Looking for ways to keep your kids entertained when school is out? Look no further! We have compiled a list of 20 creative and enjoyable activities that both you and your children will love. Dive into these fun-filled options to make this summer memorable.

  1. Have a picnic - Gather your supplies and have a fun picnic in the backyard or at a local park with everyone’s favourite foods.
  2. Make ice cream - Get out your ice cream maker and whip up some delicious homemade ice cream.
  3. Start learning a new language - Kids can absorb language like crazy. Try learning a new language with them.
  4. Draw on the sidewalk with chalk - Decorate your sidewalk for all the neighbours to see with sidewalk chalk.
  5. Put on a puppet show - Make or buy puppets and put on a puppet show with the kids!
  6. Make homemade popsicles - Gather your favourite fruit juices to customize refreshing homemade popsicles.
  7. Camp in the backyard - Set up a tent and camp out under the stars. Enjoy some s'mores!
  8. Make a scrapbook - Collect your favourite photos and mementos during the summer and create a scrapbook that will keep your memories alive forever.
  9. Have a themed dinner - If your kids are old enough, they can help with prepping the ingredients and cooking a fun themed dinner.
  10. Do a puzzle together - Put your thinking caps on and complete a puzzle as a family.
  11. Have a movie night with homemade popcorn - Whip out the popcorn maker popcorn maker, grab the candy and have an at-home movie night.
  12. Do an arts and crafts project - Painting, drawing and paper crafts are all fun ways to get the kids’ creative juices flowing.
  13. Make or buy a bird feeder and engage in birdwatching - Attract local birds with a feeder placed outside your window.
  14. Connect with a pen pal and write letters - Ask a friend or family member to write to your kiddo over the summer or use an online pen pal service.
  15. Have a water fight - Embrace your inner child with a thrilling water balloon and water gun battle in the yard!
  16. Redecorate their room - As kids get older, their style evolves. Redecorate their room with new bedding and decor or even by painting the walls a fresh new colour. Involve your kids in the process!
  17. Fly a kite - Head outdoors on a windy day and find a large open area to fly a kite. You could even have a competition to see who can make it fly the highest!
  18. Play in the sprinklers - Summer heat got you down? Turn on the sprinklers and have some fun while staying refreshed. Get creative with new games, like designing a race or agility course for instance!
  19. Plant a garden - Involve your kids in planting a garden or some flowers. No room outdoors? You can use indoor planters!
  20. Paint rocks - Get creative and paint some small rocks with pretty pictures and inspirational sayings. You can then hide them around town for others to find.