Choose Your Own Adventure with This Summer Bucket-List Craft

Colored popsicle sticks with summer plans written on them

Choose Your Own Adventure with This Summer Bucket-List Craft


Summer is a time for adventures big, small and in between. If you’re looking for fun family activities this season, look no further than your Summer Bucket List, which you can make with your child — there’s an activity right there!

Read on for directions to make this easy craft, and ideas for what can go on your list if you need some inspiration.


  • Craft sticks (natural wood or colored)
  • Marker
  • Small bucket
  • Nontoxic paint (optional)
  • Stickers (optional)


  • Use a marker to write a different activity on each popsicle stick. If your child would like, they can paint the sticks before writing on them or decorate them with stickers.
  • Put the finished popsicle sticks into the bucket.
  • Whenever your family is feeling adventurous this summer, choose a stick and enjoy the suggested activity! (And if that activity doesn’t work for you that day, pick again!)

Bucket-List Item Ideas

  • Plant flowers or a tree
  • Decorate your bike
  • Run through a sprinkler
  • Play tag
  • Visit a new playground
  • Bake a fruit pie
  • Throw an outdoor dance party
  • Create a chalk mural
  • Take a nature walk
  • Sing around a campfire
  • Make homemade popsicles
  • Put on a puppet show
  • Count fireflies
  • Play backyard baseball
  • Bake cookies for a neighbor
  • Camp out in the backyard
  • Send a postcard
  • Visit a farmers market
  • Hear live music outdoors
  • Check out a book from the library
  • Go on a picnic
  • Make paper sparklers
  • Taste a new fruit
  • Make s’mores
  • Watch a rainy-day movie
  • Help clean up a park
  • Blow bubbles

For more ideas for a great summer, read:

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