101 Summer Fun Ideas To Do With The Kiddos

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101 summer fun

Vacationing during the summer seems to get harder and harder each year. Our girls playing sports and my hubby gets really busy at work keeps us from taking anything more than just a weekend trip out of town. To hold us over til our December vacation, we try to keep busy with fun activities that we can do around town or at home that don’t break the bank in the process. Check out what we plan to do this summer with our 101 Summer Fun Ideas!

1. Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

2. Tie Dye with Sharpie & Alcohol

3. Create a Memory Jar

4. Make Daisy Jewelry

5. Catch Frogs at the Creek

6. Host a Field Day

7. Movie Night at Home

8. Backyard Twister

9. See FREE Or Cheap Movies- Cobb Theaters or Cinemark Theaters

10. Pillow Fort

11. Potato Stamps

12. Train Ride

13. Hitting at the Batting Cages

14. Yoga at Home

15. Frisbee Golf

16. Glow In The Dark Ring Toss

17. Make Cookies for a Friend

18. Dance Party

19. Homemade Band Concert

20. Make Our Own Snow Cones

21. Volunteer

22. Duck Feeding at Pond

23. Make Cards for Local Nursing Home

24. Make Our Own Sidewalk Chalk

25. Water Balloon Pinata

26. Minute To Win It Game Day

27. Backyard Hopscotch

28. Learn Sign Language

29. Make A Family Sign

30. Make a Family Cookbook

31. Visit Local County Fair

32. Write & Perform A Play

33. Perform A Sing Off

34. Coloring Day

35. Backyard Scrabble

36. Make Moon Sand


37. Cloud Watching

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38. Car Scavenger Hunt

39. Backyard Tic Tac Toe

40. Make Our Own Bow and Arrow

41. Watch a Minor League Baseball Game

42. Make Our Own Dog Toys

43. Make Our Own Suckers

44. Ice Cream Eating Contest

45. Slip N Slide

46. Amusement Park

47. Paint Rocks for Rock Garden

48. FREE Museum Days

49. Make Slime

50. Water Balloon Fight

51. Lemonade Stand

52. Nature Tour at Park

53. Bird Watching

54. Spa Day

55. Swimming

56. Summer Reading Program

57. Watch the Sunset

58. Picnic at the Park

59. Backyard Bowling

60. Plant a Tree

61. Donate to Local Charity

62. Baking With Mom

63. Finger Painting

64. Make Cereal Necklaces


65. Run In the Sprinkler- Make Your Own Sprinkler

66. Make Play Dough

67. Family Game Night

68. Family Wii Night

69. 3 Legged Races

70. Make Our Own Magic Show

71. Fire Station Tour

72. Paint & Frame a Picture

73. Movies in the Backyard

74. Make our own Parade

75. Homemade Dog Treats

76. Park Scavenger Hunt

77. Camp In Backyard

78. Create an Ice Cream Bar

79. Make a Birdfeeder

80. Visit a Local Beach

81. Plant Veggies in Yard

82. Family Bike Ride

83. Visit a Local Farmer’s Market

84. Visit a Pick Your Own Farm

85. Fishing at a Local Pond

86. Make a Sun Catcher

87. Kite Flying at Park

88. Create Summer Journals

89. Fireworks On the 4th

90. Catch Lightening Bug- Make A Jar

91. Fashion Show

92. Flashlight Tag

93. Star Gazing

94. Make a Boat and Race It

95. Visit the Library

96. Outdoor Photo Session

97. Visit Local Flea Market

98. Collect & Identify Leaves

99. Share Giant Banana Split

100. Bubble Blowing Contest- Homemade Bubble & Refill Container

101. Smore’s In The Backyard

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  1. This is a wonderful list it will help hang out with my niece
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  2. I love stuff like this! So many ideas and things to do, thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks! My girls love this list and have a great time each summer making a new bucket list for the summer!


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