It is officially summer with warm weather, fun in the sun, and days filled with the family sure to be in store. We know that it can be hard to fill the entire summer with events to keep your kids active and having a good time. Luckily, we’ve rounded up 25 fun summer activities that you and your family can do.
- Break out the old magazines and flyers and make a collage or inspiration board of all the fun summer activities you want to do.
- Head to a local park and have a family picnic. Consider summer snacks like ants on a log or this yummy fruit quesadilla from the good people at BudgetBytes.
- Help your kids learn about the stars in our world by taking them stargazing.
- Start a lemonade stand on a hot summer day. You can even use this as a great opportunity to teach your children about business principles or about giving back to their community. Try choosing a cause or charity that is important to your family and donate the proceeds from your stand. There are some pretty inspiring stories out there including Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
- Turn your sidewalk into a piece of art with sidewalk chalk! You can even make your own.
- Learn to make friendship bracelets or Rainbow Loom bracelets (tutorials on Kidoodle.TV!).
- Have a special family movie night. And if the weather is nice, head outside for a movie under the stars. See what shows Kidoodle.TV has for your line up!
- Make a checklist of all the playgrounds in your city and see how many you can visit before the end of summer.
- If the weather isn’t so nice, sit down and try some coloring. We have great coloring sheets from Wills Jams, Ginalina’s Music Club, and Everything’s Rosie.
- Get out and get active with these ideas. Above all, it’s important to take advantage of all the fun things you can do to be active.
- Go camping in your own backyard.
- Plant a garden with sweet smelling flowers or maybe even some easy to grow vegetables.
- Paint a rock caterpillar for your garden.
- And who doesn’t need some fun stepping stones for their garden?
- Head down to your local library and take out some great books to read.
- Have a family water fight!
- Make cookies and deliver them to your neighbors! It’s a great way to build community spirit.
- Show our feathered friends some love by making DIY bird feeders or bee houses.
- Visit a farmer’s market and buy some local produce!
- Keep a summer journal. Show your kids the benefit of journaling. They can write down all of their adventures during the summer. These make great keepsakes when they get older.
- Sit around the campfire in your backyard. If your community has fire bans or restrictions, then fire up the ol’ BBQ and grill some wieners and s’mores on that instead.
- Go on a family bike ride.
- Visit a water park or outdoor swimming pool.
- Learning how to code is a valuable skill and can be a complete blast. The good people at Kids, Code, And Computer Science have put together a monster list of coding classes and summer camps around the world.
- Visit a local museum, science centre, or nature centre. Just because your kids are not in school doesn’t mean they can’t do some fun learning.
~ Alicia & Jeremy