Kid-Friendly Activities for Every Day of the Summer

Kid-Friendly Activities for Every Day of the Summer

by Kyla Dewar

Summer is only a mere 90 days out of every year, so why not make each day count? Whether you’re a parent or a babysitter looking to entertain some kids this summer, there are endless opportunities to make each day stand out.


To help you start your summer planning, Sitter.com has compiled a list of fun-filled activities for kids to enjoy every day of the summer. Read on and get inspired with these 90 fun summer activities for kids!


  1. Visit the zoo
  2. Spend a day at the park
  3. Take a day trip to the beach
  4. Visit a local museum
  5. Create a homemade bird feeder
  6. Go for a bike ride
  7. Go berry picking
  8. Go camping
  9. Test your skills in baking
  10. Get crafty with some sidewalk chalk
  11. Go stargazing
  12. Build a fort (inside or out!)
  13. Build a DIY toy boat and take it sailing
  14. Work on a puzzle
  15. Visit a local farmer’s market
  16. Go for a hike
  17. Go canoeing
  18. Paint rocks for the garden
  19. Fly a kite
  20. Go bowling (on the lawn or in the lanes!)
  21. Create a scavenger hunt and search for hidden treasure
  22. Collect fireflies in a breathable jar
  23. Go to cultural festivals to learn about the world
  24. Go to an amusement park
  25. Take a trip to the movies
  26. Go to the fields for a game of soccer
  27. Put pen to paper and write short stories
  28. Build a DIY sprinkler and have a party
  29. Set up an obstacle course and run the gauntlet
  30. Play hide and seek
  31. Break out the board games and play the day away
  32. Create a scrapbook
  33. Create a baking soda and vinegar volcano
  34. Get your hands dirty in the garden
  35. Try your hand at a game of chess
  36. Choreograph a dance to your favourite song
  37. Set up a lemonade stand to see how much business you get
  38. Go to a batting cage
  39. Make some ooey-gooey slime
  40. Collect butterflies
  41. Visit a county fair
  42. Check out some books from the library
  43. Play flashlight tag in the dark
  44. Go rock climbing
  45. Make macaroni art
  46. Have an egg-toss competition
  47. Spend the day playing Pokémon GO or Wizards Unite
  48. Have a silly string war
  49. Learn and play some new card games
  50. Make tie-dye t-shirts
  51. Visit a water park
  52. Go see an outdoor play or concert
  53. Visit a nature centre to learn about animals
  54. Go for a boat ride
  55. Have a water balloon fight
  56. Roast Marshmallows over a campfire (and make S’mores!)
  57. Sculpt creations with playdough
  58. Make your own slip and slide
  59. Collect rocks or seashells at the beach
  60. Plan a three-legged race
  61. Create your own mini-put or croquet course
  62. Lean basic magic tricks
  63. Make your own ice cream
  64. Visit a pioneer village to learn about history
  65. Build your own instruments
  66. Spend a day volunteering in your community
  67. Try your hand at yoga
  68. Go birdwatching
  69. Watch movies on a projector screen
  70. Play capture the flag
  71. Go to a professional sports game
  72. Play outside in the summer rain
  73. Have a backyard BBQ
  74. Create a Mentos geyser
  75. Go for a picnic
  76. Use a globe to learn about new countries with every spin
  77. Play with bubbles
  78. Have a sleepover party
  79. Make your own popsicles
  80. Spend a day exploring your community
  81. Go fishing
  82. Build a LEGO set together
  83. Have backyard races for prizes
  84. Bake a money cake
  85. Organize a tour of your local fire station
  86. Become a chef for a day and cook all the meals
  87. Read stories out loud
  88. Visit a dog park and watch them play
  89. Spend a day at the playground
  90. Beat the heat by making your own fans
About the Author
Kyla Dewar
Kyla holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Ryerson University and has been featured in several newspapers and magazines since beginning her career as a writer. She currently works as a Care Communication Specialist at CareGuide and is the lead writer and editor for blog content on Housekeeper.com, ElderCare.com, HouseSitter.com, CanadianNanny.ca, PetSitter.com, and Sitter.com.