Outdoor Activities to Keep Kids Busy During the Summer Break

The kids are officially on Summer vacation and we are already enjoying our more relaxed daily schedule. I love that our mornings are not as rushed now and we get to spend a lot of more time together.

Outdoor Activities to Keep Kid's Busy During the Summer Break

Outdoor Activities to Keep Kid's Busy During the Summer Break

I have my eldest signed up for one week of LEGO camp and one week of science camp in August but other than that our Summer is pretty open and we are excited to go on lots of family adventures. Are you planning to stay in the city as well? Check out the list below with some fun outdoor games and activities to do with the kids to keep them busy during the summer break.

Outdoor Activities to Keep Kids Busy During the Summer Break

  • Go For Long Walks or Hikes
  • Water Balloon Fight 
  • Sand Castle Building
  • Soccer Games
  • Simple Catch Games
  • Play Tag
  • Racquetball Game
  • Blowing Bubbles
  • Sand and Shell Art
  • Dig a hole and fill it up with water
  • Frisbee
  • Plant a garden together
  • Search for bugs to learn about in your backyard
  • Geocaching
  • Build An Outdoor Fort
  • Collect Rocks
  • Go Bike Riding
  • Camp in your Backyard
  • Draw stuff with Sidewalk Chalk
  • Visit a new playground in the city

We are going to be spending a lot of time playing in the backyard, jumping on our trampoline with friends,  splashing in our tiny splash pool, going for long walks and hikes, visiting the zoo, aquarium, science world and the many parks and beaches in the city. We’ll be traveling to Calgary to see my parents and some family will be visiting from England but other than that we’ll stay in the city most of the time.

Outdoor Activities to Keep Kid's Busy During the Summer Break

Since we are going to be spending lots of time outside and going for long walks and hikes I am very excited to be wearing my new Skechers GOWalk 4 shoes this summer. The GoWalk sneakers are super comfortable and perfect for walking and to keep up with my busy boys. They are so lightweight too. The perfect summer shoe!

Outdoor Activities to Keep Kid's Busy During the Summer Break

Outdoor Activities to Keep Kid's Busy During the Summer Break

The boys also have some new fun shoes to wear this summer. The kid’s Energy Lights from Skechers are the coolest shoes ever! They have light up soles that change colour, including seven solid colours, blinking lights and more. The perfect shoes to make your little one stand out in the crowd and to show off their personalities as they can pick their

These are the perfect shoes to make your little one stand out in the crowd at the playground and to show off their personalities as they can pick their favourite color themselves. They also come with a USB cable and you can recharge the battery yourself. So neat!

The boys have been wearing these non-stop!

Outdoor Activities to Keep Kid's Busy During the Summer Break

Outdoor Activities to Keep Kid's Busy During the Summer Break

What are your plans for the summer break? Are you staying in the city or traveling somewhere?

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Skechers. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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15 responses to “Outdoor Activities to Keep Kids Busy During the Summer Break”

  1. Lynda Cook — July 4, 2017 @ 12:22 pm (#
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    Those are awesome shoes!! and yours look comfortable as well!! sounds like your going to have a great summer, I will be doing nothing, but that is fine with me..lol

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  2. Erica M — July 4, 2017 @ 3:42 pm (#
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    Those look really comfy and I love the kids light up ones!

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  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen — July 4, 2017 @ 6:10 pm (#
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    I really like those Skechers that you are wearing, they would go super well with my outfit for my son’s wedding. We have to hike 1 or 2 km to the actual site so the shoes have to be very comfy for me to survive without blisters. 🙂

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  4. Florence Cochrane — July 5, 2017 @ 5:04 am (#
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    I love your Skechers. Skechers are my go to brand for comfort. My daughter is coming come for a 20 year high school reunion and we are taking a road trip together.

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  5. kristen visser — July 5, 2017 @ 10:06 am (#
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    first of all your boys are SOOO adorable! Secondly love that list of fun outdoor activities. I have it bookmarked so i can come back to it when need be. First thing I would love to do with my girls is build an outdoor fort 🙂

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  6. AD — July 5, 2017 @ 6:05 pm (#
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    When will you be in Calgary?! If you need any recommendations for things to do and see, let me know!

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  7. Irene W — July 6, 2017 @ 12:15 pm (#
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    Love those shoes!!

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  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen — July 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm (#
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    This is a great list of activities, sounds like it would not only tire the kids out but me too 🙂

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  9. Laurie P — July 8, 2017 @ 4:47 pm (#
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    Great post, great shoes! Love the list, adding a few of your ideas to mine!

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  10. Stephanie LaPlante — July 11, 2017 @ 6:18 am (#
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    So much fun to be discovered outdoors…and family bonding!

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  11. Laurie P — July 11, 2017 @ 3:44 pm (#
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    today we visited a new splash pad in the next town over….well impressed!

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  12. Alanna W — July 11, 2017 @ 9:40 pm (#
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    All really great ideas for fun and easy bonding time with the kids! I love these shoes too!

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  13. Elizabeth Matthiesen — July 23, 2017 @ 6:18 pm (#
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    Kids always love shoes with flashing lights don’t’ they? My grandson has these rollies or whatever you call them (just checked and they are Heelys), he loves them.

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  14. Elva Roberts — September 5, 2017 @ 3:01 pm (#
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    I found summers so relaxing when the children were young. They usually went to camp for a week and they enjoyed that. Then, we bought a small trailer and moved it down to a family campground for the summer. My husband would stay overnight and Sundays. We usually stayed for two weeks I am not sure what our children enjoyed more-swimming at the beach or the small canteen! They had hay rides, and campfires during the evening to toast marshmallows.

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  15. loriag — November 5, 2017 @ 9:41 am (#
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    I love sketchers. I have two pairs of running shoes from them and they both just fit so well,

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