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Summertime is the favorite time for kids because the school is out. They get the time to relax, play and even try some new stuff. Many times it happens that the kids have a strong desire to do do something, but they actually can’t figure out what to do. Due to this, they end up annoying their moms that they are bored and want to do something. Doesn’t this happen most of the times?
So, if you are among the people facing this problem, then you do not need to worry anymore. I have scrolled through the internet and found these amazing summer activities for kids which will keep them busy as well as entertained during the entire summer. Don’t worry about money, as all these are budget ideas which are fun and will keep your kids happy. So keep your kids busy with these summer activities, your kids will definitely love them.
The balloon target game
This is one of the easiest activities and very enjoyable if played with 2-3 people. The kid can even play alone to improve his aiming skills.
For this, draw 3-4 circles on the floor using chalk ( just like those in the archery game) and mark some numbers for the points. Then, the kid has to aim and throw water balloons from a certain distance in the circle. Wherever the balloon hits, he will get that number which is marked in that particular circle as points.
So kids can compete with each other and have a great time.
Shooting plastic cups game
This is a really amazing activity for kids. It is so much fun! Just stack some plastic cups, one upon the other and then your child has to shoot and knock them down with the help of water guns. Since it is summer, kids will love water games and this activity will keep your child occupied for a long time. Even adults can enjoy this game as seen in the picture. Haha.
Make bubble snakes
This one is super! Even I feel like giving it a try, though I am not a kid anymore. Haha. You just need a plastic water bottle and a sock ( you can use old or mismatched ones, it should not be torn). If you want your kid to try this amazing activity, then check out the source One Little Project for the full post about how to do it.
Creative foam painting for kids
I found this creative and amazing idea on The TipToe Fairy. If your kids love painting or any sort of creative art, then they should definitely try it. It requires very simple ingredients, most of which can be found around the house itself.
Wondering how to do it? Check out the full post here.
Leaf rubbing art
I don’t have any words to express what I felt after seeing this. The picture itself proves how beautiful and amazing this activity is.
For this activity, the first step is to get some beautiful leaves. Then sandwich this leaf (or leaves) between two chart papers. Take some of your favorite coloured crayons and remove the papers rolled on them. You can even use broken or waste crayons. Then rub the crayon on the chart paper which is above the leaves using the crayon on its side (rub the colour in the area of chart paper which has a leaf underneath).
You can even place the leaves one after the other to create a systematical pattern according to your thoughts. So after completing this activity, you have a beautiful leaf collage ready. Tada!
Balloon powered sponge boat
When I came across this activity, I first read it as Spongebob. But, this is an amazing boat made of sponge which moves with the help of a balloon. Good use of air. This is kind of science activity for kids which they will enjoy doing. So don’t miss this for your kid. It requires very simple materials which can be found easily at home.
Check the full post from The Craft Train for the making process.
Follow the line (chalk games)
This is a very simple game. Just draw a random continuous line using a chalk on the floor and then the player has to follow that line by walking on it. If he misbalances, then bad luck ( it’s out). Not necessary to draw a curvy path, you can draw different figures or almost anything on which the kids can walk and compete.
It is very much fun if 3-4 kids are competing and playing with each other. Even a single kid can play and have a fun time. The person who completes the entire path is the winner. Yaaay.
Make giant bubble
These giant bubbles with just make your kids crazy and they will spend an amazing time doing this. Click here for the recipe from Paging fun mums.
Pool noodle water wall
This activity from Teaching Mama can keep your kids busy for a good amount of time. You require a few simple things for this activity which are easily available in the market. Play with water, marbles and other things which you think of with this pool noodle water wall.
Click here for how to do it.
Jump with the water game
I am sure that your kids will definitely love this game. Fill a glass with water. Then the players have to hold this glass and jump the rope ten times one after the other. Note the amount of water left in the glass after a player completes his ten jumps. Then fill the glass again for the next player. After a complete round, the player with the most water left in the bucket wins.
Isn’t this an awesome game?
This game mostly involves water, so perfect for the hot summer days. Click here to know how to make a water slide for your kids.
These were some ideas for summer activities for kids which will keep them busy. Most of these can be enjoyed by both Kids and Adult. If you have any more activity, shoot a comment below. We would be glad to hear from you!