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11 Outdoor Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

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School’s out for summer! You know what that means — the kids are home and looking for entertainment. This can be a stressful time for parents. I mean, who wouldn’t get a little overwhelmed with their kids breathing down their neck demanding attention?

Fear not, we’ve got you covered with these 11 outdoor summer activities!

1. Cookie Cutter Bird Feeder: Your little ones will be amazed watching their feathered friends snack on something they created from the comfort of their very own backyard.

Image source: Pretty Prudent
Image source: Pretty Prudent

2. Dripping Paint ArtBring out the artist in your child with this fun craft. They’ll love being allowed to get their hands dirty.

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Image source: Childhood 101

3. Homemade PlaydoughThere’s nothing better than making your own version of a popular product. The kids can head outside for minimal mess.

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Image source: Modern Parents Messy Kids

4. DIY Jump RopeAfter crafting their own jump ropes, the tykes will be ready to burn off all of that extra energy jumping around!

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

5. Giant Outdoor Kerplunk GameTake family game night to the next level with this super-sized take on a classic game.

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Image source: Design Dazzle

6. Lemonade StandWhat better way to recycle an old piece of furniture and teach the kids about the value of a dollar?

Image source: Design Dazzle
Image source: Design Dazzle

7. Rain Stick: Your kid will love pretending there’s a big storm coming with their fabulous DIY rain stick.

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

8. Ice Block Scavenger HuntThis is such a great way to cool down and have a blast on a hot summer day.

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IMAGE SOURCE: PRETTY PRUDENT

9. INSIDE OUTdoor Field Hockey: Get in the competitive spirit with a friendly game of outdoor field hockey in the backyard, inspired by Inside Out.

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Image source: Disney Family

10. Construction Site: Does your little one love pushing around toy cars and trucks? Then they’ll love this activity tray.

Image source: Hellobee
Image source: Hellobee

11. Ice Cube Painting: Let your kids indulge in the fun of painting in a new, inventive way.

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Image source: Things to Share and Remember
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