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10 Fun Summer Activities

Looking for some summer fun with your family? We have 10 fun activities for you to soak up the last bits of summer:


  1. Backyard Campout: Set up a camping experience in your backyard. Pitch a tent, build a bonfire (safely), roast marshmallows, and tell stories. It's a fun way to enjoy the outdoors without going far.
  2. Scavenger Hunt: Create a scavenger hunt list of items for your family to find in a local park, nature reserve or your own backyard. Include things like different types of leaves, rocks, insects, and even animal tracks.
  3. DIY Birdhouses: Build and decorate birdhouses together. Hang them in your yard or a nearby park and watch as birds make them their homes. It's a great way to teach kids about wildlife and provide habitat.
  4. Family Cookbook: Work together as a family to create a cookbook filled with favorite recipes. Let each family member contribute their own recipes, and include photos and memories associated with the dishes.
  5. Outdoor Movie Night: Create an outdoor movie theater in your backyard. Hang a white sheet or use a portable projector screen, set up blankets or lawn chairs, and enjoy a movie under the stars.
  6. Art Project: Use natural materials like leaves, flowers, and sticks to create artwork. Make nature-inspired collages, leaf rubbings, or even build sculptures using found objects.
  7. Community Service Project: Engage in a community service project as a family. You could organize a neighborhood clean-up, volunteer at a local charity, or even start a small community garden.
  8. Family Olympics: Organize a mini-Olympics event in your backyard or a nearby park. Create fun games like three-legged races, egg-and-spoon races, sack races, and tug-of-war. Award medals or ribbons for participation and achievements.
  9. DIY Science Experiments: Conduct simple science experiments with household items. Create homemade lava lamps, erupting volcanoes using baking soda and vinegar, or make slime. It's a fun and educational way to spend time together.
  10. Family Photo Album: Create a family photo album or scrapbook. Print out your favorite pictures from past vacations or summer adventures and arrange them in a personalized album. Write captions and memories alongside the photos.


We hope you enjoy these fun summer ideas and hope you share with us what you did on Instagram, tag us @beardedbros!