If you and your children find yourselves trying to fill your down time full of summer activities—think simple. Simple summer activities for children, like spending down time rolling down hills, elicits laughter and simple enjoyment of the outdoors and togetherness. Simple activities like this are perfect for children of any age—and a good hill-roll full of smiles, happiness, fresh air, and glee is absolutely free.
10 simple summer activities for children
1 make a flower necklace.
2 play tic tac toe with a stick in the dirt.
3 make up a song to hum.
4 mail a handwritten letter.
5 find a bird to watch.
6 squeeze lemonade.
7 just sit. and talk.
8 make a silly to-do list with your child of all the wacky things you could be doing.
9 tell your child a story about when you were little.
10 savor a daydream moment, then share your daydream with each other.
Read our reflection on why some boredom is good in our post building family connections and creativity: ways to embrace do-nothing moments and find more simple (and silly!) summer activities to share with your children in our list of giggly outdoor activities for kids.
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