I can’t believe it is already time for summer!!! While kids enjoy the first few days of summer break they quickly get board and are ready for some fun. Check out my most fun ideas and how my girls spend their summer days!
Chalk – This is a very fun way for young and older kids to pass the time outside. Most chalk washes away with a good spray from the water hose. Crayola even makes 3D Chalk Sets and your kids will be able to watch them come to life.
Sprinkler – I don’t know why but kids love to just run through a sprinkler. My kids will sit outside for hours playing in the sprinkler. Also, doubles as watering the yard!
Picnic – There is just something different about eating lunch at the table, or packing a lunch and a blanket and going to sit outside for lunch. Kids will love it and mom will enjoy not having to clean up the crumbs from lunch.
Go Exploring – Even if its just around the outer corners of your backyard. The kids will love seeing what all is out there that they never paid attention to before. Collect rocks and use them the next day to make pet rocks.
Art – Younger kids love to draw. They will think its even cooler if they can use sand and leaves. Make a little station outside with paper and glue. Let kids run around and collect things they would like to glue to their picture. Let their imagination run wild and see what kind pictures they come up with. For even more fun, you can make pictures using leaves from outside.
Build A Fairy Door – Girls especially will love this craft. Take popsicle sticks and glue them together. Then let the kids paint them however they want. Once dry, place against a tree, and maybe a fairy will use it to be released from the tree 😉 This is something that kids will really love to check every day and to go a step further, when they go to sleep at night take some glitter and sprinkle it around the tree.
Gardening – Let your kids help you plant a garden. If you have younger kids I suggest planting things that are easy to grow. Kids will love taking care of their garden and watching it grow. They will get great pride seeing their first vegetable.
Water Balloon Fight – This is personally a favorite in our house. Its a fun way for kids to run around outside and stay cool. I even saw on TV the other day this new type of water balloons that you just hook to your water hose, fills them all up at once, and you pull something down and it ties them. They are called Balloon Bonanza. You can get 120 balloons for only $14.99
What are some things you like to do with your kids during summer break?