Pathways4Parents

Summertime games and activities to keep the kids happy
by Kristie Tamsevicius

School's out and the kids are home. What's next?

During the lazy, crazy days of summer, how do you keep the kids happy?

Here's a fun list of 83 summertime activities and summer games to keep the kids busy during the summer.

  1. zoo
  2. beach
  3. art museums
  4. science museum
  5. history museum
  6. bible school
  7. swimming
  8. crafts
  9. sports
  10. day camps
  11. camping outside in the backyard
  12. picnics
  13. slip and slide
  14. water guns
  15. bubbles
  16. baking cookies
  17. picking your own apples, strawberries, etc.
  18. circus
  19. sidewalk chalk
  20. water sprinklers
  21. water balloons
  22. make your own pizza day
  23. make your own ice cream sundae
  24. decorate your own cupcake/cookie
  25. possible
  26. smoothies
  27. renting movies
  28. the library - usually they have a fun summer reading program!
  29. acting your own play
  30. make believe pirate ship adventure
  31. playing doctor
  32. playing store
  33. make their own band
  34. outer space make believe adventure
  35. duck duck goose
  36. lemonade stand
  37. amusement parks
  38. go to the movies
  39. playdates
  40. sleepovers
  41. jump rope
  42. Mother May I
  43. Red Light, Green Light
  44. day at the park
  45. bikes
  46. skating
  47. soccer
  48. baseball
  49. badminton
  50. football
  51. volleyball
  52. ping pong
  53. frisbee
  54. horse shoes
  55. fishing
  56. board games
  57. card games
  58. charades
  59. hula hoops
  60. I spy with my little eye
  61. start a collection
  62. start a journal
  63. create an obstacle course
  64. read together
  65. tent - nothing is more fun than putting a big blanket over chairs and playing tent
  66. take a tour of a factory
  67. tour a radio station
  68. tour a restaurant
  69. nature trails
  70. canoeing
  71. horseback riding
  72. helping in the garden
  73. bowling
  74. a day at the races
  75. flying a kit
  76. tye dye t-shirts
  77. paper airplanes
  78. homemade playdough
  79. finger painting
  80. coloring books
  81. puzzles
  82. make a vacation memory book
  83. write their own mini book

I hope this list of 83 summer fun activities and games helps to keep your kids happy!

Article by: Kristie Tamsevicius, is the author of "I Love My Life: A Mom's Guide to Working from Home"! Thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs have used her step-by-step home business system to earn money working from home. Get a free ecourse Home Business Success Secrets at www.Webmomz.com

  1. Today's Best
  2. Top Shows
  3. Best of BTR
    1. Loading

      TNA's Brother Devon

      PWTorch editor Wade Keller, who launched Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter in 1987, hosts this weekly interview series, titled PWTorch Livecast Interview Friday. This week, Jim Valley guest-hosts an interview with TNA wrestler Brother Devon.

    2. Pat Council

      Don’t tell Pat Council that life’s a drag. But if you do, watch out!

    3. Legendary Tom Robbins

      Tom Robbins, author of nine novels including "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" and "Jitterbug Perfume" appears on the About the Books broadcast to discuss his newest book, "Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life."

    4. Evening with Ella Curry and Melisa Alab

      An evening with Ella Curry and Melisa Alab authors and thought leaders discuss their visions and business expertise.

    5. Suspense Authors Best

      Suspense Radio is the place where you can hear the very best authors in the genre. Each author brings their own unique writing style to the genre.

    6. On A Mission For A Healthy Home

      MyFixitUpLife talk show hosts are talking healthy homes with HGTV and DIY Network stars at the National Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville.

    7. Driving Viewers To Your Art With Facebo

      Join artist and marketing expert Leslie Saeta as she highlights way to sell your art. Leslie is joined by July co-host Margaret Sheldon.

    8. Singer Desi Valentine

      After being a back up singer for Sir Elton John, Leona Lewis, Gloria Estafan and others, Desi has now released his solo EP Final Warning. Join as he talks about his own solo career.

    9. The Fate Of The World's Elephants

      The Halli Casser-Jayne Show presents a 90 minute special: Blood Ivory and the Fate of the World's Elephants featuring the top voices on the subject, including The Elephant Whisperer Andrea Turkalo, Dr. Ron Orenstein, Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Grace Ge Gabriel

    10. Meal Sharing's Jessica Smith Soto

      Join Mary E. as she catches up with Meal Sharing's Jessica Smith Soto around the ArtSees Diner table, as they bring homecooking to the world! Jessica Smith Soto is the Chicago Meal Sharing Community Manager.

    11. Comedian Joe Matarese

      NWP welcomes comedian Joe Matarese! Just off his standing ovation performace on America's Got Talent and 4 Yes's, Joe is moving on to the finals with his hilarious humor about his family.

    12. Guardians of the Galaxy Nicole Perlman

      On the eve of Comic-Con, Cinema Royale is joined by Guardians of the Galaxy writer, Nicole Perlman.

    13. Filmmaker Will Packer

      Join Your 15 Minutes as we bring you the BET Experience with filmmaker Will Packer (Think Like A Man Too) and Omari Hardwick.

    14. Chelsea's in the Sober Hot Seat

      Chelsea Edwards is in the Sober Hot Seat on Intervention 911 with Ken Seeley (as seen on A&E's reality TV show, Intervention).

    15. Cancer Made Me Broke

      Cancer is expensive. Too often, you win the fight but lose everything thanks to crushing debt, medical and bankruptcy. This is not OK and the folks at Give Forward are doing something about it. Join us as we discuss our broken healthcare system, the ridiculously high cost of care and what people are doing about it.

    16. Travel Today Hotel 32

      We’ll talk with veteran concierge to the stars, otherwise known as Stephen Gruner, about some of his outrageous Vegas guests. And we hear from former White House correspondent and current Vegas transplant, Rich Johnson, who takes us off the strip to some places you won’t find in the brochures or guidebooks.

    1. Loading

      Rodney Perry Live

      On his show, Comedian Rodney Perry covers arts and entertainment, everything from comedy and politics to music and acting, with his signature comedic slant.

    2. Saturday Mornings With Joy Keys

      Joy Keys provides her listeners with insight to improve their lives mentally, physically, monetarily and emotionally. Past guests on the show have included Meshell Nedegeocello, Blair Underwood, in addition to an impressive list of CEOs, humanitarians and authors.

    3. Small Business Unstuck

      Host Barry Moltz gets small businesses unstuck. He has founded and run small businesses with a great deal of success and failure for more than 15 years. This is a business radio show where he shares all the craziness of small business. It’s that craziness that actually makes it exciting, interesting and totally unpredictable.

    4. The Bottom Line Sports Show

      The Bottom Line Sports Show is hosted by former NBA stars Penny Hardaway, Charles Oakley, Mateen Cleaves. Tune in to get the inside scoop on what's happening in sports today.

    5. Hits Radio

      Hits Radio covers basketball, sports culture and entertainment with past guests including Jason Kidd, Robin Lundberg and Chris Herren.

    6. The Halli Casser-Jayne Show

      Listeners get an earful on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Whether it’s the current political cocktail or the latest must-read award-winning book, Halli tackles all topics and likes to stir — and sometimes shakes — things up.

    7. America's Most Haunted

      Official Internet radio show of forthcoming epic paranormal investigation book by Eric Olsen and "Haunted Housewife" Theresa Argie.

    8. World Footprints

      Award-winning World Footprints is a leading voice in socially responsible travel and lifestyle. Hosts Ian & Tonya celebrate culture and heritage and bring a unique voice to the world of travel.

    9. Football Reporters Online

      Football Reporters Online is a group of veteran football experts in the fields of coaching, scouting, talent evaluation, and writing/broadcasting/media placement. Combined, the group brings well over 100 years of expertise in sports.

    10. Small Business Roundtable

      Host John Martin interviews the nation's leading entrepreneurs and small biz experts to educate small business owners on how to be successful. Past guests have included Emeril Lagasse and Guy Kawasaki.

    11. Sylvia Global

      Sylvia Global presents global conversations pertaining to women, wealth, business, faith and philanthropy. Sylvia has interviewed an eclectic mix from CEOs and musicians to fashion designers and philanthropists including Randolph Duke and Ne-Yo.