Who’s excited for summer break?! The kids are for sure, but the thought of having to entertain them day in and day out for three long months might seem a little daunting.
Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. This mega list of (free!) summer activities to do with your kids is filled with lots of fun, exciting ideas.
From outdoor concerts and movies to games and educational projects, get ready to be inspired and make memories with your kids on the cheap.
Fun and Free Summer Activities
Organize a park date with school friends to welcome summer vacation.
Pitch a tent in the backyard and have a campout!
Volunteer to walk dogs at the animal shelter.
Make homemade ice cream together using just frozen bananas and milk.
Ask each kid to create their own, unique scavenger hunt.
Have a family game night with your favorite board or card games.
Build a fort.
Write and direct a play or musical.
Send handwritten notes or letters to friends and family through snail mail.
Record family members telling old family stories and learn to edit with free, online video editors.
Get creative with photo editing on PicMonkey.com.
Invite friends over for a pick-up game of basketball, soccer or baseball.
Make and fly DIY kites from household supplies.
Have fun with dress-up and face paint!
Practice random acts of kindness.
Learn how to make and read a sundial.
Look for different star formations in the night sky.
Teach your kids about money and household budgeting.
Record all the great memories you make this summer in a family journal.
Summer break doesn’t have to put you into a panic. There are plenty of fun, exciting and educational activities to keep the kids entertained and out of trouble. And here’s number 51. come up with even more fun and free activities to do together!