Now it’s not that I’m a mean mommy.
Because I’m really not.
But I’ll tell you something: I’m not too crazy about seeing my kids’ sweet faces glued to a screen—–the computer, the television, the whatever. Especially when there’s fresh air outside and new adventures to be had.
So that’s why you’ll hear me announce: No electronics today.
None. Nada. Not happening.
Well, what are we supposed to do then? They’ll
So glad you asked . . . because here’s a nice long list of fantastic activities to choose from!
50 Fun Things For Kids To Do
- Catch bugs
- Play hopscotch
- Plan for a fun family night
- Start a game of hide-n-go-seek
- Ride bicycles
- Cook up something yummy
- Draw with sidewalk chalk
- Make sparkly playdough and then play with it
- Start a baseball game
- Lay on your back in the grass (or even cement) and stare at the sky
- Help out around the house (See this free summer responsibilities chart)
- Pack up and head to the pool
- Go on a Bible Verse scavenger hunt
- Read a good book
- Shoot some hoops
- Swing in the hammock
- Get out the jump-rope and see how much skipping you can do
- Plant a suprise garden
- Jump on the trampoline
- Play at the park
- Visit a national park
- Run through the sprinklers
- Make and then play with puppets
- Take a long nature walk and see what you can discover
- Start a waterballoon fight
- Go fishing!
- Make a summer reading chart
- Go on a staycation
- Feed the baby animals
- Set up a lemonade stand
- Play outdoor lawn Twister
- Wash the car
- Chase lizards
- Go berry picking
- Plan a camping trip
- Play catch with the dog
- Climb a tree
- Make a kite and then go fly it!
- Start a water fight
- Go bird-watching and see if you can capture them on camera
- Host a backyard Bible club
- Dress up your dollies
- Collect and then paint rocks
- Play a game of horseshoe
- Make a Boredom Buster Jar
- Build a fort
- Play hide-n-go-seek
- Put together (or print off) a bucket list of summer fun (Like this one here!)
- Splash down by the river
- Hide in the garden and sneak some fresh tomatoes (Wait! What…??)
So how’s that for a start! That should keep them busy for awhile, don’t ya think? 😉
You can also download a FREE printable of this list. Then all we’ll have to do is point our kids to this list hanging on the wall or fridge. Nice-n-easy!
So if you’re looking for some suggestions on what your kids can do? Simply click the link below for your free printable:
Here’s to fresh air and new adventures and wonderful kids!
If you have any ideas that you’d like to add to our list here, please do! I’d love for you to share.
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