21 Cool Summer Activities and Crafts for Your Kids


Summer months are coming to an end and kids would start going to school in the next month. So, there’s only one month of time left for them to have some fun at home. We have made a list of cool summer activities for kids which keep your kids cool throughout this month.

Cool Summer Activities and Crafts for your kids

Here’s another list of cool summer activities and crafts for your kids.

Cork and Vegetable Stamps

Make stamps using corks, vegetables and fruits such as okra, apple, cantaloupe, lemon, bell peppers, broccoli, mushroom, celery, etc. You could help your kids in making these stamps and let them stamp with different colors. It can be so much fun for toddlers and kids.

Cork Stamp Art
Stamp Art With Cork

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Rock Crafts

You can encourage your kids to make rock crafts. Rock crafts look great when they are made with pebble rocks. They are ideal for making rock crafts such as pandas, mice, frogs, ducks, dachshund, etc. Other than pebble rocks, you’d need glue, colors and some googley eyes.

Rock Art and Crafts
Art and Crafts With Pebble Rocks

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Make faces with rocks

Another good way to use pebbles and other rocks is to make faces with them. This game will bring out the creativity in your kids in making different kinds of faces.

Faces With Rocks Pebbles
Faces With Pebble Rocks

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Afternoon Water Sprinkler

Are your kids bored during afternoons? Then, perhaps the best way to cool them off is to arrange a water sprinkler in your backyard. Your kids can play with the sprinkler and have some fun.

Summer Water Sprinkler
Afternoon Fun With Water Sprinkler

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Homemade sprinklers

Make some homemade sprinklers with pet bottles and soda bottles. And use these as sprinklers during afternoon water sprinkling sessions. Also, you can include your kids to make these sprinklers.

Homemade Water Sprinkler
Homemade Water Sprinkler

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Creative gift wraps

You can also encourage your children to make creative gift wraps. These gift wraps can have various themes such as animals, water life, sceneries, etc. The gift wraps can be made using long sheets of white paper which can be colored with above examples and others. This activity can help your child develop the art of sketching and coloring.

Homemade Gift Wrap Ideas
Homemade Gift Wrap Ideas

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Creative with seashells

If you live near beach or seashore, chances are that you’ll find an ample supply of seashells. As you know, seashells come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In fact, your kids can make so many crafts out of seashells.

Art and Craft With Seashells
Art and Craft With Seashells

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Paint on a chalkboard

If you happen you have a chalkboard or a whiteboard at home, you can encourage your kid to draw on the board, instead of the walls. Also, do photograph those drawings, once they’re done.

Kids Drawing on Chalkboard
Kids Drawing on Chalkboard

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Car wash

Though, adding a chore to this list can put a doubt in many parents’ minds. It’s really very simple. Car wash can be a fun idea as it has loads and loads of bubbles and water. As a reward for their hard work, take them to a good restaurant or a candy store.

Kids Having Fun Washing Car
Kids Having Fun Washing Car

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Soap boat races

This is another summer activity that can be so much fun. All you need would be two or more soaps and wide pvc tubing that have been cut lengthwise. You can cut one pipe and use it to race two soaps.

Soap Bar Race
Kids Racing Soap Bars

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Water balloon fight

Another cool and classic summer activity is this one. All you need are some balloons that are filled with water and a bunch of play-hungry kids. It is one of the best fun filled summer afternoon activities that your child can have.

Kids Water Balloon Fight
Kids Water Balloon Fight

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Throw ball painting

Throw ball painting is another fun way your kids can have fun during summer afternoons. For this activity, you’ll need colors, a throw ball and few cardboard boxes with white paper inside. These are the goalposts where your kid will throw the ball dipped in various colors and make patterns.

Throwball Paint Art
Kid Throw Ball Art

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Make routes for toy cars

By using a colored tape, you can make roads for your little one’s little cars. Instead of going in every other direction, this can be interesting and fun too. And also, the tape can be removed easily.

Toy Car Roadmap With Tape
Toy Car Roadmap With Tape

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Paper roll on wall

Attach a paper roll to a wall using tape and let your toddler drop in small objects through it and collect them using a small bucket. So basically you’re putting your toddler in a loop game and he’ll be busy for a while.

Paperroll Taped to wall
Paperroll Taped to wall

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Pencil erasers and marble bowling

Use pencil erasers as pins and a marble as a bowling bowl. This game will be so addictive that your kids won’t stop playing for hours together to get that perfect shot.

Bowling With Marble And Pencil Erasers
Bowling With Marble And Pencil Erasers

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Tie yarn around your home at different places

By tying yarn around your home at different places, you can make a scene of Mission Impossible, right at your home. And needless to say, your kids can have so much fun.

Kids Mission Impossible Stunts
Kids Mission Impossible Stunts

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Blowing popcorn with straw

Make a small game for your kids. The competition is to blow popcorn using a straw and whoever blows it to the finish line with a stipulated time wins the game.

Kids Blowing Popcorn With Straw
Kids Blowing Popcorn With Straw

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Alphabet treasure hunt

You can conduct an alphabet treasure hunt at your home or in your backyard. You can also invite neighborhood kids to this adventure game and have some fun. Make sure that you give rewards for finders.

Kids Alphabet Treasure Hunt
Kids Alphabet Treasure Hunt

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Neighborhood Angry Birds game

Make a plan with residents in your neighborhood to arrange a live Angry Birds game with angry birds and piggies made from paper rolls and cardboard castles. This game can be so much fun, not only for kids, but also for adults.

Playing Live Angry Birds Game
Kids Playing Live Angry Birds Game

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Play outdoor scrabble

Playing scrabble indoors is one thing. We’ve all done that. But playing outdoor scrabble with letters painted on cardboard pieces can be fun, entertaining and educative for your kids.

Outdoor Scrabble Game With Kids
Outdoor Scrabble Game With Kids

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Make ice cream in a bag

Ice cream can be made by using a plastic bag and some pieces of ice. All you need to do is to fill in one plastic bag with liquid ice cream mix and put it into another plastic bag full of ice. In order for the ice cream to set, one needs to shake the plastic bag well. This way you can make sure that your kids stay healthy even while eating ice cream.

Homemade Ice cream In a Bag
Homemade Ice cream In a Bag

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