School is out for the summer most places and that means the kids need something to do! Keeping them busy can be hard when they are home all day long. But I have found 30 of my favorite things to do with kids this summer to help you keep the kids busy! It’s a start, right? And even the little ones can get in on most of these activities!
If you’re looking for more ideas or a list of ideas to get you through June, I’ve also got 30 Things to Do with the Kids in June to get your summer bucket list started on the right foot!
If you want to start off with some basic toys that we depend on during the summer, definitely think about water toys, bubble blowers, and sidewalk chalk. Here are some affiliate links to some of our favorites!
Bubble Gun Transparent Shooter with LED LightsCrayola Ultimate Outdoor Activity SetPlayground Balls (Set of 4) with 1 Hand PumpGazillion Bubble Hurricane Machine
If you’re looking for some more DIY type activities, check out this list and find something fun to do this summer!
30 Things to Do With Kids This Summer
- DIY Sidewalk Paint at The Simple Parent (pictured)
- Kids Sprinkler Games at The Simple Parent
- 5 Ways to Get Outdoors with the Kids by Simmworks Family
- Sponge Balls by The Suburban Mom (pictured)
- Make Your Own Playdough with Kool-Aid by A Mom’s Impression
- Bottle Cap Magnets by Long Wait for Isabella
- Easy to Make Colored Ice Cubes by The Simple Parent
- Make Your Own Magnets by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Throw a Messy Party by Around My Family Table (pictured)
- Backyard Mini Golf at White House Black Shutters (pictured)
- Family Photo Tree by Simply Stacie (pictured)
- How to Make a Kite by About a Mom
- Recycled Crayons by Crunchy Frugalista
- Summer Fun Bingo by Creative Cynchronicity
- Shell Necklace by The Kid’s Fun Review
- Outdoor Color Match by Inner Child Fun
- Soap Boat Races by i heart naptime
- Making Giant Bubbles by tatertots & jello
- Ice Boats by Reading Confetti
- Painting with Water by The Frugal Girls
- Baby Bubble Pool by Plain Vanilla Mom
- Rainbow Slime by Teach Preschool
- Popsicle Stick Park Bench by Jinxy Kids
- Summer Passport Printable Activities by A Mom’s Take
- Popsicle Stick Puzzles by The Project Corner
- Colored Water Play by Little Pandas Playschool
- Pretend Potions by The Chocolate Muffin Tree
- Homemade Bubbles by Rust & Sunshine
- Pool Noodle Play Date by Train Up a Child
- Summer Fun Sailboats by Five Little Chefs
These are just a few things to get you started this summer! But you can always just break out the sprinkler and let the kids run until they get tired!
Children Kids Beach Ball SprinklerFire Hydrant Garden Hose SprinklerStep2 Spill & Splash Seaway Water Table
And I couldn’t help but share a few more of our favorite things to do! Consider it a bonus!
- Paint Pet Rocks
- Go on a Summer Scavenger Hunt
- Make More Gigantic Bubbbles
- Create a Summer Bucket List for Kids!
- Squirt Gun Tie Dye with Juice
- DIY Kiddie Car Wash
Ellen Christian says
Thanks so much for sharing my craft. I’m off to check out a few other ideas!
[email protected] says
Fabulous roundup! Thanks for including my bracelet. :)
What fun ideas! I just posted 50+ ideas for a summer bucket list but you’ve given me LOTS more!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
Wow, neither kids nor parents will ever be bored with this list!
Karen - Desert Chica Ramblings says
Thanks for including my Sandbox Treasure art. And I am so thankful for a nice big list, the kids are getting restless over here so we are ready for some new activities!
Amber Edwards says
I am so going to be using this list! IT is fantastic! There are so many fantastic activities to keep the kids busy!
Amanda @ The Frugal Greenish Mama says
All great ideas as we are working on our list now! I think keeping the little ones engaged during the summer months is very important!
Colby Shipwash says
A lot of great ideas, the “Active Outdoor Games for Kids” kind of looks familiar.
Connie Gruning says
I’ll be printing off a lot of these!! Thank you so much for this awesome list!!
Ann Marie @ whitehouseblackshutters says
What a great list! Thanks so much for including our post, Mariah. Pinning and coming back to these this summer.
Betty Baez says
What a great list! We have 31 days left before school starts and we’re trying to find things to do before its up!
Caroline Gendelman says
This is one of the best kid activity sites I have seen in a long time. Some are variations of things I did with my own children but all are great ideas. Thank you for sharing these great activities!
Thanks so much for including my Summer Fun Sailboats! I love all the different activities in the list. This is a great compilation I’m honored to be a part of. Thanks!
Great list of summer ideas!
Amanda @ The Chunky Chef says
Great ideas!!!! My kids would love these activities :) Thank you for sharing with us at Friday Favorites, we loving having you join us!
Thanks for this round up. I run a Beaver scout group and think I’ll be doing the mini golf idea.
I love this list! I’m going to feature this on my weekly round up for this week!
Rachel Hirst (Umeandthekids) says
I love these lists. You have given me so many ideas of things to do with my youngest son over the 7 weeks school holidays.Thanks!
Addy Brown says
Collect funny hats, gloves, purses, flowing gowns, and “superhero capes” at a garage sale or thrift store. Slip into your new finery, and have a make-believe garden party, Spider-Man adventure, or masquerade ball.
John Tim says
Thanks for the idea! They would definitely enjoy this weekend!
This list is Super. Thanks for sharing i will share these with my niece.
Rum Tan says
We did rainbow slime last summer and my kids absolutely enjoyed it. Wonderful post
Emma Watson says
Wow! What a wonderful list of ideas you’ve shared. I am definitely going to try these with my kids.
Great ideas about the things to do with Kids in Summer. Keep sharing these wonderful Thoughts!
Great ideas! Thanks for the wonderful sharing!!
Thanks for the many ideas! Love them!
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Emily James says
Awesome ideas, every parent must adapt these points to keep their child happy.
What a great roundup! saving all these ideas for next summmer!
Shani Baron says
Awesome ideas!!! Will defanitly save it for next summer
I was having such a hard time trying to figure out what I am going to do with my kids this summer, so I began searching for things to do and came across this article. Great read and I can’t wait to try some of these! I read another article that had some great routine suggestions from educators so that kids do not lose all of their learning. Sort of brushing up on different schoolings in a sense. What do you think? It makes sense and I plan to try and incorporate both articles this summer! Thanks!
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Monster Education says
Great article, thanks. In summer you can really think of a lot of fun with children. Will there be such an article about autumn? It is very important to spend time actively with your children.
Great Ideas!Thank you for sharing