Hot dog! Summer is here! Check out this list for some quick ideas of summer fun with your kids:

  1. Go for a bike ride
  2. Help plant flowers or a garden
  3. Go on a scavenger hunt
  4. Go to a playground
  5. Have a lego contest
  6. Discover what animals/bugs/plants live in your backyard
  7. Bake cookies
  8. Make homemade popsicles
  9. Have a picnic
  10. Make a birdfeeder
  11. Visit your local library
  12. Fly a kite
  13. Catch lightning bugs in a jar
  14. Make a home cinema, including tickets and popcorn
  15. Dance around the house together
  16. Go fishing
  17. Make giant bubbles
  18. Tour a local fire station
  19. Go to the zoo
  20. Have a water balloon fight
  21. Go swimming
  22. Draw with sidewalk chalk
  23. Set up a lemonade stand
  24. Create a fort (pillow fort inside or stick fort outside)
  25. Do a science experiment
  26. Make gak slime
  27. Visit a farm
  28. Paint a picture
  29. Make a slip n’ slide
  30. Have a backwards dinner
  31. Visit a children’s museum
  32. Try a new food
  33. Go camping, even if it’s in your backyard
  34. Make s’mores
  35. Fireworks/sparklers
  36. Have a slumber party
  37. Write a letter to a friend
  38. Play frisbee
  39. Press flowers
  40. Have a paper airplane contest
  41. Play mini golf
  42. Visit your local farmer’s market
  43. Have a pajama party
  44. Write and illustrate your own book
  45. Donate toys
  46. Go to a baseball game
  47. Create a puppet show
  48. Make milk carton boats
  49. Run in a race
  50. Host glow-in-the-dark backyard games