Looking for simple and fun activities to do this summer? These summer themed activities are perfect for kids to enjoy. The activities are a variety and put together to encourage creativity and imagination in kids.
Yay! I am so excited it is summertime! We are kicking off our summer activities next week with a summer themed activities! I cannot wait to dive into summer fun as a family.
The purpose of the Summer Weekly Activities series is to provide busy moms with some simple and fun themed activities for summer. Instead of trying to do all of the things every single day, I have found it to be helpful and freeing to do one fun activity a day. Some weeks we may do all five activities and other weeks just one, but having a list of activities on hand has helped us thrive during the summer.
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Summer Themed Activities
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Create: Draw or Paint
Supplies: Drawing utensils, paper
Directions: Get out the colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paint and create a summer picture. We love sitting down and coloring and drawing together. This is usually a great activity to focus everyone and redirect the day if things have been a little crazy.
Move: Obstacle Course
Supplies: Use what you have!
Directions: Set up an obstacle course outside or inside depending on the weather. Use what you have! Is there a chair to crawl under, a box to jump over?! Be creative! You can time each other going through the obstacle course, cheer each other on and just have fun!
Explore: What melts?
Supplies: Muffin tin, ice and/or frozen/non frozen items different items in a muffin tin.
Directions: Use ice with different things on it or use frozen and non frozen items. Take guesses about what will melt and what will not. We did this with salt, baking powder, and pepper on ice cubes. Set it in the sun and then play outside, checking every so often on the ice!
Feel: Big Bubbles
Supplies: Bubbles or Dawn dish soap, cornstarch, baking powder, glycerin, straws, string/yarn Break out the bubbles or make your own big bubbles.
Directions: Mix 6 cups water, ½ cup Dawn dish soap, ½ cup cornstarch, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 tablespoon glycerin. Mix this together in the morning and let it sit for a few hours. You can make your own bubble wand by using 2 straws and some yarn/string.
Make: Popsicle Making
Supplies: Popsicles OR frozen fruit, spinach, bananas, yogurt, popsicle molds (or you can use a plastic cup and popsicle stick to make your own)
Directions: You can get some popsicles from the store or make your own! We love to mix up frozen fruit, bananas, and spinach in our Nutribullet. We usually add a little bit of yogurt or water. Once it is blended, pour into molds and let freeze. If you do not have molds, you can pour them into plastic cups and stick popsicle sticks in them! If you want to try some delicious popsicle recipes, try out these tasty popsicles!
Tip: When ready to enjoy, run the popsicle molds under warm water to help loosen the popsicle.
Download the Summer Themed Activity Plan HERE.
If you love this, you may want to purchase the entire Summer Activities PDF pack! It includes 3 bonus printables and is perfect to have on hand for all of those “I’m Bored” moments.