Fun Summer Activities for Kids Stuck at Home

by Tykesha77

Summer Fun

This summer is nothing like any other we’ve ever experienced.  With all that’s going on in the world, enjoying quality time at home with your family feels even more important nowadays.  I’ve put together a list of things to do to ensure that your kiddos have a fun and memorable summer.

Here’s a list of fun activities you can do with your kids from the comfort and safety of your home.


  • Build a fort
  • Make your own movie
  • Plan a future family vacation
  • Have a dance party
  • Write letters to grandparents
  • Host a Zoom playdate
  • Watch live videos of zoo animals
  • Learn more about Black History (by visiting a museum online)
  • Dress up like superheroes
  • Make slime
  • Donate old clothes and toys
  • Have a Disney+ marathon
  • Camp indoors
  • Bake and decorate cookies
  • Cook a meal with parents
  • Have an Avengers movie marathon
  • Watch Hamilton on Disney+
  • Catch fireflies
  • Enjoy BBQ with family
  • Make up a song
  • Family bike ride

The kids exploring the great outdoors

  • Walk around your neighborhood
  • Practice reading
  • Write and illustrate your own book
  • Visit a museum (virtually)
  • Travel to all 7 continents via kid movies
  • Have breakfast for dinner
  • Visit a national park (virtually)
  • Go on an African safari (virtually)
  • Crafts
  • Make a stop-motion video with toys
  • Exercise with parents indoors
  • Have a spa day
  • Finger paint
  • Take selfies in a homemade photo booth
  • Paint a picture
  • Play a new video game
  • Finish a puzzle
  • Take a virtual field trip
  • Do science experiments
  • Listen to an audiobook

Enjoy an ice cream on a hot day

  • Enjoy an ice cream


  • Water balloon fight
  • Make a Thank You note/gift for a teacher you love

Agent Aubrey playing dress-up. He told us he was a spy.

  • Have a photoshoot
  • Play “school”

Family ride to the beach

  • Go for a ride
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Play “restaurant”

Austen taking in the sights at our local beach

  • Go to the beach
  • Swim in a pool
  • Run through the sprinklers
  • Play and dance in the rain
  • Enjoy a movie in the backyard
  • Camp outdoors
  • Stargaze
  • Have a picnic
  • Make chalk drawings on the sidewalk
  • Fly a kite
  • Make a mud pie
  • Hula hoop contest
  • Play catch
  • Plant flowers
  • Eat cotton candy
  • Play cornhole
  • Paint rocks
  • Play hide-and-seek
  • Birdwatch
  • Make s’mores
  • Blow bubbles

What’s on your Summer Bucket List?


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