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.
Lisa is the happily-ever-after wife of Matt Jacobson and together they enjoy raising and home-educating their 8 children in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She encourages women to embrace the rich life of loving relationships and the high calling of being a wife and mother. Lisa is the author of 100 Ways to Love Your Husband and her husband is the author of 100 Ways to Love Your Wife. Matt and Lisa are also the co-hosts of the FAITHFUL LIFE podcast where they talk about what it means to be a biblical Christian in marriage, parenting, church, and culture.