Summer Activity List (350+ Activities for Kids)

There are so many amazing activities that kids can do that don’t involve electronics.  This is a HUGE list of fun activities that will get your kids ENGAGED!
Here are some examples:

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!

Each year I pull this list out for the kids and they go WILD with excitement.  There are so many appealing thing.

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

Summer Fun Activity List – for Elementary and Middle School Kids


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!) 🙂

Preschool-Pics3-320x300If 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 —  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. 🙂

Activity Ideas - PatchesYou might want to check out this post with more Creative, Fun Summer Activity Ideas

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:

Hands-On Homeschool Activities

Hands-On Activity Ideas to Inspire Your Homeschool

And this similar post with lots of different homeschool teaching strategies that don’t involve worksheets and seat work!!

Hands-On Activity Ideas and

Homeschool Teaching Strategies

Finally, let me leave you with a few other posts that might be of interest…

12 Hands-On Science Activities You Can Do Today!

10 Ways to Transition from School to Homeschool

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 Game Board - Addition - Subtraction
FREE Math Board Games – Multiplication and Division: This is similar to the set above except it includes multiplication & division cards.

FREE Math Game Board - Multiplication Division

Other fun summer activity posts:

You might also be interested in these posts:

Outdoor Treasure Hunt Printable


Free Nature Scavenger Hunt Printables


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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!

Clouds and Weather Packet

Natural Disasters Worksheets

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