Fun Ideas for Kids to Prevent Summer Boredom

School is out…now what? Once kids get over the initial excitement of not having to head to class on weekday mornings, there’s a very real danger of boredom setting in – especially when it comes to teenagers. The temptation will be to sleep until noon and then spend the rest of the day playing video games or chatting with friends on their mobile devices.

This summer, instead of letting your kids lie around the house doing virtually nothing, why not use summer as an opportunity to engage in family activities that not only bring everyone closer together, but also let them learn a thing or two!

We’ve found a list of just such activities at It includes suggestions such as:

Family Game Night

  • Challenge your kids to make their own board game. Talk about what makes a good game and what they enjoy about the games they like to play. Let them spend the day on it. Then have the whole family come together after dinner to play!

Backyard Camping

  • This is a great way to get away from your phone, the TV and other technology and enjoy some family time. Camping in the backyard is a lot of fun, especially if you have younger children.

Day at the Museum

  • Museums usually have a little something for everyone. History, art, artifacts, re-creations and interactive exhibits and activities are just a few of the attractions that can get your child’s attention and get them asking questions.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Click here to see Boys Town’s complete list of family summer fun activities! And if you need a plan to get your family through the summer-month challenges while at the same time teaching your children valuable skills and lessons that can bring your family closer together, check out this summer contract.