Summer is here! Don’t let your kids be bored this summer! Get moving and be creative. Here are some Crazy Cool Summer Ideas!
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Coolest Summer Activity Ideas
Balls!! They are a blast and bubbles make them even better in this kiddie pool activity idea. She did it with her preschoolers – my 9 year old thought it was a blast too!
Race with squirt guns! You can see who can fill a cup up first, or string cups across your yard and squirt them along the line. FUN!
Make some fizz. This fizzing sidewalk paint recipe is a blast! Whip together some baking soda with bubble juice and clean up with vinegar.
Stay Cool with kids this summer
Activity Ideas for Summer
Ice cubes are always fun in the summer – add paint for a colorful day of decorating the sidewalk. It will wash off.
If you have a sandbox or go to a park that does, bring along some supplies for a kids play date at the park, make a volcano. Perk: The vinegar will help kill bugs and bacteria in your sand!
Don’t just make sand castles! Bring along water color paint and decorate your sand castles with some color!
Make a batch of kinetic sand – all you need is some slime and play sand. This stuff is a blast – half play dough, half wet sand.
Watch it soar! For a fun rainy day summer activity, make a set of flying contraptions from cardboard tubes and straws.
How to make Summer FUN for kids.
Play a game of outdoor water pinata or even darts (if your kids are older). Hang balloons filled with water down for your kids to bop.
Go on a bug hunt. If your kids love “nature” they will love the summer kids activity of making a bug house and collecting specimins to live in their mini-buggy-hotel.
Now this is AWESOME! Make a giant slingshot to use with balls. Next build a tower with shipping boxes – it’s a backyard game of angry birds!
Crazy Fun Ideas for Kids
Ropes can be a ton of fun. String some around your yard to create a silly obstacle course – OR make a “rope bridge”. Learning and memories!
With sticks, yarn and a washer you can have a blast this summer making giant bubbles. These are huge!
Got a kiddo with a lot of personality? For a fun summer activity, let them wear it with these DIY Designed Clothes.
Making the moments count
Make foot prints! Your kids will doing this with paint on their flip flops! They made animal prints similar to these. It will wash off the sidewalk eventually!
At the beach this year, bring some plaster and make casts of your kids hands. Adorable! And something you will cherish!
Another favorite – reminds me of a waterbed! For an unusual summer activity, make your own “bladder” and a water blob for your kids to wallow in.
AND… free the toys! Give your kids some tools, and their toys – frozen in a block of ice. Watch as they chisel their treasures free.
What are you doing with your kids this summer?
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About the Author:
Rachel Miller is the original Quirky Momma of Kids Activities Blog and co-author of 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! & The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments. Rachel can now be found blogging at One Crazy House.