Summer Activities for Kids

Summer is the time to enjoy the outdoors and take advantage of the long days of sunshine and great weather.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have summer family fun. Write your activity plans on a family calendar and let the kids help in planning the activities.  Allow them to check it off after completing each activity. 

Here are some suggestions for family fun!

  • Visit a Farmer’s Market.  Try to find a rainbow of colorful fruits and veggies and choose some fresh produce to include in your next meal.
  • Take a bike ride. Be a tourist in your own town and find a new area to explore on bikes. Pack some water and healthy snacks for kids to enjoy.
  • Go to your local city park with a picnic lunch.  Get your exercise by having a scavenger hunt or bring a jump rope.
  • Take a nature hike and do some bird watching. Take photos and visit your local library for bird identification guides.
  • Grow fresh herbs in containers. Seeds are inexpensive and often come in a packet with a variety of choices.  Poke holes in the bottom of paper cups or plastic containers and fill with soil. Put seeds in soil according to package directions.  Place herb containers in a windowsill or the patio and have kids take care of watering. Wait and watch it grow!
  • Bake your own veggie pizzas.  Let kids choose from a variety of veggies such as spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers and summer squash.  Teach kids how to make easy homemade pizza sauce.

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