50 Ideas to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

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The long summer break is starting … this can be an awesome opportunity to bond with your child. Let your hair down and have fun too!

At the same time the thought of 3 month without school may fill you with dread! When kids get bored they misbehave. Spend a little time planning what you will do. Call a family meeting and brainstorm ideas for things to do now, so you don’t wind up spending the entire summer in front of the TV or with a video game controller in your hand.

Need ideas? Check out this list

  1. Visit the beach and collect shells
  2. Make your own games using colored cardstock
  3. Make a castle from cardboard boxes
  4. Go to the movies
  5. Arrange sleepovers
  6. Yard work together
  7. Give kids there own patch in the yard to plant flowers
  8. Visit a local farmer’s market
  9. Visit a local “pick your own” farm
  10. Visit the library
  11. Check out local Summer camps in your area
  12. Visit relatives
  13. Clear out the garage
  14. Have a garage sale!
  15. Have a picnic at a state park
  16. Make smoothies
  17. Go kayaking
  18. Go to the beach and build sandcastles
  19. Make pizza’s
  20. Clean up trash at a local park
  21. Have a backyard campfire
  22. Sprinklers using pool noodles
  23. Organize playdates
  24. Paint using bubble wrap
  25. Set up a herb garden
  26. Get out on the bike trail
  27. Start a reading log
  28. Go Rollerskating
  29. Bake a cake together
  30. Take a swimming class
  31. Learn how to play Uno
  32. Make hair bows
  33. Learn a new skill such as sewing,dancing,a new language
  34. Learn how to sew
  35. Donate toys to a local hospital
  36. Visit an amusement park
  37. Get a part time job!
  38. Visit a nursing home
  39. Clean out closets
  40. Make your own hard-to-pop bubbles with 1 cup of distilled water, 2 tablespoons of Dawn dish soap and 1 tablespoon of glycerin
  41. Make homemade pizza
  42. Sharpie tie-dye shirts
  43. Make a movie using apps on an ipad or iphone
  44. Making a fort using furniture and sheets
  45. Have a camp outside
  46. Play cards
  47. Visit a waterpark
  48. Glow sticks game
  49. Night time bowling using glow sticks
  50. Keep a record using My Vacation Journal

Here are many things that will keep your kids busy. Can you think of more? Feel free to comment below. For more ideas visit our Summer Ideas for Kids on Pinterest too.

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