Finding fun activities for the kids to do during the summer can be difficult. Here is a list of 100 things to do so you avoid the dreaded phrase, “I’m soooo BORED!”
1. Make homemade ice cream in a bag. Here’s a great recipe!
2. Ride bikes outside.
3. Here is the tutorial (this is fun and easy for all ages!).
4. Have a bike car wash for all the kids in your neighborhood.
5. Make a bike obstacle course using chalk and other “obstacles”. Here are some great ideas to get you started!
6. Go to all the parks within a 10 mile radius and choose which one is your favorite. Make a “Park Passport” and check each park off as you visit it.
7. Make a PVC Kid Wash and you will be the most popular family in the neighborhood! This is one of my kids’ favorite summer activities!
8. Have a campout in the backyard and sleep outside in a tent.
9. Make homemade popsicles. Here are more than 100 recipes!
10. Make nature bracelets- wrap a piece a duct tape around your wrist with the sticky side up. Take a walk around the neighborhood and stick leaves, small pebbles, sticks, and other treasures onto your bracelet.
15. Host a neighborhood reading party and invite kids to bring their favorite book to read outside in the shade. Serve lemonade.
16. Make homemade edible play-doh. Here are 10 recipes to try out (and you can decide which one tastes the best!).
17. Have a “Movie Picnic”- we usually do this on Friday or Saturday nights. We rent a fun movie and spread out a large blanket in our Family Room. We enjoy our “picnic dinner” while watching a movie together. It’s one of my kids’ favorite things!
18. Go on a “Stay-cation”- find a local hotel and book it for a night. Make sure there is a pool!
19. Put on a play. Make and pass out tickets for people to come.
20. Visit the pet store.
21. Become a Pen-Pal with a Soldier or send soldiers a care package. Here is a great website to get you started.
22. Volunteer at a nursing home or skilled nursing facility. Share stories, put on a play, sing songs, or paint their fingernails. They will be so happy to have the company!
49. Host your own backyard Olympics! Get the kids competing in running and wheelbarrow races, obstacle courses, water balloon tosses and jumping competitions. Finish off the fun with a mini-Olympic awards ceremony to honor all of the athletes. Buy or make your own medals.
50. Make a bird feeder with a pinecone rolled in peanut butter and bird seed. Hang in a tree and watch for the birds.
72. Go on an “Alphabet tour”. Bring a camera(s) and a notebook. Head into town and walk around. Beginning with the letter “a,” find something that starts with that letter (i.e. Adams Street). Take a picture of that item and write it down in your notebook. Continue with each letter and when you are done, each child has a personal and creative alphabet memory book.
73. Lowe’s Home Improvement stores offer free kids clinics and classes during the summer. Here is the link for all the information!
74. On rainy days, use these Window Markers to decorate the windows. Draw pictures, practice writing letters and play games.