10. Build something
You’d be amazed at what you can build in your own backyard. How about a climbing wall? A zip line? A tree house? If those sound too ambitious, how about a lava lamp, a bird feeder, or a rope swing?
A quick online search can yield plans for all kinds of projects with steps that are easy enough for kids to take part. And after you build it together, then the playing can begin. It’s a creative activity for rainy days, besides.
Summer doesn’t have to be about too much screen time and too many complaints of “I’m bored.” With just a little effort, you can come up with new adventures that will be fun for the whole family without breaking the bank. What are your favorite summer family activities?