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5 Things to do Outside This Summer

Summer is approaching, and the weather is improving! With the sun out, there are more opportunities to spend time outdoors and enjoy the heat. Here are five things you can do outside instead of laying on your couch all summer long.

1. Read a book

Instead of watching TV inside, pick up a book and take it outside to read. Select an old favorite off the shelf, or perhaps pick a new one up from your local library.

2. Play with your pet

Take your dog out to the backyard for some fun in the sun! Throw a ball or a Frisbee around and enjoy some quality time outside.

3. Have a picnic

Set up a blanket and bring some snacks outside for a change of pace when it comes to summer meals. Some cheese and crackers with your friends or siblings outside beats a boring lunch at the kitchen table!

4. Go on a walk

See if you can go on a walk with your family around your neighborhood. This is a great way to get some exercise while soaking up the sun!

5. Create some art

Drawing or coloring can be a great outdoor activity. Look around for inspiration and draw the trees or flowers you see around your house. Enjoy some time coloring in your favorite coloring book — or ask your parents to download and print out the coloring page below!

Download the coloring page

Enjoy the summer and spend time outside!

Featured in: May/June 2023


Makena Horton

North Pacific Union assistant communication director and Gleaner managing editor