The school year is coming to a quick end; the days are getting longer; and the weather is getting warmer. That could only mean one thing, summer has almost arrived. Now that all the kids have free time and the energy to spare, it’s important to have some fun activities for them to stay occupied. Check out this list of summer activities to keep them busy all summer long.
List of Fun Summer Activities
Have a Picnic
Pack your favorite lunch and snacks and head over to the beach or park to set up a nice outdoor picnic on a beautiful day.
Take a Boat Tour
Head over to the Town Dock in Port Washington where you and up to nine others can take a boat tour around Manhasset Bay. Bring lunch or a few drinks and enjoy 30 minutes of sightseeing.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Create a list of things easily found outside. Then, send your kids out on an adventure with a camera to see who can check off the most items on the list.
Visit a Library
Many libraries have children’s sections that will often host shows or classes to take part in.
Visit a Museum
There are plenty of museums on Long Island for kids of all ages to enjoy. The Cradle of Aviation, Long Island’s Children’s Museum, and the Firefighter Museum and Education Center are some examples. Children will have endless entertainment at any these places.
Fly a Kite
Head to the nearest beach and set your kite high into the sky. You can even make your own kite by heading to a dollar store and picking up some simple things to add to the fun.
Hide and Seek, Sardines in a Can, Freeze Tag
For the days when you have a large group of kids, bring them outside to enjoy running around with each other. These classic games are great summer activities for a large crowd and also a great source of exercise!
Find a Fair
Between New York and Long Island there is no shortage of fairs, they happen almost every weekend. Head on a little road trip and try to find the perfect new one to explore with the entire family.
Keep these ideas in one spot by making a boredom jar. Decorate any type of container, such as a mason jar, write down all the ideas that you can think of and stick them in your jar. Then pull one out when you need an idea. These summer activities will be sure to keep the kids occupied and having the time of their lives. Nothing’s better than having a memorable, fun summer.