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How to Create a Family Fun Bucket List for Post Corona Virus Quarantine

Are you struggling to stay optimistic & hopeful during the Corona Virus pandemic? Here is a family-friendly activity for all ages that will help you create a fun bucket list. Be ready to make happy memories again!

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It’s day #45 of the Covid-19 sheltering in place here in California (not that I’m counting or anything!).

And, if you are anything like me, then daily you are on the verge of losing your mind during this CRAY CRAY time.

Honestly, one minute I’m good and feel hopeful and optimistic focusing on the “silver linings”, and another moment I’m crying and wondering if I’ll ever get to hug my friends again or go out on a date with my honey without worries!

I know we are all just trying to make it through the TOTAL insanity of these last few weeks, and I’ve been trying to brainstorm some things to make my family and me feel more upbeat, and I’ve decided that focusing on future fun is just want this Fam Bam might need!

So what’s the solution??

…create a Post-Covid Family Bucket List!!

Oh lordy, yes…doesn’t that sound amazing and inspiring and cheerful and heavenly??

There is going to be a LIFE. POST. QUARANTINE.

So let’s get into it…just how do you do that?


Spend a little time as a family to have a session of verbally brainstorming all of the exciting things your kids would like to “safely” do once we start to get a few more of our social freedoms back!

I honestly think you’ll be a bit surprised by what sounds fun to your kids.

I have found that my kiddos have been missing the simplest of things…getting ice cream, taking a bike ride at the beach, shopping at the mall (okay, maybe shopping isn’t so surprising since I have 2 teen girls!).

Having a quick family discussion aloud will get the idea juices flowing. My kiddos always seem a bit more chatty at dinner, so plan to have your brainstorming session at the optimal time for your family.

Need some inspiration of activities to add to your family bucket list??

I’ve created a list of 101 fun things to do with kids below if your family needs some extra prompts and ideas.

101 Family Fun Ideas


Here’s just some of the fun ideas you can incorporate in your family fun bucket list!

1.   Go to a dollar movie

2.   Visit a Farm

3.   Color a picture

4.   Go for a hike

5.   Visit a farmer’s market

6.   Go fishing

7.   Play a board game

8.   Do a taste test

9.   Write in a journal

10.  Have a digital detox day

11.  Take underwater photos

12.  Have a family dance party

13.  Go geocaching

14.  Run through the sprinklers

15.  Host a sleepover

16.  Pay “HORSE” in basketball

17. Learn a magic trick

18.  Play laser tag

19.  Make a scrapbook

20.  Visit a local museum

21.  Have a PJ day

22.  Plant flowers

23.  Eat cotton candy

24.  Play Cards

25.  Make a music video

26.  Attend an outdoor concert

27.  Play Hide and Seek

28.  Host a BBQ

29.  Watch a parade

30.  Make and play hopscotch

31.  Volunteer

32.  Play frisbee

33.  Make homemade pizzas

34.  Plant a garden

35.  Host a bonfire

36. Skip rocks at a pond

37.  Have a family Game Night

38.  Go stargazing

39.  Visit an aquarium

40.  Tie dye t-shirts

41.  Have a hula hoop contest

42.  Go to an amusement park

43.  Play mini-golf

44.  Go kayaking/canoeing

45.  Watch a drive in movie

46.  Camp in your backyard

47.  Eat watermelon

48.  Take a trip to the Dollar Store

49.  Try yoga

50.  Play a backyard game (Wiffle Ball/Badminton/Corn Hole/Tag)

51.  Visit an arcade

52.  Ride a carousel

53.  Visit a shopping mall

54.  Eat at a drive in restaurant (Sonic, Rally’s, Checkers)

55.  Play with play dough

56.  Eat an ice cream sundae for dinner

57.  Visit a street fair

58.  Finger paint

59.  Make a puppet show

60.  Ride bikes/scooters

61.  Make Ice cream in a bag

62.  Challenge someone to Tic-Tac-Toe

63.  Attend a baseball game

64.  Have a picnic

65.  Do a hidden picture

66.  Draw with chalk

67.  Make a smoothie

68.  Have water gun war

69.  Visit a new park

70.  Play with bubbles

71.  Build a sandcastle

72.  Visit a water park

73.  Rent a movie from the library

74.  Go swimming

75.  Visit a local county fair

76.  Join your library reading program

77.  Make a root beer float

78.  Perform a random act of kindness

79.  Make breakfast for dinner

80.  Play in the sprinkler

81.  Pick a craft from Pinterest

82.  Eat at a new restaurant

83.  Pack and enjoy a picnic

84.  Have water balloon fight

85.  Go bowling

86.  Face paint

87.  Go to a splash pad

88.  Write a letter to a family member

89.  Eat donuts

90.  Build a fort

91.  Go to a garage sale

92.  Eat corn on the cob

93.  Got to the beach/lake

94.  Make icees/snow cones

95.  Pick berries

96.  Indoor Nerf gun war

97.  Try a new recipe

98.  Create a scavenger hunt

99.  Make s’mores

100. Get a treat from an ice cream truck

101. Go on a Slip N’ Slide


After your family’s verbal brainstorm session, have your kids write down some of their favorite ideas.

If your children are too young to write or do this on their own, then you can verbally talk about what they would like to do and write it down for them.

Caution: If you have a child who is very literal (like I do) remind them this is just a “brainstorming” session.

Just because they write down “Take a trip to the moon” does NOT mean it’s set in stone, and you are heading off to NASA for training!

I’ve created several printable templates to help you! Use whichever ones you think will work best for your child’s age.

Feel free to print out one for yourself too!! Goodness knows, us mamas need some things to look forward…like NOT cooking for a month, or possibly the rest of our lifetime!!

Click on the images below to access the printable Family Fun Bucket List PDF


Family Fun Bucket List


Family Fun Bucket List


Family Fun Bucket List



Once you’re done writing down all of your ideas, as a family, chat about them and come up with a modified family list that seems “do-able”!

Feel free to add a few things that may feel like a bit of a stretch…it’s good to have some exciting dream events that are a little out of reach.

I’d highly recommend typing your family’s fun bucket list and posting it somewhere visible in your home to help you stay positive through this challenging time and to encourage you that things will get back to some semblance of “normal” again!

My hope is that this time of isolation and social distancing makes my family and me more appreciative of the small things in life and to not ever take our day-to-day lives for granted!

I hope you and your family find some hope and inspiration in this activity that will help you get through the tough days!

Remember…More fun and life adventures await us all! #thistooshallpass

Until next time, cheers to sanity and optimism, and cheers to you!



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