School’s Out for Summer, Now What: 10 Entertaining Activities for Kids

The bell has rung.

Your kids run out of their school buildings, screaming with ice cream sandwiches in tow and a backpack full of old folders.

They hop in the car, beaming with excitement because, well SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER!

But all you can do is brace yourself because these kids are going to be in your house 24/7 for the next 12 weeks!

There is only so much time you can spend swimming at the pool before you’re waterlogged and tired of the sun right?

Don’t panic! We have scoured the internet and put together a list of ideas you can use to start filling your summer bucket list and keep your kids happily entertained all summer long!  We hope you will find a few new ideas to try with your kids this summer!

10 Entertaining Activities for Kids that Will Fight Off Summer Boredom:

We love this idea from Little Bins for Little Hands. If your kids are obsessed with Legos, this is a cool Lego Challenge they can participate in.  Be sure to head to her site for the free printable.

This cute idea by What Can We Do With Paper and Glue is easy and you probably have the materials needed already lying around your home!

Who doesn’t love a good old game of memory? 123 Homeschool 4 Me has a great way to bring this classic game outdoors using paper plates. . . which you most likely already have in your kitchen! Now that’s a win when your crazy kids need entertaining activities!

Do you have any science lovers? Is gardening your jam? Your kids will love this activity by Little Bins for Little Hands.  Have we mentioned they have a ton of entertaining activities for kids on their site? Love them!

This activity is guaranteed to be entertaining and a big hit with kids of all ages.  Our kids LOVE his Elephant Toothpaste experiment by Preschool Powol Packets.

These creative bird feeders from Louise at Messy Little Monsters are sure to be a hit. You can easily create fun shapes with cookie cutters!

This is such a cool idea! We all love sidewalk chalk, but how about a DIY Sidewalk Foam Paint? The TipToe Fairy nailed it with this fun activity for the summer.

Can’t go make it to the movie theater or? Why not bring the movies to your backyard? Emily Louise at The Sway gives great advice on how to host a backyard movie night.


Stuck inside on a rainy Day?

The gals ay My Sister’s Suitcase have the best idea! Spray bottle artwork is where it’s at. These cute creations can be gifts for your in-laws or artwork for your house!

Try this fun spin on an oldie but a goodie. . . Outdoor Tic Tac Toe. Taryn Whiteacker created a unique version of Tic Tac Toe by painting rocks and using nature to play this classic game.

We hope you found a few entertaining activities to share with your kids this summer! Chime in the comment section below if you have a unique activity for kids. We’d love to hear it.