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Summer Activities to Keep Kids Safe and Active

Red Door Team

Sherri Hansen and Carmen Johnson, a mother daughter duo, together formed the Red Door Team...

Sherri Hansen and Carmen Johnson, a mother daughter duo, together formed the Red Door Team...

Jun 26 4 minutes read

Even though the sun is shining and school is out, 

this summer will be one unlike any other.

Parents are usually prepared for summer breaks, with childcare and camps rearranged in advance. Even with some restrictions lifted, many summer camps and childcare services will not be possible this year. Luckily there are lots of ways to still let kids be kids and enjoy the summer while also keeping them and others safe.


Even if we are social distancing, it is physically and mentally good for kids to spend time outside. On days where the weather is pleasant, any one of these activities will keep your kids engaged and enjoying the summer weather.

plant a garden

do a workout challenge

backyard camping

pack a picnic
host a field day
DIY scavenger hunt



A good DIY project can keep your kids interested for hours or even days and be a great way to spend time together. From making slime to dollhouses, here's a list of our favorite DIYs:

bake off challenge
bring out the board games
Karaoke competition

Online Learning

Many children have already been utilizing distance learning for a few months but now that school is out, it doesn’t mean that learning has to stop. Summer is a great time to dive into the available resources that aren’t part of your child’s curriculum. In response to the recent demand, many online learning platforms are offering free access to their services. Whether you’re looking for language apps, video conferencing tools, or online learning software, it’s all out there to keep your child learning and engaged this summer.

All-Around Curriculum

Offers programs to keep your kids reading, thinking, and growing all summer—and beyond.

Khan Academy is a nonprofit that strives to do its part to ensure students keep learning amidst the school closures.

Offering free live online classes to support public school families affected by closures in the wake of COVID-19.

Offering fun DIYs, in-home classroom ideas, and more.

Early Learning Activities, Videos, Games, and More

MacroPolo inspires children to become explorers and life long learners. They make learning an adventure, filled with the thrills and joys of discovery.

Age of Learning blends education best practices, innovative technology, and insightful creativity to bring learning to life for children across the U.S. and around the world.

Offering millions of books, you can start a family book club to talk through the book and make reading a life long activity.

Virtual Field Trips

Your travel plans might look a bit different this summer, but you can still take a virtual field trip with many destinations and museums offering online tours.

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