Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Vacation, How to Keep the Kids Occupied....

Summer vacation is half way over, the kids are starting to get bored and parents are pulling out all the stops.  Here is a list of suggestions for activities you can do with your kids this summer. 
  1. Have a picnic in the park 
  2. Create a scavenger hunt
  3. Catch fireflies
  4. Put the sprinkler on let the kids play under it
  5. Make homemade ice pops using juice or yogurt and ice trays with toothpicks
  6. Make huge ice cream sundaes
  7. Have a sleep over
  8. Build a castle from boxes and paper towel rolls
  9. Visit a new playground each day/week
  10. Take  photos of different kinds of bugs or animals you see and make an album
  11. Do the same for flowers
  12. Build a tent fort
  13. Make fairy houses
  14. Go to the beach and collect shells
  15. Go to your local zoo
  16. Check your local paper for summer fairs or concerts
  17. Make silly sock puppets
  18. Fly a kite
  19. Ride your bikes in the park
  20. Go hiking
  21. Take a field trip to the local pet store to look at animals
  22. Ask if you can visit the fire station or post office (you may need to make an appointment)
  23. Do puzzles
  24. Make your own board game
  25. Have a weekly game night
  26. Watch a movie marathon
  27. Use sidewalk chalk to decorate the driveway or sidewalk
  28. Make collages from cut out photos in old magazines
  29. Put on your own play
  30. Run relay races
Feel free to add to this list...


  1. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing! Love your Etsy shop.

    Karen @

  2. Thanks for sharing! These are some great ideas and I could always use some with my two little ones.