Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fifty MORE TV-Free Activities for the Kids This Summer!

Here is a continuation of my list of fun things you can do that are all TV FREE!. My kids gave me lots of ideas, I searched the web, asked friend, and also a big THANK YOU to Gina from Unpink Life for her awesome list from last summer, as you can see many ideas came from her. I'm the compiler here, hoping this will help other parents.If you haven't already seen it, please check out my list of Eighty-Three Things To Do on a Rainy Day.There are more ideas coming, stay tuned! Some of the ideas are specific to my area, but you get the idea!

1. Have an ice cream sundae party
2. Help an elderly person with house or yard work
3. Hike at night
4. Hike up a mountain and let kids take pix
5. Host a teddy bear or favorite stuffed toy themed picnic
6. Host a yard sale
7. Join the library reading program
8. Jump on a trampoline
9. Keep a summer journal of places visited
10. Lay on a blanket and watch the clouds out
11. Lay out at night and watch stars
12. Learn or teach a new sport with someone
13. Learn some new outdoor games
14. Light a sparkler
15. Make a campfire in the back yard
16. Make a dam in the brook behind the house
17. Make a movie
18. Make a new kind of sandwich
19. Make a popsicle stand
20. Make a scrapbook of everything you do this summer
21. Make a teepee out of big sticks
22. Make an obstacle course in your back yard
23. Make chalk paint
24. Make clover or daisy chains
25. Make dinner for your family
26. Make fairy houses
27. Make homemade ice cream
28. Make homemade yogurt pops
29. Make juicy ices (with paper cups and sticks)
30. Make lemonade from lemons
31. Make s'mores
32. Make snow cones
33. Make some new window boxes for mom and plant with flowers
34. Make stepping stones for your garden or yard- or to give as gifts
35. Make your own letterbox
36. Make your own soccer camp
37. Make/work on outdoor play fort
38. Organize a scavenger hunt
39. Pick blueberries
40. Pick strawberries
41. Pitch a tent in the backyard and have a "camp out"
42. Plan a tricked out staycation for the kids
43. Plant a garden
44. Plant a tree in your child's name
45. Play badmitton
46. Play Frisbee
47. Play hopscotch
48. Play in the sand
49. Play kickball at the playground
50. Play Marco Polo


JulieAnnA said...

what great ideas to get kids away from that darn tv!

Kate8085 said...

Yes! This is wonderful..
Smore's mmmmmmmmm.

Diary of a Young Designer said...

Gosh those ideas are great to keep me away from the TV, the computer and everything else! They are all so fun!

Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!


Sophia said...

OMG Great Ideas!!!

ElegantSnobbery said...

What great lists you've put together! I need to print that up! :)

Yulia Rahmawati said...

i heart the ideas

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Michele said...

I love the list. I am printing it out and offering the kids an incentive if they manage to do a certain number of them this summer. Today is the first day of summer break and I hope they can stay away from the tv!!! Thanks for posting these lists.

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These are great ideas even if you don't have kids -- but it helps to be a kid at hear!

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Ms. Tee said...

This is a wonderful list with such good suggestions. Can't wait to try some. :) Thank you for stopping by my blog!