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The Ultimate List of Summer Activities for Kids

With all three kids home for the summer, we’ve got to have some things to do! With a 1, 4, and 6 year old, for some reason, boredom never seems to end well! Of course there is always heading out and about, to the local library, pool, or playground! But, I have compiled a list of awesome summertime activities for kids from some amazing mom bloggers for you to try! Check out this ultimate list of activities for kids to find fun activity ideas for all ages!

Simply click the links to check out the full posts including all instructions!

From the Projects with Kids Blog:

Easy Marbled Seashell Art

From the Finding Zest Blog:

Check out these three fun activities:

How To Build a Fairy Garden with Kids

How to Make Slime without Borax: Catepillar Slime

Mermaid Fin Hair Clip Craft

From the Exploring Domesticity Blog:

Bubble Towers: DIY Bubble Blowers

From Fun With Mama Blog:

Here are three fun activities:

Shaving Cream Painting

Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe

Homemade Bubbles

From I Love Painted Rocks:

The Hide and Seek Rock Game

From One Crazy Mom: Inspiring Moms to Embrace the Crazy

Check out these two easy and fun activities:

The Best Two Ingredient Slime

Salt Painting

From Creative Green Living:

Here are two fun activities we love:

How to Make a Mermaid Garden with Succulents

Make a Fairy Bracelet

From the Country Chic Cottage:

DIY Paper Doll Activity Set

From the Grace, Giggles and Naptime Blog:

DIY Mini S’mores Pots

From A Dab of Glue Will Do Blog:

Kids Alphabet Say and Spray Activity

From Muddy Boots and Diamonds:

Tie Dye

From the Artsy Fartsy Mama Blog:

Two awesome activities:

DIY Kinetic Sand

DIY Straw Rockets

From Sixth Bloom:

Painting with Nature Items

From Red Ted Art:

Check out these giant bubbles and a bubble wand making station too!

Bubble Recipe and Giant Bubbles

Bubble Wand Making Station

From the Play. Party. Plan. Blog:

15 of the Best Water Games to Beat the Heat

From Moon and Spoon and Yum:

Gluten-Free Peppermint Play Dough

From The Healthy (ish) Home:

Painting with Water

From the Coffee and Carpool Blog:

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

Letters to Soldiers from Kids

From the Glitter on a Dime Blog:

Bubble Painting

From the Learning Through Experiences Blog:

Painting with Ice

From the Step Momming Blog:

Summer Journals

From Mombrite:

Ice Excavation

From Pink Fortitude:

DIY Ladybug Hotel

From the Fun Money Mom Blog:

Here are two adorable activities:

How to Make a Super Cute Seashell Turtle

Paper Plate Ocean Craft

From the Bitz and Giggles Blog:

Nature Hunt Bingo

From Atlanta’s Frugal Mom:

Kids Free Summer Reading Programs

From the Modern Small Town Mama Blog:

Sponge Water Bombs

From the Live the Old Way Blog:

Leaf Printing on a T-Shirt

From Mission: To Save

Pool Noodle Games

From Crafts By Ria:

Egg Carton Shark

Popsicle Stick House

From the Cenzerely Yours Blog:

Here is a list of 101 more ways to entertain the kids this summer!

101 Fun Ways to Entertain the Kids this Summer

For extra rainy day fun, check out our post, 10 Rainy Day Activities For Kids

We hope this list will help make your summer extra special and fun! What are your favorite summer activities for kids?

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15 responses to “The Ultimate List of Summer Activities for Kids”

  1. Holly says:

    Hi Lauren – What a great roundup to keep the kiddos busy this summer. PINNED! Thank you for including my ladybug hotel. My heart is full of gratitude. Hugs, Holly

    • admin says:

      Hi Holly! You are so kind! Thank you for your sweet words and for sharing your adorable and fun ladybug hotel! What a wonderful activity for children!

  2. Eliza says:

    So many wonderful things to try! I particularly liked the painted rocks. My son is nearly 4 and right now most of our activities are soccer, gardening, sitting in the pool, and riding his bikes. Or, and reading his favorite books, of course, including the ones I made myself using BookBildr.

    • admin says:

      Hi Eliza! Thank you so much! My kiddos found some of the rocks the other day and they were so excited! These activities sound amazing! We love to read around here!!

  3. This is great! We just painted seashells this weekend!

    • admin says:

      Hi Meghan and Melissa! Aww how fun!! That is a super neat one and I love that we found something we can do with all of the sea shells that we have collected!!

  4. This is a great post! I think I want to try the paper plate ocean craft! Thanks for sharing this!

  5. So many fun things to do! We’ll have to try some of the stuff here with my little nephew and cousins before they go back to school! Thank you for compiling these!

  6. Sherry says:

    These activities are great! I love that they can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages, too. My girls will love these ideas when I show them. Thank you!

  7. Rebecca says:

    Painted rocks! I used to do this all the time. I’ll be having my son paint rocks all summer for our circle driveway.

  8. Claire says:

    I have three and my oldest is 6 as well. What an amazing list!! We will definitely be trying these!

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Welcome to my blog. I am a licensed school counselor turned stay-at-home mom and writer. I have three wonderful children. I love the water, baking, getting creative, and traveling, especially to new places. I have a bachelor’s degree in science (Psychology major and Sociology minor), and a master’s degree in counselor education (M.Ed.). I wouldn’t call myself a parenting expert exactly, but I believe all parents are experts at raising their own children. After all, no one knows your kids better than you! My blog is about what “they say”—what we hear and read—versus what “we say”: using our own intuition. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.