Over 90 Fun Things To Keep the Kids Busy This Summer
Summer is wonderful and stressful all at the same time!
I love the freedom with scheduling and the sun coming up earlier and trips to the pool. However, we have all experienced the kids wanting to be entertained and hearing the inevitable “Mom, I am bored!”
To help you out with this one, I have created a list of fun, low to no cost activities to keep you and the littles busy while they are out of school.
There are a couple of ways you can use this list.
1 Join my mailing list at the bottom of the post or in the sidebar to get the password to my Resource Library. There you can print a three-month calendar with a fun activity listed for each day of the summer. Try the activity listed each day.
Make it more fun by highlighting or starring the ones you complete and see how many you can do by the end of the summer.
If you can’t or don’t want to do an activity listed, replace it with one you have tried already and loved!
2 Use the list below to create a Boredom Jar. Write each of the items or the ones you like best on a small slip of paper. Fold them up and put them all in a jar. When you hear, “I’m bored” have someone pick from the jar, then everyone must do the activity selected!
Have fun with it and if you have a great experience, please share in the comments. Better yet, if you have some favorite activities that aren’t listed, share them with us in the comments.
Visit a zoo or aquarium
Take a picnic to a park
Have a teddy bear picnic in your backyard or living room
Go on a scenic drive
Make a scrapbook together
Make a fort out of sheets
Play a board game or video game together
Put together a puzzle
Play dolls or family with the kids
Look at the stars from your backyard or a special location
Teach your kids how to cook (or learn together)
Visit the library
Visit a garden
Run through the sprinklers
Use sidewalk chalk to draw on the sidewalks
Have a tea party in your backyard or living room
Jump on a trampoline
Play 20 questions
Race matchbox cars
Host an ice cream social
Draw caricatures of each other
Write a story or poem together
Make a scavenger hunt
Try a new outdoors sport or game
Make life-size drawings of each other using the back of wrapping paper
Visit a skate park and watch older kids do tricks
Kick off your day with donuts or smoothies at the park
Host a cookout or a potluck
Roast marshmallows over a campfire and make s’mores
Camp out in your backyard or living room
Have a water gun or water balloon battle
Play frisbee or kickball
Fly a kite
Cool off at a free spray or splash park
Have a nature scavenger hunt
Identify pictures in the clouds
Visit a local farm
Go to a baseball game
Go to or be in a parade
Go to Storytime at your local library or community center
Spend the day at a pool or waterpark
Visit an amusement park
Take your scooters or skateboard to a local skate park
Watch a fireworks show
Play a round of mini golf
Get up early and watch the sunrise
Build a sandcastle
Turn your slide into a water slide by placing a hose at the top and a baby pool at the bottom
Make water bombs out of sponges
Create your own backyard splash pad
Make homemade play dough
Draw a hopscotch with sidewalk chalk and play a few games
Perform an easy science experiment
Have a car wash using bikes or other ride on toys
Make homemade ice cream
Buy a popsicle mold and make homemade popsicles
Whip up some sand pail pudding
Make root beer floats
Make frozen banana pops
Make a bird feeder
Plant a fairy or a dinosaur garden
Watch a movie in your backyard
Set up a lemonade stand
Play “tennis” with (clean) fly swatters and balloons
Play freeze tag or flashlight tag
Play hide and go seek or sardines
Tie dye a piece of clothing
Go to a carnival or fair
Play water balloon baseball
Paint rocks for your yard or garden
Plant some flowers or vegetables
Visit a Farmer’s Market
Feed the ducks at a local pond or lake
Go on a lake or beach trip
Take an early morning or late-night walk
Go to the movies or watch one at home
Make a fun family video
Find an ice cream truck or go out for ice cream
Make lemonade from scratch
Eat corn on the cob
Have a watermelon seed spitting contest
Find an outdoor concert
Go kayaking or canoeing
Collect seashells at the beach or draw some beach pictures
Take a last-minute road trip
Create a family music playlist
Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter so you can print out the three-month calendar full of activities. This will keep your kids from saying the dreaded, “I’m bored!” At least they won’t say it as often!
Share with us what activities you liked best in the comments below.
Then read about more Summer activities that you can find in your community.
This post was previously published on Fab Life Now.
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