50+ Ways to Have Fun Outdoors This Summer!

While we get to enjoy all the seasons in New Jersey (sometimes even in the same month), there is a transformation that takes place with Memorial Day weekend. The simple little pleasures are celebrated as we welcome summer! As we shed our coats and protective layers, we need to remember that there is so much fun to take place away from the shelter of air conditioning. The fresh air is not only good for our health but being outdoors connects us to the wonder of the world.

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50+ Ways to Have Fun Outdoors This Summer!

1.  Catch fireflies

2.  Explore a hiking trail

3.  Try a nature scavenger hunt

4.  Enjoy bird watching

5.  Go Fishing

Kids have to learn how to carefully balance themselves while fishing!

6.  Blow bubbles

7.  Play with glow sticks

8.  See an outdoor movie

9.  Check out a carnival

10. Visit a Farmers Market

Boys at Farmers Market with Peppers

11. Swim in a pool

12. Play in the sandbox

13. Walk on the Boardwalk

14. Face your fears with ziplining!

15. Go to the beach

Ocean City allows kids to play, explore and create memories to last a lifetime!

16. Visit a new playground

17. Splash at a water park or splashpad

18. Enjoy camping

19. Visit a Nature Center

20. Take a swing at mini golf

Playing a game of mini golf is a great family bonding experience plus it helps build gross and fine motor skills!

Playing a game of mini golf is a great family bonding experience plus it helps build gross and fine motor skills!

21. Ride on a tractor or enjoy a hayride

22. Enjoy an outdoor festival

23. Enjoy kayaking

24. Color with chalk

25. Take a stroll at the Zoo

Visiting a zoo allows for exploration and discovery while sparking curiosity and creativity!

Visiting a zoo allows for exploration and discovery while sparking curiosity and creativity!

26. Plant a garden

27. Take in the sights and smells at an arboretum

28. Climb a tree

29. Visit a favorite playground

30. Go to the lake

Visit a Lake

31. Enjoy a Picnic

32. Have a water balloon toss game

33. Learn archery

34. Get ice cream!

35. Look for bugs

Finding Bugs

36. Plan a BBQ

37. Play a new sport

38. Play on a Slip n slide or in Sprinklers

39. Pick Your own fruits and vegetables

40. Meet royalty with Monarch Butterflies

Butterflies

Attracting butterflies will require children to remain calm and composed but the rewards are great.

41. Learn how to crochet/knit outside

42. Explore some living history sites like Fosterfields or Howell Farms

43. Play a game of horseshoes

44. G0 horseback riding

45. Tour a Farm

Farm Tour

Farms offer children many learning experiences.

46. Watch a baseball game

47. Splash in a puddle

48. Roast Marshmallows

49. Go Stargazing

50. Enjoy a firehouse wetdown

Firehouse Wetdown

51. Play hide and seek

52. Watch fireworks

53. Watch the clouds go by and name what they look like

54. Play Frisbee

55. Find a rainbow

Find a rainbow

56. Travel into the past at Wild West City

57. Ride a digger at Diggerland

 

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

What suggestions do you have to add into our growing list?

 

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