Summer Fun for Kids: Summer Fun Kit

Only 11 more days till school gets out! Yay! This is the second feature of my 2 week long Summer Fun Countdown with ideas to do with your kids this summer. See yesterday’s Coupon Book and stayed tuned for more all this week and next!

Today I am writing about one of my favorite things to do when school gets out. This is my third year doing it. I don’t think my boys have caught on enough yet to remember or expect that this is coming which makes it all the more fun.

I love making summer fun for kids. I call this, our Summer Fun Kit. They get it when they get home from school in the last day:

Great idea for the last day of school! Give your kids a summer fun kit loaded with toys and activities to keep them busy this summer!

It’s a bucket of summer fun essentials.

Each year I pick out some fun summer items and package them up in a cute bucket which I give to the boys when they get out of school on the last day.

There are SO many ideas you could use to put in your own Summer Fun Buckets. Taylor it to your own kiddos and what they would love.

Summer Fun for Kids: Summer Fun Kit

Here are some ideas to put in your bucket:

  • Swimming suit or rash guards
  • Beach Towels
  • Goggles
  • Flip Flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Rocket shooters (park toy)
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Bubble Wands
  • Water bottles
  • Bubbles
  • Books
  • Squirt Guns
  • Coloring Books
  • Crayons, markers, colored pencils
  • Pool Toys
  • Jump Rope
  • Park toys
  • Treats
  • Our Summer Fun Coupon Book
  • All packaged in a bucket or backpack or bag

Want to come shopping with me? See my trip to the store this year here. And here’s a peak into last year’s bucket of fun!

Got more ideas? Send them my way and I will add them to the list! This is a fun tradition that I look forward to every year. Can’t wait to give them to my kids in 2 weeks!

Print Friendly
Hey there! I'm Amber, mom of 4 crazy boys, wife of 1 and non-stop, always busy, crazy project doer. (There's a reason why we call it *Crazy* Little Projects.) I love chocolate, reading, sewing and being with people!

Latest posts by Amber (see all)

Follow me on Pinterest


  1. says

    Great idea! Good ways to combat kid boredom! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  2. says

    This is soooo fun!!! What a great family tradition! I think I’m going to try this with my girls!

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!
    I’m looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening!

  3. says

    That is a great idea!! Love it, and will be totally stealing this idea for my kiddos. :) I also pinned it….with credit you of course. Stopped by from the Time Out Tuesday hop.

  4. says

    This is a great idea! I will have to do this when my son gets older! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  5. Jennifer Francis says

    I have 3 girls and a boy so I’d like to add some girl options :-)
    Hair ties
    Lip balm with sunscreen
    Mosquito repellent that smells good
    A new chapter book (for my new reader).

    I’m actually looking forward to summer break this year :)

  6. says

    This is a great idea to keep the kids in good spirits about summer, and the end of the school year. It would also be a fun gift for a summertime birthday. ;o)

  7. Candias Chalker says

    Love this idea and I am going to put it in my memory for when my granddaughter or nephews get school age…such a fun idea!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *