Madox Najera, 5, of Winston puts a cherry in his basket that his dad is holding for him on Tuesday at Brosi’s Farm.

Finding activities to do over the summer can be a difficult task. Sleeping in until noon or sitting on the couch and watching TV all day is compelling, but there are many other activities for you, and your family and friends to do.

Chloe Garcia, 13, has plans for summer break. She said, “I plan on going swimming almost every day if I can at my grandma’s house. I also plan on maybe having a get-together with a few of my friends if I can every so often.”

Kylie Nelson will be visiting family this summer. “I’m excited to visit my family who I haven’t seen in over two years,” she said.

Leo Gimbel, 13, is going to participate in activities with his friends. Leo said, “I’m doing several of the RHS hosted camps, as well as some nature camps in Eugene. My friends are going to do several of those camps with me”

If you want something to do and you can’t think of anything, here’s a partial list of easy and fun things to do this summer.

Phineas and Ferb’s theme song said it best, “There’s 104 days of summer vacation and school comes around just to end it. So, the annual problem of our generation is finding a good way to spend it.” 

So get up, get moving, and make the most of your summer vacation.

  • Throw a movie night
  • Birdwatch
  • Do some community service
  • Go to a farmer’s market
  • Watch a sunrise or sunset
  • Blow bubbles with friends
  • Visit a park and play 
  • Go garage saling
  • Paint Rocks
  • Host a game night
  • Visit relatives
  • Karaoke night
  • Go swimming
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Make smores
  • Bake a cake
  • Visit splash pad  
  • Watch fireworks
  • Bake bread
  • Go to a beach, lake, or river
  • Go to Wildlife Safari
  • Make homemade pickles 
  • Go camping
  • Run through the sprinkler
  • Have a picnic
  • Play an instrument (or learn)
  • Sleep on a trampoline
  • Float the river
  • Create a Slip ‘n Slide
  • Tie-Dye
  • Go on a nature hike
  • Make a summer playlist
  • Plant a garden
  • Find a cool place to read a book
  • Visit a national forest
  • Go to a U-pick for some fresh fruits or veggies
  • Watch a concert
  • Go rock climbing
  • Go thrift store shopping
  • Take a walk or go for a run
  • Go bowling
  • Make or get ice-cream
  • Go skating
  • Visit a waterfall
  • Have a photoshoot
  • Go to a gym
  • Visit a museum
  • Do a DIY project
  • Build a Fort
  • Have a lemonade stand
  • Make rootbeer floats
  • Chalk your driveway
  • Try geocaching
  • Make pottery or other artwork
  • Go fly a kite
Addison Reneau, 12, enjoys some frisbee at Stewart Park.

Addison Reneau, 12, of Roseburg picks cherries at Brosi’s on Tuesday

Madox Najera, 5, of Winston reaches into a tree to collect cherries on Tuesday at Brosi’s.

Madox Najera, 5, of Winston stretches up to reach cherries in a tree at Brosi’s on Tuesday.

Hayden Furlong, 4, and Shiloh Furlong, 2, enjoy the cool water at the Stewart Park splash pad.

Harper Furlong, 6, and Shiloh, 2 play in the water at the Stewart Park splash pad.

Harper and Shiloh step on the spouting water at the Stewart Park splash pad on Tuesday.

Harper Furlong,6, and Shiloh Furlong, 2 of Roseburg play under the water flowers at the Stewart Park splash pad.