50 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is an exciting time for kids but it can be a little stressful for moms. Even if you’re not pulling your hair out with having your kids around 24/7, you may be wracking your brain for some fun activities to do that your kids will love.

I have made a list of 50 activities you can do with your kids in the summer. Many you can do at home or locally. There are also several ideas to include friends, extended family and neighbors. 

Make this summer a memorable one with a few of these ideas! 

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  1. Build an epic fort.

  2. Do your own Mud Run.

  3. Have a luau.

  4. Go to the beach and have a sand castle building contest.

  5. Visit a children's or science museum.

  6. Have a messy game night.

  7. Make ice cream sandwiches.

  8. Plant a garden.

  9. Got to a fair or amusement park.

  10. Film a family movie or start a YouTube channel.

  11. Have a picnic in the park.

  12. Make a family tree.

  13. Do a DIY Color Run

  14. Take a class at Michael's.

  15. Go to a movie in the park.

  16. Put on a play for friends or family.

  17. Have a sports tournament.

  18. Make homemade ice cream.

  19. Visit a local fire station.

  20. Walk or bike a local trail.

  21. Do squirt gun painting.

  22. Take an art class.

  23. Have a black light or glow in the dark party.

  24. Make homemade pizza.

  25. Create a giant ice cream sundae.

  26. Go on a walk and collect nature items in a "nature box".

  27. Have kids create and make (with some help) the menu for dinner.

  28. Take a day trip on the train.

  29. Have a costume party.

  30. Make greeting cards and send them to friends or family.

  31. Organize a neighborhood block party (or just a party!).

  32. Make play dough.

  33. Set up a lemonade stand.

  34. Have a Christmas in July party.

  35. Visit an aquarium.

  36. Play Jenga in the backyard.

  37. Go play laser tag.

  38. Make a sandbox.

  39. Have an unbirthday party.

  40. Make slime.

  41. Set up a volleyball net in the backyard.

  42. Play water balloon games.

  43. Have a hula hoop contest.

  44. "Visit" another country or city without leaving the house.

  45. Make jewelry or other accessories, like this pearl headband.

  46. Make the World's Best DIY Slip and Slide.

  47. Camp in the backyard.

  48. Volunteer at a food pantry.

  49. Make a "beach"in the backyard.

  50. Put on a talent show.

Inez Bayardo - Writer - Speaker - fortheloveofmom.org

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Hi! My name is Inez and I am the mom behind For the Love of Mom, a website dedicated to inspiring women to pursue better in life & motherhood!