Summer is the perfect time to try new things. We have complied a list of over 50 Summer Activities that are easy. They don’t take much prep work and will keep your kids busy and using their imaginations instead of electronics.
We have spent quite a few summers finding ways to keep our kids entertained without going crazy and handing over electronics. We have loved sharing these ideas with all of you and wanted you to have a place to go for all the ideas. A place you can bookmark and head to when you hear the dreaded, “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” (If you read that in a kid voice, you are my people.)
Keep Track of your Summer Activities
Start off by downloading our free 50 Days of Summer Fun For Kids. This Printable is such a fun family activity and will help your family plan for all the fun this summer.
Here’s our List of Over 50 Summer Activities:
Art Activities for Kids
Make masks from paper plates.
Paper Lanterns for any season or holiday.
Hot Rock Art is a fun way to add a punch of color to your yard.
The fine art of Pointillism will keep kids busy for a while.
In Your Backyard Activities for Kids
Go for a hike! Create your own hiking stick before you go.
Sidewalk Chalk Bombs are a fun and colorful way to spend an afternoon.
For a fun over-sized yard game try hula hoop croquet.
A Backyard Mud Cafe will keep imaginations rolling.
Before heading out on a hike or nature walk, make a Nature Explorer Journal to hold all the treasures you find.
Decorate your bike with bike flags
Build your own bug garden
Turn your Backyard into Disneyland
Easy Inside Activities for Kids
See the world through a different lens with a kaleidoscope.
Cloud clay is dreamy to play with.
Use Shadow puppets to tell a story.
Make a sunshine surprise ball
Every kid should know how to make a Paracord Bracelet.
Teach your kids how to make Jellyfish Friendship Bracelets.
Tuck RAOK cards under wipers of cars in a parking lot to brighten a lot of days!
Easy Recipes for Kids to Make
Make a batch of protein bites to take to the beach, pool, or on a hike.
Roast S’mores with a table top fire
Make homemade ice cream. Our Grandma’s Vanilla Ice Cream is a favorite and you can add whatever toppings you want.
And make sure to try your hand at making Ice Cream in a Bag.
Kids love bugs that you can eat! Backyard Bug Snacks are as fun to make as they are to eat.
Gravity will still be in effect while you make Moon Rocks.
Make and share a Skookie.
Learn how to make butter from scratch.
Make a Kids Cookbook full of their favorite recipes.
Reading Activities for Kids
Spend the afternoon reading in a tent! Build your own in the backyard.
Science Activities for Kids
Build a Rainforest in a Jar
Don’t stress about doing all the activities with your kids. Remember they will remember those slow moments that you spent chatting and hanging out. Enjoy this time together.