​Who else has ever made a bucket list – filled with all those great intentions – and then felt total mom guilt when … not so many of the things on that bucket list actually happened? Please, please, tell me I’m not the only one!

On one hand, bucket lists are fun and can help us as moms to be more intentional about activities we want to do with our families. On the other hand, they can create unreasonable expectations, overwhelm and stress. And being stressed and overwhelmed takes all the joy out of the experiences that we were trying to create in the first place.

Enter – bucket list bingo! 

Summer Bucket List – Bingo

With this small twist on a traditional bucket list, you can still feel a sense of accomplishment, even if you don’t manage to get to everything on the list.

To play this Summer Bucket List Bingo simply print out the game card. There is an option with one already filled in, or print out the blank version and fill out the boxes with your own bucket list items. Then, head out for adventure!

Have fun together accomplishing your chosen activities and cross off each item you’ve completed. When you get 5 in a row – score – you win! Want the game to be over – call it good and be done! Still have weeks of summer break left and feeling up to doing more? Go for another bingo! This relieves the pressure from trying to do it ALL and puts the joy back into having some summer fun.

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​I’ve included 2 versions of this Summer Bucket List Bingo. The first has ideas filled in for you – simply print it out and start playing! This list has a mix of “outings” and things you can do at home. The second version is blank so you can choose and fill in your own activities that fit your family. There’s a list below for some ideas to get you going, or come up with your own.

Summer Bucket List Ideas:

  • Visit the splash pad
  • Make homemade popsicles
  • Have a lemonade stand
  • Play in the sprinklers
  • Read a book together
  • Go camping
  • Visit a local museum
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Draw pictures with sidewalk chalk
  • Outdoor movie night
  • Go to the water park
  • Make S’mores
  • Go to the pool
  • Game night
  • Fly a kite
  • Get sno cones
  • Go on a hike
  • Do a service
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Try a new food
  • Make pizza
  • Paint rocks
  • Make and send handmade cards
  • Go to the playground
  • Wash the car
  • Play hide and seek
  • Water balloon fight
  • Build a fort
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Watch the clouds
  • Blow bubbles
  • Fingerpaint
  • Make a craft
  • Go to the library

Need more ideas for summer fun? Check out the fun, low or no cost ideas of 100 Summer Activities to do From Home

Here’s to a summer filled with lots of adventure and lots of joy. 

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