Summer is just around the corner. I am definitely getting very excited for the warmer weather and getting out of the house. After being cooped up for the last couple of months in our home, we are finally able to start leaving our home. Slowly our state is allowing our stores and restaurants to start opening up. I’m hoping the process with be smooth as we start to return to a more normal lifestyle.
This summer is different. Many places around our country are experiencing different phases of quarantine. It definitely will be a summer to remember, but we can still make it a fun one even if we need to still remain mostly in our homes.
Kick-off your summer with some of my FREE cheap and FUN ideas that can easily be done during our quarantined summer!
Free Summer Planning Bash
I put together some great ideas you’ll love. You can end the summer craziness with some of my free printables:
- Fun Boredom Buster
- Summer Meal Planning
- Organize the Mom Life Hacks
- Plan, Prepare and Play all Summer long
100 Days of Summer Fun
No more “I’m Bored” days with our daily posts of ideas on our Facebook page 100 Days of Summer Fun.
Create simple scavenger hunts for your kids with these FREE Printables. I have both an indoor scavenger hunt and a fun photo scavenger hunt. The kids will love them.
Many camps are closing this summer. This is a huge bummer for our kids that look forward to going to summer camp every year. Thankfully there are some great summer camps you can find only. Summer camps are not canceled with these fun virtual camps!
Virtual Field Trips
Field trips aren’t just for school days now you can take virtual field trips all summer long. Kids can experience or create their own virtual reality experiences, such as the Apollo 11 VR. There are also on the ground reporting journalism, such as listening about real-world stories, location-based history, and stories that will increase your kid’s cultural awareness. Kids can also visit museums and other fun things. Check out these virtual field trips!
Learn a Foreign Language Online
If your kid has an interest in learning a new language then take the time this summer to help them out. Use these easy apps and learn a new few words or whole language this summer.
Movie theatres might be still closed this summer, but you can still catch a new show or old classic film with a drive-in movie. Grab those blankets and snacks and head to your local Drive-in movie. Check out your local drive-in movie theaters.
Watch a Disneyland Parade from Home (google for more)
Disney fans can now enjoy a magical special virtual viewing of Disney’s all-new “Magic Happens” parade. Now you can enjoy Disneyland right within your home.
Write and Publish Your Own Kids Books
Scribblitt.com is a free website with writing and illustration tools to help your kids create and publish their own books and comics!
Build a Blanket fort with IKEAS 6 Ideas
Do your kids love building forts? Try one of these fun forts with blankets with IKEA ideas!
Digital Escape Rooms
If you’re a fan of escape rooms you will love these virtual Escape rooms.
Run a Virtual 5K
Are you missing the gym? Are you a runner but need some new trails to run. Don’t stop running – you can now join in on virtual 5K’s!
Free Reading Programs
Motivate your kids to read this summer by earning prizes from these companies in their FREE summer reading programs.
Kids Bowl Free
Get 2 games free every day when you sign your kids up for Kids Bowl Free!
Learn, discover and have fun as you tour factories across the US. Check out Factory Tour USA.
School Closure Survival for Moms
Not only does this group help you survive the School Closed announcement but all summer long new ideas and helps are posted. Join School Closure Survival for Moms group now!
Pitch those tents, get out the camping gear and enjoy camping in your backyard. Just don’t forget the s’mores.
Dust off the outdoor games you have been storing in your garage or sheds. Teach your kids to play some outdoor games like badminton, horseshoes, KanJam, Bocce ball, and other fun ones.
Learn Classic Games
Teach some of these indoor and outdoor games you played growing up.
- Crazy Eights
- Kick the can
- Teach your kids other games you played as a child
Learn a New Talent
Looking for something new to learn or always wanted to try something? Now is the time. Try juggling, riding a unicycle, yoyo tricks, and a zillion other ideas by watching YouTube videos.
Start a Virtual Book Club with Friends
Grow a Garden
DIY Spa Day
Create your own SPA day with DIY facials, pedicures, and manicures.
Virtual Cooking Classes
Let your kids choose a new recipe and learn to create it. You can google for recipes for kids or search on YouTube.
Paint Your Windows
Give your little artist washable painting let them create masterpieces right on your windows.
Minute to Win it Games
Google for all the fun 60-second challenges that use objects that are commonly available around the house. Break up into teams and play for points. Have a prize for the winning team. It could be as simple as the get choose the next family movie.
DIY Ice Cream Shop
Make your own homemade ice cream. Choose from different flavors or go with the basics. Don’t forget the sundae toppings. You can even make milkshakes and your own creations too!