1. Spend the day at the beach
2. Have a picnic
3. Go to a museum
4. Go bowling
5. Make lemonade from lemons
6. Make ice cream
7. Ride a train
8. Ride a bus
9. Go for a bike ride
10. Go for a hike

11. Camp
12. Go on a nature walk
13. Watch fireworks
14. See a parade
15. Play a carnival game
16. Make s’mores
17. Make chalk pictures
18. Play in the sprinkler
19. Have a bonfire.
20. Visit a state park

21. Take a road trip.
22. Go to a festival
23. Go fishing
24. Catch fireflies
25. Visit a county fair
26. Pick berries
27. Look at the stars
28. Paint the sidewalk with water
29. Visit a new playground
30. Ride a horse

31. Make a bird feeder
32. Watch movies outside
33. Wash the car
34. Have a hose fight
35. Watch a baseball game
36. Go for a walk
37. Visit a farmers market
38. Go boating
39. Have a race
40. Have a scavenger hunt

41. Build a sandcastle.
42. Take photos
43. Film a movie
44. Visit family
45. Throw a BBQ (byo)
46. Play horseshoes
47. Play bocce ball
48. Play croquet
49. Climb a tree
50. Play in the rain

51. Have a water balloon fight
52. Have a squirt gun fight
53. Get ice cream for dinner
54. Play tourist in your own town
55. Attend a concert
56. Visit a nearby town you’ve never been to.
57. Drive without a map & see where you end up/use GPS to get home :).
58. Watch a demo derby or mud bog
59. Go see a car show
60. Visit a garden

61. Go canoeing or kayaking
62. Visit a farm
63. Host a family for the weekend
64. Play miniature golf
65. Go to a water park
66. Make t-shirts
67. Make a fort
68. Build a clubhouse
69. Play hopscotch
70. Have a backyard carnival.

71. Go to a church festival
72. Take a scenic drive.
73. Visit a period reenactor event/place.
74. Buy sparklers & fireworks
75. Cook over a fire pit.
76. Go to Camp.
77. Go to a pig roast
78. Have a tournament
79. Jump on a trampoline
80. Have slushies

81. Make an Italian ice
82. Paint your face
83. Eat cotton candy
84. Make corn dogs
85. Have an elephant ear
86. Make Popsicles
87. Play follow the leader
88. Go through an obstacle course
89. Plant something
90. Change something

91. Go ice skating
92. Have each person be boss for the day.
93. Visit an orchard
94. Eat something right out of the garden or eat an all local, all in-season meal
95. Eat outside at a restaurant.
96. Jump rope
97. Play hopscotch
98. Go bird watching
99. Plan something to look forward to in winter
100. Start a new tradition


Looking for more ideas on how to spend your summer?   I sat down with both of these e-books last week to work on our summer must-do’s.

The Confident Mom\\\'s Summer Calendar

I had the opportunity to preview The Confident Mom’s Summer Survival Guide  Calendar and Planner and spent the last week going through the exercises to loosely plan some fun for this summer.   The exercises combined with the monthly calendar complete with links for details on every activity make this a great place jumping point for family summer fun!

If you are looking for a more all-inclusive book, the Summer Survival Guide from Life As Mom has great tips on all aspects of summer planning including meal planning for busy days, planning pages & worksheets, book and movie suggestions and 16 weeks of themed activities!   Now that’s planning your summer :).

Jen S.



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5 Comments on 100 Things to Do In Summer

  1. Bob
    29 June 2012 at 9:02 AM (9 years ago)

    my friends and i r having a contest 2 c who can do the most thing on this list by the end of this summmer!!!! 🙂


  2. Katie B.
    27 May 2012 at 3:23 PM (9 years ago)

    What a great list, Jen! I’m already hearing sighs of “I’m bored”, and my son just got out of school on Friday. This one’s going on the fridge. Thanks!
    Katie B.´s last blog post ..Recipe: Pasta With Fresh Puttanesca Sauce


  3. Lindsey Whitney
    26 May 2012 at 10:48 PM (9 years ago)

    Visiting from SITS Spring Fling (a little behind!). Thanks for all the great ideas. I love SUMMER!!! Although, I usually try to cram too much in!

    Lindsey @ GrowingKidsMinistry.com
    Lindsey Whitney´s last blog post ..Making the Most of Your Small Groups


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