Summer is coming and this is a perfect list of Summer Boredom Busters to suggest when you hear, the words, I’m bored from your kids.
I don’t know about you, but when Summer gets here, I get a little panicky. What are my kids going to do all day, everyday? So, I’m always looking for some summer boredom buster ideas to keep them busy. And, make it possible for me to work from home easier.
My kids are bound to let me know each and every time they get bored. SO fun, right?
That’s why we need this list of summer boredom busters and summer crafts and activities.
But with a little planning and preparation, you can nip this behavior in the bud by having a surefire list of Summer Boredom Busters to suggest to them every time they get a little antsy or ask to get on a screen of some kind. If that’s the problem -then make sure to grab my free screen time checklist printable.
But, before you check out these ideas, make sure to check out these 19 STEM Activities for Kids, too that are bound to please the budding scientist or engineer in your family. Or even better – push them outside with these fun Backyard activities.
Here are 50 Summer Boredom Busters for Kids.
There really is something here for EVERYONE and you’re bound to find something that your kids will have fun doing.
I’ve included a whole lot of Summer DIY crafts, activities, printables and even food fun that any kid would love.
Some of these are great to make in advance and have ready before vacation starts, and others are perfect for kids to do by themselves when they get the urge to create.
Summer Bucket List | Mommy Moment
Giant Jenga | A Beautiful Mess
DIY Fidget Spinner | Red Ted Art
Go Outside Cards | Creative Family Fun
Heart Tie Dye T-Shirt | Tip Junkie
Hearts and Stars Tic Tac Toe | Fancy Shanty
Giant Lawn Matching Game | Studio DIY
DIY Water Blob | U Create Crafts
Ice Chalk | Reading Confetti
Homemade Bubbles | Rust and Sunshine
No Sew Superhero Cape | It’s a Mother Thing
Horseshoes | Design Love Fest
Lemonade Stand | Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
Printable Roads | Picklebums
Play Dough Bug Fossils | No Time for Flash Cards
Summer Coloring Pages | Easy Peasy and Fun
DIY Cornhole | Brit+Co
Pool Noodle Race Track | Ramblings from Utopia
DIY Lawn Twister | Apartment Therapy
Rainbow Paver Hop Scotch | Happiness is Homemade
DIY String Art Ice Cream Cone | It’s a Mother Thing
Bubble Party | One Charming Party
Make Edible Candy Necklaces | Blondie and Brownies
Ziploc Bag Ice Cream | Teach Mama
DIY Glitter Slime | The 36th Avenue
Water Gun Painting | Somewhat Simple
Homemade Gak | Lil Luna
Homemade Floam | Growing a Jeweled Rose
Exploding Rainbow Craft Sticks | It’s a Mother Thing
Make Your Own Moon Sand | Play Based Learning
Paper Plate Jellyfish Craft | About a Mom
Bubble Snake Blower | Thirty Handmade Days
Summer Sponge Bombs | Whipper Berry
Make Your Own Bouncy Ball | The 36th Avenue
Contact Paper Rainbow | Minne Mama
DIY Bowling Game | About a Mom
Rainbow Ice Cube Painting | Things to Share and Remember
Two Ingredient Play Dough | It’s a Mother Thing
Make Your Own Bottle Top Stamps | Vanessa’s Values
DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint | The Idea Room
Summer Activity Jars and Grab Bags | The Crafting Chicks
Painted Salt Sculptures | Fun At Home With Kids
Rainbow Bubble Wrap Stamps | Kids Play Box
Painted Animal Rocks | Make Life Lovely
Pressing Wild Flowers | Teach Beside Me
Backyard Summer Fun Kit | Sunny Day Family
Children’s Treasure Map | It’s a Mother Thing
Pool Noodle Boats | Paging Super Mom
Fingerprint Bugs | Kids 4 Crafts
Paper Towel Butterflies | Make It Love It
MORE KID ACTIVITIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:
- 25 Summer Crafts For Kids
- 20 Frozen Kid Friendly Drinks for Summer
- 50+ Backyard Games to Make Your Summer Amazing
- 30 Ways To Have Fun Doing Nothing With Your Kids
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