Summer vacation means big windows of time to fill with the kids. This list of summer boredom ideas to keep boredom away are my go-to for easy ideas to fill in the gaps.

Summer time is a balance between wide open days and structured activities. Some days we decide what to do with a moment’s notice. Other days we build in more structure so mama does not lose her mind. 😉 I am excited for summer days and summer fun including my go-to lists of summer boredom busters for kids.

Childhood goes so quickly! Ask me how I know…mom of a 14 year old who is taller than me now! How did that happen?!

But seriously, I want my kids to soak up summer. We do not thrive when every day is scheduled out. But, we do need easy ideas to fill in the gaps when we all need an outing, an activity, or some focused time to break up the days.

I shared my go-to list of summer boredom busters for all ages over on the SpouseLink blog. >>>Head over to read the full list of ideas here.<<<

Then, come back and read through a few additional favorite summer boredom busters below.

Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

Summer Writing Prompts for School Age Kids

Help prevent summer slide of academics with these ideas.

Keep summer laid back and fun for the whole family.

This list has over 30 ideas for free and cheap activities.

And don’t forget about classic card games like Solitaire – they can provide hours of entertainment for kids (and adults) on a lazy summer day.

Sometimes weather means creating indoor activities that are gross motor as well. These ideas help a lot on indoor days.

These 10 family activities are perfect for weekend fun together.

Getting outdoors is always a good idea when the weather is nice. Try a hike with the kids.

A good resource to keep handy is this ultimate guide to summer with kids. Always a good idea to use on days when the boredom creeps in for the kids.

What are your favorite summer boredom busters? Any fun plans this summer?

Summer boredom buster ideas for kids of all ages.