We are a little over halfway through summer and your kids have probably said they are bored at least once.
Am I right?
Well, there is no need to hear those words again. I have a list of free and inexpensive summer activities for preschoolers and kids that will keep everyone busy for hours.
What I love about this list is everything is very affordable and nothing will break the bank. And, far too often we overlook and forget about the simple things we did as kids like: skipping rocks, feeding the ducks, playing in the mud, etc. These things can give hours of entertainment.
Ready to get started?
Summer Activities for Preschoolers and Kids
- Make healthy homemade popsicles.
- Have an iced tea party.
- Put a puzzle together as a family.
- Go to the zoo and have a scavenger hunt.
- Play in the sprinkler. Find a fun sprinkler attachment.
- Have a summer Olympics in your backyard.
- Build a lemonade stand.
- Make a bird feeder out of recycled items.
- Stay in your pj’s and watch movies all day.
- Pick wildflowers.
- Learn the alphabet and create letter of the week crafts.
- Be creative with water play.
- Listen to story time at the library.
- Skip rocks.
- Find a new playground.
- Sort through clothes that everyone has outgrown and make a trip to donate them together as a family.
- Have fun with food at snack time.
- Go for a car ride. (Keep little ones entertained.)
- Make easy homemade pizza as a family.
- Make instruments out of recycle items at your home.
What are your go-to summer activities for bored kiddos?
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