Summer Activity Ideas
Here are some fun summer activities you might enjoy doing with your kids this summer!
|Nature Scavenger Hunt: Send your kids outside to complete this scavenger hunt! This printable is free! 🙂We also have a photo hunt: Have them take photos of the things on the list:Set up an Outdoor Treasure Hunt with QR Codes! Kids use the QR code reader to find their next clue! (Free printable at this post.)My kids also have fun setting up their own Mini-Golf Coarse Challenge! 🙂|
|Children’s Games from Africa:
When we did our unit on Africa some time back, we played a number of children’s games. These might be fun to try out sometime this summer!
|Your kids might enjoy making Bead Snakes and Lizards. I made an instruction sheet that you can download (free).Free printable with instructions on how to make your own bead lizards and snakes:|
|Make a Bead Bowl: Last year, we had a lot of fun making these Bead Bowls. We had read about it online and found really easy to do! It took about 20 minutes.|
|A couple of years we learned how to play Kick the Can. This has become one of our family favorites. Even Hubby and I enjoy playing this in the woods with the kids! This is DEFINITELY a game we have to play this summer!!|
|Bubble Snake and Bubble Wands: Last year the kids really loved making big bubbles. This is another activity we’ll definitely repeat this summer!|
|Make Marbleized Paper The kids really enjoyed making marbleized paper last year. The paper turned out really pretty and they used it to write long letters to their relatives and friends.|
Things like Blongo Ball (affiliate link)and a Slack Line — Like this slackers 50-Feet Slackline Classic Set with Bonus Teaching Line (affiliate link)
|Sun Sensitive Paper My kids have fun making Sun Pictures with sun sensitive paper. We’ve done this most every summer!|
|15 Fabulous Family Board Games and Card Games|
|20+ Classic History Movies to Watch With Older Kids|
Make Math Fun this Summer!!
My kids love math puzzles and critical thinking activities. You might want to check out this post about Math Puzzles & Math Brain Teasers. That’s where I shared this Math Riddle Page!
Traveling? Don’t forget to pick up our free Road Trip Travel Log. It’s a free 30 page packet of fun things to do on the go (or at home!!!) — from rock collecting and finding all the clouds, constellations to finding all the state license plates and more!!
Long Car Trip? You might also want to grab a small packet of these Mini Scratch Art Paper (affiliate link) The box is small and compact (3.5 by 3.5 inches and comes with 125 scratch sheets!)
Camp Songs at Home!!
Sing the classic camp songs with your kids with this free printable:
| You might also be interested in this list that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago:This is a list I compiled from various scout badges that kids can earn. You can have the kids select fun things to do and try to work them into your summer schedule… things such as
Fun stuff, right?!! Here is the original post: Summer Activities for Kids
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