Helping Hands Family

Warm and sunny summer days are here at last! Summer means getting to spend more time with your children and finding enjoyable new activities. With our newly found sunshine-filled days, here are some creative and fun outdoor activities for seizing the day with the kids!

Outdoor Art Projects

One of the best ways to enjoy the warm sun is by creating some sidewalk chalk art! It is a great way to let children’s creativity flow and a clean artform to let children express themselves.  An alternative to making sidewalk art is using water instead of chalk, just use paintbrushes dipped in the water to create the art.  Kids can have fun drawing the wildlife and nature in your yard. They can even make a hopscotch board!

Fun Outdoor Activities for Children of All Abilities

Scavenger Hunts

Another activity for the kids this summer is a nature scavenger hunt! Kids can search their yard for elements in nature:

  • Ladybugs
  • Dandelions
  • Leaves


This is a unique and interesting way to have your children learn more about the world around them. To put a twist on it, have a scavenger hunt at a park or farm instead of the backyard!

Outdoor Lunch or Picnic

There’s nothing better than enjoying cold drinks and yummy food on a summer day! Organize a picnic outside for the kids. Some possible locations are:

  • Backyard
  • Local park
  • At the beach

Picnics add more fun to those summer lunches. To involve the kids more, have them help prepare their favorite foods before packing it up!

Outdoor Movies

When the warm day finally ends, set up an outdoor movie night with popcorn and other fun snacks! Low-cost projectors are available to project a movie on any flat surface. These projectors can connect to a cell phone. Some communities have free movie nights outside where families can gather to watch movies, but don’t forget the popcorn and candy!

Campfire with Smores

Finish a summer night on a sweet note by making smores with the family!  Gather all the delicious supplies to make the best smores and cook them over a fire. Of course, be sure to supervise your kids when they roast their marshmallows.  If a fire isn’t possible, use an electronic smores maker or a microwave instead. Smores are a delicious way to get the kids involved in a hands-on activity that they get to enjoy after!

Whether you decide to do sidewalk chalk art or have a picnic on the beach, there are many fun outdoor activities to do with the kids this summer!  Remember with any outside activities to be sure to bring the sun block and lots of water to stay hydrated.

About Helping Hands Family

Helping Hands Family (HHF) is a Northeast based autism treatment provider currently serving clients in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. We offer both in-clinic, in-home, or in-school autism therapy with treatment plans personalized for each individual child. Our team is devoted to delivering top-rated programs and bring decades of experience to meet that goal! Our programs help kids with autism progress socially and support new ways of learning and interacting with the world!