Summer Fun! Summer Activities for Kids

I used to break out in cold sweats when I would think about the last day of school. The kids were going to be home for weeks straight and unless I wanted our home to turn into The Hunger Games where only the strongest survived {and I'm fairly certain that wouldn't have been me}, then I needed to come up with a plan. I needed activities, I needed play dates, I needed things on the calendar that we could look forward to.

Those activities didn't have to be elaborate, they just needed to be something I could break out of my secret stash of mom goodies if I heard the words "I'm bored" or if I started to hear the rumblings of fighting between siblings. 

beat the boredom with these summer kids activities

I've collected a few of those activities that you can have on hand to put in your back pocket to help you stay sane and to give your kids some fun activities this summer.

I find the best way to keep all of my kids activities in one place is to create a Pinterest board. I have two. You can follow them here and here. I'm always adding new kids activities. Happy summer!

  1. Water Balloon Baseball - Over Stuffed Life
  2. Kids' Music Sensory Activity - Home. Made. Interest.
  3. Pool Noodle Activities Fine Motor Fun - Learning 4 Kids
  4. Squirt Gun Painting - Fireflies and Mud Pies
  5. Summer Activity Paper Chain - The Pinning Mama
  6. Bubble Blower Painting - Childhood101
  7. Painted Shells - The Seasoned Mom
  8. DIY Moon Rocks - The Crafting Chicks
  9. DIY Solar Oven Smores {Kids Science Experiment} - Desert Chica
  10. Shaving Cream Rain Clouds - One Little Project
  11. Homemade Ice Cream in a Can - Home Cooking Memories
  12. Bubble Snack Maker - Mum in the Mad House
  13. DIY Pinwheels - Home. Made. Interest
  14. Easy Summer Craft for Kids: Garden Critters - The Seasoned Mom
  15. Giant Outdoor Memory Game - 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  16. Kid's Coloring Page Windsock Craft - The Pinning Mama
  17. Squirt Gun Races - Made from Pinterest
  18. Minion Flip Flops Summer Kids Craft - One Creative Mommy
  19. Soap Foam Sidewalk Paint - Teaching Mama
  20. Painting a Birdhouse - The Seasoned Mom
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