Summer Activities - Backyard Fun for Kids


Welcome to the "Fun Things to Do When Your Bored" Activities List for Kids. We wrote up this list is to inspire you to come up with your action plan to fight boredom and go have more fun. DISCLAIMER: All these activities are dangerous and shouldn’t be attempted at all and are not recommended, ever. These are for entertainment purposes only.



Fun Things to do When Bored for Kids


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Summertime Fun Activities for Kids - In the Backyard

Olympics - Set up a series of events or obstacles courses. Only limited by your ability and imagination. Take it the extra step and arrange some medals for the awards ceremony.

Practice Your Cartwheels and see how many you can do in a row

Have a Water Gun or water balloon Fight

Have a Wheelbarrow Race

Play Kick the Can - There is a can set up in an open central area. One person is "It" and all the other players go hide. The "It" person goes and looks for them and when he sees one they run back to the can. Whoever kicks the can first is not "It" and the person who didn't is.

Blueberries up Your Nose - Ok this one does sound weird but it is still pretty fun. This is a contest where you stick a blueberry up your nose and try to blast it the farhtest. The blueberry that goes the farthest (including how far it rolls) is the winner.

Play Hackeysack - good for the foot-eye coordination

Do a Headstand or try to walk on your hands

Play Hide-and-Go-Seek and if you having an annoying friend or sibling play Hide and "No" seek

Play Bocce Ball on the lawn, croquet or mini golf

Have a Bonfire and Roast Marshmallows at night

Make some adults give you Piggy Back Rides

Make crazy animal sounds and try to confuse your neighbors

Have a Scavenger Hunt

Skip Rope - add some tricks

Get as many kiddy pools as possible and whether it is kids or adults splashing about - it is going to be a good time.

Set up a hammock and crawl in with a good book

Hang a Bird Feeder so that you can watch the birds feed

Start a Herb Garden and help it grow

Play Hop Scotch and no you can't use real scotch

Silly Body Poses - Take some phots and email them to friends.

Have a Hula - Hooping Contest - see who has the best rhythm

Have a Water Fight with the Garden Hose

Play Twister

Play Paddleball

Come up with a plan to make some pocket money

Have a Limbo Contest

Have a Paper Airplane Distance Contest

Have a Talent Show

Get a Slip and Slide and try to set the record for the longest slide

Have a Play - Act out a play with costumes and make up

Karaoke and sing the hits

Cloud Evaluation - Look for shapes in the clouds

Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest

Try Stilt Walking

Get out the badminton rackets and twack the birdee around

Build a Tree House or clubhouse


Camp out overnight in the Backyard

Draw with Chalk on the Sidewalk and write compliment graffiti on the road. What is that? just write positive messages about people for the world to see

Have an Egg Toss

Bounce on a Trampoline (If you have one)

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