101 Summer Bucket List Ideas in Anne Arundel County

By Katy Agro Myers

"Mom! What are we going to do today?" "Dad! I'm bored, I don't know what to do!" Summer is here - and I bet these phrases are going to come soon too. Sometimes it's hard to juggle housework, work, keeping up with the laundry, meal planning, AND coming up with ideas for summer fun! Don't worry - we've got you covered! Here's a list of Summer Fun in Anne Arundel County. How many do you think you and your family can check off the list? Use our FREE Printables and make your own bucket list for each month!


  1. Go fishing at Down's Park

  2. Go swimming at a Maryland Beach

  3. Go rock hunting

  4. Go on a nature walk

  5. Blow bubbles

  6. Stargaze in the backyard

  7. Build a sandcastle

  8. Fly a kite

  9. Have a picnic

  10. Head to the Library for an Oceans of Possibilities Event

  11. Make Homemade Slime

  12. Make Homemade Playdough

  13. Paint Rocks and Hide with Anne Arundel Rocks

  14. Color with sidewalk chalk

  15. Finger Paint

  16. Make Tie-Dye Shirts

  17. Make paper boats- see if they sink or float!

  18. Make A Bird Feeder

  19. Write a Story and Illustrate It

  20. Make Friendship Bracelets

  21. Catch Fireflies (catch and release)

  22. Plan a Playdate with Friends at a Playground

  23. Watch Fireworks

  24. Dance In The Rain

  25. Play Frisbee

  26. Watch The Sunset At the Beach

  27. Watch A Thunderstorm

  28. Bonfire and S’mores

  29. Watch The Sunrise At the Beach

  30. Make Wishes on Dandelions

  31. Climb A Tree

  32. Plant Flowers

  33. Jump in Puddles

  34. Plant Vegetables

  35. Go Cloud Watching

  36. Jump on A Trampoline

  37. Go Kayaking

  38. Bury A Time Capsule

  39. Go to a Movie Under the Stars

  40. Visit an aquarium

  41. Go to a children’s museum

  42. Go to a water park or splash pad

  43. Visit national monuments

  44. Visit A Farmer’s Market

  45. Visit Mom or Dad at Work

  46. Go Camping

  47. Visit A Zoo

  48. Attend A Free Kids Workshop

  49. Ride Your Bike on a Trail

  50. Go Mini Golfing

  51. Go Bowling (for FREE)

  52. Go To Chuck E Cheese

  53. Ride a Ferris Wheel

  54. Play Marco Polo in a Pool

  55. Run Through Sprinklers

  56. Water Balloon Fight

  57. Make Sponge Water Bombs

  58. Visit a Local Farm

  59. Wash the Family Car

  60. Play on a Slip ‘n Slide

  61. Have a Water Fight

  62. Make Homemade Ice Cream

  63. Eat Watermelon

  64. Roast Marshmallows

  65. Eat A Snowball

  66. Make Root beer Floats

  67. Eat Breakfast For Dinner

  68. Eat Popsicles

  69. Help Cook Dinner

  70. Make Fresh Lemonade

  71. Make Homemade Pizza

  72. Drink A Slurpee

  73. Buy From the Ice Cream Truck

  74. Read At Least 10 Books

  75. Do A Science Project

  76. Learn Origami

  77. Attend a Free Kids Art Class

  78. Write One Letter Per Week and Mail to a Relative

  79. Play Hide And Seek

  80. Play Dodgeball

  81. Play Flashlight Tag

  82. Pick Your Own Fruit or Veggies

  83. Play Tag with Friends

  84. Family Game Night

  85. Play Bingo

  86. Play Capture the Flag

  87. Have A Slumber Party

  88. Go out for a Cold Treat

  89. Have a Pillow Fight

  90. Host A Scavenger Hunt

  91. PJ Movie Day

  92. Start a Blessings Jar

  93. Make A Blanket Fort

  94. Start A Summer Journal

  95. Random Acts of Kindness

  96. Donate To An Animal Shelter

  97. Write a Soldier a Letter

  98. Make Cookies For A Neighbor

  99. Play Hide and Seek in the Dark with Glow Sticks

  100. Go to a Summer Concert

  101. Take a Day Trip in Maryland

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