Activities for At Home: Summer Activities

Summer Activities for Kids

  • Bake cookies for a neighbor.
  • Camp in the backyard and catch lightning bugs.
  • Look for shapes in the clouds. Put a blanket in the grass and stare up at the sky. Take turns talking about what you see in the clouds.
  • Make a bird feeder. Watch birds visit your yard and add to your list of bird sightings.
  • Build a fort. Put pillows in the living room or cardboard boxes in the yard.
  • Have a bonfire and make s’mores.
  • Hold marble races. Use an old pool noodle as the track. Simply cut it in half, making two tracks of equal length. Then, race the marbles down the tracks to see who has the fastest one.
  • Make paper airplanes. See whose airplane goes the farthest.
  • Play a card game or board game.
  • Play charades.
  • Collect rocks and paint them. Turn them into pet rocks, garden ornaments, or gifts.
  • Create a summer mural. Stretch a long piece of white craft paper across a wall in the basement or garage and create a family mural. Include hand-drawn, painted, or colored pictures of your summer activities. Work on it all summer, adding to it little by little.
  • Decorate your walkways with chalk. Use regular sidewalk chalk or make your own using cornstarch, water, and food coloring.
  • Make playdough creations. Make your own playdough to mold into creative shapes.
  • String beads.
  • Build an obstacle course in the backyard.
  • Fly a kite.
  • Make good use of nearby parks.
  • Go on a hike.
  • Take a bike ride.

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