Are you ready to enjoy your summer? Are you at a loss for what you fun things your family should do this summer. Sometimes when there is no routine like during summer the kids can get a bit bored and as a parent, you’ll need some ideas of fun things for your family to do this summer.
I wanted to come up with some fun ideas that your family can do throughout this summer. My daughter is going into 5th grade so I tried to come up with activities that elementary aged kids would enjoy. Though these ideas could be done with younger children as well.
Most of these ideas are also budget friendly because having fun doesn’t need to cost a lot. There are plenty of ways for your family to do this summer that doesn’t cost much and might even be free. Hopefully, a few of these ten ideas will be a good plan for you to give a try for you and your kids.
1 Find some summer festivals or events
Check out the local events in your town or a nearby city. Many of these festivals are free or low cost. It’s a great opportunity to visit new places and have new experiences.
2. Visit the library and check out their events
The library is a great resource for parents in the summer. I am a huge believer in the benefit of reading and encouraging kids to read. So even just visiting the library to pick up some new books is a way to get out of the house into the air conditioning. Plus during the summer many libraries offer events like arts and crafts where kids can be creative and have fun.
3. plan a BBQ
Make plans for a BBQ with family or friends. You can go big or keep it simple. Check out my Father’s Day BBQ food ideas that are great for any time of summer. You’ll want to stay hydrated, especially the kids while you eat outdoors.
One great suggestion for kids drink is fruit shooters. They are really convenient and my daughter loves the pink lemonade flavor. It’s also nice that you can shut them so they don’t spill. You can check out where to get them here.
4. Get your kids in the kitchen
My daughter and nieces and nephews have always enjoyed getting in the kitchen and helping with meals and baking. It’s a great activity to do with kids and since it’s my favorite type of food here are some summer dessert recipes to try out.
5. make some time for arts and crafts
This is something that can be done with kids of all different ages. This is also a great idea to do outdoors when you can. My daughter loves chalk and has enjoyed painting outside. I like finding different ways to get her outside more during the day.
6. Hit the pool or beach
Hitting a pool or beach has been a pretty well-known idea for fun things for your family to do this summer. You can visit pols of family or friends or check out local public pools.
7. Family game night
One of my families favorite things to do together is play board games. We have built up quite the collection of games to play and enjoy fun nights of competing against each other.
8. Spend time with nature
This will depend on where you live. In California, it was mostly pool or occasionally the beach. Here in Colorado where we now live, we have more opportunities to go on hikes or go fishing. So where you live to find some outdoor things to do out in nature.
9. Visit the zoo or an aquarium
10. Go bowling or play mini golf
Visit their website ahead of time and see if they have any special deal days or coupons. This is a great way to save money on outings. A little planning ahead can save you money.