It’s summer once again and thanks to this hot and dry season, you and your family and friends get to spend time outside! It’s the hottest season of the year and it’s the most exciting/entertaining season; especially for the kids who enjoy time off school. As a parent, you may want to capitalize on this opportunity to keep the family fit and make it a time to bond with your young camper. Summer Activities for Kids don’t always have to be complicated. Whether you’re looking for family fun or an adventure with friends, Summer Activities for Kids will help you find the best places to go this Summer!

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Taking a Class

Yeah, that’s right! I’m talking about the kind of class you go to to learn some skills. For example, you can take them to a pottery or music class.  There are even painting classes for toddlers. Exploring interests that you don’t have time for during the regular school year is a great way to engage your kids.  They’ll be learning without even knowing it!  If these categories are not your cup of tea, then talk to your child about what they may be interested in doing, and explore other activities offered in your neighborhood.

Doing Volunteer Work

In most communities, there are organizations that offer services on a charity basis. This allows you and your children to get hands-on experience in the real world.  Sign up to help at a soup kitchen, a homeless, or an animal shelter. The experience and rewards may have a profound effect on your kids. And they may be even better people because of it.

DIY Summer Activities for Kids

There are DIY activities available for all different age ranges.  If your kids are 5-10, assist them in setting up a kiddies’ car wash or a lemonade stand. Afterward, you can donate the proceeds to charity, or take your child to the store and teach them about spending their money. For older kids encourage them to create art: scrapbooking, making vision boards, tie-dying shirts, the list is endless!  It will help them to eliminate screen time and help develop their imagination, as well.

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Youth Sports

Sign up for a sports club in your area! Organizations such as the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club have summer sports programs for kids of all ages and gender; ranging from swimming to soccer to cheerleading. Visit parks or inquire about those organizations that have recreational departments. Your child might stumble into a newfound passion and become a sports legend!  If anything, they’ll meet other kids, make friends and learn a new physical activity at the same time.

Recreational Summer Activities – Get Outdoors

When did you last take your children out into nature? Summer is the perfect time for camping with family and friends. The kids will get to burn off excess energy by running around and playing outside.  And you may get to soak up the benefits of relaxing in natural surroundings. For your older children,  seek other adventurous activities such as bungee jumping or zip-lining.  Renting a boat, going fishing, horse riding, and riding bikes are all activities that can be fun for the entire family.

The perfect time to instill important values in your kids is during summer. During this time, you can bond with your children, play, and engage in fun activities that benefit you both, and make them more active members of the community.


Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air, sunshine, and fun activities. Whether you’re looking for something educational or recreational, there are plenty of summer activities for kids out there! We hope this list will help your family find their new favorite activity this season. If you have any other ideas that should be added to our list please let us know in the comments below. Happy Summer!