The bright sunny days and the break from school that we’ve enjoyed over the past few weeks may have made us feel like summer had already arrived, but the season does not get its official start until today, June 21, the first day of summer! Nevertheless, we’re getting started early with a brand new 31 Days of Summer Fun printable.
This fun list of family activities is good for summer (or really any time of year).
31 Days of Family Fun
Most of the items on this “to do” list are self-explanatory. We offer free printable resources you may want to use in doing some of these activities. Click on the associated links to download the printables.
- visit the library
- walk around the neighborhood
- shop a farmer’s market
- work a jigsaw
- make cookies
- look at old photo albums together
- sing a song in rounds
- take a family bike ride
- play a board game together
- stroll through a museum (many offer free admission once a month)
- play tag
- pop some corn and watch a movie
- play Putt-Putt
- fix dinner together — let the kids plan the menu
- go on a nature hike
- make ice cream sundaes
- read a riveting story aloud
- climb a tee
- stage a family sit-up, push-up, or chin-up competition
- go to the playground
- count your blessings
- play the hat game
- go garage sale hunting — see who can find the best bargain
- go bowling – you can make your own lanes with tin cans and sidewalk chalk
- jump rope
- have a staring contest – give prizes to the winner
- go on a photo shoot – see how many different animals, flowers, or bugs you can photograph
- start a prayer journal
- build something together
- visit a nursing home — bring the residents some handmade cards
- dress up for a formal family dinner
So if your kids are growing bored and your brain is growing numb and you need a little inspiration to liven things up, you can print this out and check it off. Do any or all that appeal to you in whatever order makes sense.
Have fun. Play hard. Build memories. And enjoy the summer (and what’s left of summer vacation)!