7 Activities For Idea Girls To Do This Summer

Summer is finally here. Let the days of sun, friends, and fun commence. While taking a break from school certainly is necessary, sometimes it can be easy to find yourself without a clue of how to spend the long days. Luckily, we've come up with a whole week's worth of activities that any idea girl will enjoy.

1. MAKE A SUNDIAL

Before clocks were invented, people used sundials in order to tell time. This practice dates back to around 1500 B.C. with the ancient Egyptians. Making your own sundial at home only requires four materials and will keep you busy throughout the day. Read the instructions here.

2. BUBBLE WRAP ART

Don't waste your bubble wrap by just popping it-- make art out of it! This website shows how to make a painting by taping the bubble wrap to your feet and stomping on a sheet of paper, but if you Google search "bubble wrap art", there's a bunch of other ways to use bubble wrap to make art.

3. LEARN A NEW SKILL

A few weeks ago, we published a blog post entitled "Learning a New Skill is Easier Than You Think". In the post, we explain how easy it is to learn a new skill online and offer a few of our favorite resources. Just because you're not in school doesn't mean you should stop learning!

4. USE SCIENCE TO WRITE YOUR NAME IN CRYSTALS

Yep, you read that right. A simple science experiment allows you to make your name out of crystals. Explore different chemical reactions using these instructions. This website also has a bunch of fun STEM activities that will keep you occupied all summer.

5. TRY A NEW SPORT

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The warm summer weather is the perfect excuse to get outside and move your body. Pick up a sport you've always wanted to try, whether that be surfing, yoga, or bocce ball. You don't have to be an expert right away, and summertime is a great time to perfect your new skill.

6. TAKE UP GARDENING.

Gardening is the ultimate summer activity: new plants help the earth, it helps you practice patience,  it gets you outside, and it's even been scientifically proven that playing in dirt releases serotonin, which is the brain chemical that makes you feel good. The fun part about gardening is that you can choose whatever plants you want to grow-- whether that be vegetables or flowers or anything in-between.

7. EXPLORE YOUR TOWN

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You don't even have to leave your hometown to explore! Visit a shop that you've always wanted to go to or see a free show. Many cities have various activities that they offer throughout the summer. Some towns put on festivals, while others show outdoor movies in a local park. Look online to see what fun activities you can find.

BONUS: GIRLS WITH IDEAS RESOURCES

Our website is full of awesome resources. Check out these blog posts that have more ideas of activities to keep you occupied this summer:

10 Creative Ideas for Kids to Raise Money

5 Fun & Simple Activities to do With Girls During Winter Break

10 Service Opportunities for Girls Under 16

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