Your Ultimate Summer Activity List: 65 Things to Do this Summer

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While we’ve been eyeing all of the back to school signs online and at our local stores, it is still very much summer! With so much left to see and do, we wanted to compile a list of some of favorite activities to inspire you and your family this season. Check out a few of our favorite family-friendly things to do, which includes a mix of DIY activities, free activities, day trip ideas and more. Be sure to leave us a comment sharing some of your favorite things to do – we we would love to add them onto this on-going list. Happy summer!

Ultimate Summer Activity List

Ultimate Summer Activity List

  1. Make slime
  2. Visit your local museum
  3. Visit your local amusement park
  4. Plant something
  5. Color
  6. Visit a farm
  7. Blow bubbles
  8. Go to a drive-in
  9. Play mini golf
  10. Record all of the ice cream you try
  11. Make up a song on a day trip or road trip
  12. Walk on the boardwalk
  13. Catch fireflies
  14. Have a lemonade stand with your kids
  15. Have a picnic in a park
  16. Make a summer scrapbook
  17. Watch the sunset
  18. Go to the beach
  19. Make a pie
  20. Unplug!
  21. Bike
  22. Pick flowers
  23. Go camping
  24. Go kayaking
  25. Swim or learn to swim
  26. Collect seashells
  27. Go on a hike
  28. Make a bird feeder
  29. Hunt for bugs in your park or backyard
  30. Go berry picking
  31. Make a fort
  32. Go to a concert
  33. Make s’mores on a campfire or at home
  34. Visit an aquarium
  35. Have a BBQ
  36. Go to the zoo
  37. Make a pinata
  38. Learn a new card game
  39. Make cookies
  40. Learn how to make ice cream
  41. Make your own play dough
  42. Go to a ball game
  43. Toss around a frisbee
  44. Try a new sport
  45. Eat outside
  46. Learn to dive
  47. Fly a kite
  48. Watch fireworks
  49. Visit your local library and take out new books
  50. Look at the stars
  51. Feed the ducks
  52. Climb a tree
  53. Play with chalk
  54. Go to the movies
  55. Ride a horse
  56. Have a water balloon fight
  57. Write a story
  58. Draw a picture
  59. Discover a new park
  60. Visit your local farmers market
  61. Swim in a lake
  62. Make your own jewelry
  63. Make your own popsicles
  64. Learn a new language
  65. Stay up late

What are some of your favorite activities to do over the summer?

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