100 Days of Summer Fun for 2018 - MetroFamily Magazine
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100 Days of Summer Fun for 2018

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Summer's here: the glorious season of late nights, long days, vacations, sweat and those dreaded moments of the kids getting stir-crazy. We’ve put together 100 ideas to keep your kids busy between Memorial Day and Labor Day so you hopefully won’t have to hear “I’m bored” quite as many times.

  1. Pick summer produce at a local farm
  2. Beat the heat at an indoor play place
  3. Check out a new audiobook from your local library
  4. Dust off the bikes and enjoy a family ride
  5. Use a book to press summer flowers from your garden
  6. Spend a day on the water at RIVERSPORT Adventures
  7. Catch a show at Winchester Drive-In (or any of these seven remaining drive-ins in the state)
  8. Host a family talent show
  9. Take in some tunes at an outdoor concert
  10. Pitch a tent in the backyard for an at-home campout
  11. Walk around Lake Hefner and stop for a selfie in front of the lighthouse
  12. Challenge each other at a local board game cafe
  13. Build a blanket fort
  14. Use shaving cream to “paint” on the windows
  15. Pick up a Discovery Pack for hands-on fun at Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  16. Learn to swim at Goldfish Swim School*
  17. Make your own banana split bar
  18. Test your kicking skills at SoccerCity
  19. Break out the glow sticks for a twilight family walk
  20. Walk the Plaza District and stop for a treat at one of these great snow cone spots
  21. Enjoy story time at an area coffee shop or bookstore
  22. Learn something new at Edmond’s 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse
  23. Try for a strike at Dust Bowl Lanes*
  24. Grab the sidewalk chalk and make a miniature version of Oklahoma City in your driveway
  25. Challenge the kids to jump off a high dive
  26. Enjoy dinner al fresco at a local restaurant patio
  27. Go canoeing on Lake Overholser
  28. Visit Pops Arcadia and take a photo in front of the giant LED pop bottle
  29. Get soaked under the tipping bucket at Frontier City’s Wild West Water Works
  30. Volunteer together to help a local cause
  31. Take a ride on the Wheeler Ferris Wheel
  32. Get the wiggles out indoors at Okie Kids Playground
  33. Shelter from the sun at an indoor pool
  34. Explore the 90+ miles of trails in OKC Parks*
  35. Find a new neighborhood festival to explore together
  36. Find your favorite food truck for an outdoor lunch
  37. Try a new piece of produce from a local farmers market
  38. Play a round of mini-golf
  39. Bounce off the walls at Jump!Zone
  40. Attend a Vacation Bible School
  41. Go geocaching
  42. Take some lawn chairs outside of town for an evening of stargazing
  43. Explore new terrain at an Oklahoma State Park
  44. Ride the lazy river around the new Westwood Family Aquatic Center in Norman
  45. Put on your favorite song and have a dance party
  46. Challenge your kids to draw a self-portrait
  47. Send an Oklahoma City postcard to an out-of-town friend or family member
  48. Visit a sandy beach at an Oklahoma lake
  49. Build an outdoor obstacle course
  50. Bake a special summer treat for a neighbor or friend
  51. Start a summer journal and jot down highlights of the season
  52. Go on a family picnic
  53. Challenge the kids to a water gun fight
  54. Jump around at a trampoline park
  55. Scale the climbing wall at Pelican Bay Aquatic Center
  56. Set up a play date at a nearby park
  57. Weather the “thunderstorm” at Myriad Gardens’ Thunder Fountain
  58. Go on a Scavenger Hunt at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology (find it at the front desk)*
  59. Have breakfast in bed
  60. Enroll in a summer camp
  61. Challenge a friend to a race
  62. Catch an outdoor movie
  63. Have a watermelon seed-spitting contest
  64. Enjoy free admission to the 45th Infantry Museum
  65. Take a twilight cruise on the Oklahoma River
  66. Drop a line at a local lake
  67. Meet some farm animals at a tour of the Braum’s Family Farm in Tuttle
  68. Take a road trip to see the Selman Bat Watch
  69. Go to an OKC Dodgers game
  70. Have a water balloon battle
  71. Download a kid-friendly podcast to listen to together
  72. Set up a lemonade stand for a good cause
  73. Run a 5K together
  74. Create a pottery masterpiece at Unpluggits Paint & Play*
  75. Have a popsicle party in the driveway with your neighbors
  76. Wake up early to watch the sunrise
  77. Host a cookout
  78. Plant pumpkins in the backyard to harvest in the fall
  79. Go fishing in a local pond or lake
  80. Roll down a grassy hill
  81. Let your kids find a new hero at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame*
  82. Spot a new-to-you plant species at Martin Park Nature Center
  83. Enjoy free admission at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
  84. Meet a furry friend at the Oklahoma City Zoo
  85. Go out for donuts
  86. Start a windowsill or backyard garden
  87. Take a road trip to the Water-Zoo Indoor Water Park in Clinton
  88. Challenge your kids to read a new library book every week
  89. Take a whirl around the rink at Skate Galaxy OKC*
  90. Have a pillow fight
  91. Play in the sand at Bricktown Beach
  92. Enjoy free admission to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum*
  93. Porter Peach Festival in Porter July 19 – 21
  94. Kidz Bop Live at Chesapeake Energy Arena July 21
  95. FireLake Fireflight Balloon Fest in Shawnee Aug. 10 & 11
  96. Cat Video Festival at Myriad Gardens Aug. 18
  97. Rush Springs Watermelon Festival in Rush Springs Aug. 11
  98. Slide Outta Summer at Edmond’s Mitch Park Aug. 25
  99. AMP Festival in Oklahoma City Aug. 25
  100. Labor Day Celebration at the Chickasaw Cultural Center Sept. 1 & 2

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