Keep the Family Entertained This Summer with a Few of These Family Friendly Summer Activities

With only a few more weeks for school for my kids, my mind has been actively searching for summer activities to entertain them with! My girls are always on the go, they love to have something excited planned for the day. My 12 year old normally makes up some games to play with the younger ones.

Family Friendly Summer Activities

Family Friendly Summer Activities

We spend most of our time riding our bikes around the lake, jumping on the trampoline and playing tetherball! Even though those are their favorites, it doesn’t take anymore than a week after classes get out that they are asking what new games or crafts they can do now. So I thought I would give you some ideas in one spot and let the kids choose! Here are some summer activities for your kiddos to try:

  1. Tie-Dyed T-Shirt Quilt – Organized 31
  2. Pool Noodles and Shaving Cream – Little Bins For Little Hands
  3. DIY Pool Noodle Game – Mission To Save
  4. Outdoor Tic Tac Toe – Typically Simple
  5. Sand Slime – Little Bins For Little Hands
  6. Ice Chalk – Typically Simple
  7. The Flour Game – Whats Up Fagans
  8. DIY Homemade Water Wall – Little Bins For Little Hands
  9. Nature Scavenger Hunt – Trish Sutton
  10. DIY Life Size Dice – Mom’s Messy Miracles
  11. DIY Tie Dyed Dish Towels – Organized 31
  12. Pool Noodle Hopscotch – Trish Sutton
  13. Handmade Journal – Happy Deal Happy Day
  14. Pool Noodle Race Track – Family Food and Travel
  15. DIY Ladder Toss – Eclectic Mom Sense
  16. Homemade Ice Cream In A Bag – Little Bins For Little Hands
  17. Bubble Painting – Eclectic Mom Sense
  18. Fairy Garden Party – Family Frugal Fun
  19. DIY Splash Pad – The Joys of Boys
  20. Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs – My Joy Filled Life
  21. DIY Dinosaur Fossils – Clever Pink Pirate
  22. Foil River – The Joys of Boys
  23. DIY Party Game Toss – Eclectic Mom Sense
About Colby

As the father of 5 and head of the household, I am often looking for the next best thing when it comes to my family. I enjoy trying new products and am excited about delving further into the tech world my wife and teens know so much about. You can also find me on Twitter: @dodomesticdad


  1. Thanks for including my pool noodle race track!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing my Pool Noodle Hopscotch and my Scavenger Hunt Printable. Happy Summer!!!

  3. ERICA WEAVER says:


  4. carol clark says:

    great ideas we are doing some fun things this summer got to keep them busy i tell ya

  5. Paula Adams says:

    We keep our 2-year-old busy with water toys, mini-pool, lawn bowling, mini-basketball hoop, the dog, and lots of bubbles!

  6. Great ideas! My kids have four more days of school until vacation and you can bet that we will refer to your list for our summer fun. 🙂

  7. ERICA WEAVER says:

    love the hoops and the dice

  8. Cheryl Burns says:

    a lot of great ideas for summer fun

  9. Paula Adams says:

    I remember the old “Slip & Slide” days from when I was a kid! This is a universally fun thing to do with the kids!

  10. Jeannette Harkin says:

    These are great, simple, and fun ideas for summer with the family. Plus they won’t break the bank! Thanks

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