There are so many fun things to do with kids this summer! There are so many fun things to do to add to your family summer bucket list and so many kid activities and ideas are free or inexpensive! There are a few splurge items on the list too!

Don’t forget to check out your local library for free library passes and also don’t forget to check your local membership to see if they participate in reciprocal memberships to help save money on summer fun!

Here’s a list of 101 fun things for kids to do this summer:

  1. Build a sandcastle at the beach
  2. Have a water balloon fight with reusable water balloons
  3. Set up a lemonade stand
  4. Go on a nature scavenger hunt
  5. Have a picnic in the park
  6. Visit the lake or beach
  7. Plant a summer garden
  8. Fly a kite
  9. Go on a family bike ride
  10. Visit a local farmer’s market
  11. Have a backyard campout
  12. Make homemade ice cream
  13. Create sidewalk chalk art
  14. Have a family game night
  15. Explore a new hiking trail
  16. Go fishing
  17. Go swimming at a pool
  18. Have a movie marathon on a rainy day
  19. Visit a children’s museum
  20. Go on a camping trip
  21. Learn a new dance routine
  22. Have a DIY photo shoot
  23. Make tie-dye shirts
  24. Have a watermelon-eating contest
  25. Build a fort with blankets and pillows
  26. Visit a local library (a lot of great summer programming!)
  27. Go on a boat or ferry ride
  28. Visit a local splash pad
  29. Paint rocks and hide them around your neighborhood
  30. Go on a nature hike
  31. Visit a local amusement park (Top Amusement Parks for Toddlers in the US)
  32. Go strawberry or blueberry picking
  33. Have a backyard water slide
  34. Visit a zoo or wildlife sanctuary (Top 10 Best Zoos in the US)
  35. Have a lazy pajama day
  36. Go stargazing
  37. Go to a free outdoor movie screening in town
  38. Visit the Drive-In and watch movies from your car
  39. Play mini-golf
  40. Visit a local aquarium (Top 10 Best Aquariums in the US)
  41. Have a science experiment day
  42. Go roller skating
  43. Visit an outdoor water park (Top 10 Water Parks in the US)
  44. Build a model airplane or car
  45. Go to a local carnival or fair
  46. Have a backyard treasure hunt
  47. Learn to do magic tricks
  48. Visit a nearby botanical garden
  49. Go on a family road trip
  50. Have a backyard Olympics
  51. Visit a nearby farm and visit the animals
  52. Go to a trampoline park
  53. Visit a local historical site
  54. Have a family dance party
  55. Visit a local art gallery
  56. Go on a nature photography expedition
  57. Visit a nearby planetarium
  58. Go on a kayaking or canoeing adventure
  59. Have a backyard carnival
  60. Visit a local science center
  61. Hike to see a waterfall
  62. Have a family game tournament
  63. Go to a baseball game
  64. Go on a family camping trip
  65. Catch Fireflies
  66. Find the best ice cream shop in your area
  67. Collect sea shells by the sea shore
  68. Skip rocks in the ocean
  69. Make s’mores around a firepit or campfire
  70. Run through sprinklers in the backyard
  71. See a local parade
  72. Explore a castle
  73. Explore a cave or cavern (Top 10 Best Caves and Caverns in the US)
  74. Play catch or frisbee outside
  75. Go to a free outdoor music festival
  76. Visit a free factory tour (Top 10 Best Factory Tours in the US)
  77. Discover a new playground each week
  78. Find a crazy tree or something else fun from nature
  79. Drive on a “crazy road”
  80. Play kickball with friends
  81. Go on go-karts or bumper boats
  82. See Fireworks!
  83. Play in the sand or sandbox
  84. Go on a train ride
  85. Go to a local festival
  86. Run in a road race
  87. Dance in the rain
  88. Go to a sporting event
  89. Have a campout in your backyard under the stars
  90. Make your own slip n’ slide in your backyard
  91. Play flashlight tag with friends
  92. Visit a lighthouse or cool architecture
  93. Have a family game night with board games on a rainy night
  94. Try several ice cream shoppes and vote on the best one!
  95. Stay at a hotel overnight
  96. Visit a new state
  97. Try a new food
  98. Make root beer floats
  99. Watch the sunrise and/or sunset
  100. Take photographs of your summer memories

What is on your summer bucket list this summer with the whole family?!

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