Cheers! Kid’s Summer Activities

Cheers! Kid’s Summer Activities

School’s out for the summer!

Have the kids started the “I’m bored” routine yet?

Well, have I got some great ways to combat that!

Here are the most AMAZING ideas for Kid’s Summer Activities from all around the web!

The best part: they are all things that can be done at home in your backyard.

What are we waiting for?!  Let’s get going!

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Cheers! Kid’s Summer Activities

I have always wanted to learn how to make mini water blobs and here are they are.  You can make one HUGE blob for your kids to bounce around on or you can make them their own blobs!  I know my kids would be entertained for days with these fun blobs!

Even though it is summer my kids still love to learn.  This summer I found this Summer Science for Kids with tons of different fun science experiments that even I think are cool!

Water Balloon Baseball is an old favorite at my house but each year we try to add on another fun way to amp it up!  The  best part is that it almost always ends up in a water balloon fight for the whole family!  Nothing screams summer to me like a good old-fashioned water balloon fight!

I have been making Ice Cream in a Bag since I was a little girl so, of course, the tradition should continue!  I prefer plain old vanilla but my kids love to add chocolate or fruit to their bags of ice cream!

What a genius way for those dollar store squirt guns to get some use besides getting me wet!  The Squirt Gun Canvas Art is a fun way to spend a couple hours with the kids and then also hang it as a great memory of the summer.

I always have an extra pool noodle rolling around but I never thought of making a Pool Noodle Sprinkler!  It is instant fun for mere minutes of work!

My kids are going to have a blast with these ideas this summer.   But I am not done yet!  Click the button for MORE fun kid’s summer activities!

About The Author

Alison

The kitchen is definitely my favorite place in any home. I love cooking but I also love how it brings people together. Although we lived in different cities growing up, I consider Sugar City, Idaho to be my hometown. Now, my husband and I live in Meridian, Idaho with our three not-so-little kids. My life is filled with good food, friends, and family—and it’s even better when I can find a great deal!

71 Comments

  1. chrissie

    Kids don’t break up here till the 1st week of July so have plenty time yet to get organised, water ballon basball always goes down well, especially if it’s hot.

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    • Renée

      Super fun Chrissie!

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  2. berlin

    I love the activities. The canvas art is something I also would like my boys to do. They still a few weeks before classes resume.

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    • Alison

      I think the canvas art would be a lot of fun!

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  3. Heather Johnson

    My kids and I have been playing outside in our backyard a lot. We also plan to go to the pool a lot with our pool passes.

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    • Renée

      You’re in for an awesome summer Heather!

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  4. Jacqui Odell

    I would love to travel some of these with the kids. Especially the ice cream in the bag.

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  5. Leelo

    So many great ideas! I love the ice cream in the bag idea and of course summer science for kids!

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    • Renée

      I’ve never made ice cream in a bag before. It’s on this summer’s bucket list! Thanks Leelo and Alison.

      Reply
  6. Amy Scott

    I love the squirt gun canvas! I want to do that for me never mind the kids 🙂

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    • Renée

      LOL, I’m with you, tons of fun!

      Reply
  7. Fatima Ali

    Wow! These are some fun activities for children. I am going to bookmark your post to refer in the future when my baby grows old.

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    • Renée

      Loving your idea Fatima. Babies grow so fast!

      Reply
  8. Ana De- Jesus

    Wow! American schools finish early, in the schools finish in July! But this a great resource for summer activities when we eventually encounter sunshine lol!

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    • Renée

      Hang in there Ana, you’re summer will be there soon!

      Reply
  9. Andrea

    I would love all those water rides all summer – and maybe some time on the beach as well 🙂

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    • Renée

      I’m with you Andrea, loving all of Alison’s ideas here, thanks!

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    • Alison

      Thanks! My kids get bored a lot! 🙂

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  10. Nya

    I don’t have kids, but these are brilliant ideas. They’ll be having so much fun with these fun activities this Summer:)

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    • Alison

      Thanks Nya! I hope they appreciate the work that has gone into finding them fun activities! 🙂

      Reply
  11. Kati Allan-Balayan

    I’m looking forward to the day when we’ll have our own house with a nice little backyard so the kids can enjoy these outdoor activities. At the moment, we’ll try to make homemade ice cream instead! Looks so easy that I bet my 3 year old can help. It’s the start of the rainy season here in the Philippines though, so I guess we need to start making them soon!

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    • Alison

      I have made the ice cream with snow in the middle of winter so even on a cold day it would be a fun activity!

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  12. bluedreamer27

    too bad, summer just ended here but I wouldn’t mind trying out some of these cool activities with my little brother.. some of these are very applicable for the upcoming water festival in our city… especially that needle pool sprinkler..

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    • Alison

      It’s always a great idea to have activities on hand for next year!

      Reply
  13. sabine

    This takes me back to my own childhood. I loved playing with water in summer. We filled balloons and throw them. I loved it so much. I could still do this today actually haha. Great article full of inspiration for the little ones.

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  14. Dreammerin

    The summer is my favorite time of year! These ideas are brilliant!

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  15. Taria

    My kids are a little older; however I still think these would be fun! And you are getting them out of the house and outside also.

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  16. Bella

    This will defiantly keep the kiddos busy this summer! I love the idea of making a sprinkler out a pool noodle.

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  17. Ana

    These are some great activities for kids during summer. I’m sure that kids are going to love it!

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  18. Jam and Tea

    Woah! How old are your kids and where do you live? Why is school out so early? I like the water balloon idea. Although that requires good hand-eye coordination on my part :p

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  19. jessica

    Reminded me on my first home made ice cream. Gah, I put a lot of salt on it. Haha. I was pracitising the experimet from school during summber break. Hehe. Fun list of actitivites you compiled here. )

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  20. Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag

    I love your ideas! We also like having an ice cream party wherein we choose our own toppings for our ice cream. Make your own. The kids enjoy trying their silly ideas and combining unexpected toppings. 🙂

    I want us to try the water blob and squirt gun canvas art.

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  21. Rosie Romance

    I don’t have kids yet but it must be really difficult trying to keep them entertained for so long during summer. These are great little ideas though, inexpensive too!

    Rosie | http://www.rosieromance.com

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  22. Ratisha Goyal

    These are amazing ideas, Alison. It is next to impossible to handle kids bubbling energies in this scorching heat and now I’ve lots to do for me nieces and nephews when they visit me next week. 🙂

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  23. Bettina bacan

    I wish I had a kid so I could do all these with them! I feel that the squirt gun painting can keep the kids occupied for hours!! And ice cream in a bag… your photo of the ice cream in a bag totally got my attention. Summer’s over here in the Philippines, but I’ll keep these in mind. Thanks!

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    • Alison

      Bettina! I think it would be fun to make that squirt gun art to hang in my house! 🙂

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  24. JANE

    What a great ideas! I don’t need kids to have reason to try them out 🙂
    very creative Alison! Brings me back to childhood.

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    • Alison

      I am with you, Jane! I think I could have just as much fun as any kid doing some of these things!

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  25. Mirriam

    Water balloon baseball looks so much fun! well, everything does look fun haha I’ll do these with my niece when she gets a bit bigger. Thanks for sharing <3

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  26. Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy

    Summer’s almost over in our side of the world. I wish I had read this before summer started. Those water blobs looks cool! Oh well, next summer maybe. Hehehe
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  27. suchi

    so many fun activities!!! love the balloon baseball ….. i would love to try it with my daughter!

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    • Alison

      I know she would get a kick out of it, Suchi!

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  28. Masterryo

    I wish my mom is as creative and amazing like you.
    I would probably have fond memories in my summer yesteryear.
    Although my mom would always take me to a summer camp which compromises her laziness. 😀

    Thanks for this wonderful ideas.

    cheers! http://www.masterryo.wordpress.com

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    • Alison

      You are so sweet! I think ideas are more for me than for them. Happy kids make a happy mom! 🙂

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  29. Jasmine Watts

    Great ideas for some summer fun and I really love the ice cream in the bag idea!

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    • Alison

      Thanks, Jasmine! The ice cream in a bag is so good, too!

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  30. Nancy

    Ooh, that squirt gun canvas art is a great idea! Pssh, I don’t have kids and I kind of want to do it, myself. It’d be a cool way to decorate a plain, white tanktop or tshirt, don’t you think? I’m also doing the water balloon baseball. YES, I’m an adult but I’m bad at adulting! 😛

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    • Alison

      Nancy, I love the idea of making skirt gun art on a t-shirt! That is a great idea!

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  31. Courtney

    Omg so many fun ideas!!! I need to try the water ballon baseball with my daughter

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    • Alison

      Yes, you need to do it with your daughter, Courtney! So much fun!

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  32. Bernadette Callahan

    We made the blob about 4 years ago, the kids LOVED it! Super easy and durable. We made a big one and then made individual ones.

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    • Alison

      I am doing that this summer! I think they look like so much fun!

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  33. Karla

    Fun ideas! I’ll have to share them with my husband, who stays home with our kids. He needs to save the water balloon baseball and squirt gun art for the weekends so I can participate!

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    • Alison

      You definitely need to be in on those ones! 🙂

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  34. Carrie

    These look like a lot of fun! Water balloon baseball sounds especially fun!

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    • Alison

      Carrie, I think all of the activities would be a lot of fun!

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  35. Dominic Barrios

    I love all these ideas! The water balloon baseball would surely be a hit for the boys! I know I would still love to play that game! I also love the idea of squirt gun canvas. Made me curious how I would do if I tried it out. I might enjoy it too much though haha.
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    • Alison

      Dominic, I wondered how the canvas would turn out if I did it, too!

      Reply
  36. Klaudia

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring , right on time for the big summer holidays. Great ideas to get the kids out the house , I love that ! Sharing of course 😉

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    • Renée

      We’re with you Klaudia, have a great one!

      Reply
  37. Ann Bacciaglia

    I would love to learn how to make mini water blobs. My kids are going to love these. I will have to get the supplies i need this weekend.

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    • Alison

      Aren’t those so cute? My kids are going to love them, too!

      Reply
  38. Me-An Clemente

    The summer activities you’ve presented are pretty cool as it’s unique. I’m sure that kids will have fun with it. How I wish I was able to enjoy the activities you’ve mentioned when I was still a child. I especially like trying out different science experiments. Not only is it fun, but it’s also educational. I also would love to play the water baseball.

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  39. Eunis De Guzman

    Amazing! I love how does the education in America goes. My niece started schooling at the age of 2. And they already have zoology class. American schools finish early. But this a great resource for summer activities when we eventually encounter sunshine When I visit our family there will surely those fun activities.

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  40. Louisa

    Summer is absolutely the perfect time to get kids out and about. There are so many activities they can do especially ones that get them off the computer!

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    • Renée

      What are some of your suggestions, Louisa?

      Reply

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