101 Fun Things to Do This Summer

Summer is wonderful but it can also be challenging. When you hear the words, “I’m bored,” you can refer to this list of fun things to do this summer with kids.

If you decide to do any of these activities, share it on social media and use the hashtag #niagarafamilies. We’d love to see how your family enjoys the summer.


  1. Visit a new park
  2. Go strawberry picking
  3. BBQ
  4. Make a treasure hunt
  5. Do DIY manicures (or pedicures)
  6. Go for a walk
  7. Pick wild flowers
  8. Bake cookies
  9. Play in the mud
  10. Host a movie marathon
  11. Get slurpees
  12. Play soccer
  13. Splash in puddles
  14. Go fishing
  15. Decorate the sidewalk with chalk
  16. Visit a fire station
  17. Go rollerblading
  18. Try a new recipe
  19. Have a tea party
  20. Build a sand castle
  21. Play cards
  22. Make your own ice cream
  23. Read stories to each other
  24. Go to the drive-in
  25. Collect rocks and paint them
  26. Watch a summer movie
  27. Paint a canvas
  28. Update a room in your house
  29. Catch bugs
  30. Build with Legos
  31. Wash your dog
  32. Go swimming
  33. Do a jigsaw puzzle
  34. Make lemonade from scratch
  35. Swing
  36. Check out a local splash pad
  37. Race to clean up a room
  38. Rock painting
  39. Blow bubbles
  40. Visit an historical site
  41. Picnic in the park
  42. Throw a Frisbee
  43. Roast marshmallows
  44. Volunteer or donate to the Humane Society
  45. Go on a nature hike
  46. Try playing an instrument
  47. Read in the sun
  48. Eat dinner outside
  49. Have a pillow fight
  50. Walk around Heartland Forest
  51. Enjoy an ice cream cone
  52. Make a scrapbook
  53. Have a lemonade stand
  54. Visit a Provincial Park
  55. Star gaze
  56. Exercise as a family
  57. Watch a fireworks display
  58. Watch a movie outdoors
  59. Have a garage sale
  60. Fly a kite
  61. Host a talent show
  62. Play baseball
  63. Have a sing-along
  64. Eat freezies
  65. Watch the ships go through the canal
  66. Visit a farmer’s market
  67. Go camping in your backyard
  68. Play in a kiddie pool
  69. Have a pajama party
  70. Play charades
  71. Go on a flashlight walk
  72. Pick cherries
  73. Go for a scenic drive
  74. Complete a random act of kindness
  75. Have a water fight
  76. Play miniature golf
  77. Go see live animals
  78. Watch the clouds
  79. Go bird watching
  80. Create and complete an obstacle course
  81. Make popsicles
  82. Pick blueberries
  83. Run through the sprinkler
  84. Ride bikes
  85. Take a walk on the Niagara Parkway path
  86. Play a board game
  87. Wash cars
  88. Water the plants
  89. Play catch in the backyard
  90. Visit a museum
  91. Find a new place to eat and try it as a family
  92. Sleep in a tent
  93. Do DIY tie-dye
  94. Visit a beach
  95. Sign up for a summer reading program
  96. Have a water balloon fight
  97. Finger paint
  98. Visit grandparents
  99. Build a blanket fort
  100. Water your garden
  101. Journal your summer!

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