Ultimate Guide To Summer Fun: 80+ Activities, Crafts, Games, & Treats

Posted in Family Traditions, Pinterest Projects
on June 8, 2017

 Is it just me, or is it hard to believe summer vacation is right around the corner?  Doesn’t it just feel like the year is flying by?  Well, in preparation for summer break, I’ve compiled the Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun for you here today with over 80 activities, games, treats, & crafts to do with your kids this summer.

Who’s ready to dive in? {Pun intended!}

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Ok, so first off, lets talk about activities and adventures to enjoy with your kids this summer.  This isn’t your average list of things to do.  This list is epic.  I hope you find something that inspires some summer fun for you and your littles.

Activities & Adventures

1. Build A Sunflower Fort {Gardening Know How}

2. Go on a Pajama Breakfast Picnic

3. Go Bird Watching

4. Go on Nature Scavenger Hunt- FREE Printable from Stay At Home Mum

5. Have a MudPie Kitchen

6. Grow a Vegetable Garden

7. Make KoolAid Bubbles

8. Set Up a Giant Water Slide

9. Fly A Kite

10. Have a Glow-In-The-Dark Sleepover- check out A Pumpkin And A Princess for awesome glow party ideas & check out this blog post for the Ultimate Guide to Glow-In-The-Dark Activities

11. Host a Backyard Movie Night

12. Go on a Backyard Safari

13. Build a Sofa Fort

14. Get Clean at a Kiddo Carwash

15. Make Bouncy Bubbles

16. Go on a Pirate Treasure Hunt

17. Squirt Gun Painting

18. Catch Fireflies

19. TieDye Beach Towels

20. Camp in the Backyard

21. Friday Night Cooking School- click here for a chef’s hat tutorial

22. Take Awesome Sidewalk Chalk Photos

23. Throw a “Splash Into Summer” Party To Celebrate The Beginning of Summer

Don’t those activities look amazing?  I’m always amazed at the creativity I find on Pinterest.  Now, let’s move on to Summer-inspired sweet treats.  You won’t believe how cute these are…and easy!!

Sweet Treats

24. Fish Bowl Jello

25. Sky Jello with Fluffy Clouds

26. Magic Potion

27. Fossil Cookies

28. Watermelon Rice Krispies

29. Gummy Bear Popsicles

30. Strawberry Cookies

31. Fruit Pizzas

32. Electric Eels

33. Sprinkle Ice Cream Bowls

34. Cookie Monster Ice Cream

35. Under the Sea Graham Crackers

36. Beach Vanilla Pudding Cups

37. Dirt Pudding

38. Whimsical Candy Bark

39. Breakfast Sushi

40. Mickey Pretzels

41. Mini Fish Cupcakes

42. S’mores Station

43. Ultimate Milkshake

44. Cake Batter Popsicles

I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering!  Don’t these summer treats look fantastic?  Those strawberry cookies are so stinkin’ cute & one of these days I’ll have to get my hands on one of those Ultimate Milkshakes!  So many wonderful treats to make this summer.  Which treat will you try?  Maybe the Mickey pretzels, or the Sky Jello, or how about the Breakfast Sushi for the Pajama Picnic?  So many memories to be made this summer, am I right?

Now, let’s move on to Games to play this summer.  Some of these would be awesome rainy day activities and don’t require much preparation.  Other games would be fun additions to your family BBQ’s.  Let me know what games you and your family like to play.  Here’s my Ultimate Guide to Summer Games…

Games To Play

45. Giant Bowling

46. Slip N’ Slide Races

47. Sprinkler Hockey

48. Backyard Scrabble

49. Frisbee TicTacToe

50. Water Balloon Painting

51. Water Fight

52. Batting Practice

53. Balloon Ping Pong

54. Messy Twister

55. Splash Golf- how about playing golf with water balloons?

56. Glow In The Dark Bowling

57. Color Match Game

58. Bike Spirograph with Chalk 

59. Balloon Hockey

60. Lego Game

61. Squirt Gun Races

Don’t these games look amazing!  Which ones will you try this summer with your kiddos?

Last, but certainly no least, here’s my list of Ultimate Crafts to do with the kids in your life this summer.  This may be my favorite section!  I love all of the creativity in these next few clicks.  These mommy bloggers are outstanding.  I can’t wait for you to try some of these awesome ideas….

Crafts & Crayons

62. DIY Sidewalk Chalk

63. DIY Moon Rocks

64. Rainbow in a Jar

65. Fingerprint Drawing Book

66. Dandelion Painting

67. DIY Super Hero Cape

68. Bug Jar

69. Cardboard Guitar

70. Chalkboard Boxes

71. Ice Cream Dough

72. Ribbon Wands

73. Toothpick Painting

74. Marshmallow Dough

75. Puffy Paint

76. Tissue Paper Crafting (here too!)

77. Rock Pets

78. Kool Aid Slime

79. Sidewalk Chalk Paint

80. Dandelion Playdough

81. Watermelon Dough

82. Melted Crayon Rock Art

83. Sparklers

84. Sea Shells

85. Bouncy Balls

86. Rainbow Slime

87. Fly Swatter Painting

88. String Art

Whew!  Wow!  What a list!  Thank you again to all the wonderful mommy bloggers out there that share their amazing ideas with the rest of us.  Which project, recipe, game, or activity will you try this summer?

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  • Reply Lindsay @ Let Me Give You Some Advice

    This is so helpful! We’re leaving soon for a week of fun with all the cousins and I’m putting together some activities for the kids. This list will certainly help. Plus….sofa fort directions….LOVE IT!

    June 28, 2017 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Alexandra

    wow, so many great ideas! always looking for things to keep my toddler busy, this has so many perfect ideas!

    June 28, 2017 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Dani Brooks

    Holy Moly!!! THIS is amazing!! The banana rolled in fruity pebbles looks incredible!! I can’t wait to try all of these! Thank you!

    June 28, 2017 at 9:58 pm
  • Reply Jessie

    I’m pinning this so I can have it for summers to come! So many fun ideas! I’m excited for when my son is older do we can do a lot of these things.

    June 29, 2017 at 6:43 am
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