Cabin Camping, Camp Fire Songs, Candle Making, Candy Making, Candy Tour, Canning, Car Wash, Card Games, Card Making, Cardboard Boat Race, Carnival, Caroling, Cave Tour, Cemetery Walk, Ceramics Mug Pottery Wheel, Challenge Course, Chemistry Day, Chess, China, Chili Cook-off, Chinese Culture, Circus, Citizenship, City Hall Tour, Civil War Re-enactment. , Clean Up, Climbing Wall, Clinic Tour, Community Awareness, Computer Knowledge, Constellations, Cooking – Make 5 Meals with your Parents for this badge, Corn Maze, Costume Party, Craft Project, Creativity, CSI, Cupcake Decorating.
Here are some more examples from the Ps:
Pajama Party, Pancake Breakfast, Paper Making, Park Bench (clean up the park), Peace, Peacemaker, Penny Drive, Pet Care – Dog Kitten. Pet Store Visit, Petting Zoo, Picnic, Pioneer Day, Pizza Party, Planetarium, Plant a Seed, Plant a Tree, Plant Study, Poetry, Police Visit, Pony Ride, Pool Party, Post Office Tour, Pot Luck Dinner, Pottery, Pow Wow, Power Plant Tour, Pretzel Tour or make your own Pretzels!
So, here is our long, long list of activities. The activity ideas on this list are appropriate for elementary and middle school kids. It’s about 5 pages long and better yet, it’s free to download! If you get some good use out of this, I’d love to hear from you! ~Liesl
P.S. If you have younger kids, you might enjoy this HUGE List of Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers!! It has more than 100+ activities to do with your 2-5 year old (and it too is free to download!) 🙂
If your kids are in scouts, you might want to have them “earn” some patches for uniforms! Here a smattering of patches that you can purchase from a website we have used — MakingFriends.com. My girls are both scouts, but this website is not run by the girl or boy scouts. Oh, and I’m not an affiliate or anything, I just thought the website was neat and the prices were great. Plus, I even found a discount coupon code that worked. 🙂
You might want to check out this post with more Creative, Fun Summer Activity Ideas
We often have relied on quite a huge variety of hands-on activities to spice things up… from science and engineering activities, to plays, dioramas, and MUCH more. If you are looking for even more ideas, be sure to scroll through the dozens and dozens of fun hands-on activities in this post:
And this similar post with lots of different homeschool teaching strategies that don’t involve worksheets and seat work!!
Finally, let me leave you with a few other posts that might be of interest…
Free Math Game Boards!: The Ultimate Math Game Board! ♥ Your kids will love practicing their math facts! ♥ I have made some new math game boards… and with everything that’s going on, I wanted to brighten your day by offering these for free! We used these types of versatile game boards a lot when my kids were little. This one includes number recognition, addition & subtraction cards.
FREE Math Board Games – Multiplication and Division: This is similar to the set above except it includes multiplication & division cards.
Other fun summer activity posts:
- 7 Fun STEM – Engineering Activities for Kids
- Engineering Activities for Kids
- Free Engineering Curriculum (for Grades 3 to 8)
- 7 Fun Summer Activities
- 15 Fabulous Family Board Games and Card Games
- Make Marbelized Paper
- Make a Bead Bowl
- Play the Game SPUD
- Play the Game Kick the Can
- 7 Active Summer Games Our Family Loves
- Sun-sensitive Paper Projects
- Big Bubble Wands and Foam Snakes
- Make a Sponge Ball
- Make Marshmallow Towers
You might also be interested in these posts:
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P.S. Don’t forget to check out the Clouds, Winds, Weather Packet. It comes with the Natural Disasters Packet as well). My daughter is finishing up the documentary series Raging Planet and has really enjoyed that unit!