50 Fun Summer Activities

Making Time for Chocolate 
means taking time to do the things that you love every day.

Following is a list of fun activities to do with family and friends this summer.

Life is short.  Enjoy every moment.

Watch a movie outside
Walk on the boardwalk and listen to the boards creak under your feet
Play tag, hopscotch, or one of your favorite childhood games
Blow bubbles
Ride a roller coaster or ferris wheel
Play miniature golf
Go to a fair or rodeo
Catch fireflies at night
Build a sandcastle at the beach
Light sparklers

Eat and Drink
Eat a whole lobster with your hands
Pick fruit at a farm
Eat corn on the cob
Eat a slice of watermelon
Make homemade ice-cream
Roast marshmallows over a fire and make s’mores
Make lemonade from scratch
Buy a Creamsicle from the neighborhood ice cream truck
Buy fresh produce at the farmers’ market
Freeze your own popsicles
Eat a soft-serve vanilla ice cream cone with rainbow sprinkles
Have a barbecue

The Great Outdoors
Swim in a lake
Pick wildflowers and dry them inside a book or flower press
Ride a bike
Go fishing
Go camping
Play tennis
Go for a hike
Go kayaking or canoeing
Toss a Frisbee

Nap in a hammock
Have a picnic in the park
Sit on a porch swing
Stargaze while lying in the grass
Watch the sun set from a beach
Dangle your feet off a dock
Take a blanket, picnic basket and candle to an outdoor concert

Just Because
Collect seashells at the beach
Take a last-minute road trip
Watch fireworks
Read a fun book
Walk barefoot in the grass
Get caught in a summer rainstorm
Sleep with the windows open
Eat cotton candy
Smell freshly-cut grass
Feel the sun on your back
Roll up your pant legs and go wading
Go to a baseball game

(inspired by Real Simple magazine)