Summer break is in full swing. Kids are excited to ditch the homework and routine of the school day, but more often than not that translates into "boredom blues" once school is out. Beat the blues with these 50 fun and festive ways to spend a summer day:


  1. Read books — lots of books.
  2. Write a book.
  3. Make a smoothie.
  4. Skip rocks.
  5. Host a teddy bear tea party.
  6. Set up a lemonade stand.
  7. Play in the dirt.
  8. Make a magazine collage.
  9. Make popsicles.
  10. Make cookies.
  11. Throw water balloons.
  12. Go on a "date" with mom.
  13. Go on a "date" with dad.
  14. Have a picnic.
  15. Dance in the rain.
  16. Stomp in a rain puddle.
  17. Visit the library.
  18. Run through a sprinkler.
  19. Eat some watermelon.
  20. Build a sandcastle.
  21. Fly a kite.
  22. Blow bubbles.
  23. Take a bubble bath.
  24. Have a talent show.
  25. Color together.
  26. Play dress-up.
  27. Start a (pretend) business.
  28. Make fancy sandwiches.
  29. Have a pillow fight.
  30. Write a letter to grandma.
  31. Do something nice for someone else.
  32. Learn about a famous person in history.
  33. Learn a new song.
  34. Dance.
  35. Paint.
  36. Go for a walk.
  37. Visit a friend.
  38. Take a hike.
  39. Volunteer.
  40. Ride bikes.
  41. Play tag.
  42. Plant something.
  43. Play a board game.
  44. Set up the tent (even if you're not camping).
  45. Make a fort.
  46. Play frisbee.
  47. Teach the dog a new trick.
  48. Count the stars.
  49. Read more books.
  50. Snuggle.

Well, that should get you through today at least!


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