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With summer comes all of the camps, vacations, and outings. However, there is also a lot of fun right at home this summer! You do not even need to spend a lot of money for supplies or prep ahead of time. These ideas are all for playing inside or outside and will bring the fun right to your own home this summer!

Children playing in the water with text above them.

1 Commit to doing one activity a day that is fun as a family.

2 Set up pretend play areas your house.

3 Take an imagination vacation.

4 Play with spray chalk.

5 Mix things up by painting with forks.

6 Do a scavenger hunt in your backyard!

7 Practice your numbers and letters with sidewalk chalk.

8 Have fun with hammers and ice!

9 Keep a list on hand of inside and outside activities for quick access.

10 Play a new game together.

11 Celebrate all of the wacky holidays during the summer.

12 Set up a target practice game.

13 Make your own ring toss game using cardboard.

14 Build forts together inside or outside!

15 Carve out time for reading every single day.

16 Practice the ABCs with the easiest game ever!

17 Use summer as a time to teach chores.

18 Set up a DIY Bingo game.

19 Have a different theme for each day.

20 Make your own sidewalk chalk paint!

Don’t you love the list? Commit to trying out one a week and see how it helps your summer!

What would you add to the list of summer fun at home? Do you have any go to games or activities for at home? Share in the comments below!

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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  1. We did #10 (play a new game together) last week. I taught my toddlers how to play frisbee. They absolutely loved it! I taught my older kids to frisbee years ago, when they were close to age 6. But my 2 and 4 year olds were absolutely delighted with it!