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Summer can be a lot of fun for kids and possibly even a time to connect with them, but it can also produce the dreaded statement of ‘I’m BORED’ from kids, as well. Below are 34 fun outdoor summer activities for kids, to help with the ‘I’m BORED’ issue.
All of the activities will involve them getting off the couch and going outside, too! (Make sure they wear sunscreen!) And, in most cases, the activities can be done in your own backyard; either for free or very cheap.
From activities that will challenge their athletic abilities to challenging their minds and teaching them new things, to water play and more! There are activities below for every type of child and for practically every age. So, have fun and imagine what the summer, or day, would be like if you encourage your child with something from the list below!
This adorable game will also help kids with their problem solving abilities; keep your childs brain working this summer and go check out this STEM game! (Warning: you may need to be a tiny bit nerdy to appreciate this game for all that it is. I think it’s a great activity for kids!)
Outdoor Activity Ideas that Require a tiny bit of Arts and Crafts!
If you, or your kids, have even the teeniest amount of crafty abilities, like cutting and taping/gluing; then be sure to check out the fun games and activities below! I know a few of them would go over quite well with my girls (ages 3 and 6), such as the bean bag toss and balloon tennis!
This game is pretty simple to put together, just some assembly for the ‘plates’ you see on the grass, because paper plates would just fly away and that wouldn’t be much fun. And, don’t worry, no sewing involved!
This activity can bring years of fun, but first you have to get it set up. I’m not much of a construction person, so I’d probably end up having my husband set this up. But, you could always turn it into a family project and then enjoy it afterwards!