Summer Activity Ideas For Kids

With summer quickly approaching, I have begun thinking about activities and things to to do with the boys while our oldest is out of his Mother’s Day Out program. I am so thankful to be home with them and create memories together during this time. I thought I would share some things we plan to do and different activities we will take advantage of. I would love to know any your plans with kids!

1.Story Time

This is a free weekly activity that we love to go to! Our library also has additional monthly activities that are given to families, so your library is a great place to get connected!


Our older son is at an age where he enjoys activities and things to do. His is going to take swim lessons all summer along with a couple weeks of art class. I try to be mindful with any commitments because I also want to have the flexibility to travel and see our family/friends.

3.Splash Pads/Pools

Depending on where you live there typically are splash pads and pools you can take advantage of during the summer months which are always fun for kids!


Many theaters run specials for kids during the summer which are a really good deal. Our city also hosts a “movie in the park” (free) which we prefer since we can take the whole family.


We love going to the park, however with the summer heat we have to go first thing in the morning. It is fun to make a morning out of a family walk + play time.

6.Muesuems/Kid Places

Many cities have children’s museums that are fun to go to and are typically a reasonable price or have an annual price option. There are also fun places to take advantage of such as trampoline parks, indoor play places, bowling, skating, etc. If you have younger children, definitely check to see if there are any “toddler time” days or options!

7.Breakfast/Lunch Dates

Our boys love playing at the indoor Chick-fil-A playground so we have made a weekly breakfast date tradition out of it. We go early enough where it isn’t crowded and our older son will play for a good 2 hours. It is also a fun and easy way to hang out with other friends!

8.Special Outings

There are many fun places to visit during the summer such as the zoo, water parks, amusement parks, etc. We have a couple places on our calendar, however want to be mindful of our boy’s ages and what they can handle/enjoy.

9. Adventure Walks

I love walking with the boys, however recently we have been joining our neighbors on adventure walks. My friend creates a list of items for the kids to find, and they have an absolute blast. It is an easy way to change up a normal walk.

10.Backyard Activities

We like to make the backyard a fun area during the summer. We borrow our neighbor’s blow up water slide/pool for a couple weeks, stock up on things for the water table as well as our things for our activity bucket.

I would love to know what you enjoy during the summer break!

As always, sending light and love.




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