There’s no doubt that this summer will look very different than any other summer in recent history. As most events and activities have been cancelled or postponed, families will be spending much more time at home. And while this has been true for the last several months, there’s no longer distance learning going on for school, so families may be looking for fun and meaningful activities to do with their children.
Here are 61 Suggestions for a Super Summer. This is a calendar list of ideas that you can do with your children during June and July. These suggestions could be modified for families no matter how many children or the ages of the children. It is our prayer that these activities will help spark your own creativity and help you think of ways to disciple your children.
Some of Our Favorites
There are 61 ideas here, which gives you one a day for the months of June and July. Some activities that are our favorites include:
- Write encouraging notes to hospital staff.
- Climb a tree and share the story of Zacchaeus.
- Create sidewalk art with chalk for those walking by.
- Reminisce and share family stories by looking through old family photos.
- Donate some board games to a local children’s home.
A Biblical Foundation
“These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
Each week there will be a Bible verse to memorize, fun ways to learn it, as well activities to reinforce the verse and fun ways to learn and do missions and service for others and some great prayer prompts as well.
The Bible tells us that children are a blessing and a gift. Use this summer wisely to make a difference in their lives. Teach them Scripture, pray with them, and help them learn to serve others. Be intentional to set aside time each day for these simple activities that can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.
Share your Summer!
We can’t wait to see and hear how your family utilizes these suggestions! Please share pictures or videos of your family doing some of the activities on our Facebook group – Georgia Baptist Kids – with the hashtag #GBKSuperSummer. Join the group today!
“Start a youth out on his way; even when he grows old he will not depart from it.”
We’re praying that these activities for a super summer will help you continue to look for fun ways to disciple your child in the fall, winter, and spring every year. Please let us know how we can help you guide your children in their walk with God. Connect with us by visiting our pages: Next Gen and Georgia Baptist Women.
Children & Preschool Consultant Karen Pace (Georgia Baptist Women) contributed to this article. This article was originally published by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.
Jenni Carter is the Kids Ministry Consultant with Next Gen at the Georgia Baptist Mission Board.