30+ Educational Ideas for the Perfect Summer Bucket List for Preschoolers

Make a goal to accomplish some fun (but educational!) activities this summer with our handy bucket list for preschoolers. 

These activities are designed to help develop counting skills, drawing ability, visual-spatial thinking, problem-solving, sorting, and other educational areas! 

For convenience, we’ve listed some ideas for your summer bucket list below, but we’ve also developed a free printable

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Fun and Educational Ideas to Help You Create the Perfect Summer Bucket List for Preschoolers

  1. Count the number of chairs in your home. How many types are there? 
  2. Draw a self-portrait
  3. Practice putting on your shoes 
  4. Empty the dishwasher and sort forks, spoons, and knives
  5. Talk about your favorite stuffed animal
  6. Find every letter of the alphabet in a magazine
  7. Pick up toys right after you finish playing
  8. Draw a picture of your favorite animal 
  9. Take a walk and draw a picture of what you see 
  10. Play a board game
  11. Hop on one foot 10 times 
  12. Go to a playground
  13. Share with someone 
  14. Count the number of letters in your first name 
  15. Learn the days of the week 
  16. Search for numbers on signs when you’re on a walk 
  17. Bounce a ball and play catch30+ Educational Ideas for the Perfect Summer Bucket List for Preschoolers
  18. Draw three different shapes 
  19. Find 5 objects of the same color in your home
  20. Play follow-the-leader
  21. Count how many steps to your mailbox
  22. Check the weather and describe it
  23. Find something in your home that’s a circle, square, and triangle
  24. Play “I-Spy” around your home
  25. Put together a puzzle
  26. Sort toys into “big” and “small”
  27. Draw a picture made entirely of different shapes 
  28. Visit the library and check out a book
  29. Practice writing letters on the sidewalk with chalk 
  30. Count the number of windows in your home 
  31. Balance on one foot
  32. Build a tower with blocks
  33. Draw a picture of a family member and label it

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There you have it, over 30 ideas to help you create the perfect summer bucket list for preschoolers! Let us know if you have any ideas we can add in the comments below.

30+ Educational Ideas for the Perfect Summer Bucket List for Preschoolers

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Hi, I’m Jo!

I have two small children, Ry and Lily, only 19 months apart. It’s usually crazy around my house, but thankfully my wonderful husband is around a ton and helps keep the peace.

I also own my own business and work full-time. I’d love to list all these amazing hobbies I have, but honestly I can barely handle keeping the kids entertained, the house clean, and food on the table. Although on days I’m too tired to do housework, I love to pour a glass of wine and watch Supernatural or Murdoch Mysteries on Netflix.

My husband and I like to stay very busy and drag our kids everywhere with us. Weekends often include relaxing at wineries, festivals, exploring Washington D.C. and other short getaway trips.


  1. Dee says:

    I would love a copy of Summer Bucket List

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