Summer Family Fun To Do List

Summer To Do List

A List of Almost-Free, Electronic-Free Ideas for Family Fun this Summer
  1. Join a reading program. Make one up yourself. Join a group at your local library or just visit your local library with the kiddos once a week for some reading and a change of scenery.
  2. Draw. Color a picture for a long distance family member or friend. Draw some pictures for the elderly and take them to a local nursing home. Art work can always brighten up someone’s day. 
  3. Upcycle something. Turn an empty milk carton into a bird feeder. Connect old cans for organizing craft supplies. There’s millions of ideas out there. 
  4. Learn to cook or bake. Pick out something to make together and create a meal from scratch. Two birds one stone. 
  5. Play hide and seek. Or tag. Or kick the can, kickball, soccer, wiffleball, anything! 
  6. Go on a family hike or bike ride. 
  7. Create a play or a puppet show. 
  8. Have a middle of the summer Easter Egg hunt. 
  9. Have a water gun or water balloon fight. 
  10. Organize books or toys on a rainy day and choose some to donate. 
  11. Make a snack necklace to eat during a movie. 
  12. Go to a duck pond. 
  13. Build a fort, inside or outside. Or both!
  14. Paint some rocks for the garden. 
  15. Make homemade playdough to play with. 
  16. Create an obstacle course and try to beat your best time. 
  17. Make homemade lemonade and set up a lemonade stand. 
  18. Run through the sprinklers. 
  19. Build sandcastles in a sand box or at the beach if you’re lucky enough to live close by. 
  20. Make a homemade pizza. 
  21. Chase butterflies. 
  22. Wash the car or your outside toys. 
  23. Make a treasure map together and hunt for buried treasures. 
  24. Watch the clouds and figure out what they look like. 
  25. Watch a parade. 
  26. Play hopscotch. 
  27. Write your own story. 
  28. Paint with water. 
  29. Play with legos or blocks. 
  30. Catch bugs or frogs. 
  31. Play board games. 
  32. Water the garden. 
  33. Pull weeds from the garden. 
  34. Go on a nature scavenger hunt. 
  35. Jump rope. 
  36. Call a grandparent or great-grandparent and ask them what they used to do in summers when they were your age. 
  37. Make leaf rubs.
  38. See how far you can throw a ball. 
  39. Look through old pictures or scrapbooks.
  40. Make up a dance.
  41. Write a letter to your teacher. 
  42. Go swimming.
  43. Go for a walk or run. 
  44. Take turns making ugly faces.
  45. Bubbles.
  46. Fly kites.
  47. Go to a museum. 
  48. Have a picnic lunch at the park. 
  49. Make mudpies. 
  50. Have an ice cream party. 
  51. Throw a Frisbee. 
  52. Watch fireworks.
  53. Make wishes on dandelion puffs. 
  54. Go to the zoo. 
  55. Go mini golfing. 
  56. Go to a pick your own farm and pick fresh fruits or veggies. 



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