Toddler’s and Baby’s Summer Bucket List

Summertime is finally here! Since I have two kids under the age of two, I have to think of things to do outside that they can both enjoy. While I don’t love being outside, I know my kids do. It’s easier to have the ideas right in front of my face, on a piece of paper, so I don’t have to think when it’s time to go outside! Make sure to grab your own free printable bucket list for your child at the bottom of this post.

If you have young children this summer, keep busy with these great free or extremely cheap activities. Snag a free printable bucketlist so you can keep track of it all!I’ve come up with several ideas for our summer bucket list. The activities listed in the upper section are most appropriate for a child younger than one. The rest of the activities are probably great for most other children. I’m no expert on children, but this list is what I think would work great for my own kids.

And did I mention that all of these activities can be done for next to nothing? Now that’s a bargain!

Less than 12 months

Kiddie pool in backyard
Park (swings, slides, play ball, etc.)
Visit the farm
Dig dirt
Explore front or backyard (leaves, grass, bugs, etc.)
Blow bubbles
Watch bugs, birds, planes, cars, etc.
Read outside under a tree
Go on a hike
Picnic at the park
Play with toys on a blanket
Nap on blanket in the shade

If you have young children this summer, keep busy with these great free or extremely cheap activities. Snag a free printable bucketlist so you can keep track of it all!Up to 3 years

Splash pad
Library once a week
Popsicles and ice cream cones
Trace body on sidewalk with chalk
Play in the water
Play in a sandbox
Feed the ducks with some stale bread
Paint grass/deck/sidewalk with colored water
Play with colored ice cubes

Print out your own summer bucketlist (HERE) so your child can check off the boxes as they are completed.

What do you do with your kids in the summer for free?

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  1. One of my favorite activities in the summer when I was growing up was putting a sprinkler under the tramp and jumping all day. We don’t have a tramp, otherwise I would be doing that with my kids most days of the week. I love the summer! recently posted…Spit it out!My Profile

    • We did that too! I only lasted a whole 5 minutes, though. I know, I’m super pathetic. I don’t even know how to swim!

      Have fun in the sun with the kids!

  2. Love this list! My 1 and 3 year old would even love everything you mentioned in the 12 months and under category! What a neat list because most lists seem to be made for the older crowd and not really oriented for the little ones. Thanks for these ideas!
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    • I am so sorry I am barely getting back to you! I had never checked my spam folder, and I just barely did. Your comments were just sitting there (no idea why yours came up as spam)! I feel terrible.

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I agree. Most of these lists are geared towards the older kids. I hope you have fun outside this summer with your boys!

  3. these are some great ideas, we like to go on walks around our neighborhood. Also swimming in lakes, a water table is a HUGE hit, and helping with gardening. They can do things like water, help plant…. Also I forgot to mention play in a sand box. My kids are all about that.
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    • Thank you for adding more to the list! I have to find out more about water tables. I just started hearing about them this year. I appreciate your comment!

  4. Michelle says:

    You should feed ducks frozen peas, lettuce or grapes cut in half not bread.


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