Free Summer Stuff for Kids
Summer can be stressful with the kids out of school and a more unstructured schedule, but these free and cheap activities can help you make memories during the next couple of months.
And if you’re a work-outside-the-home mom, no worries. You can choose a couple of special activities to do with the kids after work each week and make a photo album on your phone to remember the fun.
Out and About
Check out Summer Freebies for Kids HERE for details on these activities.
-Build a kid’s DIY project at Home Depot.
–Build a Lego mini model at a Lego store.
-Have a picnic in the woods.
-Hike a trail in a National Park.
-See a free or dollar summer movie.
-Throw frisbees in a park.
-Visit a pet store.
-Visit the library (join the summer reading program).
-Build a huge tower using all your blocks or Legos.
-Create a city with sidewalk chalk on your driveway.
-Create sock puppets and put on a show.
-Decorate your room with paper flowers.
-Decorate paper dolls (free paper doll template printable HERE).
-Decorate your bedroom light switch plate with stickers.
-Design your own stationery.
-Dye noodles with food coloring and string them into a necklace.
-Eat a picnic lunch in your backyard.
-Have PBJ Sushi for lunch.
-Have a pillow fight.
-Have a treasure hunt.
-Host a spa day.
-Make homemade ice cream in a bag.
-Make watermelon pops for July 4th.
-Make ice cream sandwiches (Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe).
-Make frozen yogurt pops (blueberry frozen yogurt pops recipe here).
-Make a DIY homework center for the new school year.
-Make a door hanger for your bedroom door (free door hanger template HERE).
-Make a tent with a sheet and chairs.
-Make a puzzle.
-Make a scrapbook of your school year.
-Make a mosaic with torn pieces of paper.
-Pile some cushions on the floor and jump on them.
-Play a card game.
-Play a board game with a twist (zombie Monopoly for older kids).
-Run through the sprinkler.
-Set up an obstacle course in your yard.
-Select or create some games for a road trip activity bag.
-Use cardboard boxes to create a zoo for your stuffed animals.
-Use cardboard boxes and tubes to set up an obstacle course for model cars.
-Wash the car.
-Write a play and perform it.
-Write a story and create a book cover for it.
In Your Neighborhood
-Build a hide out.
-Camp out in the backyard.
-Climb a tree.
-Collect rocks and paint them.
-Create a skating obstacle course.
-Create a time capsule with your friends.
-Go on a scavenger hunt.
-Have a water balloon fight.
-Host a bubble blowing contest (home-made bubble recipe).
-Host a swimming olympic challenge at the pool.
-Jump rope (see who can jump the longest).
-Make a “slip-n-slide” with tarps and your garden hose.
-Plan a neighborhood bicycle race.
-Play freeze tag.
-Play kick ball.
-Set up a lemonade stand to sell drinks to your neighbors.
-Set up an obstacle course.
-Start a neighborhood club.
-Start a water gun battle.
Summer fun doesn’t have to cost a lot. With a little imagination, your kids can have a blast while you create happy summer memories.
What are your favorite free summer activities? Leave a link or comment below.
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