Summer Fun Activities

Whether you’re going to the beach, catching up on reading or spending all day in the garden, there’s no wrong way to enjoy the season. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some of our favorite summer activities.

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DIY Summer Adventures

Most of these activities can be done with things you already have on hand.

Practice counting with your child using bubbles—blow as many bubbles as possible in a minute and count them as they pop.

For even more fun, check out our video below to learn how to make your own bubble wand!

Throw a safe sprinkler splashdown in your yard by seeing who can stay the driest the longest. It’s a game no one can win! Or turn on some music and have a dance party around the sprinkler.

Become construction workers in the sand box. Help your child find some of the following items so you can create fun sand creations:

  • Muffin tins
  • Cake pans
  • Flowerpots
  • Ice cube trays
  • Silicon molds

Unleash your child’s inner artist by “painting” your driveway, patio or balcony. All you’ll need is:

  • Buckets
  • Water
  • Different size paint brushes
  • Optional: Sidewalk chalk to add some color

Make a Heart-Shaped Bubble Wand

Everyone loves bubbles, especially heart-shaped ones! Here are the items you’ll need to make your own:

  • 6mm pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Chopsticks
  • Pony beads (any color)
  • Colored tape (any color)


Create Your Own Sidewalk Chalk

Never run out of sidewalk chalk again. You may run out of space to color, though! Here are the materials you’ll need to create your own:

  • 1 cup plaster of Paris* 
  • ¾ cup water 
  • Different colors of tempera paint (powdered or liquid) 
  • Disposable mixing bowls 
  • Disposable spoons or stirrers 
  • Silicone molds

*You can also use baking soda and cornstarch (or flour) instead of plaster of Paris, but the chalk won’t be as sturdy.

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