100 Things to Do This Summer

Friday, June 14, 2013

I know that summer doesn't OFFICIALLY start for another week, but as far as the kids are concerned IT'S HERE. Don't forget we also have a 100 Things to Do This Spring List, a 100 Things to Do This Fall List, and a 100 Things to Do This Winter List, so pop over to those and pin for ideas of things to do later.

But for now, here's a list of some fun things that you might want to consider doing this summer.

There are activities that the kids can do by themselves, activities that they might need your help with, activities for outside play, and activities for rainy days. I tried make sure that the list was balanced between activities for boys and activities for girls (the majority are gender neutral).

And to prove that these are things that we Harris Sisters endorse, I have included links and photos of our own experiences with many of these suggestions. (And of course, there are many on the list that my family has done that we just don't have photos of. Watching classic movies, for example, but it is well documented how we LOVE us some 1980s movies!)




1. Go to a Drive In Movie
2. Make Banana Splits
3. Catch Lightning Bugs






5. Rent and Watch Classic Kids Movies
6. Make Fun Summer Jewelry Using Free Online Tutorials
7. Play HORSE . . . maybe just not against this guy ;-)






8. Have a Slumber Party
9. Dip Dye or Tie Dye T-Shirts
10. Go on a Picnic
11. Visit a Science Museum






12. Go Tubing
13. Eat Breakfast for Dinner
14. Draw a Self Portrait (or Swap Names with a Family Member and Draw Pictures of Each Other) This example is courtesy of my wonderfully talented niece, Charlotte!


15. Have a Water Balloon Fight
16. Make Garden Stepping Stones
17. Play I Spy
18. Visit a Zoo


19. Make Milkshakes
20. Roll Down a Hill
21. Go to an Air Show
22. Pick Berries and Make Preserves or Old-Fashioned Cobbler


23. Play Simon Says
24. Paint Your Own Pottery
25. Assemble a Cookbook of Family Recipes
26. Go to a Baseball Game


27. Listen for the Ice Cream Truck!
28. Make an Obstacle Course
29. Watch Fireworks
30. Go for a Hike


31. Make Ice Cream Floats
32. Hula Hoop
33. Play in the Sprinkler
34. Tend Your Garden


35. Go Geocaching
36. Make Paper Airplanes
37. Build a Bonfire, Then Roast Hot Dogs or Make S'mores
38. Go to an Amusement Park


39. Play Charades
40. Perform a Random Act of Kindness (RAOK)
41. Go Bowling


42. Play a Game of Telephone
43. Decorate Your Bike or Wagon for a July 4th Parade
44. Build a Treehouse


45. Go Camping in Your Own Backyard
46. Visit Local Tourist Attractions
47. Fly Kites
48. Tour a Factory


49. Go to a Summer Movie Matinee
50. Make Homemade Ice Cream
51. Make Your Own Play KitchenDoll House, or Race Track
52. Hand Wash the Family Cars


53. Assemble a Puzzle
54. Make Fluffer Nutter Sandwiches
55. Play Rock, Paper, Scissors
56. Go Rollerskating


57. Write to a Pen Pal (on paper . . . and send it through the mail . . . GASP!)
58. Make Your Own Market Bags Using Free Online Patterns or Tutorials
59. Visit the Local Farmer's Market
60. Take a Themed Family Photo


61. Pick Flowers and Make a Floral Arrangement
62. Learn a New Card Game
63. Thumb Wrestle
64. Grow a Butterfly from a Caterpillar (The boys do this with their Grandma nearly every year!)


65. Go on a Scavenger Hunt
66. Go Horseback Riding
67. Make Homemade Pizzas
68. Visit a Petting Zoo or Animal Park


69. Have a Dance Battle
70. Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride
71. Play Hopscotch
72. Go to the Playground



73. Do Mad Libs
74. Go on a Road Trip
75. Visit your Public Library or a Little Free Library
76. Go to an Aquarium


77. Make Soda Rockets
78. Finish a Game of Monopoly
79. Go Fishing
80. Start a Collection


81. Limbo!
82. Start a Journal
83. Master the Rubik's Cube
84. Go to a Local Festival


85. Learn to Play an Instrument
86. Make a Movie or Music Video
87. Complete a Crossword Puzzle
88. Play Miniature Golf


89. Go Ziplining
90. Go Thrifting and Look for Treasures
91. Start a Compost Bin
92. Blow Bubbles



93. Hang a Birdfeeder and Watch the Birds
94. Learn Hand Clapping Games (Miss Mary Mack!)
95. Have a Karaoke Party
96. Go to a Car Show



97. Visit a New Restaurant
98. Go to a Planetarium
99. Start Making Homemade Christmas Presents
100. Take a Nap in a Hammock


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2 comments:

all the latest in heavensville said...

That was wonderful, Donna, the pictures were amazing. I would like to add 101. to the list.

Come to Evansville to see Ryan's friend, and stop by with your sweet family so LC and I can meet all of you. ;o)

Great post!

Donna Walkush said...

What a nice invitation! We'll make sure to put that on the itinerary the next time we're "goin' back to Indiana" - I'm sure the boys would love to meet your fluffy baby. ;-)

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