50 Kid-Friendly Summer Activities

By Silver Dolphin Books on June 1, 2016

Looking for some fun and memorable activities to do with your kids this summer? We asked our Facebook fans how they like to spend their time off and turned up a great list of ideas! Here are 50 great ideas to help kick off your summer!

  • Build a sandcastle
  • Search for seashells
  • Jump in the waves at the beach
  • Fly a kite
  • Roast marshmallows over a fire pit
  • Gaze at the stars
  • Host a backyard BBQ
  • Play in the sandbox
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Go camping
  • Visit a waterpark
  • Spend a day at the lake
  • Play flashlight tag after dark
  • Relax on the beach
  • Listen to live music
  • Pick up fresh produce at the farmers’ market
  • Draw with sidewalk chalk
  • Catch fireflies
  • Take a hike
  • Go fishing
  • Try kayaking
  • Tend to the garden
  • Go swimming
  • See the animals at the zoo
  • Dig in the dirt
  • Go on a treasure hunt
  • Have a tennis match
  • Play foursquare
  • Blow bubbles
  • Eat a picnic at the park
  • Go to a baseball game
  • Visit local fairs or festivals
  • Run through the sprinklers
  • Take a bike ride
  • Play hide-and-seek
  • Play miniature golf
  • Explore nearby parks
  • Play in the sandbox
  • Boating
  • Play ball
  • Take a road trip
  • Pick flowers
  • Play with bugs
  • Feed the ducks
  • Check out a local museum
  • Take a trip to somewhere new
  • Go berry picking
  • Go waterskiing or tubing
  • Play on the playground
  • Read a book – in a hammock, by the pool, on the porch, under a shade tree, or wherever you happen to find yourself!

1 Comment

  1. Crystal Gregg June 4, 2016 Reply

    Play in the sandbox is listed twice.
    How about playing ring toss and cornhole?

    I also wanted to add:
    The best foods for ducks are those that provide the nutrients, minerals and vitamins the birds need for healthy growth and development. The best foods to offer ducks include:

    Cracked corn
    Wheat, barley or similar grains
    Oats (uncooked; rolled or quick)
    Rice (cooked or uncooked)
    Milo seed
    Birdseed (any type or mix)
    Grapes (cut in half or quartered if very large)
    Nut hearts or pieces (any type but without salt or flavoring)
    Frozen peas or corn (defrosted, no need to cook)
    Mealworms (fresh or dried)
    Chopped lettuce or other greens or salad mixes
    Vegetable trimmings or peels (chopped)
    Duck feed pellets or poultry starter pellets are another great option, and they can be purchased from farming or agricultural supply stores.


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