This summer is going to be BUSY for my husband and I as we are getting ready to launch a super exciting project into the world at the end of July. But we’re going to take some time to write out our summer bucket list too because we love going on little adventures as a family!

What’s on YOUR bucket list for this summer?

2 thoughts on “Make a Summer Bucket List (plus a free printable!)

  1. Such a great idea. I’ve seen it before, but not with such a cute printable! I think my bucket list will include things like taking that creative retreat at my local park, another retreat at a coffee shop, and walking into a local store or business I’ve never been in before. I’m not sure what else yet. Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much, Crystle! And I love your idea about exploring a local store or business. I have a couple in mind here in town, too, that I want to make time to visit this summer. I should write it on the list because I’ll forget. :) Have a great day!

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