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Summer Break is almost here, so we are kicking off this season with a round-up of our favorite kids Summer activities.
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Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt? They are easy to set up for parents and kids always seem to love the hunt. It’s a great way to quickly throw together an outside activity that is engaging and can circle around almost any subject. Here are a few of my favorites.
Simple Color Scavenger Hunt from I Heart Crafty Things. This one couldn’t be easier to put together and the flexibility of it makes it really fun to see what kids will come up with.
Backyard Scavenger Hunt from Lindsay Blogs. Check out the free-printable she created to go along with this one.
Simple Nature Art
These are really fun to do in the Summer months. Collect different nature items, bring out some craft supplies and let the creating begin! Here are some of my favorites, but don’t stop here. You and your kids can really get creative mixing craft materials and nature items with this activity.
Dollar Store Outdoor Activity Hacks
Let’s face it, Summer can be expensive. Between vacations, Summer camps and activities, day trips, pool memberships, water parks, and an endless parade of birthday parties to attend, who needs to spend more money this Summer? These Dollar Store activities are just the ticket for tight budgets and big fun.
BACKYARD Summer cAMP
I love this idea shared by Rainy Day Mum for doing a Summer camp at home with these weekly themed activities right in your backyard.
More fun ideas await for a sensory Summer camp at home shared by The OT Toolbox.
Picasso said every child is an artist. Feed that with these great ideas for an art-inspired backyard Summer Camp shared by Schooling a Monkey
Make Big Art outside
There’s just something about creating large scale art that ignites excitement. Summer is the perfect time for creating big art because let’s face it, we want to leave all that mess outside. Don’t let the messiness hold you back from making big, messy art outside- that’s what hoses ae for! Paint washed off, memories will stick for a lifetime. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Big art ideas are gathered here for you on Sunny Day Family’s blog
40 Big Art fun art projects are shared here by Hands on as We Grow.
These activities should give you a great start to panning a fun Summer with kids at home. Don;t forget to pin this post for later so you have all of these fun ideas on hand when you need to pull something out of your parent magic trick hat (you know we all have one have one.)
Want more Summer activities for kids? Check out our Pinterest Board dedicated to just that Here.
If you are traveling with kids this Summer, check out our Amazon store stocked with our favorite kid’s traveling needs and Summer Survival Kit here.