59 Awesome Activities For the Kids This Summer

59 Awesome Activities For the Kids This Summer. Summer is here and things are starting to look like the old “normal”.  Although the kids love being out of school, the days can get long, not only for them but also for us. So we’ve come up with a list of some fun activities you can do with the kids all summer long. Take a look.

1. Take a family bike ride.

2. Have a yes day.

3. Learn a new magic trick. Here are seven easy tricks just for kids.

4. Build a LEGO City.

5. Read a chapter book as a family.

6. Sign up for a fun summer program and do it together!

7. Fly a kite in your neighborhood park.

8. Paint rocks and hide them for others to find.

9. Watch the planes at your local airport.

10. Organize a scavenger/treasure hunt.

11. Go stargazing. Check out our top place here

12. Explore a new park with the right social distancing tools.

13. Learn how to make friendship bracelets.

14. Learn about a different culture (and make a meal to match!)

15. Make and eat popsicles.

16. Make a fairy garden.

17. Get a paper map of your city and push pins. Plan out the places you want to visit in the future.

18. Spend a summer afternoon writing a story with your kids.

19. Run through the sprinkler. This is a great way to keep cool during the hot summer months.

20. Arrange an afternoon with just your son or just your daughter.

21. Create an obstacle course for kids.

22. Play hide and seek.

23. Play board games for a whole afternoon.

24. Go backyard camping. This is a great way to spend a summer afternoon and evening.

25. Take a picture a day and print out an end-of-summer photo album.

26. Be a scientist for a day with one of these cool experiments.

27. Plant summer flowers.

28. Have a toy car wash. Or better yet, have a real carwash. Nothing thrills a kid like a summer afternoon spent with a bucket, hose and a spray bottle.

29. Pick a “Summer 2021” song and play it till everyone can sing all the words.

30. Make root beer floats.

31. Find a business that’s raising funds for a local cause and donate.

32. Create a secret handshake.

33. Make a clover necklace. And a headband. And a bracelet. And a ring. And a pageant sash. And …

34. Make lemonade at least once. For a little variation, try this fun recipe.

35. Go to a baseball game.

36. Visit your community library and pick out some new summer reads.

37. Stay up late and play flashlight tag.

38. Go to a drive-in movie.

39. Pack a picnic, and take a deck of playing cards with you.

40. Lie in the grass and look for pictures in the clouds.

41. Make a wind chime.

42. Redecorate your kids’ rooms.

43. Learn about rainbows. Summer rain showers can bring out some beautifully clear ones.

44. Make a bird feeder.

45. Play Marco Polo at the pool, or try one of these classic pool games.

46. Prank someone.

47. Make something out of a cardboard box.

48. Have a potions party.

49. Learn about a wild animal.

50. Have a shaving cream war.

51. Learn about a few amazing kids, and talk about how your own can change the world.

51. Bob for donuts at breakfast.

53. Have a tea party outside.

54. Support a small business or order a new read from your local indie bookstore.

55. Turn your backyard into a water park.

56. Have an outdoor art afternoon. Here are our favorite ideas.

57. Write and act out a play.

58. Jump into a lake.

59. Surprise the postman with a thank you gift.

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