50 Things To Do With Your Family This Summer

When I was growing up, there was a saying on a picture in our home that said, “The family that prays together, stays together.”  I agree!  But I also like to put my own twist on that saying so I came up with my own.  It says, “The family that plays together, stays together.”  Ok, that’s not copyrighted by me and it’s been said before, but I love it!

Summertime is one of the best times to create memories with your family and to focus on spending quality time with the ones that matter most.  If you’re intentional about it, you can capture some great moments and create as many memories as possible.

So let me do the brainstorming for you!  Here are 50 things to do this summer with your family may help.

Summer Activities with the Family

  1. Buy some super-soakers
  2. Ride bikes in a park or just around the neighborhood
  3. Go camping
  4. Do a scavenger hunt together
  5. Find Pokemon
  6. Fly a kite
  7. Make a boxcar together
  8. Go to the fair
  9. Go to a professional baseball game
  10. Watch fireworks
  11. Catch lightning bugs in a jar
  12. Build an extra large bonfire and invite some guests over
  13. Visit a theme park near you
  14. Serve at a homeless shelter then go out for ice cream
  15. Make homemade ice cream
  16. Rent canoes and take a trip down a river
  17. Hike together somewhere close to home
  18. Get on your roof together at night and watch the stars
  19. Take a walk through the woods and collect interesting things you find
  20. Take pictures from summer activities and make a scrapbook together
  21. Get up early and grab a blanket to watch the sunrise
  22. Watch the sunset at a scenic spot
  23. Volunteer at a homeless shelter and have ice cream afterward
  24. Find a beach and have a sandcastle competition50 family activities for summertime
  25. Discover something new in your own city
  26. Play family trivia to get to know more of your family history
  27. Grab a flashlight and sit around telling scary stories
  28. Roast a pig and have an epic barbecue with family and friends
  29. Have a water balloon fight
  30. Do random acts of kindness together (on purpose!)
  31. Volunteer at an animal rescue shelter
  32. Take a train ride
  33. Visit a zoo
  34. Research your family ancestry together
  35. Visit a farm
  36. Go fishing
  37. Play catch with a frisbee
  38. Karaoke together on a rainy night
  39. Have a dance party
  40. Watch home videos together
  41. Gather pictures from your summer activities and make a scrapbook together
  42. Play kickball at a local baseball field
  43. Surprise an older family member with a picnic lunch to enjoy with them
  44. Build a bird house or bird bath together
  45. Take your kids snipe hunting
  46. Have a water balloon fight
  47. Drive around and look at expensive homes and talk about your dreams together
  48. Make up a play and video tape it
  49. Go to a drive-in theater
  50. Paint together outdoors

What fun activities did you do this summer or would you recommend?  Please comment below.

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By | 2017-11-22T14:40:37+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Family Life|0 Comments

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