101 Things to Do in the Summer (to get them off the couch!)

Can you believe it’s already time for summer? I don’t know about you, but my summer is filled with a blank calendar for the kids. They swim in the morning for their local swim team, but then that’s about it! I work full time, so going away on vacation is out. It’s all about trying to find things to do in the summer for our family1 I love having lists created and made! I’ve come up with 101 Things to Do in the Summer (to get your kids off the couch!). This is a full list that you can try and do this summer! Or pick and choose things to do!

Things to Do in the Summer

Things to Do in the Summer

The summer is ALMOST here. I’m a TOTAL stickler for keeping my kids busy throughout the summer. I don’t want the kids on the couch every single day saying to me, “Mom… I’m bored.” No. No. No. I want them busy and doing things.

So… I made a list of 101 Things to Do in the Summer for kids. I’m telling your right now – I’m sticking to this list. This is going to be a Summer Bucket list for us to follow! I want my kids to have some ideas in mind and really have some summer fun out there doing stuff! There’s something here for every kid, I promise! 🙂

Are you ready!? Here we GO!

Things to Do in the Summer

Lemonade Stand
Join a local Book Club
Water Park Trip
Swimming Lessons
Tennis Lessons
Art Camp
Theater Lessons
Bike Ride
Plant a Garden
Magic Show
Beach Trip
Camping in the Backyard
Nature Walk
Roller Blading
Build Sandcastles
Bubble Time
Make Bracelets – Rainbow Loom, Yarn, etc
Painting Party
Ceramic/Pottery Party
Make Ice Cream
Water Balloon Fight
Slip and Slide in the Backyard
Playdate with Friends
Throw a Summer Sundae Party
Jump Roping
Try out a Kite
Visit a Farmer’s Market
Visit a Butterfly Garden
Visit a Planetarium
Day Trip to a Close City
Visit a National Monument
Decorate T-shirts
Baking Day
Build a Fort in the Backyard
Tea Party
Go to a Baseball Game
Tie-Dye Fun
Free Classes at Home Depot
Mini Golf Time
Batting Cages
Arts & Crafts
Playground Time
Make Your Own Pizza Lunch
Visit a Circus
Outdoor Concert
Sign-up for a Child’s Raod Race
Canoe time
Treehouse Time
Child Yoga
Instrument Lessons
Slumber Party Time
Watch a Sunset
Horseback Riding
Make a Music Video
Singing Lessons
Movie Night Outside
Play-Doh Time
Shopping Spree
Flashlight Tag
Paint Rocks
Have a Pen Pal
Put on a Play
Tennis Raquet Baseball
S’mores Time
Create an Obstacle Course
Splash/Spray Park
Sprinkler Time
YMCA Youth Camps
Plan a Block Party
Window Markers
Family Game Night
Makeover on your Best Friend
Homemade Popsicles
Diving Lessons
Glow in the Dark Tag
Hula Hooping
Egg Toss
Drive-in Movie
3-Legged Races
Camera Lessons
Start a Summer Journal
Dance when it Rains
Scavenger Hunt
Go on a Bug Hunt
Make your own Towel for the Pool
Create a Summer Club with your Friends
Chalk Time on the Street
Create a Parade for your Neighborhood
Car Wash

Tell me what you think! What am I missing? What do I need to add? What do you think your kids would love to see on here? Let me know!

Also – if you’re reading – I’m sharing 101 Things To Do in the Winter.

Also – my advice would be to check with your local state’s tourism. I’m from Rhode Island and the first thing I would do is reach out to my local tourism bureau for some fun, too!


101 Things to Do in the Summer (to get them off the couch!) was last modified: February 21st, 2019 by Audrey McClelland
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101 Things to Do in the Summer (to get them off the couch!) was last modified: February 21st, 2019 by Audrey McClelland