The Ultimate Summer Bucket List for Teens

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The Summer Bucket List for Teens!

This is the first year I have a true teenager.

13 years old.

And I just love a bucket list.

So, I was thrilled to find that my daughter came up with her very own summer bucket list. She did it completely independently and showed it to me the other night. Proud mama moment.

Bucket lists are great for so many reasons. They can give you hope, dreams, and goals. They can help you get excited about life and give you things to look forward to. I also believe it increases focus, motivation, and maybe might even push you a little outside of your comfort zone.

So, if you have a teen in your household, encourage them to make a summer bucket list. You might actually learn something new about your child (teen) that you didn’t know before!

And to be totally honest, I’m all in for ANYTHING to get her off of her phone for a little while!

A Complete summer bucket list for teens featured by top US family travel blog, More Than Main Street.
Beach time is a must for a teenage girls summer bucket list!

So, with her permission, here is my daughter’s summer bucket list:

  • go to the beach
  • get tan
  • sleep in
  • eat yummy food
  • pool days/ late night swims
  • road trip with my BFFs
  • eat a lot of watermelon/ peaches
  • concerts
  • ice cream
  • sleepovers for days straight
  • binge watch movies/ movie marathon
  • acai bowls
  • LOTS of beach trips with my besties
  • watch the sunrise/ sunset
  • long bike rides
  • bonfires/ s’mores
  • pull an all-nighter
  • surfing
  • farmers market
  • travel
  • beach volleyball
  • amusement park/ water park
  • have a “party”
  • go kayaking
  • berry picking
  • play in the rain
  • go tubing
  • beach walks
  • go somewhere tropical
  • cliff jump
  • tie-dye something
  • laugh until I cry

This is my daughter’s summer bucket list… word for word. Not bad, huh?

I know I’m going to do everything in my power to help her check most of those items off that list.

Well…maybe everything except cliff jumping! LOL.

Teenage Bucket List Ideas

A Complete summer bucket list for teens featured by top US family travel blog, More Than Main Street.
Sunflower fields are a fun item to add to a summer bucket list too!

I’m always trying to encourage my kids to choose more experiences and less things. In a world where wants and “things” are given such a high value, creating a teenage bucket list is a great way to get teens thinking about more experiences.

A few other fun ideas to add to that summer bucket list:

  • Visit flower fields
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Re-do your bedroom
  • Make a vision board
  • Participate in a 5K
  • Do a fun photo shoot with friends
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Learn to cook an entire meal
  • Go indoor skydiving
  • Have a water balloon fight

I have a few other resources on the blog including everyday adventure ideas and more inspiration for your bucket lists and a free template to get you started.

What’s on your summer bucket list? What would you add to a summer bucket list for teens?

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