33 Things to Do with Your Kids this Summer

... in and around Atlanta GA Things to do with your kids this Summer in Atlanta GA Now that the kids have been out of school for a few weeks, you're probably finding them propped in front of their video game or bouncing off the walls because they are so bored.  As a parent, you want each Summer to be a relaxing time, but also memorable!  In order to create those memorable moments and keep them from going stir crazy, here are 33 things to do with your kids n this Summer...

33 Fun & Inexpensive Things to Do this Summer in Atlanta

Inexpensive things to do with your kids1 :: Decorate bicycles and have a 4th of July Parade! 2 :: Create a fort out of cardboard boxes 3 :: Mini Bowling - All you need is a dozen pencil erasers and a marble and you have a mini bowling alley (highly addictive). Learn how to create. 4 :: Camp out in the backyard - make s'mores on the grill (no need for a campfire!) and tell ghost stories 5 :: Play dress up with mom and dad's clothes - or go to a thrift shop and find some fun clothes 6 :: Lemonade Stand - help them build a stand and make the lemonade and then give all or part of the proceeds to a good cause (this could be a week long event!) 7 :: Make paper boats and have a boat race in the kiddie pool 8 :: Write and illustrate a book. You can have it bound together at Kinkos. Kids can also create an book online at MyStoryBook.com 9 :: Make popcicles with ice cube trays, paper cups and molds - get inspiration Find things to do with your kids this summer around Metro Atlanta10 :: Make Sock Puppets and have a puppet show for the neighbors or invite the grandparents over 11 :: Balloon Badminton - this just requires a few balloons, paper plates and sticks! 12 :: Interview an older relative and ask them about what it was like when they were children 13 :: Get a map of the US or World and talk about places you would like to visit 14 :: See Firetrucks! Decatur has "Touch-a-Truck" (free) and Marietta has the Marietta Fire Museum (almost free) 15 :: Have a tea party - invite neighbors and dress up 16 :: Take a nature walk and then make a collage from all of the items they found during the walk 17 :: Scavenger Hunt - you can do an A thru Z hunt, road trip hunt or get more ideas here 18 :: Visit a water park - there are at least 5 water parks in Metro Atlanta 19 :: Game Day in the backyard - potato sack race, egg toss, relay races, etc. Invite the neighbors! Fun things to do with your children20 :: Lemonade Stand - help them build a stand and make the lemonade and then give all or part of the proceeds to a good cause (this could be a week long event!) 21 :: Make homemade pizza together 22 :: Visit the Folk Art Garden in Calhoun - it's amazing for kids! 23 :: Popcorn Race - you just need a few straws and a few kernels of popcorn and kids have to blow through the straw to make their popcorn kernel move. See it in action. 24 :: Go to the Atlanta Zoo! 25 :: Create a canvas painting - for older kids you can do self-portait and for the younger ones it can just be finger paint / abstract painting 26 :: Pick berries and make jam 27 :: Visit CREATE ATL, a free event for families every Sunday in Midtown. Learn more. 28 :: Paint faces on rocks activities for the kids this summer29 :: Build a Road - put colored tape (like painter's or masking tape) on the carpet and create roads for the toy cars and trucks 30 :: Visit the library - some libraries have story hour, so that's a nice little break for you! Another option is Little Shop of Stories in Decatur.  It's a fully interactive book store for kids of all ages. 31 :: Decorate cookies or cupcakes 32 :: Visit a different park or playground each week - favorite are Sandy Springs Playable Art Park, Bessie Branham Park in Kirkwood, Shepard Nature Preserve and the Dunwoody Nature Center (just to name a few!) 33 :: Before they head back to school, go to the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival (Aug 27-28)  

Hope you have a great Summer and find plenty of things to do with your kids!

-- your friend at Nest Atlanta

Find some things to do with your kids this Summer around Atlanta