In no particular fun activities to finish up the summer: water parks, museums, aquariums, planetariums, going to the library, minor league baseball games, a visit to the beach, going fishing or camping, visiting relatives, seeing local historical sites, picnicking at state parks or local forest preserves, or anything else that may be of interest and would be fun.
Maybe family activities like long walks, bike rides, horseback riding, or things like a family game night with challenging multi-player board or card games would be in order.
The bottom line is that children have to keep challenging their minds and continue to work on developing a great sense of imagination. They need to build their self-esteem and gain confidence. What could be better than doing all this in an affordable fashion and in such a way that it is fun to do as well?
Here is a website that will give you a myriad of ideas broken down by age. Summer time is an opportunity for children to build up both their physical abilities and at the same time, improve their confidence and mental acuity. Take advantage of the opportunity you have today. The way life works one day you might regret not taking parenting to the utmost level.