Evening Summer Activities For Your Kids

| 0 min read

With the longer days of summer, evening moments with your kids can sometimes seem to drag on. But if you have activities queued up, summer evenings can provide a unique opportunity to create family memories together.

Whether you want to stay home or venture out for the night, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite evening summer activities to do with your kids.

Campout In The Backyard

Create a camping experience in the comfort of your own backyard. Put up the tent, pull out the sleeping bags, and enjoy some fresh air together. If you don’t have a backyard, get creative with making the living room your campout location for the night.

Go To An Outdoor Concert

The summer season can be a great time for outdoor concerts. Many city parks host concerts throughout the summer – search for what’s available in your area. Then, grab your blankets or chairs and enjoy listening to some good tunes under the stars.

Roast S’mores In The Backyard

This is a great add-on to a backyard campout, or a way to minimize the logistics if you want to keep it simple. Make a safe fire in the backyard, gather all the fixings (graham crackers and chocolate), and roast mallows for your s’mores. And take this as an opportunity to tell campfire stories!

Whether it’s a simple or elaborate plan, spending evenings with your kids can be special.

Integrate Family Coloring Time Into Your Evenings

Add family coloring time to your nighttime routine. Not only is coloring a healthy way to relieve stress, it can also improve sleep and decrease feelings of depression or anxiety. Invest in a collection of diverse coloring books, or print pages off the internet (search coloring pages for your kids’ favorite characters) to make it extra fun. Coloring is a relaxing and fun activity – and turns out, it’s also beneficial for the whole family’s health. 

Let It Out With A Dance Party

While it may seem a little daunting for some, a dance party in the living room can do wonders for everyone’s mood. Turn on dance-worthy tunes and get to moving and grooving. This is also an amazing way for everyone to get some exercise and release extra energy before bedtime.

Go To A Drive-In Movie Theater

If there’s a drive-in theater in your area, pack a picnic dinner, and head out for an evening flick. Make sure to pack blankets and pillows, so everyone can get extra comfy and cozy in the car. 

Plan A Game Night At Home

Who doesn’t love a classic game night at home? Put together a snack tray, make some mocktails, and get your game face on – this can be a fun way to turn on some family-friendly competition.

If you’re having a hard time coming up with an idea, welcome the kids’ ideas into the mix. They might have a recommendation that everyone can get onboard with.

Written by: City Threads Cofounders Shayna Samuels & Joe Willis, and Kestrel Jenkins, responsibility consultant & host of the Conscious Chatter podcast.