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Family Matters: 25 Things For Kids To Do This Summer


As much as your kids will tell you they can’t wait for summer, the words “I’m bored,” inevitably cross their lips! While kids do enjoy having some freedom during the summer, a few structured activities are always a good idea.

The following is a quick list of ideas to get your creativity flowing and to fill some down time during the summer months. You can let your kids pick from the list of what they would like to do or simply surprise them with a special activity each day. Doing activities with your kids not only provides a structured environment, but also allows for quality family time. This simple investment of time will be remembered for years to come.

So review the list below, visit websites, and see which activities are best for your family. With these 25 things to do, you may just escape the “I’m bored” this summer!

  1. Make home made ice cream
  2. Have a picnic
  3. Help make dinner
  4. Bake some cookies
  5. Set up a lemonade stand
  6. Make a bird feeder with peanut butter and birdseeds
  7. Make crafts from recyclables
  8. Roast marshmallows
  9. Eat watermelon and count the seeds
  10. Make juice ice pops
  11. Make smoothies
  12. Pick flowers to decorate the table
  13. Cool off with fruit ice cubes
  14. Make placemats for the table
  15. Paint with pudding
  16. Pop some popcorn & enjoy a movie
  17. Make fresh squeezed orange juice
  18. Eat dinner on the patio
  19. Make homemade play dough
  20. Make treats for your pet
  21. Write a grocery list and let kids do the shopping
  22. Visit an orchard and pick fruits
  23. Bake your own mini pizzas
  24. Make homemade peanut butter

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