Summer Activities for Kids

These summer activities for kids will keep your crew entertained while school is out. Enjoy these fun craft ideas, art activities and games to play with your kids this summer.

summer activities for kids

School’s out for summer and mothers everywhere are scrambling to come up with ideas to keep their kids entertained for the next three months. Oh, wait… maybe that’s just me?

I’ve been saving up fun craft ideas, art projects, games and activities to do this summer when my kids start tossing around the dreaded “B” word– you know — B.O.R.E.D. I am going to keep those kids busy so they don’t just sit around watching TV or worse, fighting with each other. If you’re a mom, I know you can relate!

Today I’m sharing some of my favorite summer activity ideas with you. Be sure to bookmark this page or pin it so you can refer back to it all summer.

I started by printing out these pages so my kids know all of the things they need to do each day before they can ask to watch TV or play on the computer.

Hopefully this will help provide structure, ensure that the most important things get done every day and limit screen time.

And to all you mothers out there… good luck. It can be frazzling, but the very best days with my kids have been on lazy summer days.


no mess tie dye

No-Mess Tie Dye Sneakers

Graph Paper Art

summer turtle craft

Egg Carton Animals

unicorn summer craft

Unicorn Marrionette 

Popsicle Stick Bracelets

squirt chalk for summer

Color Changing Squirty Chalk

painted rocks summer activity

Painted Treasure Rocks

string art craft for kids

String Art

moon rock activity for kids

DIY Moon Rocks

fire ink art

Fired Ink Art

bird seed cake activity

Bird Feeder

marshmallow catapult for kids

Marshmallow Catapult

giant bubbles summer boredom buster

Giant Bubbles

shaving cream activity for kids

Shaving Cream Slip n Slide

sand volcano for kids

Sand Volcano

summer water pinata

Water PiƱata 

bug house summer craft

Bug House

water blob summer activity for kids

Water Blob

glitter tube bracelets

Glitter Bracelets

glow in the dark ball DIY

Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls

make rock candy

Grow Rock Candy

balloon rocket activity

Balloon Rocket

make edible water beads

Edible Water Beads

sumo wrestling kids activity idea

Sumo Wrestling

lego activity for kids

LEGO Aquarium

plastic cup boredom buster

Plastic Cup Boredom Buster

easy diy doll house

Cardboard Box Dollhouse

water activities for kids

Pool Noodle Sprinkler

paper butterfly craft for kids

Beaded Butterflies

how to make fluffy slime

Printable Slime Recipes

road trip activity for kids

Road Trip Snack Bingo

cookie sheet activities for kids

Magnetic Cookie Sheet Toy

If you need even more ideas, be sure to check out my Pinterest board called Activities for Kids. I’ve been saving fun ideas there for years!



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