July Fun Activities to Enjoy with Kids
Have some amazing times with your kids trying these July Fun Activities! These special suggestions are based on fun holidays that your family will love. Check them out and add these awesome ways to celebrate July fun to your family plans.
Julie Lavender shares her tips and tricks for enjoying July fun days with your kids. I’m most excited about Nap Day 😉 Check out these ideas and let us know in the comments area below what you’re looking forward to celebrating with your family.
Fun Ways to Enjoy July with Kids
Summertime, summertime – what great family fun times! Fill your summer days with activities and adventure to make memories to last a lifetime! So many wonderful ways to enjoy July fun activities with your kids, like:
- Hike new trails in the cool of the evening
- Take swimming breaks in a nearby body of water
- Have picnics in every available spot in the yard
- Snack on fresh vegetables and fruits
- Take in some ballgames
- Camp in a tent – even if that’s a homemade one with a sheet tossed over some chairs in the den
- Walk barefoot in the grass
- Swing on the porch and drink lots of lemonade
- Make time for some of the zany, but real, holidays below to create sensational summer fun with those you love!
Nap Day– Celebrate this fun day on a lazy, summer afternoon!
Gather the kiddos in the family room and read a book about sleepy time, bedtime or nap time. There are plenty to choose from at the local library or bookstore, like No Nap by Eve Bunting or The Napping House by Audrey Wood.
Then, arrange blankets or sleeping bags on the den floor and have a family naptime!
National Blueberry Muffin Day – If you have a you-pick blueberry farm nearby, take a family field trip to pick fresh blueberries to enjoy this month.
Select enough to add to cereal bowls in the morning. Store in the freezer for frozen snacks on a hot day.
And don’t forget to make a batch of homemade blueberry muffins! Consider making a double batch of the muffins and deliver some of the yummy treats to an elderly neighbor, a new mom, or someone who might need some extra fellowship.
Teddy Bear Picnic Day – Spread out these ingredients on the kitchen table and let each family member scoop some of the items into a resealable bag for a Teddy Bear trail mix snack:
- Teddy-bear shaped crackers
- Dried fruit
- Dry cereal
- Peanut butter morsels
- Chocolate chips
Grab a favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal. Pack a blanket to sit on plus some water bottles. Go for a walk in the late afternoon, stopping for a teddy bear picnic along the way 🙂
National Recreation and Park Month – Plan a fun evening to explore and appreciate your local park.
Before visiting the park, create a scavenger-hunt list for family members to pair and accomplish. Place common objects on the list to snap cell phone pictures of, like, third base marker, soccer goal, merry-go-round, restroom sign, or trash can.
Add other creative sightings to the list to search for, like chewing gum wrapper, coin on the ground, dog on a leash, or heart-shaped rock.
Take copies of the list with you to the park and set out on a scavenger hunt. See if you can mark off each entry on your list before returning home.
Parking Meter Day – Celebrate this long-ago invention with a fun relay game in the driveway or on the sidewalk.
First, make pretend parking meters by drawing two meter-shapes onto construction paper and then cutting them out. Tape each meter face onto separate rulers and then tape the rulers onto the back of a bucket or basket. You’ll need one bucket or basket for each meter. Place the “meters” side by side on the driveway.
Two people compete at a time to “feed the meter.” Toss bean bags or rolled-up socks into the buckets or baskets. The person who “feeds” the meter the most “coins” is the winner of that round.
The long days of summer gives plenty of opportunities for fun. Use every available moment to make treasured family memories.
Which of these July fun activities will you be adding to your family summer plans?