Summer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer

Summer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog

Here it is our list of 100+ things to do this summer.  You’re probably already thinking I’m crazy because there aren’t even 101 days in our summer break.  I’m never quite sure which activities will capture their interest for 15 seconds and which ones will last all afternoon. You may also be rolling your eyes at all the mom involvement.  I, too, would love to say “go play” and watch my children dutifully march outside to connect with nature and burn off their boredom.  Unfortunately, we all need a little inspiration to get things going. Aside from the items that happen on set dates we don’t schedule much – just make sure we have supplies on hand.

  1. Watermelon Seed Spitting
  2. Take a Road Trip
  3. Paintsicles
  4. Body PaintingSummer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  5. Star Gaze
  6. Playground Hop
  7. Tie-Dye
  8. Mixer Painting
  9. Make Pom-Pom Monsters
    Summer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  10. Have a Pillow Fight
  11. Water Balloon Baseball
  12. Straw Fireworks
  13. Blow Bubbles
  14. Color Fight
  15. Parade
  16. Minnesota State Fair
  17. Visit a Storytime
  18. Como Zoo
  19. Birdwatching
  20. Water Painting
  21. U-PickSummer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  22. Make a Collage
  23. Visit the Mill City Museum
  24. Document Our Summer
  25. Marker Cars
  26. Sponge Ball Fight
  27. Do an Activity Exchange
  28. Movies
  29. Sweet Pea Teepee
  30. Paper Airplanes
  31. Obstacle Course
  32. Circus Juventas
  33. Vist a County Fair
  34. Paint Plant Pots
  35. Slip N’ SlideSummer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  36. Outdoor Kitchen
  37. Printmaking
  38. Sinfonia
  39. Build a Fort
  40. Dance in the Rain
  41. Make Ice Cream
  42. Make Bubble Wands
  43. Stomp Rockets
  44. FirehouseSummer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  45. Visit the Minnesota Science Museum
  46. Lemonade Stand
  47. Go on a Picnic
  48. Paint Sticks
  49. Go to a Baseball Game
  50. Rescue Toys From IceSummer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  51. Squirt Gun Painting
  52. Run Through the Sprinkler
  53. Hide & Seek
  54. Summer Reading Program
  55. Sharpie T-Shirts
  56. Visit the Minnesota Zoo
  57. Eat at the Drive-In
  58. Make Christmas Presents
  59. Put on a Talent Show
  60. Marble Painting
  61. Visit Stillwater
    Summer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  62. Sun Prints
  63. Go On a Scavenger Hunt
  64. Find a WaterfallSummer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  65. Make S’mores
  66. Water Balloon Piñatas
  67. Pendulum Painting
  68. Photo Shoot
  69. Send Postcards
  70. Como Pool
  71. Get Movin’ Hopscotch Game
  72. Make Popsicles
  73. Slackline
  74. Skip Stones
  75. Plant a Terrarium
  76. Giant BubblesSummer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  77. Balloon & Pool Noodle Tennis
  78. Water Wall
  79. Ride Bikes
  80. Walker Mini Golf
  81. Visit a local Pizza Farm
    Summer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  82. Paint Rocks
  83. Highland Fest
  84. Go on a Bug Hunt
  85. Make PlaydoughSummer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  86. Sidewalk Chalk and Paint
  87. Plant Edibles
  88. Go to the Farmers’ Market
  89. Mimic a Masterpiece
  90. Fireworks
  91. Splatter Painting
  92. Chalk Rockets and Bombs
  93. Dance Party
  94. Canoe
  95. Minnesota Children’s Museum
  96. Go Bowling
  97. Fly Kites
  98. Bubble Painting
  99. Yard Twister
  100. Fishing
  101. Sculpture GardenSummer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer | Twin Cities Moms Blog
  102. Build a Bird Feeder
  103. Make a Troll House
  104. Water Table
  105. Fly Swatter Painting
  106. Foam Party
  107. Bake a cake

So that’s our list.  It is our jumping off point, a place to look for ideas we have enjoyed in the past and new activities we’ve always wanted to try.  The truth is I need it to refer to when they are bored or I am impatient, and to remind us that, just like the list, summer may seem long but it’s not endless.

What would you add?  What have you tried?  Every year we add and drop ideas, so help me out.

9 Responses to Summer Syllabus: 100+ Things to Do This Summer

  1. Suzanne June 1, 2015 at 2:35 PM #

    This is perfect, thank you for posting! This will be so helpful when we are trying to come up with something fun and inexpensive to do with the kids this summer. Thanks for sharing!
    I’m going to pin this to my Pinterest board to show my friends.

  2. Airika
    Airika June 1, 2015 at 2:45 PM #

    Suzanne, I’m so glad you like it!! Yes, please pin away and let me know if there’s anything you would add.

  3. Meg June 2, 2015 at 12:52 AM #

    Great list! I’d add the Minnesota Model Railroad Museum (especially the open-on-weekends-only Chimneys building with all of the buttons for pushing) at Bandana Square and the Firefighter’s Hall (also only open on Saturdays) in Northeast Mpls. Happy summer!

  4. Suzanne Cartmill June 2, 2015 at 10:53 AM #

    I love this list! I love the pics….I will make sure I head back to it, thanks for all the work that went into it!

    • Airika
      Airika June 2, 2015 at 7:20 PM #

      Suzanne, Walker Mini Golf is tons of fun with older kids!

  5. Judy October 24, 2016 at 2:36 PM #

    Love your list! As a librarian, I’m delighted to see Summer Reading Program among the listed ideas.

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