An Easy Summer Activity

An easy summer activity perfect for your kids! Learn how to make ice eggs with these simple steps.

Every single summer, my kids ask to do some new activities, but there is always one activity they want to do every single summer. Thankfully, it an easy summer activity and barely costs anything! What is their favorite activity? Making dinosaur eggs!

This is the perfect easy summer activity to do right in your own backyard.

Just head to your local dollar store to get two things and you are set to go! There is a little prep time needed but it really is not anything major. Trust me, during the summer I am all about the easy activities. 

I usually prepare these the day before so we have some for the next day. If you get a little pack of mini dinosaurs at the dollar store, you will have plenty. Most of the time I do one per child so we can do the activity a couple times.

An easy summer activity perfect for your kids! Learn how to make ice eggs with these simple steps.

Supplies Needed:

  • Little Dinosaurs or whatever small figure you want to use
  • Bag of Balloons


  1. Put one dinosaur into each balloon. This can be a little tricky but you just have to really stretch the balloon open wide. Tip: Once I use all of the dinosaurs, I just reuse them for the balloons. 
  2. Fill the balloon with some water.
  3. Tie the balloon closed and freeze!

An easy summer activity perfect for your kids! Learn how to make ice eggs with these simple steps.

When you are ready to play, simply cut the balloon tie off and peel the balloon off the ice. You will have a ball of ice that has a mini dinosaur in it- the dinosaur egg. Then let your kids explore!

Sometimes my kids will drop the ice on the sidewalk to see it break and other times they put it in a bucket of water or let it melt in the sun. Once July and August hits, the southern heat can usually melt these rather quickly!  This easy summer activity is always a big hit with the kids and something we can do throughout the summer. 

What is a favorite summer activity of your family?

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  • Reply Becky

    This is such a cute idea! We have all the things to do this!

    June 15, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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  • Reply Sumer | Grace, Giggles & Naptime

    This is such a FUN idea! I actually have a bag of mini dinosaurs on hand right now. We are definitely going to give this a try! I know my 4 year old will love it!!

    June 16, 2017 at 10:24 am
    • Reply Keri

      That will be perfect for him!! I hope you all have a lot of fun

      June 16, 2017 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    How clever is this! I bet my daughter would love it if we made some of these!

    June 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm
  • Reply Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy

    What a fun and easy activity!!! It teaches some patience too. 😉

    June 18, 2017 at 8:15 am
    • Reply Keri

      Thanks Danielle, yes it does! That is definitely something we are working on over here.

      June 18, 2017 at 10:04 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    OMG this is so stinking easy and fun!! My daughter is a bit young but I’ll bet she will love it next year! Thanks!

    June 18, 2017 at 9:22 pm
    • Reply Keri

      Thank you Ashley! Maybe you could even use little figures that she is into at that point. Have a great night!

      June 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm
  • Reply Anil Kumar

    Amazing idea and great playing kids a simple and silence. Thanks for sharing with a great article.

    June 30, 2017 at 6:16 am
    • Reply Keri

      Thank you!

      June 30, 2017 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Elaine

    This looks so fun. I’ll have to make dinosaur eggs and unicorn or pony eggs too for the one who thinks she is a real princess ;). Thanks for sharing this fun idea!

    July 6, 2017 at 8:32 pm
    • Reply Keri

      So cute to make pony eggs! I need to add that in for my daughter next time! Thanks for stopping by!

      July 7, 2017 at 8:07 am

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