4 Summer Memory-Making Activities for Kids… Indoors or Out!

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You can feel it everywhere… summer is in the air. And whether it’s an inside or outside kind of day, these creative summer memory-making activities are great for the whole family – or for the whole neighborhood!


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4 Summer Memory-Making Activities:


 1) Hop to It!

Outdoors: Sidewalk chalk and a safe concrete surface are all you need to create a hopscotch court. Played alone or with friends, this classic children’s game builds confidence and dexterity while encouraging physical activity.

Indoors: Create a hopscotch court on your floor using an indoor hopscotch play set, to bring the party inside. (Click here to check out 7 awesome sidewalk games for kids!)

Hopscotch Rug Play

2) I Scream, You Scream

Outdoors: Churn your own homemade ice cream on the back porch, or caravan to the neighborhood ice cream parlor and enjoy your treats outside. Remember: drips are part of the fun!!!

Indoors: Nothing says summer like an ice cream party. Host your own with a variety of flavors, cones, and toppings and let kids get creative. Pretend play continues afterward with a pretend Ice Cream Play Set or a Snacks & Sweets Food Cart!

Scoop & Stack Ice Cream Set

3) When Life Hands You Lemons…

Outdoors: Make a lemonade stand! Homemade lemonade and fresh-baked cookies will coax a smile from even the sourest pouts.

Indoors: Make lemon-scented soap using a soap kit from a crafts store, yellow food coloring, and lemon essential oil or lemon peel.

4) Water, Water Everywhere

Outdoors: The first day of summer begs for a run through the sprinkler and for lots of bubbles, bubbles, bubbles to fill the sky!

Sprinkler Playtime

Indoors: Mix the magic of bubbles with some simple science, and make some homemade bubble solutions kids can test outdoors later! Click here and learn how to have your own kitchen bubble science experience.

~What are some of your family’s favorite memory-making activities and summer traditions? Share your ideas with us below, or join the conversation on Facebook.

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