Hi! I’m Nicholas, your Epic Kids columnist. I’m a second-grade CEO, and this month I’m sharing 20 creative things to do during summer.

  1. See new movies like Jurassic World Dominion, Lightyear, Minions: The Rise of Gru, and Tom Gun: Maverick.
  2. Camp in your backyard.
  3. Learn a new hobby like piano, art, or photography.
  4. Create a new recipe or hold a kid’s baking challenge in your kitchen.
  5. Make some money by starting a business, selling old toys/clothes, or washing your parent’s car.
  6. Put together a scavenger hunt for your family.
  7. Write a family summer bucket list and check things off you’d like to do such as: go on vacation, be a tourist in your own city, or visit an amusement park.
  8. Hold a tie-dye session with your neighbors.
  9. Speaking of neighbors, get your buddies together for a water balloon baseball game.
  10. Read a book series. I’m liking Bad Guys, The Boxcar Children, and the I Survived series (Or discover new books at the library).
  11. Wake early to watch the sunrise and stay up to watch the sunset.
  12. Use local resort passes to swim at nearby hotel pools.
  13. Go on a hike and bring a picnic for lunch.
  14. Make a scrapbook of your family’s favorite vacation.
  15. Hold a family game night. Some of my picks are Nintendo Switch Sports, Gin Rummy, and Monopoly.
  16. Paint rocks (or even body paint).
  17. Discover new playgrounds/splash pads.
  18. Build a backyard obstacle course with friends, and have it end in the pool!
  19. Write and act out a play with your pals.
  20. Organize a “Yes Day” for you and your family.

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