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15 Must-Do End-of-Summer Activities for Kids

Let’s squeeze some more fun into our summer before we hit back to school, shall we?  Here are 15 Must-Do End of the Summer Activities for the kiddos and you can always join in.

melissa & doug giveaway

Speaking of kiddos… I am going to interrupt our post to share with you our End of Summer TOY Giveaway. If you have been a part of our Virtual Summer Camp HERE on Babble you know we have had some fun this summer creating simple and fun memories with our kids.  Well, we wanted to end our summer with a bang, so one lucky winner will be able to walk away with $40 in toys from Melissa & Doug! Even before I had kids I loved their toys.  Stop by here and stock up on toys for your classroom, for your niece, nephew, grandchild, kids…  with this giveaway!

For those of you who missed our Virtual Summer Camp you can still get in the last couple of weeks.  You can join our Facebook Virtual Summer Camp online community here for daily inspiration on all things kids activities, family fun, recipes and crafts… Just click  Join the group at the upper right hand corner, it’s FREE. For this weeks Camp Craft go here on Babble/Disney, 6 Obstacle Course Ideas for the Whole Family.

Let’s end this summer with a bang!

  • 15 Must-Do End of Summer Activities for Kids 1 of 16
    15 must do end of summer activities
  • Beginners Weaving for Kids 2 of 16
    weaving for kids

    A great craft to get your kids interested in weaving: via Buggy and Buddy

  • Rock Stamps 3 of 16
    rock stamps

    What a clever way to use rocks!  via Thrive 360 Living

  • Non-alcoholic PiÃ�±a Colada 4 of 16
    pina colada drink

    Beat the heat with a cool summer drink!  via Discovering the World through My Sons Eyes

  • Frozen Vinegar Experiment 5 of 16
    frozen vinegar

    Science can be fun with this frozen vinegar experiment: via Inspiration Laboratories

  • No need for helium science experiment 6 of 16
    balloon science experiment

    The kids will love watching  the balloon inflate with a few simple items from around your house. ~via East Coast Mommy

  • S’mores 7 of 16
    smores

    Everyone should have at least one smore or two per summer!  via My Life At Play

  • Whistle from a Blade of Grass 8 of 16
    blade of grass whistle

    Simple summer fun is the best.  If you haven't learned how to whistle using a blade of grass here's your opportunity: via Tiny Tapping Toes

  • Recycled Bottle Craft 9 of 16
    fish mobile

    Recycled bottle crafts are the best.  JDaniel 4's Mom shares her Pout-Pout Fish mobile craft.

  • Toy Tree House 10 of 16
    make tree house

    Love!  Yes, I would prefer this over a doll house!  via Northstory

  • Tic Tac Toe Recycled Egg Carton game 11 of 16
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    A great game to take when you're on the go or when your kids are bored.  via Inspired by Familia

  • Pendulum Painting on a Tire Swing 12 of 16
    pendulum painting

    I love this idea!  Not only do they get to swing but you can also paint!  via Housing a Forest

  • Camping with kids 13 of 16
    camping with kids tips

    What's a summer without camping?  It's a must in every child's life.  One of the most popular camping post on the web: via Inspired by Familia

  • Kids Play Teepee 14 of 16
    kids play teepee

    Perfect for backyard camping or hiding place. via Diapers -n- Heels

  • Marshmallow Shooters 15 of 16
    marshmallow shooter

    Each member in our family needs one of these!  via B-Inspired Mama

  • DIY Keychains 16 of 16
    keychains

    These are fun gifts to make! Shrinky Dinks Keychains from Buzzmills

Join me each week on “We Are That Familia.” I am ecstatic to be sharing with you here on Babble.com on all things “Family” from parenting, recipes, crafts, inspirational (and not so inspirational) stories, and life as we know it. You can catch up on our merrymaking over at my place: Inspired by Familia , on Facebook, and on Pinterest.

 

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