School is out just about everywhere. Have your kids started saying they are bored yet? The statement parents always dread because we know they are busy little people.
But I have got you covered with a list of 25 amazing solutions!
No matter the ages of your children, we have pulled together an awesome list of summer activities for preschoolers and kids. This list will keep everyone happy and entertained. I love that all of the ideas are very affordable, some are even free, and many use items you already have on hand.
My favorite thing about this collection is that many of the things we did as kids, we have forgotten how essential they are to building lifelong memories for our children. Some of these activities even build life skills, and as a parent I appreciate that.
Are you ready to get those little hands busy and keep the statement I AM BORED at bay?!
25 Summer Activities for Preschoolers and Kids
- Make a DIY bird feeder using a recycled plastic juice container.
- Make sock puppets and have a sock puppet play.
- Skip rocks.
- Have a neighborhood scavenger hunt.
- Make homemade pizza together. Here is a list of ways to make pizza un-boring.
- Welcome the troops at the airport. I have been wanting to take the kids to do this for a long, long time.
- Make healthy homemade popsicles using fresh fruit and juice.
- Play I Spy.
- Play frisbee.
- Volunteer some where as a family.
- Play tug-of-war.
- Put a puzzle together as a family.
- Play hide and go seek in the dark.
- Re-purpose broken crayons into your favorite mold shape and print some free color sheets.
- Have a picnic at the park, in your living room, or in your front yard.
- Go for a Sunday Drive any day of the week.
- Feed the ducks.
- Have a family game day and stay in your pj’s all day.
- Make a pet rock– hello free rocks from the backyard!
- Make s’mores. Indoor or outdoors.
- Make an obstacle course (or hold an Olympics) in your backyard. So fun! You can make first place, second place, third place ribbons using construction paper and yarn.
- Plant seeds. This can be done indoor or outdoors.
- Go to the mall for a walk in the air conditioning.
- Go wildflower picking– free and entertaining.
- Make paper airplanes.
Still bored? Here are some more ideas.
More Summer Activities for Preschooler and Kids
- 80+ Summer Activities for Kids
- Summer Learning Activities
- A to Z Boredom Busters
- Travel or Staycation with Kids
- The Taylor House Summer Activities for Kids
Swing by and check out Crystal, a Dallas Mom Blogger, who runs the mommy resource and solution site Crystal & Co.! She loves to share activities for kids, teach busy families how to meal plan and share real easy recipes. She is a fast-paced mom of all boys, five to be exact (including twins), who is in the trenches of homeschooling. Are you tired yet?