31 Fun Activities to Do With Your Kids Before Summer Ends

The days are getting longer -- which means there's more time to check one (or all!) of these family activities off of your want-to-do list. (32 Photos)

Jenna McCarthy on Jul 25, 2014 at 5:20PM

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31 Fun Activities to Do With Your Kids Before Summer Ends

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Set Up a Slip N Slide

You're going to have to take all of your mom-like safety concerns, neatly pack them up in a box and toss them out the window for this one. Yes, we are urging you to invite your child to run full-speed ahead and dive -- yes dive -- headfirst onto a wet and slippery slab of plastic. Why? Because it's mind-blowingly fun. Stores still sell the classic you remember from when you were a wee one, but they now have jazzed-up larger versions, too. You can also skip the store-bought option and DIY-it: Roll out a large plastic tarp, secure it with garden staples, cover staples with duct tape, get the tarp super wet with a garden hose (and a sprinkler if you have it) and slide, baby, slide! (To make the slide super slippery, add dish soap. To make it a tad safer, secure pool noodles to the sides.)

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