This summer you can keep your kids busy with these 25 Summer Activities for Kids. Not only will these things keep your kids happy on long days, they will be learning in the process. There are so many fun things for kids to do that will help them to build character, strength and simply have fun. Take advantage of any local programs you have for free kids activities as well to help stretch the time.
25 Summer Activities for Kids
Go to a library. Check for local library craft times, movie days, or other local events hosted by your local library.
Go swimming. Go to the lake, community pool, or beach. If possible, set up a pool in your own backyard.
Build creations with Legos. Legos can provide hours of fun as kids build spaceships, cars, homes and cities.
Play in sprinklers. A $5 sprinkler for your backyard can mean hours of fun in the water.
Grow a garden of their own. Let them pick out the vegetables and herbs they want to grow and designate a special part of the garden just for them.
Learn how to knit or crochet. Buy a book or watch videos online for them to learn how to knit or crochet.
Learn a new language. Use free language apps or grab a few books from the local library for your kids to lean conversational Spanish, French, or even German.
Go on nature walks.
Make friendship bracelets. Classic braided bracelets with embroidery floss or the fun new loom band styles are both perfect!
Build a fort. Kids can construct forts indoors with pillows, blankets, and throws or outside with a bit of help from mom and dad.
Learn sign language. Check Youtube and Vimeo for great sign language tutorials.
Create Youtube videos. Videos about games, Lego creations, random adventures, things with their pets and more are hot with kids!
Learn how to program and create their own game using Scratch for Kids. This is a technical education kids will love that could lead them into a great career.
Go to the park. Neighborhood parks with swing sets, slides, and teeter totters are always fun!
Play hopscotch, horseshoes and other fun classic sidewalk games.
Learn to do cartwheels. Practice in the yard on soft grass for this one!
Play video games. Yes, TV and video games do have a place in summer activities for kids.
Write to a pen pal. Find a fun pen pal from another state or even different country for your kids to write to each week.
Go bowling. Check local bowling alleys for fun free bowling in the summer.
Read a book (or several). Start a series, or read a great classic novel like Treasure Island, The Hobbit or one of The Chronicles of Narnia.
Build a fairy garden. Get your kids to use their imagination to use twigs, rocks, leaves, and moss to build a fun fairy garden.
Write a story of their own. Sit down with pen and paper to write their own adventure story!
These summer activities for kids are great for hours of fun this year!