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Over 150 Fun and Free Summer Activities for Boys

Summer! Sweet summer!  I have such fond memories of summers. Having all of that time to myself to do whatever I wanted to do was paradise. No school, no assignments, no pressure.  It was great.

I like to make sure that my (and your!) son’s summers are great too and I gathered over 150 fun and free summer activities for boys to share so you are sure to find some fun things to do with your boys this summer.

Give your boys a summer filled with wonder and old-fashioned fun. See over 150 summer activities chosen especially with boys in mind. There are things to do at home and on the go! Click to see the fun ideas.

Take a look at our lists while keeping your boy in mind.

  • What would he enjoy?
  • What does he really like to do?
  • What would engage him and get him learning?
  • A lot of learning happens when boys are having fun playing!

It is always nice to make a list of what you and your family want to do over summer so that the time doesn’t slip away. Each person in our family is contributing to our list so everyone gets to do their favorite things.

We compiled this big summer activities list based on things we have done in the past and things we are hoping to do in the future.  Did I mention they are all free? We like free!

Fun and Free Summer Activities for Boys. Over 150 ideas. | BrainPowerBoy

Fun and Free Summer Activities for Boys

Don’t forget to take plenty of time to hang out and do whatever your child feels like doing. This is super important.

Oh and . . . “I’m Bored!” doesn’t necessarily need to be fixed. 🙂 Being bored usually leads to awesome learning opportunities.

Use the links below to access all of the fun activities for boys! I broke it down into sections so it is easier to manage and you can quickly find what you want.

Summer Reading Programs

The best summer reading programs that are actually worth doing!

Great Summer Reading Programs

Store Programs

Stores have free programs and many will appeal to boys. We picked the best ones. Be sure to register ahead of time so you can get a spot.

Fun and Free Summer Activities for Boys, Part 1:  Store Programs

Summer Activities On The Go

Summer offers a lot of free time and this gives you and your boys a great opportunity to get out and try something new.  Here are some wonderful ideas for you.

Fun and Free Summer Activities for Boys, Part 2:  On the Go!

Summer Activities At Home

Getting out and trying something new is always fun but some days all you want to do is stay home. We’ve got you covered!

Fun and Free Summer Activities for Boys, Part 3:  At Home

Over 150 Summer Activity Ideas Geared Towards Boys | BrainPowerBoy

Boys’ learning and play go hand and hand.  So much learning happens when boys are doing things that matter to them.

Use the links above to plan your summer and if you have a moment, take a look at the articles on boys’ learning styles as well to find out what types of things your boy may enjoy.

I hope you like this list of summer activities for boys.

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Sunday 21st of June 2015

So many fabulous summer ideas all in one place - I'm pinning these so my friends can see them too!

Sheila Rogers

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015

Thanks Clare! I appreciate your nice comment and the pinning as well.


Tuesday 16th of June 2015

This is such a great page! I can't wait to work through all these great ideas with my kids.

Jennifer Sikora

Wednesday 2nd of July 2014

If my son were younger, I would SO love to have had this of fun things for him to do. Thanks for sharing!


Thursday 3rd of July 2014

They grow up so fast don't they? I like having a list so that we actually do a few things and the days of summer don't just slip away. Thanks for stopping by.

Birute Efe

Thursday 26th of June 2014

it's really a good recourse for parents. I loved your phrase: "boredom doesn’t necessarily need to be fixed. :)


Friday 27th of June 2014

Birute, Yes, you will likely hear "boredom doesn't necessarily need to be fixed" from me a lot! I always find that children need space to find what they would really enjoy doing. Sometimes that space is a bit boring but usually if you can wait it out they find something wonderful to do.


Monday 23rd of June 2014

so many ideas all in one place - wow! and thank you :)


Monday 23rd of June 2014

Thanks for stopping by Linda!