I am so excited to share my favorite summer activities my kids absolutely love. Summer is so close, and I am here for it! As the lazy days of summer drag on, we all start looking for new and fun things to keep our kids entertained. Here are some things that my family loves. Click on each picture link to check it out.
Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles. All of my kids still love bubbles, but we all cry when they spill. So, here are some non-spillage options that we use.
Another low key (aka low mess) water activity my kids love is painting the sidewalk, back porch, house, fence…you get the idea…with just plain water. We have a variety pack of paint brushes like these, and the kids love to explore the different shapes and lines each paint brush makes.
I know these magnetic blocks have been quite popular over the last several years, so I know you know about them. A great summer activity twist is to take them outside and stick them to your garage door. My youngest likes so sort them by shapes, and my older ones like to build 3D sculptures suspended off the metal door.
Last year, I discovered the best alternative of those plastic kiddie pools that are heavy and kill your grass. It’s this outdoor splash pad. You connect your hose and let the good times roll…or splash, ha. But seriously, clean up and storage of this thing is so much better than anything else we’ve tired.
Picnics are always a favorite. This is my new favorite picnic basket. Not only is it insulated and waterproof, it also comes with its own blanket. My kids really want to hit as many parks as possible this summer, so I know we will get a lot of use out of this.
Do your kids like popsicles? Mine do. We like to try out different recipes to make our own. Our favorite is banana and cantelope. I have this popsicle mold. I really like that the molds are not connected to each other.
Summer Activities in Your Area
I know everyone lives in different areas with different opportunities, but I encourage you to check your city’s website for summer resources. We have lived in our current city for three summers, and I am still learning about all my town has to offer. Here are some ideas to look into:
- Berry Picking
- Farmer’s Markets
- Day Hiking
- Outdoor Symphony
- Explore Parks in Neighboring Cities
- Creek Stomping
- Volunteer for an Animal Sanctuary
- Drive In Movie
- Frisbee Golf Course
- Summer Day Camps
- Vacation Bible School
- Goat Yoga
- Splash Pads and Water Parks
- Tour a Local Farm (dairy farms are fun and usually end with ice cream)
- Food Truck Tour
- Music Festivals
- 4H Events
- Horse Back Riding
I hope you found this compilation of summer activities helpful. Share some of your favorite things to do in the summer in the comments below. As always, if you liked this post, please share with your friends. You can also subscribe to my email list to get posts sent straight to your inbox.
9 thoughts on “Summer Activities Your Kids Will Love”
Great list! Our favs bubbles, water play, and chalk! I’m soooo ready for warm, lazy summer days!
This has me feeling all kinds of summer happiness. I am excited to try out the splash pad with my daughter this year.
I’m so glad! The splash pad is legit. Such easy clean up and storage.
Great list! I actually just bought my son the Picasso tiles yesterday. I think they are going to be a big hit!
You’ll get a lot of use out of them too. My 8 year old still enjoys them.
Splash pads are the BEST! Should be fairly Covid-safe as well. Great article, thank you!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
These are great suggestions!! Makes me excited for summertime! We are so close!