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30 Fun Summer Activities

Things to Do Before Summer Ends

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Are you growing tired of hearing, "I'm bored?" I bet there are a lot of things you and the kids had hoped to do this summer. Well, there's still plenty of time!

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Print out a copy of this list, talk it over with the kids, and add anything else you want to accomplish before school begins. Then get to it! Make the most of the summer while you can.

And remember, the idea is to have fun! Whatever you don't get to, you can aim for next year.
  1. Have a water balloon fight.
  2. Go for a walk along the beach or a wooded path.
  3. See the sunrise.
  4. Have a picnic.
  5. Watch the sunset.
  6. Make playdoh.
  7. Read a chapter book aloud to your kids.
  8. Read a novel (something just for you!)
  9. Go to an amusement park or local county/state fair and ride all the thrill rides!
  10. Go fishing.
  11. Make homemade ice cream in a Ziploc bag.
  12. Sit outside and sip iced tea.
  13. Make fresh lemonade.
  14. Camp out in a tent.
  15. Catch fireflies.
  16. Take pictures of the kids having fun!
  17. Eat watermelon outside, and let the juice run all over the place!
  18. Walk in the grass barefoot.
  19. Use lotion, soap, or shampoo that smells like coconuts.
  20. Paint your toenails.
  21. Get out the kids' watercolor paints and paint a picture of summer means to you.
  22. Collect seashells and save them with some sand in a decorative bowl.
  23. Sleep in at least once.
  24. Hang your bed sheets outside to dry and bask in their clean sunshine smell.
  25. Eat strawberry shortcake.
  26. Get someone else to take your picture with the kids, smiling and sun-kissed.
  27. Write a letter to a friend and include at least three great things that have happened this summer.
  28. Thank someone who has helped you out.
  29. Eat your favorite summer fruits and berries.
  30. Go swimming as a family.
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