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Are you looking for some fun and free outdoor summer activities for kids? Summer doesn’t have to be boring! It’s the perfect time to put down the phone, turn off the TV, and head outside and enjoy some sunshine.
And having fun outside doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are plenty of fun outdoor activities that are completely free! The list below is full of fun things to do with the stuff you already have around the house or in the garage.
30 Free & Fun Outdoor Summer Activities for Kids
- Go on a walk.
- Read outside.
- Go on a nature scavenger hunt.
- Play at the playground.
- Play catch.
- Run through the sprinkler.
- Have a picnic.
- Build a sandcastle.
- Jump in puddles.
- Play kickball.
- Climb a tree.
- Have dessert outside.
- Ride bikes.
- Lay in the grass and look at the clouds.
- Blow bubbles.
- Pitch a tent in the backyard.
- Spray the water hose.
- Play tag.
- Draw in the dirt with sticks.
- Create an obstacle course.
- Visit a farmer’s market.
- Play soccer.
- Catch lightning bugs.
- Help wash mom or dad’s car in the driveway.
- Go swimming.
- Draw with sidewalk chalk.
- Collect rocks.
- Sing songs around a campfire.
- Go on hike.
Those are just some of the many fun things you can do outside with your kids this summer! Remember to use sunscreen and bug spray any time you’re outside with the kids, and bring some water along, too, to keep everyone hydrated. And, of course, have lots of fun!
What are your favorite free and fun outdoor kids’ activities?
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