Summer Play Date Ideas - Fun Outdoor Kid Activities

It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! One of our favorite ways to celebrate summer is playing with friends. I’m excited to be hosting a fun giveaway today to help you plan the ultimate summer play date!!!

Summers are not like they were when I was a kid. I don’t think I ever came INSIDE. Now with computers, iPhones, HD TV and cool video games, it seems like less and less kids are going outside. So my favorite thing to do is host a party or play date to get the kids outdoors. It’s always more fun to play outside with friends!

Thanks to , we received a super fun Summer Play Date kit full of great toys and games to play with outside.

Summer Play Date Ideas with Juicy Juice

I’m so happy to be working with Juicy Juice, because my kids can’t get enough of their juice! Plus, their juice boxes are perfect for serving at a play date. I especially love the Juicy Juice Fruitifuls as it has 35% less sugar than regular juice and each box is a serving of fruit.

We had fun tearing open our box of goodies and trying everything out before our friends came over to play!

Outdoor Games

Our new favorite outdoor game is Air Scoop! My kids played with this for a long time, since the balls are plastic, they were able to do this indoors too.

Summer Play Date Ideas - Outdoor Kid Activities

They had so much that they didn’t fight and even sat on the swing and talked to each other. That’s a miracle sometimes at our house. ha!!!

Summer Play Date Ideas - Outdoor Kid Activities

My daughter is very into hula hooping and jump rope! I always have those items along with bubbles and sidewalk chalk sitting around the house to encourage them to get outside.

Summer Play Date Ideas - Outdoor Kid Activities


Bounce House Fun

Kids need to get out their energy, especially my active kids. We love bouncing at our house!

Summer Play Date Ideas - Outdoor Kid Activities - Fun Bounce House

The best money I ever spent when was on a small bounce house for the yard. I got our bounce house about 7 years ago when my son was a toddler and even though there are holes from wear and tear, we still use it! They are great for play dates, birthday parties and for those days when the kids are bored.

For hot summer days in Texas, a trip to a local indoor playground full of bounce houses and obstacle courses is ideal!

Healthy Fun Food Idea

For hot summer days, coming inside from the heat to enjoy a cold drink and watermelon is always a crowd favorite! Because has teamed up with Monsters University for a monster-sized college giveaway, I had to turn our fruit into little monsters of course!

For fun play date food, give the kids sliced carrots, candy eyeballs, straws and other small pieces of fruit and let them decorate their own watermelon monsters.

 Healthy Snack Idea for Kids - Juicy Juice & Monster Watermelon

Don’t forget, every time you buy Juicy Juice, you’ll win prizes for your kids!  

One lucky grand prize winner will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA complete with a private screening of the film and a $5,000 scholarship!


Summer Play Date Kit Giveaway

I’m also happy to host a fun giveaway this week so you can host a fun play date yourself!

Fun Summer Play Date Giveaway by Juicy Juice at

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Check out the Juicy Juice family trip and $5,000 scholarship giveaway.

Each specially marked package of Juicy Juice will have a unique Game Code which can be redeemed on the Juicy Juice website.  Click here view the Official Rules and how to enter for free.


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  1. My kids are obsessed with bugs. MY 10 year old has several bug catchers and the 2 1/2 year old make him catch some just for her. She can look for and play with bugs for hours! They also really enjoy sand and water. Also, anything messy.

  2. outside of swimming & going to the beach, i love taking the kids early evening to the park & having dinner outside then playing until the sun goes down. we don’t do it often enough, but when we do – it’s always the best time to get OUT of the house – and basically free!

  3. finding a nice splash pad that has some shade and isn’t over run with big kids is nice. I have 2 grandboys age 2 and 2 1/2. oh yes, and isn’t by a street. EEK!

  4. Swimming! At the beach, at our city pool, in the kiddie pool…water water anywhere!

  5. Swimming! At the beach, at our city pool, in the kiddie pool…water water anywhere!

  6. Swimming is a favorite in our summer heat. Or walking in the rain if it by some miracle rains like it did today 🙂

  7. We like to take swim lessons, play outside in the sprinklers or with the water table, and spend time at the park.

  8. I love water activities like going to the lake, water skiing, swimming, water balloons and squirt guns, etc. It is hot where we live. 🙂

  9. Growing up in AZ some of my favorites have always been: Slip ‘n slide, swimming & playing in the sprinkler, visiting water parks, and playing yard games (bocce ball, ladder ball etc).

  10. We go to the local pool to swim or park to blow bubbles. So much fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. We love to stay up late and count the stars, play with the sprinkle (or lately in the rain), and picnic with family!

  12. We try to get outdoors as much as possible. We love letterboxing during the Summer and trying out fun waterplay activities such as making a water blob!

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