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50 Summer Activities for Kids + Fun Summer Reads!

June 5, 2019

Looking for ideas on how to make the most out of your summer vacation this year? We’ve got a wide selection of new fiction titles, educational books, interactive kits, and activity books for kids to enjoy. Check them out below, then keep reading for a list of 50 fun and creative activities to keep kids busy all summer long!

Looking for the perfect summer read? Check out our new titles!


Have a blast with these interactive kits that include everything you’ll need to dig for ocean treasures, create beautiful masterpieces, and more.

Activity Books

Perfect for keeping kids busy while traveling, these activity books are filled with coloring, mazes, doodling, puzzles, and more!

1. Read together
2. Get a tour from a Park Ranger
3. Explore slides under a microscope
4. Grab your inner tube and head to the pool
5. Ride a roller coaster
6. Visit your neighborhood park
7. Plant something in the garden
8. Head to the beach
9. Take the train
10. Pick berries
11. Go tubing on the river
12. Visit a museum
13. See the animals at the zoo or aquarium
14. Try wakeboarding
15. Go camping
16. Check out the state fair
17. Play a round of mini golf
18. Watch a movie
19. Play outdoors
20. Have a family BBQ
21. See a concert
22. Go fishing
23. Visit an amusement park or water park
24. Search for constellations
25. Dig in the sand
26. Catch lightening bugs

27. Walk through the woods
28. Go bowling
29. Take a family bike ride
30. See a baseball game
31. Try a new hobby like karate
32. Paddle in the lake
33. Have a sleepover in the living room with movies, junk food, and glow sticks
34. Go to summer camp
35. Watch fireworks
36. Complete an activity book
37. Go crabbing
38. Relax!
39. See a puppet show
40. Collect shells
41. Eat ice cream
42. Visit a farm
43. Learn to kayak
44. Go for a hike
45. Blow giant bubbles
46. Make slime or play-dough
47. Go exploring outdoors
48. Pick a new hobby and practice it weekly to see everyone improve
49. Have a craft day
50. Bake something together

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