40 must-do summer activities


Summer is for making memories. So, without further ado, check out our ultimate list of must-do summer activities (all pandemic-friendly!). Party on, friends.  

1. Have a campfire
2. Jump rope
3. Drive to a waterfall
4. Go on a hike
5. Jump in the lake
6. Paddle in a canoe or kayak
7. Make s’mores
8. Play charades
9. Blow bubbles
10. Take a road trip
11. Bake a pie
12. Catch a frog
13. Lay under the stars
14. Take in a double feature at the drive-in
15. Pick wild flowers
16. Play badminton
17. Have a BBQ
18. Play hopscotch
19. Go to the beach
20. Pick berries
21. Flag down the ice cream truck (and eat a sweet treat)
22. Mow corn on the cob
23. Read a book in a hammock
24. Have a beach or park picnic
25. Make macaroni salad
26. Skip a rock across water
27. Go camping
28. Catch a fish
29. Have a scavenger hunt outside
30. Watch a baseball game on TV (hopefully!)
31. Do a cartwheel in the grass
32. Eat an ice cream cone (or five)
33. Ride a bike
34. Build a sandcastle
35. Collect shells
36. Draw on the sidewalk with chalk
37. Watch fireworks
38. Sleep in a tent in the backyard
39. Plant a tree
40. Make strawberry jam

Originally published in 2018.

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