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8 Fun Weekend Activities for Kids

Somehow another week has zoomed right on by so it’s time to talk about the weekend! With warm weather here and summer break on the way, chances are your little ones will be itching to get out and enjoy the sunshine this weekend. (Heck, I know I’m itching to get out and enjoy the sunshine myself!) Looking for ways to keep the family busy this weekend while also taking some time to stop and smell the roses? Here are 8 fun weekend activities for kids!

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  • Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt 1 of 8
    Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt
    Go for a stroll through the neighborhood on a scavenger hunt! Bring along this printable scavenger hunt guide and go adventuring for ladybugs, trees and squirrels!
    Photo and printable from Smashed Peas and Carrots.
  • Lemonade Stand 2 of 8
    Lemonade Stand
    Nothing is quite as classic summer as a lemonade stand! The kids can mix up big pitchers of lemonade and enjoy visiting with neighbors who drop by for a little cold refreshment.
    Visit One Charming Party for the ultimate lemonade stand guide!
  • Backyard Camping 3 of 8
    Backyard Camping
    For the record, camping doesn't require loading up the car and trucking away to far-off destinations! A tent, a campfire, dinner on the grill and s'mores in the backyard are all the ultimate camping adventure requires!
    Photo from Family Tents.
  • Visit the Zoo 4 of 8
    Visit the Zoo
    Zoos are an incredible source of wonder and entertainment for kids. Lions, tigers and bears - oh my! No zoo in your city? Often you kind find a local farm willing to allow visitors to drop in and check out the livestock, which is just as much fun.
    Photo from Design Work Life.
  • Bowling 5 of 8
    Bowling
    If your weekend isn't all sunshine and rainbows, bowling is the perfect rainy day activity for kids! Visit your local bowling alley or construct this cool at-home bowling game for around $40 using PVC pipe.
    Visit Lowe's for the instructions.
  • Mini Golfing 6 of 8
    Mini Golfing
    Mini golfing was always a favorite for us when my siblings and I were kids. Most mini golf courses offer really good family rates. Finish up with an ice cream cone and you have the ultimate afternoon outing!
    Photo from Ashwood Park.
  • Beachcombing 7 of 8
    Beachcombing
    Have a local beach or lake in your area? Hit the sand for a little fun in the sun. No worries if it's not quite warm enough to take a dip - kids will have just as much fun combing the beach for shells, building a sandcastle or enjoying a little afternoon picnic.
    Photo by Gerard Harten.
  • Homemade Ice Cream 8 of 8
    Homemade Ice Cream
    Everybody loves ice cream! Get nostalgic by mixing up a batch of delicious homemade ice cream then invite over the kids' friends (or grandma and grandpa!) for an impromptu ice cream social.
    Photo and recipe from The Faux Martha.

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