50 Electronic-Free Summer Activities


  1. Read a storybook.
  2. Learn an instrument.
  3. Take a walk.
  4. Learn how to do a cartwheel.
  5. Tell a story.
  6. Fingerpaint.
  7. Read a biography.
  8. Make a baking soda volcano.
  9. Paint with marbles.
  10. Make a bird feeder.
  11. Learn how to cook.
  12. Practice juggling.
  13. Ride a bike.
  14. Play hopscotch
  15. Blow bubbles.
  16. Have a picnic.
  17. Play in a sprinkler.
  18. Make up mad-libs
  19. Go fishing.
  20. Catch fireflies
  21. Play a board game.
  22. Visit a new playground.
  23. Play frisbee.
  24. Make paper airplanes.
  25. Write a letter.
  26. Make a sandcastle.
  27. Visit the library.
  28. Play tag.
  29. Learn a magic trick.
  30. Play I-Spy.
  31. Put on a shadow puppet show.
  32. Go birdwatching.
  33. Dip your toes in the river.
  34. Create your own language.
  35. Paint rocks.
  36. Solve a puzzle.
  37. Go swimming.
  38. Organize your toys.
  39. Read poetry.
  40. Illustrate your favorite book.
  41. Write a play.
  42. Play simon says.
  43. Visit the neighbors.
  44. Build the biggest block tower ever.
  45. Draw a self portrait, blindfolded.
  46. Learn a new knot
  47. Roast marshmallows.
  48. Visit a museum.
  49. Meditate.
  50. Look at old family photo albums.

Tracy Fisher

Tracy Fisher is Growing Up in the Valley's head designer. She has been a part of the publication since March 2012. She is the proud mother of Charlotte, 6. She also eats too much chocolate.
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