Summer is almost over, but the sun is still out! Try these three summer activities to stay cool and active. Here are some of our favorite summer activities:

Obstacle Course Water Slide

Grab a water slide, cones (or items that act as cones), and an object to jump over (rope, water noodle, sprinkler), timer (optional). You’ll need some space for this activity. Place the cones a few feet away from each other, place the object to jump over after the cones, then have the water slide. Create a start and finish line, let the kids know the rules/order, and begin the race. Start the timer and let them know their times.  By this point, the game will continue until an adult lets them know it is time to end the activity.

Water Balloon Toss

Fill up a bucket of water balloons (have the kids do this if they are capable) and proceed to the front or backyard. Start standing in front each other one foot apart and toss the balloon to the other person. Take a step back every time the balloon is caught.

Target Throwing with Water Balloons

Grab a carboard box that you don’t mind throwing away and paint a target on one side of it. Create throwing areas at various distances. Have everyone take turns tossing the balloons at the target and add up their points after every toss.

Waterslide Bowling

Items you’ll need: water slide and plastic bowling pins (or equivalent). Place the bowling pins at the end of the water slide and have everyone take turns knocking them down while sliding.

Make your own ice cream 

Make your own ice cream… in a bag. It’s easy!

Ingredients/items you’ll need:

  • 1 small ziplockbag
  • 1 large ziplockbag
  • half-and-half
  • sugar
  • pure vanilla extract
  • cups of ice
  • Rock salt
  • Toppings of your choice


  • Combine and shake for 7-10 minutes.
  • Once the ice cream has hardened, scoop into bowl, add your favorite toppings and dig in.