200 + Exciting & Funny Things To Do This Summer

100 Things To Do This Summer

There is just something about summer that fills us with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Whether you are someone with a family with kids on summer break from school or you are someone who wants to make the most of the summer with their friends, we have a list of 100 exciting things that will get your creative summer juices flowing and help you take advantage of the warm, breezy days.

So are you ready to create a bucket list with us for this summer and have the time of your life? Let’s dive right into it!

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1. Go to a beach.

Summer + beaches= match made in heaven. Visit a beautiful beach, get your tan on, rock a cute swimsuit, go for a dip in the ocean, play volleyball on the white sands and watch the beautiful sunset while sipping on a tropical drink! The activities are endless, and you’ll have a guaranteed full day of fun.

2. Get a cute makeover.

After such a long lockdown, getting a new haircut or maybe a new hair color can really put you in the mood. It’s also a way of trying something new you haven’t tried before.

3. Have a water balloon fight. 

Getting soaked in the water can feel very relaxing after a heated summer day. Target your friends and family and engage in an adrenaline-pumped water fest. 

4. Make S’mores.

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like that sweet, smoky marshmallow goodness? Go ahead and make some with your friends and family and sit together sharing nostalgic stories while trying out these delicious treats.

5. Learn to do a cartwheel. 

Summer is a time to let loose and take a break from everything. But your workout doesn’t have to be a part of that! Skip heavy sessions and learn to do a cartwheel if you don’t already. It will help you feel fit and is very fun. 

6. Go stargazing. 

Imagine lying down on fresh-cut grass, enjoying the summer breeze with a night sky filled with a million dazzling stars. If this isn’t the definition of perfect, we don’t know what is!

7. Read a book.

Saved a book on your wishlist for far too long now? Do not procrastinate any further and get on to it. Choose a cozy spot and enjoy the experience, which you might always get to due to your busy schedule. For new ones, you can purchase them or even visit a local library to borrow from there.

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8. Fly a kite.

Flying a kite is a great way to have a relaxing summer afternoon. And we have to say that the breeze makes it even better.

9. Go to a festival.

Live music is back in the picture after a long gap during COVID-19, and why not make the best of it? Get dressed up in cute outfits and visit festivals to catch up on your favourite artists and bands. 

10. Try out an outdoor movie night.  

Host an outdoor movie night with your loved ones. It’s easy, and all you need is a projector, which is easily available on Amazon. Spread a large bedsheet, gather some food and you’re all in for a fun night. 

11. Try out free museums. 

Museums are a personal favorite for many and are a great way to have an adventure while gathering knowledge about history and culture.

12. Throw a pool party. 

Have a place with a pool? Invite your pals over for a cool time! Order pizza, put on some good music, and you can even try out fun games to add on to it. 

13. Learn a new language. 

Learning a new language is a great idea to have a productive summer. You can take up a class, watch movies or series in that language, or there are many apps available today to try out that help in teaching a wide range of languages.

14. Master a video game.

Video games are always a classic, and there are some great options today in a wide variety of genres. Go for an adventurous one, or strategic, or something even horror-themed.

15. Make homemade popsicles. 

Summer means tons of tropical fruits. And when you blend these fruits and pour them into popsicle moulds, you get yummy treats that can make your day. Try out different flavor combinations and recipes to find your favorite one. 

16. Make tie-dye shirts or dresses. 

This is extremely easy to do, and you’ll find tons of articles and videos online for the instructions. Go for vibrant summer shades and let your creativity flow.

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17. Go camping. 

Pack your tents, sleeping bags, and hammocks, and choose a location to camp with your squad. Light a bonfire, sing songs and maybe even have toasted marshmallows?

18. Plant a garden.

Gardening is an actual relaxing hobby and will help get your mind at peace. You’ll be busy, it’s an inexpensive hobby, and the feeling of getting to try out your own produce is something else! Go for planting tomatoes, chilies, basil, or carrots for an easy start. 

19. Volunteer for your community.

Volunteering for different groups and communities is free and will actually make you feel good inside. You can go to deliver food and other items to old age homes, organize cleanups, help locals with chores, etc. 

20. Learn a new Tik-tok dance.

We all are guilty of scrolling through Tik-Tok videos for hours on end. So why not learn a new dance and flaunt the choreography? And who knows, you might actually discover your secret passion for dancing. 

21. Try out a new restaurant.

Eating the same food at the exact same joint can get tedious after a while. This is your chance to try out new restaurants during summer break, and you might come across a new favourite too. 

22. Watch cute teen movies.

Rom-coms are a great way to bring a smile to your face and make you feel all giddy inside. Plus, there are a lot of options to start on it- To All The Boys I’ve Ever Loved trilogy, The Kissing Booth, Crazy Stupid Love, Love Actually, The Duff, and so many more options to try out. 

23. Build a skincare routine. 

Summer can be a huge pain for those with acne-prone or sensitive skin. It’s a great time to research about hydrating ingredients and build a proper routine to nourish your skin. 

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24. Go for a cute picnic. 

Gather your besties and go for a cute picnic at an Instagrammable location. Click pictures, enjoy finger sandwiches and cold beverages and enjoy a fun summer day. 

25. Make a dreamcatcher. 

Dreamcatchers are very pretty, and there are multiple tutorials available online on how to make one. Select your favourite shades and get on with it. Plus, imagine how aesthetic it would look in your room!

26. Get a tattoo.

If this is something you have always wanted, what better time to get a pretty, meaningful tattoo than during a summer break? You will get time to make the best decision, and there will be enough time to heal as well. 

27. Earn some extra pocket money. 

Try to rake in some extra pocket money that will be helpful for your expenses. You can join a diner as a waitress, at the library or nowadays there are tons of opportunities to work from home in different fields like content writing, digital marketing, graphic design, and so much more. Take your pick.

28. Learn surfing.

If you are already a beach baby, it is now time to own the waves. Surfing is slightly challenging. But extremely rewarding at the same time as you will learn how to ride a wave and enjoy the salty breeze.


29. Design a Treasure Hunt.

Treasure hunt games are always exciting and you can draw your own map with clues that lead to the final treasure. Gather your friends, create teams, and enjoy a fun day that awakens your inner detective.

30. Enjoy a luxurious DIY spa day.

Time for pampering your skin with DIY face masks that you can whip up with ingredients easily available in your home. Aloe Vera Gel is a popular option and will leave you glowing with supple skin. You can always try to mix up two or three ingredients to create masks that suit your skin type.

31. Become a foster parent.

Summer break means you have time in your hands to dedicate to a good cause. Foster a puppy or a kitten or any other part you are interested in and take care of them throughout the break. It is fun, you will be doing something good for the animal community, and let’s not even kid ourselves, you are going to play a lot with your little munchkin!

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32. Have a karaoke night. 

Sing along (and loudly XD) to your favourite songs with your friends. You can even host a karaoke night at your own place to enjoy a night full of fun. 

33. Plan a photo shoot.

Photo shoots are always fun, and who doesn’t like uploading cute pictures on Instagram? Choose a theme according to your preference, select an Instagram-worthy location and let your creativity flow free by using exciting costumes and props. You can hire a photographer if you want or ask your friends to help out.

34. Visit a new spot in your town or city.

Exploring is always adventurous and fun, and it can help in discovering new places. Set out on a journey to try out a place you have never been to before in your local town and find out cute places in this city you call home.

35. Clean the house as a team.

Grab the brooms and mops and help your family to make your house spotlessly clean. Your family members will definitely appreciate this, and what’s even better is that you will come across many nostalgic bits and pieces like photo albums, gift items, and so much more.

36. Make a summer scrapbook.

Jot down everything you did this summer and create a scrapbook by adding pictures, bits and pieces of memories, or maybe some art as well. Decorate it as much as you want, and it will be a nice reminder of how you spent your summer days.

37. Pillow fight.

This is one activity that will never get old, irrespective of whether you want to try it out with your friends or attack your family members. But make sure that nobody gets hurt in the process, and it should just be a night full of laughter.

38. Go to an amusement park.

Amusement parks will let you have the time of your life with a plethora of options for you to choose from. There is a Ferris Wheels, roller coasters, water rides, tasty food, and more to keep you occupied throughout the day, and is a great way to enjoy the summer.

39. Declutter your stash.

A messy room, wardrobe for vanity is definitely not attractive and also make you forget what all you have already. This can lead to you purchasing the same stuff again. But organizing everything properly will make your space look clean and give you a sense of achievement.

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40. Try out a food festival.

Food festivals usually happen throughout the year, but go ahead and plan a day during summer where you can try out delicious samples, and you will get to know about new eateries in your place too.

41. Go on a road trip. 

Bring out your map, choose a place, and just set out on a long drive. You can go for it solo or with friends and even camp on the way.

42. Do a random act of kindness.

Doing something kind for strangers can be very fulfilling and you will be bringing a smile on someone’s face. You can donate food, help out in an orphanage, pay the drive-through meal bill for someone behind you, etc.

43. Try out a new makeup look.

Want to try out that cool-looking digital eyeliner style? Or maybe a new contour technique? Or maybe some new colours in your eyeshadow? Trying out new makeup looks by watching tutorials and do not forget to click pictures at the end!

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44. Have a yum BBQ day. 

Plan a cook out with your friends and family and enjoy some saucy, tasty BBQ. You can also ask everyone to bring a side dish or a dessert. 

45. Go to a baseball game. 

The tickets to a baseball game are cheaper compared to many other sports events. Enjoy some hot dogs and pretzels and cheer loudly for your favourite team.

46. Bake something sweet.

Nothing can make your mood better than a warm cookie with cold milk, or maybe a fudgy gooey brownie piece. Bake up something sweet with the help of a recipe online or you can even try out something on your own.

47. Learn to play a new instrument.

It’s always great to acquire a new skill and learning a new instrument is so cool! You can try out a guitar, a ukulele, or even drums. 

48. Start journaling. 

Write down how your day was or the feelings you went through during the day. It can help in navigating through tough times and make you feel like a load has been taken off your chest.

49. Create a playlist.

Music is a great way to express your feelings and with apps like Spotify and Pandora, you can create a customized playlist of your favorite songs and even share it with your friends. 

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50. Make a homemade pizza.

No more limited toppings or wanting more cheese. Make your own pizza at home with toppings you like and make it extra cheesy! You can even organize a cook-off with friends and family to see who can decorate a pizza the best. 

51. Watch a play or a musical. 

Visit the nearest theatre and get tickets to a play or a musical. It’s a great way to spend an entertaining evening. 

52. Visit the zoo. 

Visit one of the most famous zoos in your area and learn about the various species residing there. You can even feed the animals but make sure to check if it is allowed. 

53. Plan a weekly game night. 

Host a game night every week and all the members can take turns in organizing it. There are different options like monopoly, dictionary, balloon tennis, ludo, chess, carrom, UNO, and so many more.

54. Have a horror movie marathon. 

Back-to-back horror movies and sitting cozily on a couch while munching popcorn is the definition of one great summer night. Some recommendations are Mama, Insidious series, the Conjuring series, Lights out, Anabelle, Scream series, etc. 

55. Get a manicure.

The feeling of having clean, perfectly cut nails, is something else. You can paint your nails with a vibrant color, go for a neutral shade, apply a clear polish or leave them as is. Apply some herbal oil on your cuticles for some extra TLC.

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56. Make DIY jewelry.  

You can make cute jewelry using random things available at home like buttons, flexible wires, beads, and more. You can even purchase a jewelry kit for better convenience and make necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more.

57. Do yoga.

Yoga is not only good for keeping the body fit, but can also offer immense relaxation to the mind and helps deal with depression as well. 

58. Take up on photography challenges.

Want to add more nature shots to your Instagram feed? Instead of posting random pictures, take up a photography challenge. You can make it up on your own or browse through challenges on the Internet. 

59. Make freshly squeezed lemonade. 

Lemonade and summers are two elements that go hand in hand. You can also give it a twist and add an extra element like mint, honey, etc and go wild!

60. Write letters or send postcards. 

Have some dear friends who live far away? Why not communicate with them the old school day instead of always calling or texting? Gather your stationary (Yes, the sparkle pens too!) and make cute postcards to send it to them. Add a sweet note to make their day. 

61. Paint. 

Call out to your inner artist and grab your paintbrushes. Bring your thoughts onto paper or you can even refer to a sketch to make your own. 

62. Try a new workout.

It’s okay to feel bored of the same old cardio routine every day. Why not spice it up? Switch up your routine and add new stuff to it like plank, running, burpees, jumping jacks, weight training, aerobics, etc. Do whatever feels good for your body.


63.Take a walk through sunflowers. 

Sunflowers are in full bloom during late summer days. You can spend just a few dollars and take a walk through pretty sunflower fields, click some stunning pictures, and even take a few back home.

64. Enjoy a staycation.

Book a room at a beautiful resort for a staycation and get packing. Experience the range of activities offered by the resort, enjoy room service, have delicious meals, explore the property, and have a fun-filled day. 

65. Watch fireworks. 

You can never get tired of looking at vibrant fireworks. Today, there is a large variety of shapes and designs that are created in the night sky, and it’s nothing less than gorgeous. If your town hosts one, find a good spot and watch the fireworks.

66. Make a special Fourth of July breakfast. 

To celebrate this special holiday, whip up a scrumptious breakfast in America’s flag colours. Cook a stack of pancakes and load them up with strawberries, blueberries, and whipped cream. 


67. Make origami crafts. 

Origami is a very fun paper craft technique and you’ll find multiple tutorials online. Build an origami star, starting from 4 points, and try to go up to 16 points. 

68. Stand under a waterfall. 

The Japanese consider it a ritual for purification but standing under a waterfall can feel really soothing in the scorching summer heat. 

69. Join a Summer Sports league of your choice. 

During the summer break, you might feel you’re missing out on your sport or maybe you want to practice your skills. You can try learning something new in your free time or join any sports league of your choice.

70. Go rock climbing. 

If you haven’t tried it before, it’s time to try out something completely new. Rock climbing is fun, and adventurous and gives you the perfect adrenaline rush. 

71. Go thrifting. 

Thrifting is a wonderful way of adding new pieces to your closet without spending much money. Plus you can end up with some truly unique pieces.

72. Try out cute summer hairstyles.

Tying up our hair in a bun is the most common hairstyle we go for during summer. But you can watch a few tutorials to learn some new summer hairstyles which look different, and will also keep the hair away from your face.

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73. Take up a Lego challenge.

Gather a few friends or family members and give them a bag of Lego pieces where each one can create whatever they want- a house, shopping mall, park, school, or even a castle. Set a timer and the one with the best creativity wins.

74. Walk a dog.

Dog walking is great volunteer work and you can do it for your elderly neighbors or local shelters. Many shelters are in need of help like this and it’s a great time to step up.

75. Do a coloring swap.

Get a coloring page and color half of it. Then cover it up and switch pages with a friend so that they can finish the other half. See how similar or different your color choices are.

76. Solve a Jigsaw puzzle.

Jigsaw puzzles are a perfect way to enjoy a quiet and lazy summer afternoon. Get a jumbo-sized one and you do not even have to solve it all in one go.

77. Dry flowers.

Whenever you receive some pretty flowers, save them by hanging them to dry or pressing them between wax paper with the book. You can even use them as bookmarks.

78. Play Hide and Seek.

Hide and Seek is a classic game and you can never go wrong with that. Find out new places to hide, add in exciting prizes for the winner and invite more people because ‘the more the merrier!

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79. Challenge yourself to a cook-off.

Add a twist to a regular summer day and challenge yourself to cook a meal using only the ingredients which are already available in your house. Get creative and surprise yourself!

80. Create your own signature mocktail.

If you could create your own drink, what would be in it? Mix and match different juices, add a splash of soda and create your own signature mocktail. You can even at this to the menu at the next dinner party you host.

81. Pickle some veggies.

Pickled veggies are a great addition to any meal and even with barbecue. Slice some onions, cucumbers, or cabbage and add them to a mason jar filled with seasonings and vinegar. Easy!

82. Write down a gratitude list.

Remind yourself every day that you have so much to be grateful for. Note them down and use cute stationery and font to make it extra special.

83. Cook an extravagant meal for your family.

It feels great to do something special once in a while for your family members and cooking a special meal for them is one great way to say you are thankful for their constant support.

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84. Enjoy a bubble bath.

After a hectic and tiring day, a bubble bath can be a great way to relax your body and mind. You can add in aromatic candles, essential oils like lavender or jasmine, and even scented bath bombs to take it up a notch.

85. Try out some Pinterest hacks.

Open Pinterest and go to the different boards to check out hacks that you can try at home. Who knows, some might actually work!

86. Have a chat with your grandparents.

We do not usually get enough time to do this with our busy schedules but it’s a great way to bond with them. Ask them questions about their lives and learn about what they like.

87. Learn a new dance form.

Dancing is fun and there are multiple tutorials available on YouTube to try out different dance forms like salsa, belly dancing, and more. It can even help in burning a few calories!

88. Have a virtual movie night with your long-distance friends.

Organise video hangouts and watch movies together with your long-distance friends using different extensions like Netflix party. You can even play online games via Zoom or Skype.

89. Get proper sleep.

It is almost impossible to get 8 hours of sleep during our regular routines. Take advantage of the summer break and get some proper sleep to give your body much-needed rest.

90. Memorize the location and names of all the states on the map.

Most of us cannot remember all the 50 states in America. Boost up your geographical knowledge and take time to memorize the names of every state and their locations.

91. Add fairy lights to your room.

Give a magical feel to your indoor space by reading some fairy lights to it. It really create a beautiful vibe and of course, it also looks pretty in pictures.

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92. Complete a cross-word puzzle daily.

Crossword puzzles are a great way to improve your vocabulary. You can find them in newspapers, magazines, and even online.

93. Start your own blog.

If you have never considered it before, it is the perfect time to start now. You can create a blog and write about anything you like or enjoy including cooking, fashion, skincare or even little snippets of your daily life.

94. Update your resume.

It’s a good way to kill time while being productive at the same time. Open your resume on your computer, edit it, and organize it. You can also refer to creative templates available online.

95. Listen to a podcast.

Podcasts are extremely entertaining and you will find one irrespective of whatever topic you are interested in. Whether you want to listen to something motivational, funny, criminal, horror, etc- there is something for everyone.

96. Clean out your fridge.

When our refrigerators are stocked up, it is very easy to forget what’s inside. And sometimes products expire. Clean out your fridge and reorganize it, and you can even use organizers from Amazon. 

97. Declutter your email box. 

Take out time one afternoon and go through all your unread emails. Delete unwanted ones and for sorting them in a better way, you can even organize them into separate folders.

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98. Go for a hike.

Go for a solo hike or with your friends. It doesn’t have to be a major one. Choose a beautiful location and you will definitely thank yourself you did that when you see a stunning view from the peak point. 

99. Make slime. 

You have to agree that slime is fun and really addictive. All you need is glue, eye contact solution, and some food coloring. There are also different recipes and variations available online. 

100. Upcycle old furniture to create something new. 

Let your imagination flow, and repurpose old furniture to give it a brand new look. You can repaint them, use a beautiful stencil, add patterns, etc. Plus, you’ll be saving money. 

Now Onto Second 100!

Stay Cool


1. Waterballon fight.

Have a waterballon fight with your friends or family. Waterballon fights are a great way to cool down on a hot summer day. You can get a bunch of water balloons, fill them up with water, and go around to the houses in your neighborhood and see who is willing to throw down! A water balloon fight is a fun way to spend time with friends or family. It’s also a great way to get kids involved in physical activity. If you’re planning a party, make sure to have plenty of balloons available so everyone can participate.

2. Visit a waterpark or the local pool.

Make a splash in the pool when it’s just too hot out. You’ll feel refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of your day. A swim is an excellent way to cool off and relax. If you are looking for some fun with the family this summer then why not take them to a water park or the local swimming pool. There are many different types of water parks around the world so there should be one near you. Waterparks offer lots of activities such as slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, and more. They also have plenty of places where kids can play games and get wet. Many people enjoy going to the pool during the warmer months because they don’t want to spend all their time inside.

3. Make homemade popsicles.

Freeze your favorite fruit and juice to make a cool treat. They are delicious and fun! You’ll have a lot of fun making these treats with your kids. Homemade popsicles are easy to make and can be made with any flavor combination. They also freeze well so they’re perfect for making ahead of time. To make them, simply combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.

4. Crank the AC down and have a “Christmas in July” party.

Cool off by pretending it’s winter! Decorate and exchange gifts if you wish. You might want to consider inviting some friends over and having a fun night with them. A Christmas in July party is a fun way to celebrate the holiday season without having to wait until December. It’s also a great opportunity to get together with friends and family and enjoy some good food and drinks while celebrating the holidays.

5. Eat a snowcone.

This fresh cold treat is a summertime classic. Easily made with crushed ice, flavored syrup, and sometimes fruit or nuts. It can be served either frozen or soft. Snow cones are typically sold at amusement parks and carnivals but can be turned around at home in real quick time too

6. Watergun battle.

Get wet with your favorite water squirters. A game where players are armed with water guns and compete against each other by shooting at their opponents. It can be played indoors or outdoors, but the rules are always the same. Players must aim carefully because they cannot see their opponent’s location. If you miss, you lose points but hey, you can come up with your own rules too

7. Drink ice cold lemonade.

Nothing beats a refreshing glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Lemonade is one of the easiest drinks to make at home. All you have to do is mix freshly squeezed lemons with water and sweetener. For added flavor, add some mint leaves or slices of cucumber.



8. Make a patriotic breakfast with strawberries & blueberries & whipped cream.

With the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, there are plenty of ways to celebrate America’s birthday. One of our favorite recipes this year is a simple strawberry-blueberry parfait topped off with whipped cream. This recipe makes enough for one or more servings, depending on how many people you’re serving.

9. Wave a flag.

Wave a flag in celebration – even better if it’s at a parade. Gather together to celebrate something or commemorate someone. They can be held anywhere, but are often organized locally. Parades are a great way to get out there and show support for a cause.

10. Watch fireworks.

If you town hosts them, plan to find a good spot and watch the fireworks.



11. Have a BBQ.

Plan a cookout with friends and family. Have everyone bring a favorite side dish or dessert.

12. Eat corn on the cob.

Summer is the perfect time for eating fresh vegetables like corn!

13. Spit watermelon seeds.

Melons are also in season, and great fun to eat outside for less cleanup.

14. Make s’mores.

If you’re near a campfire, s’mores make the perfect treat.

15. Eat ice cream with a fancy dish and spoon.

Ice cream is good anytime, but summer calls for this cold creamy dessert. Make it special with toppings and whip cream.

16. Try a new smoothie recipe.

Smoothies can be a cool refreshing and healthy alternative to milkshakes.

17. Bake cookies.

Classic chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin – this famous snack is loved by millions.

18. Make homemade pizza.

Have a variety of toppings and let everyone ‘decorate’ their own before baking.

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19. Watch the sunset.

Take in the beautiful colors of the long summer evenings.

20. Go on an easy (or difficult!) hike.

Enjoy the great outdoors and get some exercise at the same time.

21. Take pictures of cool landscapes.

Photograph all the places you find beautiful or interesting and keep the memories of places you visit.

22. Build a fort.

Use some scrap wood or materials and make a summer hideout.

23. Visit a local tourist spot you haven’t been to in a while.

It can be fun to experience your town as a visitor and rediscover the cool things about the places you call home.

24. Find a sunflower.

This giant summer flower can be a sign of good luck.

25. Visit a nursery.

See all the new plants they have available and take one (or a few) home to plant.

26. Do a scavenger hunt.

Make a list and take a walk to see how many objects you can spot.

27. Make a nature collage.

A nature collage is a great way to relax and take some time out of your busy schedule. It can be created with any type of paper or cardboard, but if you want to make it look more professional, then choose a quality cardstock. Cut out shapes from magazines, newspapers, catalogues, brochures, etc. and glue them onto the background. Use colored pencils to add details such as leaves, flowers, insects, birds, etc.

28. Create art with found objects.

If you are creative enough, you can make some amazing things out of ordinary items. For example, if you have old clothes lying around, you could make a dress or a jacket. Or you could take a piece of wood and carve something beautiful.

29. Go geocaching

Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt game where players hide small containers or “geocaches” at various locations around the world. Players then log their discoveries online with GPS coordinates. It’s a great way to get outside and explore nature while having fun!

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30. Try a watersport

If you are looking for something different, then try a water sport. Water sports include kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming. These activities can be done at any time of year but they are best enjoyed during summer months. They are also great ways to spend quality time with family and friends.

31. Watch a thunderstorm.

Cozy up for this fun feat of nature.

32. Catch fireflies.

Watch the lightning bugs in a jar but be sure to set them free when you’re done.

33. Look at the stars.

Stargazing is perfect on warm summer nights.

34. Take pictures by a fun wall.

Have fun with friends by making crazy poses.



35. Make paper airplanes and have a sendoff.

If you want to make paper planes, you can easily find instructions online. But if you want to make them look cool, you may want to try this trick. First, fold the plane so that the front end is facing up.

Then, take some tape and wrap it around the back of the plane. Next, cut out a piece of cardboard or plastic with a hole in the middle.

Finally, place the plane inside the hole and secure it with more tape. Now, all you need to do is add some paint and glitter and you’ve got yourself a fun party favor!

36. Do handprint art with crayons or paint.

Handprints are one of the easiest ways to make art at home. They can be made with just about any kind of medium, but they are best done with crayon or paint because they don’t dry out like other media.

To get started, grab some paper towels and some crayons or paints. Then take your child’s hands and place them flat on the paper towel. Next, rub the back of their hands together so that the skin gets wet.

Finally, press their hands onto the paper towel. This creates a unique pattern on the paper towel that looks great!

37. Make something tie-dye.

Tie-dye is one of those things that seems like a lot of fun but can be really difficult to get right. It’s also a great way to make some money if you’re willing to invest time and effort into learning how to tie-dye properly.

38. Create a summer scrapbook.

Summertime is a great time to get creative with your photos. If you have kids, this can be a fun way to document their growth throughout the year. If you don’t have children, you can still make memories with friends or family members.

39. Recycled art.

Art is one of those things that can be expensive or cheap depending on how much time and money you want to spend on it. If you are looking for something inexpensive, then recycled art might be the way to go.

It doesn’t have to be expensive either. There are many ways to make your own recycled art. Some people like to paint with acrylic paints, while others like to draw with markers.

Whatever method you choose, there are plenty of resources available online to help you get started.

Places to go


40. Visit the local library.

Libraries are great places to find books, movies, music, and other media. They also offer a wealth of information about the world around us. If you have kids, they can enjoy story time or check out some books while you get some work done.

41. Visit a farm.

Some farms raise only one type of animal, while others have several types. Many farms offer tours so visitors can see how the animals are cared for. This could be one great enriching experience!

42. Pick fresh fruit.

Fresh fruits are loaded with vitamins and minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and other nutrients. They also contain natural sugars that help keep your metabolism running smoothly so all the more reason to jump in!

43. Find a hole in the wall diner.

A hole-in-the-wall restaurant has no menu or website. It wouldn’t have any fancy decor or even a sign outside. But if you’re looking for a good meal at a reasonable price for some impromptu fun, this is the place to go.

44. Go camping (indoors or out!)

Well, this one doesn’t need a sell. If you want to be one with the nature, live far off from all the hustle and bustle of your daily life, what better way than go camping? Whether you choose to go full cavemen style or more clamping route there is excitement for all

45. Go for frozen yogurt.

Frozen yogurt is a dessert made by combining low-fat milk with fruit or other flavorings. It can be eaten straight out of the freezer or heated up at room temperature. There are many different varieties available, but they all have one thing in common: They’re delicious!

46. Watch a movie at the cinema.

Animations, Thirllers, Horrors or even a cheeky romcom, whatever floats your boat, a trip to local cinema with some well laden Popcorn tub surely has to be in this list!

47. Go rollerskating.

If you are looking for something fun to do this summer, then go rollerskating! It’s a great way to get some exercise, have fun with friends and family, and make new ones.

48. Visit an amusement park.

There are many reasons why people go to amusement parks. Some enjoy the thrill of roller coasters or other rides, while others just want to relax with their family. Whatever the reason, visiting an amusement park can be fun for everyone involved.

49. Go on a picnic.

Picnics are fun and relaxing. They can be done with friends or family, and they don’t have to cost much. Just pick a park, camp ground or even a secluded place near a river bank!

50. Visit the farmers market.

A farmers market is a great place to find fresh produce at affordable prices. It’s also a good way to meet local growers who are passionate about their products. If you don’t have time to make a trip to the farmers market, try farms that have a shopfront!



51. Read a book outdoors.

There are many benefits of reading books outside. It helps you get away from the distractions of the internet and other devices. It also gives you more time to think about the words you read. If you have a good book with you, you can even take notes while you read.

52. Lay in the grass and look at clouds

If you want to get some inspiration, unwind or just get immersed in the vastness of the sky, you can go out and lay in the grass or sit under a tree and just watch the enormity of it all.

53. Sit in a hammock.

A hammock is a great way to relax after a long day at work or school. It can be relaxing even if you don’t have time to go outside. If you want to sit in a hammock, make sure you’re sitting in one with no obstructions.

54. Go on a guided tour.

A guided tour is a great way to learn about a place without having to make any decisions yourself. If you are anything like me, it’s also a good way to get to know the locals

55. Have a bonfire at the beach.

If you want to have a great time with friends and family, who could argue that you should definitely go to the beach. But if you are planning to make this party more fun and interesting, then add some fire to the night.

56. Visit the arcade.

Throw away your latest gadgets and involve in some glittery retro world of gaming arcades. The nostalgia of playing them itself may bring the inner child out of you!

57. Go to the county fair.

If you are looking for something fun to do this summer, why not go to the county fair? It is one of the best places to find out about new products, meet with friends, play arcade games and enjoy some great food.



58. Family game night.

A family game night can be a great way to bond with your kids and get them excited about playing games together. It also gives parents a chance to relax and unwind after a long week at work. So worth a try in our book!

59. Family slumber party.

Or sleepovers for us lot who live on the other side of the pond. This is a great opportunity to get everyone involved in the fun! It can be a great way to bond with your family, friends and reminisce on old memories.

60. Outdoor movie night.

61. Have breakfast in bed.

62. Do family portraits.

63. Vacation somewhere new.

64. Volunteer.

Be a Kid


65. Visit a playground.

66. Play tag and hopscotch.

68. Blow bubbles.

69. Play kickball.

70. Ride bikes.

With Friends


71. Play board games.

It could be one game, or a whole tournament! You decide! Playing board games is a perfect break from screen time, increases creativity and promotes sportsmanship.

72. Do a coloring swap

Color half of a coloring page & and then cover it up and switch pages with a friend. Let them finish the other half and see how similar or different your color choices are!

73. Play frisbee.

This game is simple to learn, does not require a lot of rules, and is fun for all ages.

74. Write letters.

You could write letters to each other or to a pen pal.

75. Make up a skit.

Bring back summer camp memories with this summer pastime. Your skit could be funny, endearing, or dramatic.

76. Do a jigsaw puzzle.

This quiet activity is perfect for lazy summer afternoons, and doesn’t have to be completed all at one time.

77. Learn a new card game.

All you need is a deck of cards and a few friends to learn a fun new game. Or make up your own!

78. Make a dreamcatcher.

This is a fun craft if you have some time and supplies and like to be creative.

79. Design a treasure hunt.

Plant “treasure” and make a map with clues. Swap with a friend or teams for an adventurous day.

80. Write poems.

Your poems don’t have to rhyme, and you can keep them a secret or read them aloud.

81. Climb a tree.

Bring back childhood with this fun challenge. You might even get a good view.

82. Write a story.

Make up characters and give them an obstacle to overcome.

83. Make puppets and put on a play.

Combine crafting with storytelling. It’s sure to start some laughs.

84. Dry flowers.

Dry flowers

Save some pretty flowers by hanging them to dry or pressing them between wax paper with a book.

85. Set up dominoes and topple them.

Plan a series of dominoes to make a long trail or design. Then watch them all fall in sequence!

86. Learn a new hobby.

Ever wanted to learn to crochet or do origami? Summer is the perfect time to try new hobbies.

87. Do a paper plate craft.

Paper plates are low cost, but can be used in diverse ways to create masks or decor.

88. Make a sand castle.

Make sand castles at the beach or in a sandbox. Be as small or large and creative as you wish.

89. Cook a family favorite dinner.

90. Make suncatchers.

91. Make sensory bottles.

92. Skip rocks.

93. Play hide and go seek.

Summer can feel long when you don’t have creative summer activities to do. There’s fun summertime activities for a variety of people. Try these crafty and creative summer ideas today.

Want to keep this list for when you’ve run out of fun summer ideas?

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Lisa Hayden-Matthews

Lisa Hayden-Matthews

An avid Skier, bike rider, triathlon enthusiast, amateurish beach volleyball player and nature lover who has never lost a dare! I manage the overall Editorial section for the magazine here and occasionally chip in with my own nature photographs, when required.

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