When it comes to summer holidays, the kids are all brightened up with lots and lots of cheers and excitement to get indulged in some truly fun-filled activities and games. But, for the adults, it often becomes a trouble to think of stuff that can get the kiddos playing and having a happy summer time. Of course, you can’t every time manage to go on a vacation or arrange for some camping. Here are 29 Summer Ideas For Kids that will make this year’s holidays a time to remember!
1. Weaving with Kids
Weaving seems to be a creative something complicated and intricate enough to be meant for the adults only. However, a little trick that uses cardboard to get it done makes weaving a true child’s play, perfect to work as an amazing holiday activities, even for the little kids. What you need to get going towards making your own looms and weavings is a piece of cardboard about 6 inches x 8 inches along with two more strips for the top and bottom, an Exacto knife or scissors, a ruler, some yarn, a plastic needle, a masking tape and scotch tape, pom-pom maker, a few pony beads, and twigs.
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Let the kids make a miniature waterfall of their own right there in your backyard, having an old fence panel as the backdrop and lots of different types of recycled containers attached to the wall. What’s amazing is that the kids pour water into the bottles attached on top, and the innovative inter-connections done between the containers using duct tape, plasticine and hosepipe cut-offs lead to everything flowing down to the bottom just like a true waterfall. At the bottom a rep laced few large containers that help to recycle as much water as possible to keep the game going for long!
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3. Frozen Popsicle Chalk
Ditch the idea of a regular edible popsicle this summers, and transform them into a super-creative Frozen Popsicle Chalk instead. The ice chalks have been made freezing cornstarch, water and washable tempura paint in popsicle molds. The best thing about this one is that the chalks won’t get those little hands dirty with all the fun, thanks to the sticks attached to them. However, you must make sure that the kids don’t eat the chalks mistaking them for a delicious summer treat. What a gorgeous effect these create when used for drawings is simply adorable!
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4. Backyard Movie Night and Campout
If you have got that tall pretty fence in your backyard, why not convert it into a huge movie screen by securing a sheet of cloth on the fence using some clamps, having everything make just about any regular night a fun-filled movie night with the whole family, having some cold drinks, snacks and popcorn by your side. Although, it gets a little technical to setup all the devices in the yard to make things work, but if you have got a laptop, speakers and a projector, this guide by Ellie Petrov will make the process of setting things up a lot more easier for you using a set of quick instructions.
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5. Glow in The Dark Bowling
Having some great family play-time right before hitting the bed not only leads to a better sleep, but also some memorable time with the kids. You don’t need to head to a bowling alley anymore to treat yourself with the amazing sport as you can have your very own Glow In The Dark Bowling outside your home, having pretty bowling pins glowing in bright colors looking quite magical when going all over the place on being hit with the ball at the night. All you need is six tall empty bottles, a few glow sticks, and a hamster ball that would work as the glow in the dark bowling ball.
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6. Water Balloon Painting: Outdoor Summer Art Activity
Who doesn’t love playing with water balloons, specially when it’s the summer season? But have you ever thought of blending the fun of water balloons with your kid’s love for painting? That’s exactly what this outdoor summer art activity does and gets the kids engaged in some one-of-a-kind art, creating unique pieces of artwork by dipping water balloons in bright paint and letting them go wild on a large sheet of paper put in a mini pool by lifting the pool up and swinging it in random motions. The abstract designs that pop up as the end results are worth capturing in a frame.
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7. How to Make a Water Blob for Hours of Summer Fun
Here is something that will make the holidays all about cheers and laughter with lots of jumping, lying, floating, and sliding on a huge blob of water without the worry of getting wet. It doesn’t cost you more than fifteen dollars to put the blob together and cherish hours and hours of outdoor fun in the summers. The supplies you need for the project is some plastic sheeting, some duct tape, a pair of scissors, a hose, lots of water, and a small towel. In no more than half an hour, the blob will come to life and would get all play-ready for the kids to jump on.
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8. The Human Bubble
A human-sized bubble that’s bigger than most of the guests at your party can turn out to be the star element of any celebration, letting one actually stand inside the pretty transparent bubble that surrounds them with utmost beauty. What you will need is a bubble solution, a small plastic pool, and a hula hoop.The key is to make a child stand inside a pool and pick up a hula hoop dipped in bubble solution around them. The giant bubble party can become even more awesome when accompanied by some lovely bubble baths or lots of little bubbles flying all around the garden.
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9. S’mores Campfire Cones
Planning for some summer camping and looking out for a lip-smacking dessert that adds a touch of sweetness to the experience? You won’t find anything quicker and easier than these S’more cones filled with chewy marshmallows and chocolate-y goodness. Some sugar or waffle cones, a bag of mini marshmallows, lots of chocolate chips, and some butterscotch chips are the only readily available four ingredients it takes to bring the delectable S’mores Campfire Cones to life. Head to the below recipe shared by Frugal Coupon Living to learn the few simple steps of preparation.
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10. Glow in the Dark Sand Recipe
Those little packets of glow in the dark sand available out there often come for quite a great price, while making heaps and heaps of the same at home comes for a fraction of that price. All you need is some Epsom salt or another preferred salt variety, a few zip seal bags, and some glow in the dark and/or fluorescent paint. And, pulling off the recipe is oh so easy that even the kids can get it all done without even calling for your assistance. Lots of different colors of the glowing sand when mixed together would make a whole spectrum of colors come alive, taking the kids to a new world of fantasy.
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