Simplify Summer Activities

Simplify Summer Activities

School’s out for summer!

In a quest to keep summer enriching, I decided to create a “bucket list” of engaging summer activities that require little or no-prep work-perfect for keeping young children engaged and  during summer!

If you’re super organized about scheduling and live by your calendar(like me), these easy activities offer ways to fill your days. These ideas will not only incorporate long-lasting summertime memories, but hours of fun!

So, let’s simplify summer and let kids be kids!

Summer Memory Experiences

Read, Read, Read

Host a Tea Party

Head out on a nature walk.  Gather natural materials along the way to turn into an art project

Blow Bubbles

Water Table fun. Fill it with water beads for hours of sensory play fun! Also, check out —– for more fun activities.

Pitch a tent and camp in the backyard

Make homemade popsicles

Pack a lunch and head outside for a picnic

Dig in the sand and make sand castles

Visit the beach, run along the sand and splash in the waves

Join your  Summer Reading Program at the local library

Make a sweet summer playlist, blast music and have a dance party

Scoop up ice-cream cones with sprinkles

Beat the heat a visit a local museum

Grab those swimsuits and head to the pool, sprinkler or beach

Head to a movie and eat popcorn

Gettin’ Artsy Experiences

Setup a canvas and paint a picture

Sidewalk Chalk drawings

Collect rocks and paint them different designs

Decorate picture frames. At the end of the summer add your favorite summer memory.

Shaving Cream sensory play! Check out this link for some great ideas!

Make Play Dough or Moon Sand

Assemble bird houses, fill them with bird seeds and watch the birds

I’d love to hear more of your ideas for ways to simplify summer in the comments! As always, please follow my journey on Instagram and also pin the image below.


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