175 Summer Fun Activities for Kids


Summer time is coming to an end in one month and kids can be bored all day sitting at home. To spice things up a bit, here are some summer activities that’ll keep your kids cool.

175 Summer Activities For Kids

Here are 151 summer activities that your kids can take up this summer and beat the heat.

Dance Fever

Make a playlist of latest groovy numbers and play them for your kids. Your kids will enjoy the music and dance to the tunes.

Dancing Kids
Kids Dancing to Numbers

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Reading graphic novels

Check for graphic novels which are suitable for your kids. Instead of watching TV or playing video games, reading graphic novels can inculcate the habit of reading in your kids.

Kids Reading Graphic Novels
Kids Reading Graphic Novels

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Music classes

Music is so much fun and especially for kids, it can be one of the best past time activities. Who knows, if there’s a great singer in your kid. You can enroll your kids in nearby music classes where they can learn singing and playing various musical instruments.

Kids Playing Music
Kids Learning Music

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Catching fireflies

If your kids have an interest in animals, you can give them so many activities. One such activity is catching fireflies in your lawn or backyard. It is an awesome sight to watch fireflies producing light during night times.

Kids Catching Fireflies
Kids Catching Fireflies

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Build sand castles

It is an absolute nightmare to watch your kids playing in sand, but it is okay once in a while to let your kids play in sand and build sand castles. For building sand castles, its not necessary that you should live near coast.

Kids Playing At Sandbox
Kids Playing At Sandbox

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Sand Box

You can make a sand box in your backyard with things at your home such as an old tire or a discarded wooden box. Else you can also check local classifieds where people are ready to sell these things for cheap.

Homemade Sandbox with old tire
Homemade Sandbox for kids

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Swimming classes

Enroll your kids for swimming classes this summer. Its not only cool but also your kids will learn and master this skill.

kids at pool
Kids Playing in Swimming Pool

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Sleepovers is a great thing that kids can really enjoy. Let your kids go for sleepovers and also invite other kids for sleepovers at your place. It can be so much fun.

Kids Sleepover With Friends n Relatives
Kids at Friends Sleepover

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Blowing Bubbles

Blowing bubbles can be one of the best fun activities for kids. You can find a lot of bubble blowing kits in the kids’ aisle. Or else, you can make one yourself with some soap and water at home. But, be very careful not to let your kid ingest that soap water.

Kid Blowing Bubbles
Kid Blowing Bubbles

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Cycling around in the neighborhood

Its another good idea to let your kids ride their bikes around in the neighborhood with their friends. Riding with friends can be a very good pass time for kids. But, dont let them go on to the road. Ask them to ride on the sidewalk. If this is not an option, you can always take them to the nearest park where they can ride happily.

Kids Riding Bikes
Kids Riding Bikes

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Set up water balloon fights

Another summer activity is to have a water balloon fight. Kids playing water balloon fight during afternoons can be epic.

Kids Water Balloon Games
Kids Water Balloon Fight

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Making ice cream and popsicles

It’s a good idea to make ice creams and popsicles during summers. You can try out different types of popsicles with different fruits such as apple, banana, strawberry, mango, watermelon, muskmelon, etc.

Kids Homemade Ice cream and Popsicles
Kids Homemade Ice Cream

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Popsicle stick art

After eating all the ice cream and popsicles, you can put the popsicle sticks to use by making crafts with them such as a house, pencil stand, phone stand, etc.

Crafts With Popsicle Sticks
Making Crafts With Popsicle Sticks

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Toothpick art

As we’ve mentioned about arts and crafts with popsicle sticks, you can also try crafts with toothpicks as well.

Making Crafts with Toothpicks
Crafts With Toothpicks

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Make crafts with recyclable things

There can be many things at home which need to be recycled. Instead of throwing them away, you can give them to your kids so that they can make crafts. Things such as old newspapers, magazines, cardboard boxes, etc are best for this.

Crafts With Recycled Materials
Making Crafts With Recycled Materials

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Make a yearbook with pictures

We all take pictures and want to organize them in a orderly manner. Why not let your kids do that for you. It can fun for kids too.

Yearbook For Kids
Kids Yearbook

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Homemade Water Wall

You can make a water wall easily at home. All you’re going to need are some soda bottles or any kind of bottles that you can find at home. Cut out a piece from the side of each of the bottle and align them on the wall so that water from one bottle directly falls into the cut open space and falls from there into another bottle. In this way you can easily make a water wall at home and keep your kids busy for a long time.

Kid Playing at Water Wall
Homemade Water Wall for kids

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Introduce your kids to origami

Origami is a paper art form from Japan and it has become quite popular among enthusiasts. Teach your kids about basic origami and let them practice it during hot summer days.

Origami Crafts for kids
Kids Making Origami Crafts

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Take your kids to nearby planetarium

If there’s a planetarium near your place, don’t forget to take your kids there. Kids can have fun and learn some new things about planets and stars.

Kids Visiting Planetarium
Kids At Planetarium

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Have a painting competition in your backyard

You can arrange for a painting competition in your backyard. For this you can opt for pizza boxes because anyways you have to dispose them off.

Backyard Kids Painting
Backyard Kids Painting

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Make bird feeders

You can encourage your kids to make bird feeders with soda bottles and fill them with various grains and water.

Kids Making Birdfeeders
Birdfeeders Made by Kids

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Make tents with blankets

If you are worried about your kids playing in the hot sun, you can encourage or help your kids to make a tent with blankets in your backyard.

Tents for Kids With Blankets
Tents for Kids

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Check out our earlier pages on Summer Activities for Kids

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50 Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

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