Most parents are on the lookout for fun summer activities for their kids. Whether it’s a local tennis camp, museums, arts and crafts events, there is no shortage of summer activities and kid entertainment that you can fill each summer day with. Here are 25 ideas on how to keep kids active in the summer.
Fun Summer Activities For Kids
- Camp out – grab your tent, and head to a campground or even your backyard and get ready for some outdoor, sleepover fun! Don’t have a tent? How about one of your neighbors or friends? Don’t forget the flashlights, s’mores makings and other tasty camping foods.
- Have a picnic – start by having the kids make a list of foods to bring; then take them grocery shopping, prep together and head out for the grand event.
- Go for a bike ride – pretty self explanatory, but think through some fun rides; or just be spontaneous and go where the sidewalk is calling you!
- Have a scavenger hunt – keep kids active by creating a scavenger hunt. Think creatively: make one up for the neighborhood, a local park, or even indoors or at the mall on rainy days.
- Make a bike path with sidewalk chalk – I actually have my kids to thank for this idea. They take the chalk out, make a “road” with the chalk, and then ride along the path. Love that this also sparks creativity!
- Shop a farmer’s market – farmers markets are so great for many reasons: not only are you supporting local farmers and artisans, but you’re also getting outside, getting some active movement, and leaving with some fresh produce, meats and more to meal prep with.
- Do a family workout – this may look different for different families. What does your crew like to do? Is it a family walk? Bike ride? Or do you want to put on some music and create your own bootcamp? Have a discussion and decide what suits your fancy.
- Go for a walk or a hike – find a new trail, check out a different neighborhood, or simply meander down known roads. I love how families get to talk and really bond during this outdoor time.
- Visit an animal shelter – many kids enjoy going to see animals at shelters. Make sure to call ahead, and see if you can bring any items to donate. Be sure to bring a leash if there’s a possibility of bringing home a new pet – you never know! 🙂
- Walk to get ice cream – I mentioned above going for a walk; what I’ve personally noticed is that having a destination can be just the inspiration that you (or your kids) may need.
- Throw a homemade pizza party – cooking together is such a fun family activity, and most everyone loves a good pizza party! Make your own dough, divvy up the topping prep, and let everyone make their own personal pizza.