Builder Activities
SUPER AWESOME SAND CASTLE
Sand Castle
What you’ll need: Containers of all different sizes
What to do: Find the perfect spot on the beach to start building your empire. Keep a container of water nearby so you can keep the sand damp for ultimate stacking power.
Playmore Tip: Watch the tide so your castle doesn’t get swept away.
3…2…1…BLASTOFF!
Blast Off!
What you’ll need: Cardboard, markers, tape
What to do: Use your imagination to create a one-of-a-kind spaceship with a cardboard box and some tape. Build alongside some friends to make a whole fleet.
Playmore Tip: Use some foil to make your rocket out of this world.
Backyard Water Slide
Backyard Water Slide
What you’ll need: Plastic tarp, hose, bathing suits
What to do: Pick a big hill to lay down the tarp. Soak it with water and get your slide on!
Playmore Tip: Set up two plastic tarps to race your friends.
Extra-Tall Tire Swing
Extra-Tall Tire Swing
What you’ll need: Old tire, rope
What to do: Hang a big, sturdy rope from the tallest tree in the yard. Attach a tire to the bottom of it and start swinging.
Playmore Tip: Pick a super sturdy tree for superior swinging.
Grow your Green Thumb
Grow your Green Thumb
What you’ll need: Plants, soil, shovel, gloves
What to do: Prep a sunny area to start your garden with the proper soil. Then, plant your favorite veggies and watch them grown. Make sure they get plenty of water and care to help them thrive.
Playmore Tip: If you’re short on space, try making a vertical garden.
Explorer Activities
Two-Wheel Adventure
Two-Wheel Adventure
What you’ll need: Bike, helmet
What to do: Put on your helmets and take a bike ride to a place you’ve never been. Be sure to bring a parent along so you don’t get lost.
Playmore Tip: Bring a small bag to collect things you find along the way.
Nature Walk
Nature Walk
What you’ll need: Hiking shoes, water
What to do: Pack up all your hiking gear, like shoes, a water bottle and backpack, and hit the trails with your family. Don’t forget to pack some snacks for some extra energy!
Playmore Tip: Bring along a camera to document your adventure.
Park and Picnic
Park and Picnic
What you’ll need: Blanket, lunch, games
What to do: Pack the car with your picnic essentials and head to a nearby park. Spend the day enjoying snacks and sunshine!
Playmore Tip: Bring along some friends for an explorer’s afternoon.
Spot a Shooting Star
Spot a Shooting Star
What you’ll need: Blankets
What to do: Grab a sweatshirt and some blankets to make a cozy spot to sit in the backyard. Make sure it’s a clear night so you can easily spot some stars.
Playmore Tip: Bring a sketchbook and draw the constellations you find.
Cool Kids Campout
Cool Kids Campout
What you’ll need: Tent, sleeping bags, pillows
What to do: Set up a tent on a flat spot in the yard. Fill it with pillows, sleeping bags and board games for a night of camping fun.
Playmore Tip: Add fun with a campfire to cook up some s’mores.
Teamwork Activities
Backyard Big Screen
Backyard Big Screen
What you’ll need: White sheet, projector, your favorite summer movie
What to do: Hang your sheet on the fence and use pillows and blankets on the lawn for extra comfy seating. Pop your movie into the projector and enjoy!
Playmore Tip: Make it even more fun with some sweet movie snacks.
Pop-Up Lemonade Stand
Pop-Up Lemonade Stand
What you’ll need: Table, lemonade, sign, money jar
What to do: First, use a poster to make an eye-catching sign. Then, set your table up in a nice shady spot to keep your lemonade chilled and get ready to pour!
Playmore Tip: Set up near garage sales to cash in on a bigger crowd.
Water Balloon Game
Waterbaloon Game
What you’ll need: Balloons, bathing suit
What to do: Break into two teams, make sure your water balloons are extra full so they’ll break easily, and start throwing!
Playmore Tip: Keep balloons in buckets around the yard for easy access.
Neighborhood Soccer
Neighborhood Soccer
What you’ll need: A group of friends, soccer ball, cones (or something to use as goal markers)
What to do: Mark your goals using the cones and split your friends into two teams. First team to score 5 goals wins!
Playmore Tip: Tell each team to wear the same color for easy uniforms.
Flashlight Tag
Flashlight Tag
What you’ll need: Flashlights, a group of friends
What to do: Give one friend the flashlight and have them count to 20 while everyone else hides. The first person they find and tag with the light is “it,” getting the flashlight next.
Playmore Tip: Wear dark clothes and find a good backyard for hiding.