This list of 25 Things To Do Outside For Summer Fun is a great place to start when you are working on keeping within a budget. Long summer days often leave us, as parents, struggling to come up with something fun to do together. There are only so many trips to the pool and library you can manage. That means you need fun and inexpensive ideas for use at home. This list gives you a great start!
25 Things To Do Outside For Summer Fun
Before you get started creating these great ideas for things to do outside, grab basic supplies to have on hand. I recommend having pool noodles, a garden hose, sidewalk chalk, bubble solution, and even some paint. Stocking your supply closet for outside summer fun is a must. I love the idea of keeping kids playing outside instead of always being inside watching TV or playing video games. This list has tons of amazing ideas!
Ladybug Painted Rocks from Crafts by Amanda
Kiddie Pool Star Gazing from Crafty Morning
Glow in the Dark Bubble Fun from Growing A Jeweled Rose
DIY Sand Picnic Table from Welke
Cheap Homemade Sprinkler from Ziggity Zoom
DIY Sandbox The Homes I Have Made
DIY Kiddie Car Wash from Crafty Morning
Squirt Gun Painting from Fireflies and MudPies
Water Balloon Pinatas from Milk Allergy Mom
Slackline Zipline from Bring The Kids
Rope Bridge from Let The Children Play
DIY Mini Golf Course from EHow
Angry Birds Yard Game from Alabama.com
Homemade Outdoor Twister from Sassy Style Redesign
DIY Obstacle Course from Queen of the Theme Party Games
Box Car Drive In Movie from Crafty Moods
Glow in the Dark Bowling from Growing A Jeweled Rose
Giant Bubbles from Pintester
Build a Fairy Garden from Curly Crafty Mom
Kick Croquet Game from Chasing Fireflies
Inflatable Pool Fountain from EHow
Build your Own Swimming Pool from Goods Home Design
DIY Yard Yahtzee from The Pinning Mama
Giant Jenga from A Beautiful Mess
DIY Water Wall from Tinker Lab
If your kids are clamoring for some fun things to do outside, you have great ideas in this post to start. We love the idea of playing big games in the front yard, but anything with bubbles and water is always a hit for our family. Preparing your kids for fun outside all summer long is easy. Start creating some of these great ideas, and set up a play area outside for your kids.
Work this summer on building your children’s imagination while keeping them busy outside in the sunshine. These fun ideas of things to do outside are a great place to begin but don’t forget to build upon them with things like trips to the park, to the zoo, and nature walks along with them. Building your children’s sense of adventure by getting outside and being active is a must.
More Summer Game Ideas
If you have a rainy day – you’ll want to have some good backup ideas to help keep you and the kids happy indoors. That’s why we like to pull out all of our favorite board games, card games, and even video games to create a great day in sometimes! Just because you are indoors doesn’t mean you can’t also be active!
- Truck Off: Food Truck Frenzy – a great game that allows you to compete with your friends or family to see who has the best food truck
- Monopoly: This classic teaches kids about money and responsibility. Plus adds some friendly competition.
- Atari Flashback: This fun mini console brings back some of the top classic arcade games to your living room. Great for fun as a family.
- Phase 10: This card game is a great way to spend an hour or two of competition with your family! Also ideal for younger kids needing to recognize numbers, colors, and number sequences.
More Summer Fun Ideas
If you aren’t sure what to do with the ideas we listed above, don’t miss out on our own personal favorites. Below you’ll find links to some of our other popular posts for summer including some great summer camps and museums for the kids as well as some easy ways to keep the kids active without breaking the bank. Staying busy during school break includes these fun things to do outside that everyone loves!