Fun Activities to Keep Your Kids Busy and Engaged This Summer

Summer is here, and with that comes the challenge of involving your kids in activities and making sure they are having fun along with learning new things. Keep your kids busy and engaged in the summer by having a range of activities to select from.

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Here are some fun summer activities for kids to enjoy: 

1. Go Camping

Camping is a great way to keep your kids engaged and entertained for hours. You can build an indoor or outdoor tent with blankets or sheets. Once the tent is ready, let your kids play and stay inside the tent or have a picnic.

2. Create a Craft Station

You do not have to buy crafting materials for creating a craft station for your kids. You just need to collect things you have around your home, such as old crayons, printer papers, sketch pens, and other items. Get some basic supplies like glue, craft paper, and scissors. Once your craft station is up, let your kids create a project on their own. 

3. Visit Local Parks and Recreation Department 

Sending your kids to summer camp can be expensive if you are on a tight budget. However, you can send your kids to affordable day camps run by local parks and recreation departments. Day camp organizers often host or provide access to free summer events you can enjoy as a family. 

4. Visit the Local Library 

Take your kids to the local library once a week and let them choose the books they find interesting. This will help them develop reading habits that contribute to their learning. Regular visits to the library can be fun outings. 

5. Plan a Play Date 

Children really enjoy being with their friends. Plan a play date and invite your child’s friends to your home. This will help your kids spend some quality time with their friends and allow them to share the things and activities they have done so far. 

6. Create a Summer Diary 

You can ask your kids to keep a summer diary of interesting and special events. This can help them improve their writing skills and remind them of the fun they had.

Create a Fort

You don’t need to go out or buy things to keep your kids engaged this summer. Why not make a fort with your kids? Sheets, blankets, cushions, clothespins, and books may rapidly transform the bottom of a table into a beautiful location, or a cardboard box and beach balls can transform into a fantasy hideout. Making a fort will be as much fun as the time spent in it if you add a string of low-cost, battery-operated lights to the fort supplies.


One of the most educational, simple, and inexpensive fun activities for kids is planting a garden. Teach your children the idea of gardening. Together with your kids, you can grow carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, and other plants on decks to add to hearty summer salads.

Stargaze with Your Kids

Stars are the best way to teach your kids about heavenly bodies with fun. Stargazing can also encourage the love of science in them. So this summer, watch those beautiful and bright stars with your kids.

Create a Board Game

Creating a personalized board game is more impressive than playing games. Let your kids create a cardboard playing board and add player pieces, dice, and content cards after brainstorming a game theme and set of rules. The children will compete in a game created by them.

Make Cardboard Toys

To build homemade toys, your children only need a sheet of cardboard, a pair of scissors, duct tape, and crayons or paint. While various home materials can assist in transforming a large cardboard box into various toys or a playhouse, smaller toys such as stuffed animal furniture and rocket ships are simple to build. Together with your kids, build a miniature foosball table with a cardboard shoebox, ping pong balls, clothespins, and small wooden pegs.

Play Dress Up

During the summer, there are several imaginative ways to involve your children in dress-up activities. Hats, gloves, sunglasses, scarves, briefcases, and pocketbooks will provide hours of entertainment for children.

Remember to give your kids some down time so that they can explore and come up with something new and exciting. 


Dorothy Hastings

Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and Child Care Programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child's social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.

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