50 Ways to Beat Summer Boredom Outside

Kids bored with summer vacation yet? MomSpeaker Stephanie Glover's got not one, not two but fifty ideas to get 'em outside, engaged and unbored.

  1. Create a mural with sidewalk chalk.
  2. Blow bubbles.
  3. Go for a nature walk.
  4. Have a water balloon fight.
  5. Go swimming.
  6. Make your own slip and slide.
  7. Run through the sprinkler.
  8. Ride a bike.
  9. Tour your city’s landmarks.
  10. Hit the nearest water park.
  11. Have a picnic.
  12. Plant a garden.
  13. Build a fort.
  14. Pick fruit at the local farm.
  15. Camp in your backyard.
  16. Clean up your neighborhood by picking up trash.
  17. Go bird watching.
  18. Lay in the grass and watch the clouds.
  19. Go on a photo safari.
  20. Jump in rain puddles. 
  21. Play baseball.
  22. Get dirty and make mud pies.
  23. Go on a treasure hunt.
  24. Play backyard Jenga.
  25. Discover a new park.
  26. Go hiking.
  27. Build a sand castle.
  28. Grab a book and read under a tree. 
  29. Take a walk in the rain.
  30. Go fishing.
  31. Take a nap in a hammock.
  32. Make a whistle from a blade of grass.
  33. Build a treehouse.
  34. Wade in the creek.
  35. Hunt for seashells.
  36. Stargaze.
  37. Go horseback riding.
  38. Skip stones.
  39. Build an obstacle course.
  40. Walk to the library.
  41. Play nature “I Spy.”
  42. Fly a kite.
  43. Make a water wall.
  44. Go tubing.
  45. Climb a tree.
  46. Paint with water.
  47. Set up an outdoor movie.
  48. Catch fireflies in a jar.
  49. Visit the zoo.
  50. Wash the car!

Stephanie Glover is a Collegeville, PA mom of two. This post was adopted from her blog, A Grande Life.

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