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6 Kid-Friendly Summer Activities Every Child Will Love

Schools are closed for the next few months, and you’re probably wondering how you’re going to entertain your kids this summer. If you’re searching for ideas, we encourage you to reference our list of kid-friendly summer activities below.

Attend A Sporting Event

Summer is ideal for seeing your local sports teams with the kids. There’s nothing like cheering on your favorite players and grabbing a bite to eat afterward. Plus, minor league games are cheaper and less crowded than major league games—and they’re equally entertaining!

Craft with The Kids

Crafts will keep your kids busy all summer long. Doing arts and crafts is a great way to turn your kids’ attention away from screens. Additionally, they can receive the satisfaction and pride that comes with finishing a project of their own creation. From cutting out shapes in colored paper to playing with pipe cleaners, there are plenty of ways children can get creative.

Eat Outside

Eating outdoors has its benefits, so take advantage of the summer weather and bring your meal outside. Pack up a picnic basket with fresh produce and find a grassy meadow, or visit a local restaurant and dine outdoors. Johnson’s Snackette in Dixon offers a variety of snacks your kids will love. We recommend the kids’ cones—ice cream is the best way to beat the heat!

Embark on A Hike

Hiking is an awesome way for kids and adults to squeeze in some exercise; you’re seeing incredible sights and sneaking in your daily cardio at the same time. Whether you choose a beginners’ or experts’ hike, your family is sure to enjoy the day among nature. If you live in Dixon, we recommend taking a hike in Clifty Creek Conservation Area.

Have A Family Game Night

Sometimes, the weather just doesn’t cooperate with our plans—and that’s okay. This is the perfect opportunity to dust off your favorite board games and make a night out of it. Bonding over challenging puzzles is sure to be fun for the whole family. Your kids can test their problem-solving skills, and you get to relive your childhood!


While the kids are out of school for the season, they have plenty of time to help out around town. For example, Dixon’s Spring Cleanup is a great opportunity to go out as a family and help clean up the town. Many families also enjoy working with an animal adoption organization or visiting a retirement home. No matter what you decide to do, your kids will feel good knowing they’re making a difference in the community.

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