Inside: It’s summer break and the temperature is rising. This collection of summer activities for kids will not only keep them cool, but also busy!
Summertime is full of fun activities, especially outdoors.
But what happens when the thermometer is edging its way into the triple digits, or perhaps is already there?
These summer activities are perfect for beating the heat with cool (pun intended) activities that will keep them busy and perhaps give you a bit of extra time to get something done. (Or to take a break and sip an iced coffee for a few moments!)
Bonus! Make sure to scroll towards bottom of page to get some free summer printables!
10 Fun Summer Activities for Kids
Paint on Ice Blocks: Freeze some water and grab the watercolors!
Squeeze Water: Fill a tub with water and add eye droppers or basters.
Play with Frozen Letters: Add a bit of literacy to your kids’ summer fun. (Happy Toddler Playtime)
Make Ice Cream in a Bag: Not only is this fun for kids to make, but it’s refreshing on a hot day. (Growing a Jeweled Rose)
Paint with Ice: Make a batch of ice paints and watch them thaw while brushing them on paper. (Easy Peasy and Fun)
Dig for Dinosaurs and Bugs: Use a hammer to release toy dinos and bugs from ice. (Beauty through Imperfection)
Experiment with Fizzy Ice: What happens when you drop vinegar onto ice mixed with other ingredients? Science fun! (Toddler Approved)
Mix Colors: Freeze water in different colors and watch what happens as they melt. What new colors emerge? (Gift of Curiosity)
Toss Sponges: Make your own sponge balls, soak them in water, and toss. (Natural Beach Living)
Sip Lemonade: This is a kid-friendly recipe, so let them help you make and then drink this delicious beverage! (Simple Play Ideas)
FREE summer printables that you can download and give to your kids TODAY:
Summer Lesson Plans
I’ve teamed up with other early childhood teachers and homeschoolers to put together these hands-on summer lesson plans for toddlers and preschoolers!
Easy to follow lesson plans that include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
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