Ah, can you hear that? I live just three blocks away from an elementary school, and there are many times when I can actually hear the school bell ringing at the end of the day. This time of year, when I hear that bell, I also hear all of the happy students screaming with joy…because it is SUMMER VACATION! Check out our 5 Fun At Home Summer Activities For Kids Guide, with great ideas that will give your kiddos something fun to do on those long, lazy days of summer!
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5 Fun At Home Summer Activities For Kids
Grandma & me: Explore Outdoors Activity Kit
Read Together! Lay the foundation for a nature walk by enjoying the fun facts and stunning illustrations in the storybook, A Busy Bee Life.
Explore! Personalize a drawstring backpack and head outdoors to enjoy the dozens of nature-based activity ideas in the one-of-a kind Outdoor Activity Journal. Observe the tiniest details with the included 10x magnifying glass while recording observations on the Nature Notes journal pages. Pick and choose a different activity on every walk you take!
Create and Connect! Collect natural objects and use the power of the sun to make original solar prints. Use the included pens to design your own painted rock collection. Create eco-friendly art with the included sidewalk chalk. Enjoy the beauty of nature as it inspires wonder and conversation!
- 24-page hardcover fact-filled storybook, A Busy Bee Life
- 10x magnifying glass
- Solar print kit
- Drawstring backpack
- Outdoor Activity Journal with dozens of fun and easy-to-do ideas
- 3 fine-point paint pens
- Sidewalk chalk
Make this Pineapple Strawberry Popsicles Recipe with your kiddos!
This Pineapple Strawberry Popsicles Recipe is just literally only two ingredients. This recipe is free of added sugar (in that there is no added sugar – but of course pineapple and strawberries have naturally occurring sugar in them), with no added colors or flavors, so you can feel good about making them for your family, even for the little kiddos.
Are you looking for some other fun homemade popsicle recipes to make with your kids at home this summer?
Check out these delicious popsicle recipes that I have shared over the years. They are all tried and true recipes that I have made over the years, or my trusty food writers have made.
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch Popsicles Recipe
- Blueberry Shortcake Popsicle Recipe
- Red White and Blue Popsicles Recipe
- Watermelon Lime Popsicles Recipe
Popsicles are so easy to make at home, with the help of simple and easy to use popsicle molds – which you can easily find on Amazon.com!
Learning Through Play with Magformers!
Magformers are the industry leader in magnetic building toys for children. They believe it is vital for children to develop through creativity and their patented, ‘always attracting’ magnetic technology delivers a unique constructional play experience. Magformers has a commitment to providing a high quality, reliable product that inspires the creators of the future. All while promoting screen-free play and all of their products are STEM.org approved.
Click! Connect Create! With Magformers Backyard Adventure 61Pc Set. Build magnetic houses and invite all your friends to the party! Create houses and build a playground! Add your favorite characters including Max, Maggie and Minibot. Where will your imagination take you!? Includes Idea Booklet. Ages: 3+. MSRP: $74.99.
Magformers Camping adventure toy set allows your little builder to immerse themselves in the excitement of a summer camping experience. Use Magformers squares and triangles to build campfires and tents. Add Mason & Mutt to your scenes and create your own stories! Ages: 3+ MSRP: $39.99.
Thames & Kosmos CREATTO™ Light-Up Crafting™ Kits
Creatto™ Light-up Crafting Kits are a simple yet versatile building system that consists of just two primary components that can be woven together into countless 3D creations. The flexible yet durable plastic tiles interlock quickly and easily for all skill levels; no additional materials or hardware required!
- MAKE: Each Creatto kit consists of just two primary building components that easily weave together into countless different creations!
- PLAY: Once your creation is complete, enjoy it as you play! It becomes a prop for carrying out infinite adventures and storylines.
- DISPLAY: Your Creatto doubles as a piece of artwork. Display it in your room and let it showcase your creativity and individuality! The string of LED lights makes for a particularly striking sight!
- Building instructions are language independent; just follow the visual steps to learn how the Creatto system works–and how easy it is to use!
- Step-by-step building videos for the models included in the kit (Unicorn, Bunny, Polar Bear, and Ballerina) are available online.
- 2020 Good Housekeeping Best Toy Award Winner
Tigerhu Kids Arts and Crafts Supplies Kit
The Tigerhu Kids Arts and Crafts Supplies kit has everything you need to spend a day creating fun new crafts!
Each kit includes 18 window arts, 18 suction cup, 18 key chain, 2 painting sticker helper, 4 rocks, 2 DIY bright maker, 12 wooden arts, 12 hemp rope, 8 colors paints, 4 brushes, 11 free baking paint.
SAFE, FUN & EDUCATIONAL FOR KIDS – Tigerhu crafts paint kit contains non-toxic art supplies, Not only does this kit provide tons of fun but it also helps develop essential social skills and physical skills.Just add imagination for endless creative fun!
UNIQUE DESIGN & EASY TO USE- Our 4 in 1 creativity art supplies kit will let child learn how to mix paints and make stickers through his imagination and creativity, wooden art pendants and stone paintings to decorate his own small space！
PERFECT GIFT – The art craft set is a perfect gift for kids ages 3 & up, The creative gift idea for classroom, holidays, birthdays, party favor.
Whatever you decide to do with the kids at home this summer, I hope that you have a blast!