31 Ways for Families to Spend Time Together in July

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Summer is in full swing! When it comes to fun-filled family activities this month, we’ve got you. Check out these 31 different ways (that’s one for each day of the month) to connect and make the most of together-time in July. Our list of family activities this month includes everything from cooking hacks and new twists on beach play to indoor activities that give kids a sun break when they need it. Here’s to new adventures this month!

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1. Get ready to celebrate Independence Day on the 4th with colorful foods featuring the red, white and blue.

2. Visit a wow-worthy waterpark.

3. Take a break from outdoor romps with an activity book and air conditioning.

4. Turn your backyard into a picnic paradise, and invite your friends!

a sister licks her brother's ice cream cone, family things to do this month

5. We all scream for ice cream. Especially on a hot summer day. Good thing July is National Ice Cream Month—it’s the perfect excuse for a double scoop from a local shop.  

6. Make the most of your downtime and Marie Kondo your kids’ room… when they’re at camp.

7. Camping with a baby or toddler is easier than you think when you’ve got the right gear and the right attitude.

8. Be the coolest family on the block at the local pool.

three kids play at a water table outside, a family activities this month

9. These super-sized games were made with summer in mind. 

10. Put a trip to Trader Joe’s on your list before cooking family dinner together

11. Summer movie nights are the best with snacks.

12. Sure TP was everybody’s gotta-have item in 2020. But did you know TP rolls are one of the hottest crafting products this season? 


13. Test your engineering skills with a sick indoor fort.

14. Make good use of your air fryer.

15. Three words: Mystery. Road. Trip.

16. Get your workout in while the kids play nearby outside.

kids throw water balloons during family activities this month

17. Even if you don’t have a summer birthday to celebrate, these water games can turn a regular playdate into a wild one or family time into a splash-tastic competition.

18. If your summer is super busy, try these helpful food prep hacks when you’re short on time but need to get snacks on the table—stat.

19. Have fun while you cook.

20. Break out the sunglasses—it’s summer!

kids hold hands and jump in the water at the beach, family activities this month

21. Did you know July 14 is Mac ‘n’ Cheese Day? Neither did we. But it’s as good a day as any to jazz up this kid favorite.

22. Plan a kids’ parade around the neighborhood.

23. Turn popsicle sticks into a star-spangled craft just in time for the Fourth of July.

24. Go beyond building sandcastles on your next trip to the beach.

a smiling boy in a wheelchair, family activities this month

25. Turn your backyard into a movie theater.

26. Play with bubbles and blocks or make sponge bombs.

27. Improve your community one simple step at a time.


28. Set up a science station in the yard. Lab coats optional.

29. Host a glow-in-the-dark night, and invite the neighbors.

30. Fall in love with a favorite Pixar movie all over again.

31. Turn your backyard into a slip sliding paradise.

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