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No Summer Camp? Here Are Tons of Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy

Free and cheap activities, plus resources to keep the kids entertained this summer

Vicky McDonald
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Published on: June 15, 2022

No Summer Camp? Here Are Tons of Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy

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Ideas for kids who love outdoor activities

When the weather is good, there is nothing better than playing outside. Here are a few ideas to amp up the fun in your own backyard. 

Ideas to get you started

Tips for success

Be prepared for rain and days when they can't spend the whole day outside. Encourage them to read, journal or listen to a podcast if they complain about being bored. There are so many resources out there, you just need to find the one that captures their imagination.

More resources

It's always a good time to invest in some fun, new equipment, such as a slip and slide or tree-climbing footholds to make your backyard feel like an adventure playground.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in July 2021 and updated in June 2022. 

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