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101 Family Fun Summer Activities & Crafts To Do This Summer!

101 Family Fun Summer Activities 

101 Things To Do This Summer Vacation For Kids & Family Fun!

We are all very excited for summer, but it is inevitable that we will hear "I’m BORED"! The summer can be a great time for leisure activities, freedom, and fun. Don’t forget to instill some structure and stability into the long summer days, or else! 

Here are 101+ summer activities for all ages to give a try and conquer this year! Try a new recipe, learn a new sport, or start a lemonade stand. This list has something for all ages and surely plenty of ideas to keep everyone very busy all summer long. 

*Some of these activities are virtual online fun, but others may link you to local or national directories. Browse and decide on activities at your own discretion. I am in no way affiliated with any of these resources. These are just some great sites I found with summer fun ideas!

Make a Summer Scrapbook Go To A Ballgame
Visit A Farm: 4-H Camp Virtual Farm Become a photographer
Have a Family Picnic Write a poem
Make dinner for your family: Do-It-Yourself Dinner Party Project Bake Cookies
Write a Letter to a Friend Get a job (with parent permission)
Go To Camp Take a boat ride
Make a new kind of sandwich: Types Of Sandwiches Record Nature Sounds
Visit Another Country
Go Camping:
Go Camping America [Kids Corner]
Keep a Summer Journal: Summer Journal Writing Prompts
Find a Penpal (with parents permission!)
Have a Family Game Night
Create a Website
Set Up An Obstacle Course in Your Backyard
Learn a Foreign Language: Free Online Language Courses
Make a Collage Using Words & Pictures
Find Volunteer Opportunities (with parent permission)
Read a Story Aloud (to a loved one? neighbor?)
Plan a Yard Sale
Write, Act, and Put On a Play
Make a Bird Feeder
Learn About Bike Safety (and ride safely!)
Grab some white tee’s and.. Tie-dye T-shirts!
Go Without TV For a Day: TV Turn off Network
Jump on a Trampoline: Trampoline Safety Rules
Start a Blog (parents permission!)
Organize a Summer Themed Movie Family Night
Learn How To Sew
Visit a National Park
Keep Your Brain Active: Brain Teasers
Adopt a Pet (with parent permission)
Paint a Portrait of Your Friends or Family Members!
Teach Someone How To Send Emails
Go Bird Watching w/ Your Family!
Learn How To Play Chess
Order a Children’s Magazine Subscription (with parent permission)
Visit a Tourist Spot: Tourist Information Directory
Rent a Video & Discover: History of Ballet
Learn New Outdoor Kids Games
Join Your Local Library Summer Reading Program
Learn & Go Canoeing

Arrange a Bouquet of Flowers

Clean up a Nature Trail
Sketch a Picture of Your House
Print Free Car Travel Activity & Coloring Pages
Learn How To Make Fortune Cookies – Insert a nice compliment and pass out to your friends and family! Create Your Own Holiday (and maybe throw a party to show your dedicated and serious!) 🙂 
Create a Map of Your Neighborhood
Learn How to Make a Terrarium
Organize a Dinosaur Fossil Dig!
Check your local weather every Sunday and create a Family Weather Report to plan your weekly activities!
Rent or watch one of the classic Old Hollywood Films 


My name is Nicole Napolitano and I am a full-time professional parenting blogger and work-at-home mom of two adorable and vivacious children (boy - 6 & girl - 2.5). I decided to develop MamaNYC in 2010 shortly (1-month) after transitioning from work-a-holic Internet marketing pro to the shoes of a stay-at-home mom (bored!). As a dedicated business manager for over 9-years, I was determined and positive that I would once again be a successful business woman -- whether or not I had a diaper bag tagging along! I am a New York City native, but relocated with my husband and our two kids to sunny Los Angeles in the summer of 2014. Leaving everything behind was scary, but it's time to make new memories. My interests include web design, Internet marketing, product development and research, SEO, movies, friends, and spending time with my family.

10 thoughts on “101 Family Fun Summer Activities & Crafts To Do This Summer!

  1. I think I’m going to use this to make a “Summer Activity” jar and then we can draw out slips whenever the “I’m bored” bug strikes! Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Great ideas ……plus if they make a new kind of sandwich as suggested above, encourage kids to create their own recipe file or handwritten recipe booklet. Maybe they could even take a picture to put in their booklet or file too.

  3. What a great list you’ve put together! I’m going to save this and try to go through each one by the end of the summer. It should be fun! Thanks for the great ideas 🙂

  4. This post is definitely getting a bookmark from me because when you have an 11 yr old son it’s quite hard to keep them from repeating “I’m Bored”!!! He does attend camp for 2 weeks and also Boys & Girls Club most days but still that only takes up part of the summer. Thank you for sharing all these fabulous ideas and you can bet we will be checking a lot off our list this summer 🙂

  5. I love create a map of your neighborhood because it can be used for all ages from mapping skills to drawing in and coloring ( flowers , trees, houses, cars). There are so many possibilities

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