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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Weiss

Exciting Summer Activities for Kids and Families

Updated: Jun 25

As the weather warms up and school is in the rearview mirror, it's time to embrace the wonderful season of summer! I’ve put together some awesome summer activity ideas that will keep your kids and family entertained throughout the season. Plus, don't miss out on my exclusive free printable summer bucket list and discover how my summer schedule printables can help you make the most of these sunny days with your littles!


Explore Nature:

Step into nature and go on some exciting adventures. Plan a hiking expedition at a nearby trail, organize a treasure hunt in the park, or pack a picnic basket and enjoy a family lunch at the park. For a touch of magic, you can set up a cozy campsite in your own backyard and spend the night stargazing and making s’mores around a campfire.


Dive into Splash-tastic Fun:

As the temperature soars, there's no better way to beat the heat than having some water-filled fun. If you don’t have a pool of your own, you can always turn on your sprinklers, fill up some water balloons or invest in a water table or small inflatable pool to keep your little ones busy and cool! You can also visit your local public pool or splash pad if you have one nearby, or plan a fun day trip to a water park or beach/lake!


Nurture Creativity and Imagination:

Summer is the season to explore your family's creativeness. Organize an arts and crafts day, encouraging everyone to be as creative as possible! Some fun ideas are: rock painting, drawing, jewelry making, sculpting, crocheting or knitting, origami and tie-dyeing shirts!


Family Game Extravaganza:

Bring out all the classic board games, such as Monopoly or Scrabble, or challenge each other to friendly competitions of charades or Pictionary. You can take advantage of the warm summer nights by playing outdoor games like tag, capture the flag, or a family-friendly game of soccer.


Embrace the Joy of Reading:

Summer provides an excellent opportunity to ignite a love for reading in your children. If you aren’t already a member, you can join your local library as a family and let everyone choose their favorite books to read! Our family likes to have a “Summer Reading Challenge” every year when our kids get to earn prizes and gift cards for meeting their reading goals! You can continue to encourage a love of reading in your children by creating a cozy reading corner at home, complete with fluffy cushions and soft blankets, and set aside dedicated reading time for them.


If you want more fun activity ideas for kids, don't forget to download my free printable summer bucket list, it’s the perfect resource to help you keep track of all the exciting activities you plan to accomplish. It's the ultimate way to ensure no adventure goes unchecked and every moment of summer is filled with fun!

In addition to the bucket list, my free printable summer schedules are also available for download and provide a great framework for planning out your days, ensuring a healthy balance between play, rest, and responsibilities!


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