Here are the BEST summer activities for kids, all neatly wrapped up in one post for you to pin and come back to often, with a bonus FREE SUMMER ACTIVITY POSTER to download and print out too! Whoop!
With that long school break coming up again many of us are thinking “OH NO! What will I do with the kids to keep them busy?!” Don’t worry, I have got all of the ideas that you will need here to keep you playing, creating and active ALL summer long. The best part? They are all EASY to do and take very little time to prepare, meaning you will get a break too- win win!
And try all of these fun ideas from my Imagination Tree blog archives too:
Make and paint with Frozen Ice Paints!
Make Spray Chalk Paint for outdoor art experiences
Create your own Sidewalk Chalk Recipe
Make DIY Sand Clay and create handprint or footprint keepsakes!
Make an Under the Sea scene on a paper plate!
Make scented DIY puffy paint ice creams!
Create an ocean in an egg carton!
Grow and play with water beads!
Make some bubble wrap print puffy fish!
Make friendship bracelets or loom bands and swap with friends!
Make Activity Jars for quick ideas and boredom busters!
Camp out in the garden, look at the stars and roast marshmallows on an open fire!
Freeze flowers, leaves, pom poms, buttons or small toys in large blocks of ice and defrost them with spray bottles.
Freeze dinosaurs to create ice eggs! Perfect for a hot day.
Set up an edible muddy animal/ tractor wash station!
Use paint chips to go on a colour scavenger hunt!
Create a backyard digging pit and sand pit area!
Wash and dry baby dolls in the tuff tray
Make flower petal soup!
Dye rainbow rice and play with it all summer long!
Make Slime and experiment with adding different ingredients!
Create some DIY shell fossil prints in salt dough!
Cut off the end from a plastic bottle, add a sock over it and dip into bubble mix to blow giant bubble snakes!
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I hope you’ll have a brilliant summer FILLED with PLAY, creative art activities and outdoor adventures to last a lifetime of memories!
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