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Mommy Camp 101: 50 Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer



I want to start off by saying thank you to everyone who tuned into the Mommy Camp 101 Hangout last night.  It was such an honor to co-host this live video chat the lovely Tara from The Young Mommy Life. We had blast with you guys.  Now for the good stuff.  

With summer vacation/break right around the corner and as mentioned in the Hangout below is a list  (with links) of 50 things you can make plans to do with your kids and family this summer.  There's also a printable so that you can print off the list and cross out things as you go along.  Think of as a summer bucket list!  Just right click, download and print.


50 Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer

1. Go for a hike
2. Start a family scrapbook
3. Feed the ducks
4. Do a summer reading challenge
5. Volunteer at your favorite local charity
6. Plant a garden
7. Have a water balloon fight
8. Host a cookout with family and friends
9. Go fishing
10. Build a pillow fort
11. DIY family photoshoot
12. Get pen-pals
13. Start a collection (rocks, bug, etc)
14. Visit the library
15. Tour a museum
16. Do mommy-daughter/son makeovers
17. Have a family slumber party
18. Host a community clean-up day
19. Go camping (backyard or park)
20. Make and pass out cards to your favorite community helpers (firefighters, public librarians, etc)
21. Play in the sprinkler
23. Read a book that has a movie adaptation and compare the two (Try Harry Potter or Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs)
24. Wash the car
25. Learn a new dance
26. Have a picnic at the park
28. Have a "pajama day"
29. Visit a nearby city
31. Have family game night
32. Map out a road trip
33. Run a lemonade stand
36. Show them your favorite movie from your childhood
37. Visit the zoo
38. Go for a run together
39. Do self-portaits
40. Invent something
41. Have a homemade pizza party (try this upside down pizza recipe!)
42. "Chalk" the neighborhood
44. Catch fireflies
45. Go berry-picking
46. Try some yoga (grab some towels and do it outside!)
47. Visit a water park
48. Take a free kid's workshop at a store like Lowe's Build & Grow or Home Depot's DIY Workshops
49. Eat ice cream for dinner.
50. Set up a yarn/string obstacle course



Also, as mentioned in our Mommy Camp 101 live stream, we're hosting a giveaway!!  Who doesn't enjoy winning free stuff?  We're giving away two DVD/Blu-Ray + Digital HD combo packs of the movie The BoxTrolls because what fun is a family slumber party (#17 on the list) without something family-friendly to watch?!



It's a great movie with a powerful message about not judging books by their covers, accepting people's differences and more.   A huge thank you to the folks over at Universal Pictures for providing these.  This giveaway is open to US residents 18 & older.


Again thank you to everyone who joined us for Mommy Camp 101.  Don't forget to keep the conversation going with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #MommyCamp101.  Stay tuned for an official recap post coming soon.


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15 comments

  1. Such a great list of ideas here!!

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  2. I love these ideas! Summer's around the corner and I'm gonna need at least have of these lol. Thanks! #BLM

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    1. You're welcome! Hope you guys have fun crossing activities off the list.

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  3. Such a great bucket list, some of those are on my own list and I don't have children lol

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    1. LOL. Great minds think alike and fun has no age limit!

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  4. Great list! I try to plan things that are fun for all ages. Not always possible but makes it much easier when you have kids ages 7-16.

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    1. Agreed! Planning activities that whole family can enjoy as opposed to individual activities is definitely better.

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  5. I'm all about the free events. Pike Nursery in Atlanta offers them too. Our son went to one that featured earth worms and he was captivated.

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    1. I've found that kids tend to enjoy anything that incorporates nature in some way. And free events/activities are great for our wallets!

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  6. oh wow what an AWESOME bucket list! Thanks for so many new and great ideas

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    1. You're welcome! Hope you put some of these on your family's bucket list.

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  7. This list is so great! I love the string obstacle course. It is nice because you can do a lot of these with kids of all ages! Sorry I missed the hangout that sounded like fun!

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    1. The string obstacle course is going to be a fun one for us. My kids can wait to try it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I found your site from the MeetUp Monday Linking Party. I'm always looking for lists of ideas for the summer months... I'm not a huge fan of the "I'm Bored" routine. Thanks for sharing.

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