40 Fun Summer Activities For Kids That Will Keep Boredom At Bay
Summer is here! Keep your kid’s entertained with these fun activities.
Hooray, school is out for the summer! Or maybe you’r e not feeling so cheerful because you have no clue how you’re going to keep the youngster’s entertained during the summer months?
Some of you may be sending your kids off to camp, or some type of sporting league. But if you are like me, your kiddos will be with you 24/7 all summer long.
No need to fret, there are many ways to keep the kids occupied with fun and engaging activities while school is out.
And the best part is, you can do most of these fun summer activities together as a family. Yay!
Here is a list of forty free or cheap summer activities for you and your kids to enjoy and make lasting memories in the process.
1. Go on a backyard scavenger hunt.
2. Pay a visit to your local library. Be sure to get your kids their own library card if they don’t already have one.
3. Arrange a play date with neighborhood kids, or kids in your mom group.
4. Make some kinetic sand. All you need is some sand, cornstarch, and oil.
5. Watch educational movies on Netflix or Hulu.
6. Teach your kids to cook. Bake cookies and other yummy desserts.
7. Go on a hike in the mountains or a nearby forest.
8. Build a lemonade stand, and allow the kids to earn some extra cash.
9. Go camping under the stars in your own backyard.
10. Spend the day at an amusement park.
11. Make and bake a homemade pizza together.
12. Build a birdhouse.
13. Make your own homemade board game.
14. Help your kids make some fun fizzing sidewalk paint, and let them paint away!
15. Visit a local splash pad or water park for some fun water play.
16. Learn how to play a musical instrument. Purchase a used instrument from places like Craigslist or a yard sale.
17. Make snow cones out of crushed ice.
18. Go swimming. If your kiddo cant swim, take swimming lessons.
19. Have a water balloon fight.
20. Explore your neighborhood. Go for family walks in the mornings or after dinner.
21. Read news stories together. Explain the story to your child in an age-appropriate manner.
22. Write letters to distant relatives.
23. Search for “free admission” days to the local museum, art gallery or zoo and make a day trip out of it.
24. Go on a bicycle ride.
25. Feed the ducks at the local pond.
26. Grab the garden hose, and play in the sprinklers.
27. Have a “mathlete” competition – see which kids can solve math problems the fastest!
28. Plant a garden and watch it grow.
29. Play a trivia game. You can find questions from the internet.
30. Host a sleepover with a couple of your kids best friends.
31. Play frisbee or soccer.
32. Attend a baseball game.
33. Make mini-popsicles using ice trays and juice.
34. Play hide-and-go-seek.
35. Fly a kite. As an added bonus, have your kids make their own.
36. Visit an aquarium.
37. Build a backyard obstacle course.
38. Go bowling.
39. Have a picnic in the park.
40. Have a backyard luau.
As an added bonus, why not make a photo journal or a family yearbook showcasing some of the activities that you did over the summer.