100 Days of Summer



Summer is wonderful but it’s also challenging. After the novelty of sleeping in wears off, you can find yourself looking at some under-stimulated kiddos who desperately want something to DO. Today I’ve compiled a list of 100 things to do this summer. Many of them are cheap or free. If you decide to do any of these activities, share it on social media and use the hashtag #NSSummerFun. I’d love to see how your family enjoys the summer.


  1. Rock Climbing
  2. Selfie with a Crafish or Pelican statue
  3. Go fishing
  4. Eat a snowball
  5. Visit a museum
  6. Pick blueberries
  7. Go swimming
  8. Take a walk on the Lakefront
  9. Watch a movie outdoors
  10. Catch an outdoor concert
  11. Run through the sprinkler
  12. Check out a local splash pad
  13. Go on a nature hike
  14. Try a new slide
  15. Visit a farmer’s market
  16. Finger paint
  17. Slip and slide
  18. Feed some ducks
  19. Blow bubbles
  20. Play miniature golf
  21. Build a sand castle
  22. Roast marshmallows
  23. Enjoy an ice cream cone
  24. Pick wild flowers
  25. See a summer movie
  26. Ride bikes on the trace
  27. Read an award-winning book
  28. Have a lemonade stand
  29. Visit a fire station
  30. Go roller skating
  31. Wash cars
  32. Watch a fireworks display
  33. Go to a flea market
  34. Collect rocks and paint them
  35. Go star gazing
  36. Eat dinner outside
  37. Go bird watch
  38. Play a board game
  39. Buy some new sandals
  40. Sleep in a tent
  41. Wash your dog (or someone else’s)
  42. Make a scrapbook
  43. Make lemonade from scratch
  44. Build a blanket fort
  45. Build with legos
  46. Get manicures (or pedicures)
  47. Volunteer or donate to the Humane Society
  48. Picnic in the park
  49. Fly a kite
  50. Make your own ice cream
  51. Play cards
  52. Go cloud watching
  53. Have a pillow fight
  54. Have a tea party
  55. Bake cookies
  56. Have a water fight
  57. Read in the sun
  58. Swing
  59. Play in the mud
  60. BBQ
  61. Go bowling
  62. Go to a baseball game
  63. Update a room in your house
  64. Splash in puddles
  65. Paint a masterpiece
  66. Watch mom or dad’s favorite movie
  67. Decorate the sidewalk with chalk
  68. Pain a canvas
  69. Throw a Frisbee
  70. Play pitch and catch in the backyard
  71. Go to a festival
  72. Visit a historical site
  73. Fine a new place to eat and try it as a family
  74. Try a new recipe
  75. Host a talent show
  76. Try playing an instrument
  77. Visit grandparents
  78. Visit a state park
  79. Complete a random act of kindness
  80. Play charades
  81. Host a play date
  82. Catch bugs
  83. Complete a puzzle
  84. Have a pajama party
  85. Create and complete an obstacle course
  86. Exercise as a family
  87. Visit a beach
  88. Read stories to each other
  89. Water the plants
  90. Play in a kiddie pool
  91. Go for a scenic drive
  92. Make a treasure hunt
  93. Race to pick up a room
  94. Have a sing-along
  95. Learn to code (computer science activities for all ages here)
  96. Write your own play and perform it
  97. Host a movie marathon
  98. Walk around your neighborhood
  99. Go see live animals
  100. Sort your trash for recycling
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Hi, I'm Katy. Mom to four sweet boys ages 10, 6, 6, and 5. It's a loud, messy, chaotic life. I love connecting with other parents and am so glad you stopped by today!

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Hi, I'm Katy. Mom to four sweet boys ages 10, 6, 6, and 5. It's a loud, messy, chaotic life. I love connecting with other parents and am so glad you stopped by today!

3 Comments on "100 Days of Summer"

  1. Tanee Janusz | May 23, 2017 at 6:43 pm |

    Thanks! This is a great bucket list! I do have one suggestion though….for feeding the ducks, can you list proper food suggestions? No bread (it can lead to Angel Wing & other deficiencies). I love to see families enjoy the outdoors and just want to create healthy interaction habits.

    • Do you have any suggestions for us?

      • Tanee Janusz | May 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm |

        Here are a few suggestions 🙂

        Corn (canned, frozen or fresh)
        Duck pellets (sold online and at pet stores)
        Lettuce, other greens (torn into small pieces)
        Frozen peas (defrosted)
        Oats (rolled or instant)
        Seeds (including birdseed or other varieties)

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