Keeping Growing Minds Busy–48 Summer Activity Ideas

The summer is in full effect, the kids are out of school!  I have one in school, William, and he is so used to being busy that I have had to be proactive and think of some things to do this summer.  My younger kids have a blast going along with the fun activities too!  I have spent some time on Pinterest gathering ideas.  The websites I visited most were: U Create, 101 Kids Summer Activities, 100+ Science Activities for kids and 500+ Activities for Kids. It is a great place to spark the creative side.  Today, I hit a couple of stores collecting materials for some activities this summer.  So far this summer we have had an obstacle course, water balloon fight and marshmallow shooters.

1. Paint Rocks

2. Go to the zoo with your zoo passport

3. Hiking

4. Bowling

5. Camp Out in the Family Room

6. Make S’mores

7. Go on a picnic

8. Scavenger Hunt

9. Have a water balloon fight

10. Indoor Fort

11. Fun Summer Reading Program

12. Make a time capsule

13. Go to a drive-in movie theater

14. Go Camping

15. Camp out in your backyard

16. Homemade Marshmallow Shooter

17. Make a video

18. Treasure Hunt

19. Make root beer floats

20. Ice Cream Party with toppings

21. Make Puppets and have a puppet show

22. Bucket Game

23. Make a fruit salad

24. Alphabet Treasure Hunt

25. Board game day

26. Feed ducks at a lake

27. Splash Pad

28. Balloon Tennis

29. Sandbox Scavenger Hunt

30. Indoor Hopscotch with pillows and tape

31. Neighborhood reading party serve snacks

32. Go on a stay-cation (with a pool)

33. Summer Journal

34. Summer Exercise Program

35. Make treats and deliver to neighbors

36. Homemade pizza night

37. Window markers

38. Sponge ball tag

39. Around the World

40. Science Experiments

41. Shaving Cream Slip and Slide

42. Neighborhood clean up

43. Easter Egg Hunt

44. Pool noodle race track

45. Dress up party

46. Water Balloon Pinata

47. PVC Pipe Play

48. Make homemade Gak

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