5 Summer Activities Your Kids Will Love

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It’s the tail end of summer, but that means there is still a bit of time before the kids are back in school.

If your kids are like mine they have tons of energy and jump from activity to activity – it can be hard to keep them occupied without feeling like ripping your hair out.

Here are five fun activities to keep your kids busy the rest of summer.

Water Play

Whether it’s swimming in the pool, running through sprinklers, or visiting a local splash pad, kids love to play in the water. Setting up a water table is a great option for toddlers. Water play is a great way for kids to burn off energy and cool down from the summer heat.

Color With Sidewalk Chalk

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My kids (even the baby) love to go outside and color with their chalk. It’s a super easy activity that can be done right outside our front door. If the kids have been inside and get antsy we step outside and color until they get hot enough to want to go back inside. It’s also a great option to bring it to the park and let other kids join in the fun.

Play-dough And Slime Time

My kids love to play with anything they can use to create and get messy. Play-dough and slime is relatively cheap and it keeps my kids occupied for long periods of time. It stays at the table (generally) so clean up is not a hassle.

Kinetic Sand

Another fun sensory activity that keeps my kids occupied for long periods of time. It can be messy, so make sure to have a designated area for sensory play. This is also great if you have a kid that absolutely loves sand, but you are not able to make it to the park or beach.

Picnic At The Park

Baby El enjoying park time

Our go to activity is a trip to the park. We are fortunate to live in an area with multiple parks. We generally choose one with ample shade and bring a blanket and snacks so the kids have a place to rest if they tire out from playing. It’s also a great place for them to socialize with other kids and everyone benefits from the time outdoors.

So there you have it! Five fairly easy summer activities that your child will love, and a few of them don’t even require you to leave the house if you need a day at home.

What would you add to this list? What summer activities do your kids enjoy?

6 comments on “5 Summer Activities Your Kids Will Love”

  1. I love this post, G. It’s such a nice thing to share activities to do with kids.

    I like going to the Dollar Store and getting cheap things to do with my niece and nephew. Earlier this year, when the snow started melting, we went and bought cheap planters and then went to the garden centre and bought vegetables and they helped me to plant them. Kind of like… grow their own vegetables activity. Every time they come see me they water it and look after it.

    The other thing I buy at the dolor store is the really cheap white canvas’ and acrylic paint. Then we just sit on a picnic table outside and they paint whatever they want on them. We let them dry and they give them to people as gifts (their other aunts and uncles or their teacher… stuff like that. I have a collection of them I keep in the linen closet and every time they need a gift we give them a painting to give as part of the gift)

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    1. We love the dollar store for crafts too!! I’m thinking I should do a separate blog post just for all the crafts you can create from dollar tree finds 😅
      I have seen the canvases (my daughters each painted one for me for my birthday) and we love to buy coloring and other craft supplies there.
      Thanks for sharing! Just another thing we have in common 😆

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  2. We were at Toys R Us yesterday and I wanted to buy slime… until I saw the price. $8 for a small thing of slime. I remember making slime in elementary school with some borax and some glue which costs pennies. Maybe when Becca is a little older we will make slime together. That would be fun 🙂

    She really loves the water and loves going to the cottage and the beach. She also likes drawing on the sidewalk with chalk! These are great ideas. Ty for sharing 😊🌺

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    1. We just buy slime from the dollar tree! That way I don’t feel bad throwing it out and getting a new one when the need arises. I’ve never made it myself, but I’m sure it’s something worth trying. 🙂


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