23 Summer DIYs And Activities for Kids!

A perfect round up of fun activities and DIYs to help keep those kiddos occupied this summer. These ideas are great for those days you wonder to yourself “Why don’t we have year round school?”

  • Summer DIYs And Activities For Kids 1 of 24

    Click through to see more great ways to keep the kids busy this summer! 

  • Dish Decorating 2 of 24
    summer activities 01

    Head to the dollar store and grab some dishes for them to decorate ... with Sharpie markers. So easy and fun. They'll be addicted! 

    See more here on The Sweetest Occasion

  • Pillow Sumos 3 of 24
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    I used to do this when I was a kid. So much fun. 

    See more here on All For The Boys

  • Forts 4 of 24
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    Give them some blankets and pillows and let them go to work building an awesome fort. Grab yourself a milkshake too. You deserve it.

    Image found here on iVillage.

  • Treasure Hunt 5 of 24
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    Come up with a treasure hunt and send them on their way! Peace and quiet...  if only for a few minutes. 

    See more here on She Knows.

  • Kiddie Car Wash 6 of 24
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    Let them feel all grown up by giving them some soap and some rags to wash their trikes and cars. Don't forget the sunscreen! 

    See more here on Heligirl.

  • Mismatched Socks 7 of 24
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    You know how you spend so much time matching socks? Why not make a game of it and let the kids do it!! It's especially great if  you have a lot of funky socks.

    See more here on iVillage

  • Mini Library 8 of 24
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    Take a day or two and make this rad little library and then let the kids organize the books however they like! Alphabetically, color, size, you name it! 

    See more here on Apartment Therapy.

  • Washer Jewelry 9 of 24
    summer activities 08

    Head to the hardware store and grab some supplies to make some fun and eclectic jewelry. 

    See more here on Small For Big.

  • Magazine Pictures 10 of 24
    summer activities 09

    Hand over your old magazines and some kid-safe scissors and glue and let them create.

    See more here on Unschool Me.

  • Pinch Pots 11 of 24
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    Make some adorable little pinch pots and fill them with cute succulents. That's what you need. 

    See more here on Classic Play.

  • Milk Art 12 of 24
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    So pretty and kinda psychedelic, right? The kids will love it. 

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  • Good Ole Paper Art 13 of 24
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    Sometimes all you need is some good old construction paper, scissors and glue. They love it! 

    See more here on Ambrosia Creative

  • Magic Wallet 14 of 24
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    Have you ever seen a magic wallet? So fun. Let the kids put on a magic show for you! 

    See more here on Ambrosia Creative

  • Cardboard Robots 15 of 24
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    This is such a brilliant idea! So cute and clever. 

    See more here on Ambrosia Creative

  • Cardboard Play Scenes 16 of 24
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    This would be so much fun! Help them create a scenic backdrop for their favorite toys. Perfect! 

    See more here on Ambrosia Creative

  • Puzzle Blocks 17 of 24
    summer activities 16

    Let the kids help you make these and then let them try and figure it out. With any luck it will take a while. 

    See more here on Apartment Therapy

  • Finger Puppets 18 of 24
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    Let them create their own finger puppets! Kids have the best imaginations. 

    See more here on Ardor.

  • Dice 19 of 24
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    Make some funky dice and come up with a fun game to use them. 

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  • Stamps 20 of 24
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    This is a two for one! Make the stamps and then make some awesome pictures with the shapes. I love these ones. 

    See more here on Mermag

  • Clock 21 of 24
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    A fun and adorable craft that can also teach. Win, win! 

    See more here on Mermag.

  • Dry Erase Sheets 22 of 24
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    Download these fun sheets or make your own, laminate and give the kids some washable (key word!) dry erase markers. Hours of fun! 

    See more here on Ardor.

  • Geo Magnets 23 of 24
    summer activities 22

    Make these fun and super easy magnets for the kids to make pictures and patterns out of the shapes.

    See more here on Ardor.

  • Puppet Theater 24 of 24
    summer activities 23

    Make this super easy theater and let them put on a show. The creative process kids go through to write and then perform a show is hilarious to watch. 

    See more here on Ardor.

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