Summer Activities For Kids

summer activities for kidsSummer Activities For Kids with Felice Gerwitz

Podcast #206

Summer is here and these summer activities are for kids no matter what the time of the year – with these ideas and suggestions you can enjoy hours of fun, create memories and best of all learn. (What else would a homeschool mom say?) Enjoy!

Show Notes: Summer Activites For Kids

Baking

  • Teach children basic cooking skills
  • Eat food from different countries
  • Make homemade ice-cream or yogurt
  • Make homemade smoothies
  • Homemade pizza – start with bagels or English Muffins
  • Popsicles with fruit juice and paper cups
  • Smore’s

Nature

  • Start collections, shells from the beach, rocks, bugs, etc.
  • Drawing – use paper and crayons to make crayon relief drawing
  • Take pictures and make a digital photo album – label photos
  • Canoeing, Kyakking
  • Swimming or

Learn to swim

Arts and Crafts

  • Outdoor crafts that are messy!
  • Sculpture with soap, or sand
  • Use recyclable items
  • Create a mural – hang a large sheet of paper and do a group art project

 

Backyard Parties or Festivals

  • Campfire Party
  • Set up a circus
  • Fourth of July Party
  • Mexican Fiesta
  • Seafood Festival
  • Renaissance Festival
  • Hawaiian Luau
  • Make up your own festival – ice-cream festival with candy toppings and games
  • Scavenger Hunts (I love these for birthday parties)

 

Sports

  • Learn how to play a new sport
  • Set up mini-golf in your yard or a friend’s yard
  • Play badminton or yard tennis
  • Tennis
  • Bowling
  • Roller skating, skate boarding
  • Handball,

 

Fun Activities

  • Water sports – slip and slide
  • Water balloons
  • Lemonade stand
  • Game night – once a week
  • De-junk room – yard sale – or give to charity
  • Study the night sky! Learn the summer constellations and identify specific stars (you may need to go to a local park with less light)
  • Camp in the backyard

 

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