Looking for some family-friendly summer activities? Sit down with the family and put together a list of summer bucket list ideas, including indoor options for areas with quarantine and stay-at-home orders in 2020. Make memories this summer- even if you don’t leave home.

Have you created your family’s summer bucket list yet? Here are a few ideas:

Cook Something

Teach your kids to cook this summer! Have them look through cookbooks to help come up with the menu, grocery shop, and prepare the food for a family meal. Offer instruction and make it a cooking class; teaching kids life skills is a solid goal any time of year!

Go Camping

Who doesn’t dream of spending a night with those you love under the stars? Plan a family camping trip– even if it is a tent in the backyard!

Screen a Movie

Host a backyard movie night; use a projector on your smartphone to show movies on the side of your garage, a fence, or a wall inside or outside the home.

Take a Virtual Tour

Take a road trip or virtually visit a national park or other attraction. Many landmarks offer virtual tours that make these educational and interesting experiences for the whole family.

Visit a Farm

Do you live near a farm? Find out about visiting and spend some time with the animals.

Spend a Day at the Beach

What bucket list is complete without a day at the beach? Take the family, pack a picnic, build a sandcastle, and fly a kite; make it a day to remember!

Have a Bonfire

Depending on where you live, plan to have a bonfire- complete with smores- and invite friends or neighbors, if possible. Want something even more exciting? Plan on fireworks for your evening.

Put on a Show

Put together a family karaoke night or talent show. Make it fun with snacks and trophies for the best performances.

Learn a Language

This summer is the perfect time to learn a new language. There are online tutorials as well as audio programs that can help provide a way to pick up conversational skills in a foreign language.

Grow a Garden

There is something rewarding about eating food that you cultivated. Share this joy with your kids and have them help plant your own garden. This is a summer-long commitment that you will all benefit from.

Be Kind

Give your kids something to remember and add practice random acts of kindness to your bucket list. Donate time, money, or effort to a cause- or individual- with your kids this summer.

Add family photography to your summer bucket list. Capture these moments and experiences in photos that you can use later for projects, reports, crafts, gifts- any kind of creative or educational pursuits.

Give kids a leg-up with a summer of meaningful and educational experiences. The SC Association of Independent Home Schools (SCAIHS), provides homeschooling families educational counseling and guidance, with a statewide membership. New to homeschooling? The SCAIHS also provides support to homeschoolers, widely.