The last stretch of summer can be the hardest. You’ve likely exhausted all of the fun games, toys, crafts and entertainment you have. No worries. As a frugal mom of many, I have some thrifty ideas up my sleeve.
I created a list of 80 summer activities for preschoolers and kids and shared them over on my site. Feel free to check them out sometime, but today I am going to share 20 of my favorites with you.
Are you ready? These are all fun and affordable, some are even free. All of them are great opportunities to make memories together as a family.
20 Summer Activities for Preschoolers and Kids
- Go wildflower picking.
- Make musical instruments out of re-purposed items.
- Skip rocks.
- Feed the ducks.
- Go fishing.
- Create a DIY bird feeder from recycled items.
- Make healthy homemade popsicles together.
- Make Smore Pops inside!
- Create letter of the week crafts.
- Pop a tent in the backyard and have a picnic. Try these kid-friendly picnic meal ideas!
- Find a roller skating rink. So much fun!
- Choose a fun summer kids’ craft to make together!
- Make homemade iced tea together.
- Find a dollar movie. If you can’t find one, have a throwback party with one of these kids’ movies from the ’80s!
- Work on Bible verses together with these free printable Bible verse worksheets.
- Play in the water.
- Create something with play dough. You can even learn to make your own!
- Find a new playground.
- Make kid friendly pizza together. (Cooks super fast.)
- Make mud pies. We loved doing this as kids.
Summer Activities for Kids Resources:
Your kids will be ready to have fun all summer with these great resources!
- Summer Learning Headstart Workbook, Grade 4 to 5
- Champion Sports Ring Toss Set
- Summer Bridge Activities, Grade K-1
More Activities for Preschoolers and Kids
Swing by and check out Crystal, a Dallas Mom Blogger, who runs the mommy resource and solution site Crystal & Co.! She loves to share activities for kids, teach busy families how to meal plan and share real easy recipes. She is a fast-paced mom of all boys, five to be exact (including twins), who is in the trenches of homeschooling. Are you tired yet?