Learn to juggle
This hobby, often seen at the circus, has been around since ancient Egyptian times. It seems the Egyptians were onto something—juggling boosts concentration and hand-eye coordination, and it’s fun to try.
Make a cool cucumber dip
A quick and easy cucumber yogurt dip with dill makes eating vegetables a whole lot better.
Take great photographs
Whether it’s a selfie, a snapshot, or a creative composition, photography can be a great way to express oneself. For those who want to learn new skills—or enter our photo contest—here are a few tricks to snap better photos.
Plan a staycation
There’s no need to travel far away to have fun. Whether it’s a backyard “beach day” or a virtual city tour, families can have a fabulous summer vacation together at home.
Make planters from plastic bottles
One great way to reuse empty plastic containers around the house is to grow plants inside them. These homemade planters look like adorable animals.
Start a book club
The only thing that makes reading more fun is doing it with friends! You can also form a family book club with loved ones near and far.
Make an animal bookmark
Brighten up every book with a handmade bookmark. You can craft a cat or dog, a bunny with pointy ears, or even a sloth hanging on a tree.
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Go on a fun picnic
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a packed lunch at the park or the beach with family and friends. We have fun theme ideas and a few simple steps for planning a festive outdoor meal.
Make patriotic ice cream sandwiches
Independence Day is coming up, and we have dessert covered—with sprinkles, that is. These red, white, and blue ice cream sandwiches are great for the Fourth, and all summer long.
Stay safe in the sun
One of the best parts of summer is spending time outdoors, but it’s important to keep sun safety in mind. These simple steps can protect skin from being damaged by the Sun’s rays.
Make fudge cherry pops
Creamy, chocolatey, and flavored with cherry jam, these frozen pops are truly a treat. Paper cups can be used in place of popsicle molds.
Eat a healthy breakfast
A great morning meal helps with feeling good all day long. We have tips for easy, healthy, delicious breakfasts inspired by morning meals around the world.
Make bubble paper prints
Blowing bubbles in colorful soapy liquid creates fun designs for prints that can turn into greeting cards, gift wrap, tags, or bookmarks.
Learn to play chess
Millions of people play chess, one of the most popular board games in the world. The game is all about strategy and smart moves, but it’s fun and easy to learn—and we can help.
Make no-bake bug cookies
Adding a bit of icing and candy turns store-bought cookies into the cutest little ladybugs and bees. These crunchy critters come together in minutes.
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Looking for more fun things to do?
We’ve collected all of our earlier games, workouts, and activities in one place.