The last thing a mom wants to hear from her kids in the middle of the summer is “I’m bored,” so these are some activities to suggest to them. Each activity will soon link to a longer article with more details on what steps they will need to do, and how you can help them to have more fun while doing it.
Fun Summer Activity for Kids: Plan a Garage Sale
This is a great activity for kids of at least elementary school age who always seem to have too much stuff. They will get to be involved in every step of the process, from picking items to sell, to pricing items, and even taking payment on the big day.
Fun Summer Activity for Kids: Make a Backyard Obstacle Course
In this fun activity, children are challenged to construct an obstacle course in the backyard, with each child coming up with at least one or two obstacles. Then children take turns timing a run of the course, with all the other kids acting as a cheering squad. Children can then try to beat their own times in subsequent runs.
Fun Summer Activity for Kids: Invent a Board Game
If your children are bored of the board games in your game cabinet, suggest to them that they should invent their own board games. The most fun part of this summer activity is having family game nights to play all of the creative and often silly board games that your children come up with.
Fun Summer Activity for Kids: Build a Fort
A classic activity for children is to build a fort out of materials found in the house and yard and to then use that fort as fuel for imaginative play. You will be surprised at what your children come up with, and they are sure to have a blast playing in the fort and inviting their friends over to enjoy it as well.
Fun Summer Activity for Kids: Write and Illustrate a Book
Whether your children are writers or not, they are fully capable of writing and illustrating their own books. From story ideas and design to the actual process of writing and drawing, your kids will have a great time using their imaginations and continuing to hone their writing skills during summer vacation.
Fun Summer Activity for Kids: Build a Lego City
Kids of all ages will enjoy using their creativity to spend a summer day or two constructing a large Lego city, complete with homes, restaurants, workplaces, parks, and anything else they can think of. Then let them take to the streets and guide Lego characters through their city in a number of different scenarios!
Fun Summer Activity for Kids: Make a Backyard Water Park
With all the summer heat that is making your kids restless and grumpy, set them loose outside with the challenge of making their own water park. Children will enjoy transforming their backyard into a creative and playful water park to spend a hot afternoon playing in. From a slip and slide to inner tube fun and more, these endless possibilities will make your backyard the place to be in the neighborhood.
Fun Summer Activity for Kids: Film a Short Movie
What kid doesn’t want to be a director, or be a leading actor or actress in a big film? This activity will give your children a chance to use their creativity to make a movie of their own, from creating a story and a script, to making sets and gathering props, rehearsing, filming, and editing. Best of all, when it is done, the whole family can get together for the grand opening of the movie!
Fun Summer Activity for Kids: Hold a Neighborhood Talent Show
With all the reality TV talent shows going on, your kids are probably dreaming of making it big by showcasing their special talents. Especially if your kids are a bit older, a great way to make them feel special and talented is by having them host a talent show for the neighborhood. They can get things together for a stage, an audience of parents, and even a panel of judges.