Your Summer Fun List from A-Z

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Summer is here!!! And that alone is a reason to celebrate! 

But summer brings with it a whole bunch of fun activities you can do! 

If you need some ideas – especially when the kids say, “I’m bored!” – then here’s your Summer Fun List from A-Z!

  • Arts and Crafts: Grabbing the art supplies is always a good idea! Better Homes and Gardens shares “25 Creative Summer Crafts to Keep Kids Entertained All Season Long.”
  • Bike Rides: Check the air pressure in your bike tires, put on your helmet, and head out for a bike ride! 
  • Camping: Summer is the ideal time to go camping. You can set up your tent at a campground or in some of the state parks. Bonus if you make s’mores while camping!
  • Dinner Outside: Why not have dinner outside? You can eat on your patio or balcony or put a blanket on the grass and enjoy some al fresco dining.
  • Events: Events are starting to come back – so take a look to see if any of your favorite festivals are scheduled this summer. Keep in mind you may need to buy tickets in advance as there may be capacity limits.
  • Farmers’ Market: There’s nothing better than fresh fruits and vegetables from your local farmers’ market. Get there early to get the best choices – and then prepare a delicious meal with your haul!
  • Games: Whether it be outdoor games or board games on a rainy day, a little friendly competition is sure to be fun!
  • Hiking: If nature is calling, then hiking might be the answer! Check out REI’s “Day Hiking Checklist” so you are prepared. 
  • Ice Cream: Hot weather = Ice Cream Weather! And you can even make it at home with this no-churn recipe from the Food Network
  • Jumping Rope: Head to the dollar store, pick up a few jump ropes, and then teach the kids these 13 games
  • Kites: If you see a windy day in the forecast, why not fly a kite? (Kitty Hawk Kites has lots of cool ones if you need to purchase one.)
  • Library: Your local library is a great resource. You can go and get new books to read or borrow a cookbook and pick a new recipe to try. You can also see if your local library has any summer programs happening – for kids or adults.
  • Miniature Golf: Go play 18 holes – at your local miniature golf course! And the loser buys ice cream!
  • Nature: Getting outdoors and exploring nature is always a fun activity! If you want to get children involved, print this nature scavenger hunt before you head out the door.
  • Opposite Day: Plan an “Opposite Day” with your kids! Red Tricycle has some ideas to make it lots of fun!
  • Pool: Cool off at your local pool! 
  • Quiet Time: There’s nothing wrong with a little quiet time – no matter how old you are!
  • Reading: Yes, reading is a summer activity! You can always take your book outside under a shady tree if you want to enjoy the day.
  • Scavenger Hunt: A nature scavenger hunt was mentioned above, but Edventures with Kids has 20 printable scavenger hunts for you – if the kids want to do some more.
  • Trips: Maybe you’ll take a true vacation this summer, but if not, look to schedule a day trip or two and explore someplace new.
  • Up Late: Do you have kids that want to stay up late? Then go for it! One late night never hurt anyone!
  • Videos: Rainy days may mean it’s time for a movie or two! Or let the kids create their own videos to share with family and friends.
  • Walk: Go for a walk!
  • Xperiments (Experiments): You can sneak in a little education this summer with these 25 fun science experiments and activities.
  • Yoga: Yoga is good for everyone – young and old! 
  • Zoo: Why not head to the zoo to see some animals? 

Ready for a fun and active summer? Then try some of the ideas on this list! We’ve got you covered from A to Z.

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