30 Fun Ways to Say Goodbye to Summer

The temperatures are starting to drop, the leaves are changing, and stores are stocking up on Halloween goodies, which means that Fall is just around the corner. It’s hard to say goodbye to summer, but a good send-off might just make the parting a little easier. Here is a list of 30 fun ways to say hasta la vista to summer!

  1. Fly a kite. You can even make your own and have flying competitions.
  2. Pack some snacks and go for a hike or nature walk. You can even play nature hunt bingo.
  3. Have your own summer Olympics in the backyard.
  4. Make your own popsicles.
  5. Have a giant bubble-blowing contest.
  6. Make your own pool noodle boats for a raingutter regata.
  7. Have a campfire, roast s’mores, and tell stories.
  8. Make your own hot air balloons.
  9. Go swimming. (If the pools are closed where you live, you might need to go to an indoor pool, like at your local rec center).
  10. Play some water balloon games.
  11. Make your own lantern and go for a night walk.
  12. Have a BBQ that includes your favorite summer foods. (Check out this link for a delicious watermelon lemonade recipe).
  13. Grab a sheet and make some lawn art.
  14. Build a waterfall water wall.
  15. Have a tea party outside. It’s fun to go all out! Dress up, get a cute tablecloth, grab a variety of snacks or pastries, and some tea or juice, and enjoy! This is a great opportunity to spend time talking and listening to your kids.
  16. Make some sidewalk chalk paint and let the creativity fly.
  17. Grab some blankets and pillows and go stargazing.
  18. Make toy parachutes and have races to see whose toy lands first.
  19. Find some rocks and make pets out of them.
  20. Have an outdoor dance party. Grab your radio or bluetooth speaker, crank up the tunes, and DANCE.
  21. Make a giant Twister board on your lawn. This is a super fun activity for a large group.
  22.  Have your own outdoor movie night. (Here are some instructions on how to build your own movie screen). You can even do a fun popcorn bar.
  23.  Go to a beach or reservoir and build sandcastles.
  24.  Make some squirt gun canvas art.
  25. Build an outdoor fort or tent.
  26. Make your own ice cream and buy some of your favorite toppings to make sundaes.
  27. Grab the sidewalk chalk and play some fun games together.
  28. Make a fairy garden.
  29. Go stargazing and make these constellation flashlights.
  30. Play glow-in-the-dark bowling under the stars.

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