25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

School is out and it can be a very frustrating time for parents. Half of the parents I talk to are worried about securing child care, the other half have no idea how to keep their kids entertained long enough to catch their breath. I’m a firm believer in letting kids get bored once in a while, it inspires creativity, but leaving them to their own devices for the duration of summer break is a recipe for disaster. Below you’ll find a round-up list of 25 kids activities and crafts that will help keep your littles busy during the break. 

 25 Kids Activities to keep them busy all summer long!

 

1. Make a bookworm.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

2. Create some homemade light sabers.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

I’m a grown up and still want to make these.

 

3. Search for dinosaur fossils in homemade playdough.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

4. Make a no-sew tote bag.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

5. Design DIY ribbon flip flops.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

6. Make a bug habitat.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

7. Paint using nature.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

8. Play a game of plastic bottle bowling.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

9. Construct a self esteem mirror.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

10. Tie dye ALL THE THINGS with these tips.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

11. Chow down on this edible playdough.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

12. Practice your skills with this homemade pool noodle frisbee target.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

13. Put together a handmade personal journal.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

14. Make a puppy dog craft because puppies are life.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

15. Design some homemade bubble wands.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

16. Craft some super cute glass glitter magnets.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

17. Design some creative window clings.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

18. Help our feathery friends by making a bird feeder.

19. Practice your sewing skills by making this DIY Tic Tac Toe game.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

20. Create some fun and unique accessories with this poolside duct tape craft.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

21. Make a kaleidoscope. 

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

Using Fruity Pebbles cereal!

 

22. Craft a DIY Pallet Coaster.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

23. Get creative with this plastic bottle fish craft.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

 

24. Have a hoot making these plastic cup owls.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer

This post also has some cute paper plate animal crafts as well.

 

25. Or, chill out with this calming organic play dough recipe.

25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer


Hopefully, there are enough ideas here to keep your little entertained for a while this summer so you can, you know, shower in peace or have a hot meal. Summer break can be fun and exciting for both kids and parents but it can also seem overwhelming and that’s okay. Chill out, enjoy the beautiful weather, and remember: there’s only 13 summer breaks until they go to college, so make some memories!

This round-up is comprised of various bloggers’ work and images. Each image belongs to the blog it’s linked to and was used with permission for the purpose of this post. 

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 25 Kids Activities to keep them busy all summer long!

Brittany

Brittany

Brittany Wright is a mother of 2, crazy dog lady, and proud Northern Ontario resident. She created CDN Mom Blog as a place to share stories and experiences aimed at helping other Canadian based moms. She likes coffee, pick-up trucks, travel, and doesn’t mind living where the air hurts her face.
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2 thoughts on “25 Kids Activities to Keep Busy This Summer”

  1. Haha, I hear that. They look super fun right?! There’s a few I’ll definitely be suggesting to my kiddos so I can try them too. Thanks for stopping by!

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