Top 10 Summer Activities for Family Fun

Top 10 Summer Activities for Family Fun

By Marley Archibald

Today is the FIRST DAY of summer– one of the most coveted times of year for families. Schools are on break, the outdoors is booming back to life, late sunsets give a bit extra time to enjoy each day– all the quintessential things that make summer, summer. Another thing that is an essential (or rather, inevitable) part of summer? The chorus of kids exclaiming “I’m bored!!” To help you get ahead of your little ones, we have compiled a list of fun, affordable ways you can have some lovely family time this summer.

First, we want to share this amazing website that could prove to be useful for your family: Family Days Out allows you to search for family-friendly activities local to your area– you can even apply certain filters, such as by age group, outdoors vs indoors, and only free attractions. So, if you are ever stumped for activities, this website is a great starting point!

  • Go fishing at a local lake, or wade around a creek searching for unusual rocks/minerals. 
  • With the help of your little ones, find one new recipe to cook/bake every week.
  • Try out Geocaching– the ultimate outdoor scavenger hunt.
  • Host a backyard potluck/outdoor movie night with your friends and family.
  • Visit a local farmers market to get some delicious seasonal produce and teach your kiddos about local agriculture.
  • Give your kids a disposable camera to document their day, then develop the photos into a summer 2024 journal.
  • Make some delicious, nutritious Elderberry Popsicles to beat the summer heat.
  • Go camping in your backyard. Don’t forget the s’mores!
  • Visit the “local history” section of your library, then do a DIY walking tour of the historic sites.
  • Catch a movie at your local theater– many have children’s movie matinee programs through the summer.

  • To keep your kiddo energized throughout these fun activities, snacks are key. What better snack than a sweet, nourishing treat like a honey stick? Not only is your kid sure to love the flavor, but honey is also packed with antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory. Pick from a variety of flavors and save 15% on your honey straws when you use code HONEY15! What fun plans do you have this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

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