10 Fun Summer Activities Around the House

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Summer is a great time to kick back, relax, and have fun around the house. Here are a few fun things that we at 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty (2-10) like to do this summer when we don’t plan to travel.

Local Music Festivals

From farmers’ markets to state fairs, live music is a great way to enjoy the summer without having to plan an itinerary. Plus, local music tends to not require you to take out a second mortgage to attend, unlike bigger music festivals like Lollapalooza or Coachella.

Backyard Movie Night

Summer is a perfect time to watch a movie outside. Bluetooth projectors are relatively inexpensive these days and can allow you to access your favorite streaming services outdoors.

Whether you purchase a projector screen or simply project movies on the side of your house, this is a quick and easy way to spend time outside having fun around the house.

Block Party

Block parties are an American summertime staple. Bouncy houses, games, piñatas, drinks, and live music give you a great chance to meet your neighbors in a group setting.

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Scavenger Hunt

Neighborhood scavenger hunts are all the rage. Many families develop their own scavenger hunts as a fun and interactive way to get their kids outside and familiar with the neighborhood.

Some cities even have coordinated and themed scavenger hunts in their downtown areas, sometimes for free. This is a great way to get familiar with your neighborhood and maybe even meet your next new friend.

Backyard Campout

One of the amazing perks of homeownership is having a secure outdoor space to do as you please. A backyard campout is a fun way to enjoy your privacy. Double the fun with some s’mores and stargazing. You might even see some neat animals you don’t normally see, like owls and bats!

Lemonade Stand

If you have kids, the classic lemonade stand is an outstanding way to get them active while teaching them important lessons about working hard and managing money.

Depending on their age, you may need to supervise and help out with counting money and making change. This is a great way to help your kids learn about interacting with neighbors.

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Farmers’ Markets

Visiting a local farmers’ market can open up an entirely new world for you and your family. Many local businesses set up booths at farmers’ markets, giving you can chance to support your community businesses while indulging in foods, crafts, and clothes you may not be able to find anywhere else.

Many farmers’ markets also have interactive events, such as climbing on firetrucks, petting zoos, and live music.

Car Wash for a Cause

Another great way to introduce younger folks to the concept of giving back to the community through hard work is a car wash for a cause.

Whether it’s for a charity, to raise money for a sports team, or another worthy cause, car washes are a classic summertime activity for the whole family.

Flashlight Tag

Take advantage of more comfortable temperatures at dusk and night with a game of flashlight tag! This is a good way to have a fun time staying active while staying safe, and all you need are a few flashlights.

(Plus, this is a great way to do inventory of your home’s flashlight and battery supply for when you need them for emergencies.)

If you have children who want to play flashlight tag, consider a buddy system or setting hard boundaries in which to play.


You’d be amazed by how much you can see just looking up at the night sky. The best way to stargaze is to find a spot with minimal light and let your eye adjust to the dark for a out 30 minutes. You’ll begin to see stars and planets you may have never seen before. You might even get lucky to see a shooting start or, in really rare cases, an aurora!

Even if you live in a city with lots of light pollution, you can still catch a glimpse at several planets, in addition to the moon.

There are several stargazing apps that can help your find and identify neat things in the night sky, too. Check out some of the most effective stargazing apps from space.com to get started.

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It’s so much easier to enjoy fun times around your home when you have fewer things to worry about. With a 2-10 Home Service Plan (aka Home Warranty), you can maximize your enjoyment by minimizing the risk of a major breakdown ruining your plans.

From HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems to important kitchen appliances and more, 2-10 helps you protect your budget, work with local and independent contractors, and find solutions to common breakdowns around your home.

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