High School Bucket List

High school can be one of the most exciting times in your life. You’re making friends, experiencing new freedom, and getting ready for college or a career. High school is about preparing for your future, but it’s also about making incredible memories! 

To make the most of your high school experience, start making a high school bucket list of everything you want to do before you graduate. Need some inspiration? Here are 80 ideas to get you started.

  1. Take classes just for fun!
  2. Go to a football game.
  3. Find a mentor.
  4. Participate in student government.
  5. Join clubs.
  6. Attend a musical.
  7. Help a fundraiser.
  8. Participate in a science fair.
  9. Volunteer!
  10. Do something nice for an underrated staff member.
  11. Give your favorite teacher(s) something for Teacher Appreciation Week.
  12. Start a journal.
  13. Make a scrapbook, and give it to someone you love.
  14. Cook a special dinner for your family.
  15. Read for fun.
  16. Write a song.
  17. Start a band.
  18. Learn how to drive.
  19. Experience another culture.
  20. Learn another language.
  21. Try something new.
  22. Register to vote when you turn 18.
  23. Attend a school dance.
  24. Audition for a play or participate in the stage crew.
  25. Ask your crush out on a date.
  26. Try a new look.
  27. Take a road trip with your friends.
  28. Support a cause.
  29. Apply for a job.
  30. Go to the movies without your parents.
  31. Learn how to sew.
  32. Run for a leadership position.
  33. Go to sleep on time.
  34. Bring a shareable treat to class.
  35. Go out of your way to make someone smile.
  36. Stand up for someone else.
  37. Stand up for yourself.
  38. Go sledding.
  39. Go to school in pajamas.
  40. Help someone find their way to class.
  41. Give someone advice, or take someone else’s advice.
  42. Have a sleepover.
  43. Speak your mind.
  44. Take chances.
  45. Make amends.
  46. Start a blog or a YouTube Channel.
  47. Go on a college visit.
  48. Connect with your inner child. (Reread your favorite childhood book series, favorite childhood movie, or play hide and seek.)
  49. Try a new food.
  50. Run a mile.
  51. Upcycle an item of clothing.
  52. Take a mental health day.
  53. Watch fireworks.
  54. Write someone a love letter.
  55. Explore career options.
  56. Apply for an internship.
  57. Be in the talent show.
  58. Pull an all-nighter.
  59. Jump into a pool fully clothed.
  60. Relax in a hammock.
  61. Go to the beach.
  62. Watch all the classic high school movies.
  63. Write a letter to your future self.
  64. Throw a garage sale.
  65. Do something for the environment.
  66. Donate blood.
  67. Play in the rain.
  68. Don’t document everything with photos. Live in the moment.
  69. Have a water balloon fight.
  70. Sleep all day.
  71. Get a car.
  72. Get home before curfew.
  73. Sleep under the stars.
  74. Become friends with someone outside your friend group.
  75. Start saving money.
  76. Learn ways to handle stress.
  77. Keep in touch with people that leave for college before you.
  78. Make younger friends.
  79. Watch a sunrise and sunset.
  80. Get your diploma.

Take advantage of all the opportunities you have while you’re in high school. It goes by fast! A bucket list will help you make the most of your high school years.