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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

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