Amazing Summer Bucket List Ideas for Teens

If you want to create the perfect summer bucket list, you've come to the right place.

Summer is the best time to cross things off your bucket list not only because school is out, but also because the weather is great! So, whether you have a bestie you want to complete everything with or plan on going solo, look below for some amazing summer bucket list ideas for teens.

1. Catch Fireflies

Fireflies only make an appearance for a few weeks out of the year, but if you're lucky enough to be by some, snatch that opportunity! Grab a mason jar and try to collect as many as you can to feel like a little kid again.


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2. Make Snowcones

There's just something about summertime and snowcones that go hand in hand. Whether you need a way to cool off or just want to do a fun activity, get your hands on a snowcone machine, invite some friends over and have a blast.


3. Go to a Waterpark

Waterparks aren't just for little kids. If you want to add something adventurous to your summer bucket list, we can't think of a more fun activity than going to a waterpark. Grab your bestie and set out for a fun day in the sun.


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4. Go Camping

Camping definitely isn't for everyone, but if you're willing to step outside of your comfort zone, give it a try this summer. The weather is more forgiving—and, think of all of the s'mores you can make and scary campfire stories you'll be able to tell!


5. Make a Homemade Water Slide

If you've never set up a homemade water slide before, trust us when we say you are majorly missing out. It's a great way to cool off on a hot summer's day. and we honestly can't think of anything more fun than running up to a slip and slide and seeing how far we can make it.


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6. Go On a Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a must for the summer. Grab a group of your best friends and put someone in charge of making a list. Keep it simple with things like a penny, paperclip, chips—truly whatever your heart desires. The first group to find everything on the list wins!


7. Play Minigolf

Even if you've never played a day of golf in your life, minigolf is something we think everyone should consider doing this summer. It's a lot less intense than standard golf and is fun to do with friends or even on a date night.


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8. Make Slime

If you find yourself bored at home on a hot summer's day, we think it would be so fun to make some slime. All you really need is white glue, saline solution and shaving cream.


9. Go On a Road Trip

If you're lucky enough to have a car and a few days' time to kill, go on a road trip. Pack your car full of water and snacks, and grab your favorite people. The destination is up to you—as long as you have people by your side that you love, you'll have an amazing time.


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10. Host a Bonfire

Bonfires are always loads of fun, especially when they're during the summer. Send out an invite to a group of your friends with a time and place to meet, and make sure to tell everyone to bring blankets. Plus, if you want to take it to the next level, you can bring ingredients for s'mores.


11. Complete a Puzzle

Have you ever completed a puzzle all on your own? If you've never felt the satisfaction of placing the last piece down, you haven't lived! We suggest doing a puzzle with 500 to 1,000 pieces, especially if you're a beginner.


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12. Go to a Drive-In Movie

Drive-in movies may seem like a vintage thing of the past, but they're actually all over the place these days. Whether you go with your fam, friends or on a hot date, drive-in movies are always a good idea during the summer. Plus, just think of the cute social media content you'll be able to get!


13. Have a Sleepover

Last but not least—have a sleepover! Chances are, you'll have tons of sleepovers come summertime, and if you want to make them even more memorable, have themes like pizza night, movie night and more.


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About to be a senior? Look HERE for some bucket list ideas for your senior year of high school.