Here are 11 of the best summer activities for kids of all ages.
Your kids are significant. Instead of spending their time idling around the house, you should engage them in meaningful activities that will improve their body, mind, and their relationship with you and others.
This is why we curated the best things your kids will both enjoy and improve from.
Let’s Dive In.
Nature Activities For Kids
Go on a Bird Watching Adventure
Birdwatching is both a fun and learning activity for kids.
Get a new set of binoculars and start looking for birds to learn about.
Have them record their findings in a journal for further studies.
Use this opportunity to explore nature. Grab a lunch box, gear, and other essentials, and take a quick tour of a nearby safe forest.
Or, you can camp in your backyard.
Go Picking Your Favorite Plants
If there are farms in your area, visit and pick your favorite ones. Be sure to ask for permission.
Brain Game Activities For Kids
Read A Chapter Of A New Book
Kids love stories.
Start a book reading session with one chapter daily for fiction and nonfiction. Choose books within their vocabulary level and slightly above them so that they learn and improve.
Learn A New Skill
Skills are essential in everyday life and for the future.
Encourage and engage them in learning new skills like coding, creative writing, juggling, and solving complex math problems.
Khan Academy provides innovative teaching experiences for kids who are interested in learning how to code. Absolutely beginner friendly.
Start A Daily Journaling Habit
Get a new journal and have children plot in their thought every day.
Thoughts about movies they watch, conversations they have, and any topic that they want to understand. This activity will work for both their book reading session and when learning a new skill.
Play A Children’s Board Game Together
We have a list of children’s board games your kids will love.
Start A Puzzle Game
Puzzles are a fun way to help kids think analytically about issues.
This will be foundational for building new complex skills later in the future.
Artistic And Crafty Activities For Kids
This sort of activity will give your kids the opportunity to create things for themselves. Far more engaging than most activities.
Sow A New Pillow Case
You could buy a new one at a cheaper price. However, use this time to help your kids get crafty with their hands.
Buy the essential materials and start helping them to learn. If you need to know how, use this free resource:
Make A Lava Lamp
This is a fun hobby for kids during the summertime.
- A Quick list of steps to make your own:
- Fill a flask with cooking oil half full
- Fill the rest with water
- Drop in food coloring
- Get some Alka-Seltzer tablets and break them into four pieces.
- Drop into the flask
- Now watch the Lamp Glow
Make A Beautiful Rainbow Art
Pick a piece of paper and color it in rainbow colors. If your kids are feeling more imaginative, let them fold them into different shapes.
Start A Coloring Book Project
With just a few dollars, you can buy one on Amazon.
Have your kids draw any figure they love and see them go.
Make A Clay Pot
This will provide them the chance to dirty themselves a little and make something wonderful.
Have ready this set of materials:
- White air-dry clay (e.g. Crayola Air Dry Clay, or Amaco Stonex white clay)
- Acrylic paint.
- Paint brushes.
- Clear acrylic sealer (gloss finish) or decoupage medium (e.g. Mod Podge)
Outdoor Activities For Kids
Visit your nearby river and start catching fish.
Have your fishing rod and bait ready with you.
Fly A Kite
Flying a kite outside is a better way to exercise the body. It is also a learning experience.
To kite effectively visit this free YouTube channel on how to kite for absolute beginners:
Start A Bike Racing Competition In Your Backyard
Visit The Beach
Make a trip to the beach to have fun and enjoy the cool breeze and sunshine.
Make An Outdoor Mini Garden
A perfect opportunity to grow something of their own, water them and watch it grow.
It will be incredibly refreshing for them and they will get to move their bodies for exercise.
Make A Simple Movie With A Smart Phone
After watching all those beautiful fantasy movies, have them play their favorite characters. Do it in the backyard.
It will provide them with the necessary practice to learn new skills. Especially, communication skills and self-confidence.
Cooking Ideas For Kids
Make Dinner For The Family
It will make them feel more helpful by using their energies to create something for the whole family to enjoy.
Let Them Make Their Own Ice Cream
This will give them basic kitchen skills for making their own dessert.
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