Sunday, June 10, 2018

100 Summer Activities for Kids

Looking for (often free or inexpensive) things for the kids to do this summer?  Consider these ideas:

  1. Swimming.
  2. Reading challenge.
  3. Play at the park.
  4. Library activities.
  5. State/county fairs.
  6. Camping.
  7. Stargazing.
  8. Roller skating.
  9. Ice skating.
  10. Life guard class.
  11. Babysitting class.
  12. CPR/first aid class.
  13. Summer camp program.
  14. Scouting/4H program.
  15. Grow a garden.
  16. Make an American Ninja course in the backyard.
  17. Have a bonfire/roast marshmallows or hot dogs.
  18. Go on a picnic.
  19. Cook together.
  20. Bake together.
  21. Go fishing.
  22. Put together a jigsaw puzzle.
  23. Paint rocks.
  24. Go to the zoo.
  25. Go to the water park.
  26. Play a game (Monopoly, cards, etc).
  27. Put on a play.
  28. Create a video and post it on YouTube.
  29. Visit farmers markets.
  30. Go to the beach.
  31. Take a family trip (to visit family, to Disneyland, etc).
  32. Learn a new skill (knitting, building project, play piano, etc).
  33. Have a sleep over.
  34. Visit museums.
  35. Take a day hike.
  36. Set up a lemonade stand.
  37. Go to the movies.
  38. Take a road trip.
  39. Go for a bicycle ride.
  40. Build a fort.
  41. Play mini golf.
  42. Play a group game (basketball, baseball, dodge ball, etc).
  43. Do an art project (painting, ceramics, make candles, etc).
  44. Fly a kite.
  45. Have a garage sale.
  46. Go boating (sailing, kayaking, etc).
  47. Visit a dude ranch.
  48. Join a local club (science club, tennis club, etc).
  49. Go to the playground.
  50. Volunteer.
  51. Visit a nursing home/veteran's home.
  52. Have a water fight (squirt guns, water balloons, etc).
  53. Make a pinata.
  54. Feed the ducks/make a bird feeder.
  55. Take a factory tour.
  56. See a play.
  57. Go to a summer music concert.
  58. Go to a u-pick farm or pick wild berries.
  59. Do age-appropriate science experiments.
  60. Make tie-dyed shirts.
  61. Celebrate the 4th of July.
  62. Visit a fire station/police department open house.
  63. Have a tea party.
  64. Go to an escape room.
  65. Visit a kid's gym/trampoline park.
  66. Do a community fun run.
  67. Go bowling.
  68. Make a summer bucket list and check off activities as you do them.
  69. Go to summer school/summer college program.
  70. Play dress up.
  71. Make slime/play dough to play with.
  72. Make a slip-n-slide/run through the sprinkler.
  73. Build something.
  74. Play an old-fashioned game (hop scotch, jump rope, hide n seek, baton twirling, etc).
  75. Play disc golf.
  76. Go geocaching/Pokemon Go.
  77. Make puppets and put on a show.
  78. Attend a local baseball game.
  79. Make homemade ice cream.
  80. Go on a train ride.
  81. Visit an aquarium.
  82. Make bubbles.
  83. Learn coding.
  84. Learn a foreign language.
  85. Do yard work for an elderly neighbor/friend/relative.
  86. Collect things to donate (food for a food pantry, toys for a homeless shelter, etc).
  87. Make a 'little free library'.
  88. Pick up litter in a public area.
  89. Create a family genealogy chart.
  90. Visit a circus/carnival.
  91. Visit a petting farm/u-pick farm.
  92. Write a book/comic book/journal.
  93. Go window shopping.
  94. Participate in a YMCA program.
  95. Participate in a Home Depot kid's workshop.
  96. Start a business (walking dogs, mowing lawns, etc).
  97. Make a time capsule and hide it somewhere.
  98. Build sand castle.
  99. Make a scrap book.
  100. Read a book together as a family.

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