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14 Summer Activities for Kids

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Summer is here, which means you’ve probably been hearing “Mom, what can I do?”

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These fourteen ideas should help you answer that question, whether your child is artistic or active. And many of these activities will help them keep learning over the summer while they’re having fun.

1. From Glued to My Crafts :: Fly Swatter Painting Craft :: —Kids will have fun making cool designs with this unusual painting tool.

2. From the Kitchen Is My Playground :: Surprise Rocks & Dinosaur Dig —:: This activity involved a bit of prep, but looks like a lot of fun for your future paleontologists.

3. From Frugal Living Mom :: 2014 Kids Summer Reading Programs— :: Encourage your kids to read more this summer with one of the programs on this great list.

4. From Mom Endeavors :: DIY Ring Toss Game :: —This game is easy to make and to play over and over again this summer.

5. From In the Playroom :: Summer Backyard Chalk Activities —:: Take the learning outside with these fun ideas for sidewalk chalk.

6. From Two Sisters Review Books :: Lemur Tail Kabob and Lemur Sandwich :: Make summer snacking fun with these cute recipes —and learn more about lemurs while you’re at it.

7. From Glued to My Crafts :: Smashin’ Ice Fun :: Indulge your child’s fascination with ice cubes with this cool activity.

8. From The Koala Bear Writer :: Biking with Kids :: Get out and get active with the kids this summer with these tips for cycling as a family.

9. From the Kitchen is My Playground :: How Baking Can Be Summer Reading, Writing & Math Practice— :: Have fun in the kitchen while helping your kids keep learning over the summer.

10. From Stockpiling Moms :: How to Make Sponge Bombs— :: Did you say water fight? Bring it on with these DIY sponge bombs!

11. From Two Sisters Review Books :: Truffula Tree Pencil Craft :: Make these cool pencils, read The Lorax and take a walk to appreciate the beauty in nature around you this summer.

12. From The Koala Bear Writer :: Buggy Fun for Summer— :: If your toddler loves bugs, have some buggy fun with these crafts and activities.

13. From Mom Endeavors :: DIY Backyard Fishing ::— Whether or not you’’ll do any real fishing this summer, the kids can have some fun practicing with this activity.

14. From 5 Minutes for Mom :: Science Summer Colours— :: Learn more about science this summer with these fun painting ideas.

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Layne Henderson

Layne is a boy mom in love. Surrounded by three adventurous little men, she's in pursuit of an empty laundry basket, the perfect cup of coffee, and sleep. She blogs, parents, and manages social media while wearing her tiara.