25 Ideas to Make This Summer Fun-er
Summer is a time filled with sun, the great outdoors and memories. For young adults, we may fill our days with work and have only a few weekends to get in our planned activities. Maybe you want to read a certain book this summer, climb a mountain or try some new recipes. Whatever your goals are, here are 25 fun activities you may want to consider trying to break up the mundane of the everyday routine.
- Stargazing and s’mores: Look at the starry night sky while making s’mores outside.
- Take a weekend road trip with friends to the next town over, and explore their tourist spots.
- Make your own homemade slip n’ slide.
- Organize a car wash or bake sale to raise funds for your church.
- Take a trip back to your elementary P.E. class days; play sharks and lifeguard, scooters or dodgeball.
- Pick fruit at a farm.
- Visit a farmers market.
- Make homemade popsicles.
- Learn how to do something new: play an instrument, knit, learn a new language (YouTube will be helpful for this).
- Grow your own vegetables or fruit.
- Take a painting class with friends at a local business, or host a painting class at your home using a YouTube video for step-by-step instructions.
- Volunteer at a local animal shelter.
- Use your lunch break one day to play a game of soccer, volleyball or Frisbee.
- Go for a walk on a trail you’ve never been to before, and explore.
- Cook meals for a member in your church recovering from surgery (keep in mind food allergies).
- Host a homemade ice cream competition among friends, and vote for whose ice cream tastes the best. Who doesn’t love ice cream?
- Look for free events in your town: jazz concerts, outdoor movies, etc.
- Host a church potluck at a nearby park.
- Train for a local road race or triathlon.
- Volunteer at a soup kitchen or local food pantry.
- Have a game night with friends.
- Re-read books from your childhood.
- Take pictures of nature.
- Play a card game with co-workers during your lunch break. I used to play spoons during lunch in high school.
- Go fishing.
What other creative ideas do you have to make the most of what’s left of summer?