- Jul 8
- 4 min read
20+ Best Summer Activities for Kids
Updated: Jul 18
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It's summer, the kids are out of school, and its time to have fun. Unfortunately with the pandemic still going on its most likely not going to be a regular summer. Never the less that doesn't mean our kids can't have a blast. Here some great, summer arts and crafts ideas, science experiments, and activities for kids to overcome the „normal“ boredom during school break in this crazy time.
By Lil Tigers
Try this awesome water balloon activities and get creative with your kids during the head. They will love this splash of water.
By Playful Kale
The summer is the perfect time to go camping and have a bonfire in your back yard. Why not make a craft the next day and create a nice memory.
By Bilingual Beginnings
This STEAM activity for toddlers is perfect for hot summer days. I mean which kid doesn't love to play with ice cubes when it's hot outside?
Want to switch it up? Use other toys instead of Disney figures.
Are you looking for more free kids activities - arts & crafts? Take a look at my Facebook group here and get inspired.
By Simple Moments Stick
Are your kids obsessed with slime as well? Try to make your own toddler safe slime at home. Just be aware, it's edible but sure not tasty.
Tip: Add some clitter to it to make it look like unicorn slime!
By Millie + Mommie
Switch things up a little bit and try this fun summer project and make your own fruit art with sponges. Especially toddlers will love this easy craft idea!
By Lil Tigers
99 fun summer bucket list ideas incl. free printable. Don't give your kids time to get bored and go on an adventure together!
By Mosswood Connections
Build your own solar oven is a great science project. Take a look at the instructions and what you can learn during the interaction with your children. This is a perfect father-son project, but please be careful, this is not an experiment they should do unsupervised.
This project is intended more for big kids!
By Team Cartwright
Are your kids getting annoyed putting sunscreen on every day? Show them with this STEAM activity what sunscreen does for their skin and teach them the importance of putting sunscreen on at the same time. It's a win-win!
By Easy Activities for Kids
Are you going on a road trip this summer? Print out this fun under the sea activity pack. It will entertain your children, while they are learning at the same time. Get your free printables now!
This might be interesting for you too: - How to grow your own rainbow - Dancing Grape Steam Experiment - Toddler Safe Playdough Recipe
By Cosmo Mum
This beautiful nature craft will help your children to learn writing their names and explore nature. This is a perfect nature lover craft for kids. Take a look.
By Mom Wife Busy Life
Simply have an indoor beach party, here some party ideas and inspirations for it. Your kids will have an epic blast!
By You ready Teddy?
Try this fun fine motor skill activity which also engages your senses' taste, smell, and touch. It's the perfect sensory play activity for toddlers!
13. Summer Bingo
By The Artisan Life
Play summer bingo with your family. Get this super cute free printable now and have a game night.
By Messy Little Monster
Which child doesn't like to get messy? Try this creative way of making your own canvas art.
Tip: Be on the safe side and use washable paint.
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15. DIY Card Craft
By Simple every day Mom
Do your kids love crafts? Try this super fun summer flamingo card.
Tip: Use it to send some nice words during lockdown to loved once.
16. Bubble Recipe
By Red Ted Art
Do your kids like bubbles? Mine are obsessed. Try this recipe for the best giant bubbles and an afternoon loaded of fun!
By Two Healthy Kitchen
Encourage your kids to help in the kitchen and spend quality time together. Try these healthy summer recipes together with mommy's little helpers.
By Earth Friendly Tips
Try this eco-friendly summer activity and make your own sponge water bomb. Take a look at the step by step instruction!
By Grace Giggles and Naptime
Use popsicle sticks to make your own beautiful bird feeder. Hang it in front of your kitchen or living room area and watch birds coming by every day.
By Two Kids and a Coupon
Look at this super cute DIY craft. Its the perfect summer project.
Tip: Use this opportunity to teach your children about butterflies!
By Lil Tigers
My kids like to eat ice cream every day. That's why I started making my own popsicles. Try this delicious strawberry recipe with your kids at home.
By Beary Sweet Home
What's more fascinating then to go with a flashlight for a night walk. Don't forget to take this scavenger hunt list with you. The free printable can be found in the article link above.
23. DIY Edible Paint
By All About Baby Blog
Do you have a toddler at home? Then try this edible toddler safe paint recipe. The kids will have so much fun coloring with it!
Please comment below and let me know how you liked these fun crafts and ideas for your kids. I would love to see a picture of all the cool projects, experiments, activities, and arts and crafts you made!