Summer Activity Ideas

So now that we are in the full swing of summer (even the weather is summer like) I needed to compile a list of boredom busters. Something I could turn to when I don’t know what else to do, brain dead days I like to call them. I did this list for all the kids in L’s class so their parents would have it to, thought I would share with you. Some of these things are STL specific but your area might have similar programs.

  1. See a free movie every Wednesday or Thursday at any Wehrenberg theater. Visit for more information
  2. Attend a story time at your local library
  3. Play in the sprinkler
  4. Have your very own bike wash or wash any of your toys/ride-ons
  5. Build a fort in your living room
  6. Have a “bored” game day. Pull out all your favorite board games
  7. Have a water balloon fight or go for the gusto and have a water hose fight
  8. Visit the Art Museum
  9. Go bowling
  10. Visit the zoo
  11. Go on an alphabet scavenger hunt. Find something for every letter
  12. Go roller skating
  13. Make a magazine collage. Cut up old magazines and creat your own art
  14. Make a chalk city with roads and buildings then use your Matchbox cars
  15. Water paint outside, a bucket of water and paintbrushes = hours of fun
  16. B ubble
  17. Fly a kite
  18. Have a playdate with a classmate
  19. Get a disposable camera and start a summer album of all the fun your having
  20. Have a campout in your backyard
  21. Get crafty. Visit
  22. Feed the ducks
  23. Have a picnic, indoors or out
  24. Visit the botanical gardens and see DinoQuest
  25. Learn about a new country and live like them for a day
  26. Visit a farm like the one at Suson Park
  27. Attend an outdoor concert at a park this summer or see Shakespeare in the Park at Forest Park
  28. Visit the Science Center and see the Real Pirates exhibit
  29. Do a puzzle together
  30. Make ooblek or slime. There are recipes all over the web
  31. Have an unplugged day. Turn the TV off.
  32. Pick a letter and do everything that day that represents that letter (A – eat apples, learn about alligators, etc)
  33. Make Indoor Hopscotch with painters tape
  34. Take an old pair of socks and make puppets
  35. Visit your grandparents

I could go on and on. There are so many fun things to do if you put your brain to work. I hope some of these spark your imagination this summer. Or if you have a kiddo entering kindergarten you can visit this post I did last year. There might be something there as well. Most important thing is to have fun. They grow up so fast and I don’t want to waste any time.


One thought on “Summer Activity Ideas

  1. angie says:

    tHOSE ARE awesome ideas!!! I love it so much! Hope you guys have an awesome summer!

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