NDSU Extension Service - Ramsey County


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No Child Left Inside!

No Child Left Inside! 


Summer’s just around the corner! Need inspiration for summer fun? Check out this list of outdoor family activities and see how many you can cross out before Labor Day hits. Get your summer fun on! 


See a movie in an outdoor setting

Blow bubbles

Play tag, hopscotch or one of your favorite childhood games

Play miniature golf

Build a sandcastle in a sandbox

Pick and eat berries right out of the garden

Make s’mores.

Eat corn on the cob

Drink a glass or a pitcher of sweet iced tea

Buy fresh produce at a farmers market

Nap in a hammock

Have a picnic in a park

Attend a benefit for someone – even if you don’t know them!

Lie on the grass at night and stargaze

Swim in a lake

Go fishing

Go for a hike

Go for a longer hike

Toss a Frisbee

Sleep with the windows open

Go to a baseball game

Have a lemonade stand

Have a water balloon fight

Have a nature scavenger hunt

Chalk a painting on the sidewalk

Have a car wash

Plant a garden – any size! Even a one container garden!

Fly a kite

Volunteer – somewhere, anywhere for someone

Have a rummage sale

Have a block party

Go camping

Read a book

Read another book

Visit a nursing home and sing, play bingo, etc. with the residents

Watch a sunrise

Watch a sunset

Make homemade ice cream

Create something, anything from paper and crayons and markers

Have a neighborhood bike parade

Thank your local heroes – deliver cookies to firefighters and police officers

Attend a local musical concert

Play local tourist – visit all the attractions tourists visit

Attend your local 4-H Achievement Days!

Take a photo tour of your neighborhood – take photos of places and people

Walk barefoot in the grass and store that feeling away for use next winter!


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