Summertime means a break from school work and time for fun! Plan some great things for the kids to do this summer. With the new circumstances we face in 2020 come new opportunities! View the list below for great summer fun options.

Fun in the fresh air

Tubing the Brandywine River, Wilmington – Grab the kids and some innertubes and float along the shallow, easy paced Brandywine River. Plan it yourself or hire a guide from Wilderness Canoe Trips.

3 Palms Zoo and Education Center, Townsend – The kids will have the chance to learn about, meet and even feed a wide variety of animals including llamas, ducks, emus, giant tortoises and more!

Killens Pond State Park, Felton – Enjoy a day on the pond when you rent a kayak or canoe at the park. Try out the bike trail, pondside walking trail or disc golf course while you’re there!

Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes – From relaxing coastal bike trails to walking paths through the woods, enjoy some exercise with the kids before spending some time on the beach.

James Farm Ecological Preserve, Ocean View – Head to the shores of the Indian River Bay where the kids can walk along sandy paths, learn about the seven habitats at the preserve and spot wildlife like shorebirds and horseshoe crabs.

At-home activities
Delaware Theatre Company, Wilmington – Bring the show home with fun acting activities like charades and unique storytelling games. Or try creating your own puppets and play props with these tips!

Brandywine ZooKids – The Brandywine Zoo’s weekly educational programs will now be available online! Watch educational videos and participate in related activities. New programs are posted online every Sunday.

Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover – The museum’s monthly children’s programs, Biggs Kids is now available online! Download the monthly activity books online that contain coloring pages and guidance for at-home projects like painting, collages, origami and more!

The Great STEMporium, Lewes – Pick up a fun, educational activity for the kids that will build their STEM skills while school’s out for the summer. Choose from activities for ages three and up.

Dirty Hands, Rehoboth Beach – Let your kids’ creative side flourish with a take-home craft kit from Dirty Hands. From painting to yarn art, there’s new projects available all the time. Visit their Facebook page to see what crafts are on deck this week.

The Freeman Stage, Selbyville – Usually home to amazing performances, the venue is providing weekly art projects for kids grades K to 12 that include singing, instruments, painting and more. Check out the projects here.

YMCA of Delaware – Head to the online Kid Zone where you’ll find instructional videos for kid-friendly workouts and beginner sports skills. Instructional videos for DIY crafts like tie-dye are also available.