I asked for fun summer activity ideas on IG and compiled all the ideas here. I’m so inspired by this list! Thank you to everyone who sent an idea. This is memory making GOLD.
1. Run through the sprinklers. 2. Go airplane watching at the airport (park in the cell phone lot and bring snacks!) 3. Go to your local farmer’s market. 4. Make s’mores. 5. Sip n’ slide. 6. Stay up late and catch fireflies. 7. Go to a pool or splash pad. 8. Play with sidewalk chalk. 9. Make a donation box of toys they are no longer playing with and talk to them about what it means to “donate” and why it’s important. 10. Go for a hike. 11. Go camping (even if it’s in your own yard!). 12. Make a bonfire. 13. Go berry picking. 14. Do sparklers. 15. Go to the park for a picnic. 16. Tie dye anything you and everything. 17. Watch a movie outside. 18. Make no bake cookies or energy balls. 19. Have ice cream or popsicles outside as the sun is setting. 20. Water balloon war! 21. DIY scavenger hunt (don’t over-think it!) 22. Blow bubbles. 23. Plant flowers. 24. Go to the library. 25. Bake a peach pie. 26. Do a blindfolded taste test of different fruits. 27. Visit a local museum (check online for kids activities) 28. Make a lemonade stand 29. Make jewelry with Sculpey or air dry clay, paint and string. 30. Make homemade popsicles. 31. Get (fake) tattoos. 32. Make potato stamps. 33. Go on a ceramics painting date and make coffee mugs for the whole family. 34. Paint outside (then take a hose bath). 35. Make dry pressed flowers. 36. Freeze small toys in ice cubes. 37. Wash the car together (bonus points if you have a mini car or tricycle to wash- or even just let your kids wash their toys). 38. Use sun printing paper to make art with leaves, flowers and plants outside. 39. Search science experiments ideas on Pinterest and go crazy. 40. Make slime. 41. Decorate a pot and plant a new plant. 42. Go to a lake or a river. 43. Make bubble paintings outside. 44. Attend an outdoor concert. 45. Fly a kite. 46. Make chalk paint. 47. Make your own puppet show. 48. Go out for snow cones. 49. Paint with water on the fence or concrete (just a paintbrush and water- genius!) 50. Take a nature walk and make a nature journal. 51. Make huge bubbles with a kids pool, hula hoop, soap and water- love this! 52. Take a nighttime bike ride with glow sticks. 53. Encourage your kids to write their own song, and record it. 54. Make a fort with blankets and twinkle lights. 55. Look up state parks near you to visit. 56. Make your own “water table” it can be as simple as a tub of water with some toys to play. 57. Go mini golfing. 58. Make elephants toothpaste (google) and homemade play dough. 59. Make a fancy tea party together. 60. Go to the park or a public place and write kind messages in sidewalk chalk for strangers to read. 61. Explore the murals in your city. 62. Have a DIY makeover night (you have to let your child do your makeup too- it’s the rules!) 63. Make a time capsule. 64. Have a clean up day where you clean up other people’s litter. 65. Make flower arrangements. 66.Do a big puzzle. 67. Make homemade t-shirts (I loved making my own “fashion” as a child). 68. Get a blank children’s book and let your children write and illustrate their own stories. 69. Make a sticker chart with a reading goal for the summer. 70. Make homemade bird feeder ornaments to hang outside (google recipes, they’re simple). 71. Save large cardboard boxes and let your kids paint their own houses outside (just cut holes the the door and windows and let them go crazy). 72. Paint rocks and make a rock family. 73. If you haven’t yet, start a music jar. 74. Organize gummy bears by color. 75. Sew a toy together. 76. Make flower crowns. 78. Send letters in the mail to grandparents. 79. Dance in the rain. 80. Put raspberries on all your fingers and eat them. 81. Go to a drive in movie. 82. Go roller skating. 83. Make smoothies. 84. Watch a movie from your childhood. 85. Recreate a photo from your childhood. 86. Plant some herbs together. 87. Make funny costumes out of paper grocery bags. 88. Have a dance contest. 89. Dig up dinosaurs in the sandbox. 90. Make fruit salad. 91. Paint flower pots. 92. Make binoculars out of toiler paper rolls, string and paint. 93. Make sock puppets. 94. Make rainbow noodles with food coloring. 95. Melt crayons into fun shapes using silicon molds. 96. Do a photo scavenger hunt. 97. Make rice krispies treats. 98. Make frozen bananas! 99. Make a car wash for toy cars. 100. And if all else fails… go out for ice cream. 🙂
I hope this is helpful for some of you. I know we’ll be doing a lot of these this summer…. I’m so excited to make memories!
Remember mamas- YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB. xx