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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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  1. Such a great list of ideas here!!

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

    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!

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

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

  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!

    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!

  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.