My kids have completed day one of summer. There are many things I want to do with my kids this summer and I looked forward to the schedule-free days with my quickly growing little ones.
Now that there remains close to 20 days until family vacation and camp happens, I admit I’m getting slightly nervous of how we will occupy our time. I created this list of thirty things to do with your kids this summer and hope it will help you too.
- Set grounds rules and responsibilities. My kids completed this list for the one day of summer so far. (Let’s hope it continues).
- Community pool = friends, exercise, vitamin D and tired kids.
- Scavenger hunt. You can print these or make your own.
- Teach your kids to cook. Start with boiling an egg and then let them decide what to make next. Give them space, don’t hover.
- Bike ride.
- Lots of ice cream.
- Weekly library trips (most libraries have summer reading challenges with prizes!)
- Play dates (or hang outs as the older kids call them).
- Tie dying white clothing of their choice. (Good to do outside.)
- Miniature golf.
- A theater matinee.
- Train ride.
- Outdoor music concert.
- Carnival/Theme Park/Great America.
- Beach days.
- Spontaneous road trip.
- Turn on the sprinkler and invite the neighborhood kids over.
- Write and illustrate a story together.
- A day to spread kindness (pass out food to homeless, help less fortunate, volunteer).
- Organize their closets; donate items that are too small.
- Let the kids’ plan and execute one day.
- Zoo day.
- Visit a farmer’s market.
- Binge watch an age appropriate series together.
- Water balloon fight.
- Plant a garden and water daily.
- Create an obstacle course.
- Go to a museum you have never been to.
- Watch a sporting event.
What would you add to the list? I will be adding and checking off items.
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