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10 Fun Family Summer Activities for Your Family Member With Rett Syndrome

Summer is coming so it’s time to start planning your summer with fun activities for your family member with Rett Syndrome. Here we will supply some fun ideas to keep your family active and laughing all summer long. 

Dance Party

Turn up your favorite music and have a dance party. Stepping and dancing to music is a great way to get up and move and helps balance and stamina. If your child with Rett can’t walk, you can still have fun using a walker or a wheelchair. 

Go to an outdoor park concert

Visit your city’s park website to see the dates of your local park concerts this summer. You can make a day of it and have a picnic at the park while you listen to music and relax. It’s also a great way to get out and breathe in some fresh clean air.

Plant a Garden

Plant a garden in your front or back yard with some pretty flowers. You can find some affordable seeds and pots at the Dollar Store. It is so easy to start a garden by following simple tutorials on Youtube. Getting outside, watering, and smelling the flowers can be a great way to relax. 


Summers are hot and you need a way to stay refreshed. Try taking a dip in the water. Swimming is a great way to reduce stress on stiff joints, ligaments, and strained muscles. It is also good for lowering anxiety and increasing confidence in themselves. 

Arts and Crafts

Grab some paint, paper, and brushes (optional). Painting with a brush or even your fingers is a great way to release your creative flow. It doesn’t have to be perfect, anyone can paint. Another fun idea is feet painting; put some big paper on the ground, dip your feet and paint and simply walk around. Create footprints in a rainbow of colors. 

Fruit Picking

Check out an apple orchard near you and handpick some fruits to take home with you to enjoy. It’s a great way to get outside in fresh air, have some fun, spend time with your family, and pick some fresh produce! 

Have a Picnic

Another way to enjoy the great outdoors! Grab your favorite blanket and spread it across the green grass. Pack your favorite snacks and have a meal with your family. Watch the birds, breathe in the fresh air, and unwind!

Visit a Museum or Art Gallery

On the days that it’s too hot, take the fun indoors to a museum or art gallery. History and science and museums are fun and often have interactive exhibits so that you can immerse yourself in learning. 

Art museums are great for appreciating art and also learning about people. Enjoy the bright colors and fun shapes at an art museum in a serene environment. 

Game Night

Grab some games at Walmart or Target for an affordable price and make it a fun night with some snacks, drinks, and laughs. Some fun games you can play together as a family are Monopoly (they have a kids’ version for the youngsters), Shoots and Ladders, or Candy Land. 

Movie Night

With all the streaming platforms available now there are thousands of movies available right at your fingertips through Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, or HBO. Lay out some blankets and pillows, pop some popcorn, and cuddle up together to watch a good movie. 


We hope you enjoy these 10 fun summer activities for you and your family. Tell us which one is your favorite!