Summertime is the perfect time for families to spend time together bonding and having fun. Once the long work weeks end and school lets out for the summer season, the family may get quite bored. Instead of spending time trapped indoors, the entire family can engage in some of the following activities.

Cornhole is a family game that has been enjoyed across the world for decades. Once the board and bags are purchased, the set can last for a very long time; even being handed down to children or grandchildren. Cornhole has regained interest among families in recent years, resulting in thousands of skins, themes, accessories, and more. A cornhole scoreboard is one accessory that has garnered a lot of attention, allowing families to keep score of who is winning for the night.

Slip & Slides
Water slides have been incredibly popular for children. However, there is a way that teens and adults can enjoy them too! Instead of purchasing the classic game, the family can purchase sections of plastic material and connect them into one long, narrow sheet. With a bit of water and a touch of simple dish soap, the family has an entire afternoon of great, clean fun.

Water Balloon Fights
There are very few people who don’t enjoy a great water balloon fight on a hot summer day. The balloons should be filled up a few hours before the fight begins, as it can take quite a while to inflate all of them. Water balloons are rather cheap; over one thousand of them can be purchased for under $10. Therefore, these balloon fights are probably one of the cheapest event ideas to consider when several children are involved.

Small Scale Gardening
Since typical gardens involve a lot of hard work, families can raise small gardens together as a fun, light activity. It’s a great way for children to learn how to raise their own food, while staying active during the lazy months. In addition, this budget friendly activity can lower the grocery bill during the summer. Growing herbs, squashes, melons, and other vegetables that the family eats frequently means that very few will be bought during the summer season. Excess can also be frozen or canned for later use.

When summer comes along, the days become long and children begin to find themselves bored. Instead of spending large sums of money on vacations, expensive game systems, or shopping, families can simply take the fun outside!