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Silly Summer Activities To Do with Your Kids

Now that school’s out for the summer parents and caregivers are wringing their hands thinking of ways to keep the kids entertained.  Summer vacations and summer camps may keep the kids busy for a few weeks, but sooner or later that too must end.  The kids are back and there’s still more weeks before school begins in the fall.  
Don’t let the summer doldrums set in.  Summer fun isn’t just for kids.  Here are 15 silly activities that kids and adults can enjoy.  So release your inner child, kick off your shoes, let your hair down, and have some silly fun with the kids!


1. Blow amazing
bouncing bubbles.

This project from diyncrafts.com
amaze kids and the young at heart.

 

2. Romp around an air fort.

Get silly and build an air fort all you need
is a sheet and box fan. Instructions
on how to build your fort can
be found at earlylearning.momtrusted.com

 

3. Act silly with shaving cream,
shower caps, and cheesepuffs.

Put on shaving cream covered
shower caps and toss Cheetos
at each other with this
fun idea from parents.com.

 

4. Go fly a kite, make one first.

Get instructions from artsycraftsymom.com
then go out and fly your kite. 

5. Get silly with these wind catchers
made from party streamers.

Get DYI instructions for these
colorful wind catchers from 
scrumdillydo.blogspot.com. 
Then run around the
neighborhood and start a parade!

6. Make this cool layered drink.

This activity is not only yummy,
it also teaches a lesson in
density.  Learn how to put
one together at pinterest.com

7. Roll around on a giant blob.

Get the directions from
clumsycrafter.com.
Fun activity for
the neighborhood kids. 

8. Draw temporary tattoos with watercolor crayons.

Get creative with watercolor
crayon tattoos. Instructions
from diycenter.net. 

9. Send someone fun and crazy.

Here are a few things you can mail
that are under 13 ounces: a pair
of flip flops, some sprinkles,
a ball. Check out this Pinterest
board for more ideas.

10. Weave bits of yarn in your hair.

Make your own fashion statement.
Learn how at abeautifulmess.typepad.com

11. Build a sculpture with toothpicks and marshmallows.

Kids can get creative with marshmallows
and toothpicks learn
how from motherhoodonadime.com.

12. Make stamp art on the sand with flip flops.

Stomp around the beach with
these cool flip flops.
You can buy foam stamps
or cut shapes out of
foam and glue them to
the bottom of a pair
of flip flops.  Learn
how at jdaniel4smom.com

13. Throwback Thursday, wear a flower crown.

Learn how to make a
flower crown on pinterest.com

14. Go beachcombing and make a wind chime with objects you find.

Spend the day beachcombing 
then make found items into
a fun wind chime, great souvenir
from that summer vacation.
Learn how on Glazed-over.blogspot.com

15. Let the kids decorate for Independence Day with stars made of sifted flour.

Learn how to cover the
lawn with sifted stars
at pinkandgreenmama.blogspot.com.

Last modified on Tuesday, 05 July 2016 07:51

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