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YAY Summertime! When my children were younger this was my favorite time of the year because we could spend time together doing everything from visiting museums, to making popsicles to doing crafts to swimming and all of it right in the middle of the day when they would normally have to be in school! You can search my blog for some wonderful activities for you and your child to do together during the summer or anytime, and here are a few from some other bloggers that I had to share! Have fun enjoying the time with your little ones!
Easy Beach Art for Kids // by Embark on the Journey
How To Make Rockets Out Of Paper Towel Tubes // by How To Have It All
Want to extend the fun for everyone? Have a craft party or set up regular playdates for kids and parents to gather together for some fun crafts and socializing!
Milk Carton Upcycle Birdhouse // by Jenny at dapperhouse
Pool Noodle Hurdles // by A Few Shortcuts
Glow In The Dark Bath Paint // by Raining Hot Coupons
4th of July Popsicle Flag // by Quirky Inspired
Make a Living Fairy Garden // by Jenny at dapperhouse
Coffee Filter Suncatchers // by Artsy Momma
Ladybug Coasters // by Quirky Inspired
Recycled Bottle Planter // by Organized 31
Kids really do take a lot of pride in creating. Making something useful that can be admired and talked about over time is especially important for self esteem and motivation to engage in more creative and hands on activities! Recycled planters are perfect for summer because they can care for their plant each day. Tie Dye is fun because they can wear their finish product and show it off to many people!
Tie Dye With Kids // by 30 Minute Crafts
Lego Minifig Target Game // by Jenny at dapperhouse
Summer is a great time to set up pen pals with kids. Whether it be a friend across town, a cousin in another state or a new friend in another country, good old pen pal skills are still good experiences to have and fun to anticipate in the regular mail. Here are some fun DIY envelopes that your kids can make to send mail this summer!
Handmade Map Envelopes // by Spend With Pennies
Every year my kids are always complaining that they’re bored and how there’s nothing to do. However, I’ve never thought of DIY activities for them. I bet some of these would be really fun and entertaining for them to try.
valmg @ Mom Knows It All
The coffee filter suncatchers are so creative! And those ladybug coasters are just adorable.
Mama to 5 Blessings
Those are really cute ideas. We have been doing quite a few crafts this summer also!
These are some great ideas. I love doing crafts with my daughters and they love it too! I love the bird houses. We may just have to try those soon!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert
These are some great activities to do with the kids! They’re going a bit stir crazy here during the summer months!
What a fun list! I always loved doing tie dye t-shirts with my kids when they were young.
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