Screen-Free Summer Activities For Your Family

With over a month left of summer, there’s still a lot of time to fill, especially if you have young kids. Don’t get us wrong, we love a good movie night, but there’s so much more for kids to do than watch TV or play on an iPad all day long. We wanted to share a list of some of our favorite screen-free summer activities to keep you and your family active all summer long. We have a feeling that these activities will create so many sweet memories for you and your kiddos to remember.

  • Create masterpieces with sidewalk chalk
  • Make a Slip-n-Slide
  • Have a picnic outside
  • Go on a walk
  • Visit the Austin History Center
  • Play soccer as a family
  • Make popsicles
  • Write a letter to a friend
  • Go swimming
  • Play hide-and-seek
  • Go cloud gazing
  • Bake (and eat!) a challenging dessert together
  • Go to the library
  • Run a 5k
  • Bake cookies for your neighbors
  • Play in the rain
  • Practice jump roping
  • Have a game day
  • Visit the Austin Fire Museum (more free museums in Austin!)
  • Tie dye shirts
  • Read a book aloud as a family
  • Play catch
  • Play water games
  • Look through old photo albums
  • Call your grandparents
  • Have a bonfire… with smores, of course!
  • Go stargazing
  • Camp in your backyard

We love these fun family activities because they promote quality time and strengthen family relationships. So what will your family be doing to stay active this summer? Don’t forget to check out the different camp programs at the YMCA!

Olivia Duffus is a guest blog contributor from Country Home Learning CenterCountry Home Learning Center offers a fully accredited educational program in a first-class facility, where a warm and caring staff utilizes a professional curriculum and the very best in educational toys and equipment. 

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