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Nearly Free Summer Activities For Kids

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Summer is in full-swing around here, and if your house is anything like mine, a bit of affordable (or free!) entertainment is in order! To help bust summer boredom, I’m bringing you a list of some of our favorite Fun, Cheap, and even FREE summer activities for kids!Set up a mud kitchen in your backyard and let gets get messy and creative with pretend kitchen play outdoors! Set up a “mud cafe,” practice pouring and measuring skills, and get lots of sensory play.

Perfect for toddlers through elementary school, so this will keep kids busy summer after summer. 1. Go on a nature walk. Take the time to explore the animals and surroundings.

Stop and smell the roses and listen to all the sounds of nature that you’ll hear as well. 2. Water bead play. Everyone loves playing with water beads. SUMMER THEME Make summer theme slimes, bubbles, playdough, pinecone crafts, and much more with this FREE Summer Activities Mini Pack. Use these printable summer STEM.

Then go out for a much-needed date night, doing free activities like stargazing, going to an outdoor concert or having a picnic. 42. One-on-one Kid Dates: Take each of your kids out for a. Fishing is a classic free summer activity for kids.

Brush up on the basics at, teach the proper techniques to your young angler, and find a place to cast off. Not only are local parks and playgrounds, with their trails, open space and play equipment; a wonderful setting, many also have great free summer programs for kids as well. So. These easy boredom busters will have the kids smiling, laughing, and busy having fun until school starts again! It’s time to load up on more creative, fun and frugal kid entertainment ideas.

Here we go! Frugal Summer Fun Ideas Get Creative! Check out these 40+ Fun Crafts for Kids!It doesn’t HAVE to be anything fancy but these are some fun ideas and free printables that can help motivate you and your kids to make a super fun summer bucket list!

Free Summer Fun Pack. If you are tired of your kids looking at a screen or being in the hot summer sun, bring them inside for some arts and crafts. There are plenty of easy-to-make recipes like make-your-own funny.

List of related literature:

If you have kids, take them to the beach and do some “research” or build a sandbox.

“The Book of Crystal Spells: Magical Uses for Stones, Crystals, Minerals... and Even Sand” by Ember Grant
from The Book of Crystal Spells: Magical Uses for Stones, Crystals, Minerals… and Even Sand
by Ember Grant
Llewellyn Publications, 2013

Summer Bridge Activities” are an easy, effective, and fun way to keep your child’s mind sharp all summer long.

“Spectrum Science, Grade 6” by Spectrum
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by Spectrum
Carson Dellosa Education, 2014

Swim: Most children love to swim; drop them off at the local pool for the afternoon along with some buddies.

“Unschooling To University: Relationships Matter Most in a World Crammed With Content” by Judy L Arnall
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by Judy L Arnall
Judy Arnall, 2018

Sign up neighborhood children for a summer read-a-thon that benefits the library or an after-school literacy program.

“Nonprofit Kit For Dummies” by Stan Hutton, Frances Phillips
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by Stan Hutton, Frances Phillips
Wiley, 2011

The Donahues send out a free monthly newsletter recommending outdoor places to visit and let kids play.

“How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature” by Scott D. Sampson
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by Scott D. Sampson
HMH Books, 2015

Playing in the pool, going on hikes, building sand castles, or frolicking in the lake is the ultimate in fun for kids.

“Parenting For Dummies” by Sandra Hardin Gookin, Dan Gookin, May Jo Shaw, Tim Cavell
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by Sandra Hardin Gookin, Dan Gookin, et. al.
Wiley, 2011

Invite children to add their own pictures that show different types of weather.

“Weather” by Ann Flagg
from Weather
by Ann Flagg
Scholastic Professional Books, 1997

Take the children out to the park, zoo, or playground.

“Discipline Without Distress: 135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery” by Judy L Arnall
from Discipline Without Distress: 135 tools for raising caring, responsible children without time-out, spanking, punishment or bribery
by Judy L Arnall
Professional Parenting Canada, 2012

Summer Bridge il’tctiiirities® are an easy, effective and fun way to keep your child‘s mind sharp all summer long.

“Spectrum Language Arts, Grade 2” by Spectrum
from Spectrum Language Arts, Grade 2
by Spectrum
Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC, 2014

Entertain the children with indoor play areas, arcade games, and other activities.

“The Restaurant Manager's Handbook: How to Set Up, Operate, and Manage a Financially Successful Food Service Operation” by Douglas Robert Brown
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  • Welcome back I have missed your videos!! Such fun stuff thanks for sharing. We make a summer fun list of about 20-25 things we can try to do over the summer to beat the heat and have fun. We also do a Christmas in July day where we bake, listen to Christmas music, play games and have fun food. We’re also doing a “before screen time” chart and reading log.

  • I like that journal/ question book. We do a question of the day at supper and a Bible verse of the day. I could use some more question ideas!

  • To keep my kids busy in the summer we do lots of outdoor time. We live in an area with a TON of parks and we love exploring different ones. We also do lots of arts and crafts, utilize our zoo and science center memberships, and they’re still young enough to like helping around the house so I use that to my advantage. ����

  • I love your channel. I was already planning a trip to Ollie’s and I have to go, LOL! These games do look fun and I would love to have the poke-out game. We do different things to promote retention during the Summer. I have several years worth of Summer Bridge activities that I bought at Ollie’s, and we do several pages a day. This week we are going to Vacation Bible School at my mom’s church. We do this every year and love it.

  • We keep our kids busy over the summer by trying to do an outside outing every day. We also do more walking to do errands which takes more time than taking the car. lol. We don’t do anything different indoors really.

  • We had to do a chore in the morning, had to play outside for at least 2 hours, and also kept up with the suggested reading list from school.

  • Great ideas! I have a “bored jar” for the kiddos, full of ideas if they get bored. We also have a pretty structured schedule… seems to help. ��

  • Love the video! I love planning and making lists I usually make a list of activities we love and then we pick a few days out of the each week to do them. We live about 4 minutes from a state park so we go there and fish or just walk around and they do have a playground, but we usually don’t play there. We play board and card games, camp, watch movies, do crafts and my son loves playing his xbox so he gets time for that. We also love swimming and he really loves his trampoline.

  • We’re doing a little summer school. My oldest wants to finish his reading work. My preschooler is in speech therapy so we do a lot of practicing letter sounds and phonics but in a fun way. I need to look into some of those games. We have an Ollie’s about 30 minutes away I just never go there. Every other store I need is in the opposite direction. Lol My hair dryer I’ve had for probably 8 years went out while we were at Disney World. We stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge but had a night at Pop Century to end the week. AKL had a full sized hair dryer in the room. Pop had a small, travel sized one. I found it interesting that they were different. I bought a Conair from Target when we got home. It was on sale and works great.

  • Summer at our house means visiting family in the US since we live in Mexico. So for us going to Target and Chic Fil A are some of our favorite summer activities in addition to a ton of swimming. This year I am super excited we will be staying with my mom for a month so we are getting library cards for my girls libraries aren’t the same here so we are so excited�� I will look for some
    Of the games you suggested my girls love Disney they will love it!

  • Great video, Ive been waiting to see a gift/toy/game helpful advice video. You, know I love your ideas.��. Thats awesome you had a great vacation (in Aug I’ll be taking a trip down to Disney)��And for me to enter to win a prize what I do with my kids during the summertime is Monday day is movie day (lazy day), Tuesday is take out/go out day (where we go out and do something at a park, friends house etc (free places). Wednesday day is water day where we play or stay outside in the pool or the beach near water ��, Thursday is craft dayhands on making stuff and Friday is do whatever ��. Cant wait to see your next video, you’re so good at this!!

  • My daughter has a list of activities we do for summer. ( Park, beach, outdoor concerts, etc) We do 1 a day then she has chores and 30 minutes of education time. She must also spend at least an hour outside before any screen time happens.

  • When my daughters were younger, we sent them to the open playground, or sent them to day camp.

    Then they became camp counselors themselves, with a few sleepovers. They loved the weekly themes.

    P.s. love your shirt. What brand is it? Maybe u should spell out Ollie’s on the screen.

    They have Lucky Poke on Amazon.

  • It’s so cool that you steer your kids away from screen time. You inspire me! I let my girls go buck wild with their phones, video games, etc until about noon in the summer (I also have a 4 mo. old baby so I’m really tired lol). Than they have to play outside or do some fun craft/art stuff or games. Their summer is only 2 months long and we have 2 trips we’re taking so it’s going to fly by. We live near the beach too so that’s a big part of summer. ��⛱️

  • Becky great ideas as usual!! I love the lucky poke game!!! We don’t get advent calendars but have always loved the idea. We homeschool year round but take vacation days a lot and we listen to books on audible like my side of the mountain, Rascal, Pollyanna while we lay in big hammocks under our shady trees. We also swim in our pool and hunt lizards etc and draw in our nature journal and rent or buy one new movie a week also play a lot of basketball �� in our driveway! Love the laid back feel of summer even full time homeschooling

  • Thank you for the giveaway! We don’t celebrate traditional holidays, so this would be PERFECT for my kiddos!

    I try to have fun activity books, board games, and outdoor toys for the kids to play with to help keep them occupied. I’ll admit it’s hard to reign in screen time for everyone, but I’m trying to do better ��

  • Screen free activities are the best! It’s hard for us being in such a hot climate (it gets too hot many afternoons to go outside) so these are some great ideas! We homeschool year round so that helps us keep the screens away!

  • We go the spray park and they have swimming lessons for a month. I need to ditch the screens this summer and pick up some new games!

  • I got that same birdfeeder and it took weeks for us to get a bird too….and it was a red cardinal…he comes every day! It’s on the window of our classroom. Love it.

  • We go to the pool ALOT during the summer. I also make a list of things that she needs to work on before even thinking of any screentime…and even then she just earns some time on it. I would love to win the boredom buster prize. I think it would be a great thing to use for homeschool too. Thanks for your video!

  • My kids have to do their chores before screen time. We are very active with our church so that keeps them busy. I also try to plan little fun things to do like splash pad or pool days at the nat.

  • Love your videos, Becky! My son is 3 and will be starting preschool this fall. He already helps with chores like picking up his toys, unloading dishwasher, etc. He knows all of his capital letters and I want to begin working on lower case letters too as well as counting. Of course playing outside as he loves the water and helping his Daddy how the lawn. He also goes to music class once a week.

  • We hang out outside as much as possible! We hike, fish, swim and sit by the lake watching dad fly his Floatplane.

  • My three boys are aged 6, 9 and 13. We do a mix of chores, movie time each day, fun homeschool activities, card games and board games (including legos and a really awesome marble run by hape toys) and swimming in our pool. They also have things such as VBS and summer vacation thrown in the mix as well every summer. The time seriously does pass by so fast!

  • I used to be really good about screen time but it is getting so much harder as they get older. We still have a month left of school my goal is to make one of those boredom buster jars they are required to read 25 minutes a day (we have read to our dog, read in a tent in the backyard, etc).

  • We had a pool in our backyard, so summers were spent swimming all day every day. My girlies do lots of camps and activities, swim lessons, gymnastics, etc… And we always try to throw in a Disney trip at the end of August as well!!!

  • We go to the river a lot. It’s beautiful and my daughter loves taking pictures with her phone. We take our dogs and something to snack on & stay as long as we want.

  • Thanks for the giveaway! When I was a kid I used to read A LOT! We just recently started a list of things the kids have to do before they can play on electronics each day. I am having my son do one Math sheet each day during the summer. The first chapter of his Math is review so Im hoping we will get through that chapter during the summer.

  • To keep my kiddos occupied during the summer we get creative. Lots of crafts, playdough, kenetic sand. We also plan a trip out once a week or every other week. That gives them something fun to look forward to. We plan a park trip, a theme park and pack a picnic lunch, a botanical gardens trip, a science museum trip, and this year we are planning on going to the zoo or the aqarium.

  • For the summer, we have Six Flags passes so we will go there several times and also signed up for kids bowl free all summer! Plus some swimming and of course screen time!!:-)

  • This with my list for the summer and it is my kids list too ��

    1. My house chores
    2. Read
    3. Play outside
    4. Movie time

    The rule in our house was we couldn’t say “I’m bored” and if we did my mom (after one warning) would find something extra for us to clean lol we quickly learn not to say it and to find something to do 😉 yes I do this with my kids too LMAO ����

  • It looks like I need to head to Ollie’s tomorrow! We use all of our memberships during the summer to go to the pool, zoo, Cosi, and the museum and historical village! All three of our girls play softball so we are busy with that as well in the evenings! Great video!!

  • When it’s summer I get in the pool, I play on my phone for a little bit, play lots of games with my family!, I have play dates with my friends, shopping online at your shop and looking at your new clothing, watching your videos,
    And I would love the 15 day prizes!maddi

  • Love your videos! I have all girls too! We try to keep some sort of schedule and the kids love to swim! Living here in Maine the swimming season is very short!

  • I’ve only been to Ollies once on vacation… Just found out I have one near me! WOOP! You’re making me want to go! hah also… lol about your bird feeder 😉

  • We do lots of play outdoors, camping, and short trips. Unfortunately we probably get a bit too much screen time too lol. I have a 20 year old that is married and a 5 year old so it’s hard for me to occupy him all of the time.

  • We have the Disney out of order game. It’s a fun family game that we can play with our 4 year old with him needed little to no help. It’s a good one��

  • I dont do much prep to keep them busy �� they play outside and board games most the time. I also keep bubbles and sidewalk chalk on hand. They love playing in the water and will fill a big bucket for their water guns. We tend to do some schoolwork during the summer such as reading and math. Along with therapy appointments and daily housework are summers are just simple. We have a garden, flower beds to maintain and I work evenings so physically that is about m y limit because our summers are so hot.

  • We put a tent up in the back yard to do our summer reading in! When my girls go back to school in the fall they get points for all of the books they read in the summer.

  • Welcome back.. We go camping, do 4H programs. Let my kids pick 2 extra activity for the summer. My daughter does Math and son does reading activities..

  • My kids love playing outside and my nieces live next door. The like to go to the giant puddle between our houses and watch the tadpoles.

  • What a cool game! I’m so excited I found your video. We are traveling from Arizona to New York this summer and this game would be awesome for my two boys to be able to pick a prize for every state we enter!
    Things we do to stay busy over the summer is swim, beach days, fishing at the crick, card games, play doh, stamps

  • Thanks for some great ideas! I’m always looking for fun, but educational types of activities for my 3 & 5 yr olds. My 5 yr old will be finished pre-school at the end of June, but she will be going to a half day summer camp. That should help with some of the boredom!:-) We’re also very lucky that our local library has wonderful classes geared for toddler/pre-school age. We go all year long, so we’ll definitely continue to go in the summer. We’ve met some great friends there, so we also plan playground play dates too!

  • I pretty much detest screens and try to keep my girls entertained and busy without them as much as possible! With most kids being off for summer vacation, I’ve got some great games and activities to keep them happy and playing without electronics! How do you keep your kids busy when they’re off of school?

  • You have two very lucky girls with all those lovely things you have bought them, hope you enjoyed your Disney trip, we used to play outside a lot, the whole street would join in or my mum and a few other mums would take us all on a walk in the countryside and we would have a huge picnic xx

  • At sams club they have stem stuff that is from learning resources and Summer link workbooks that go all the way up to sixth grade. The summer link work books are they do the grade that they will go into and a recommended reading list of books.

  • We push our kiddos outside in the summer. Screen time is limited to 30 min during nighttime snack. Since both boy are now training wheel free that’s all my boys want to do so it is really easy to keep them outside ☺️

  • Our go to places are the parks, which Monday through Friday some have free lunches and books to read, libraries have story times and Lego parties, splash pad, hikes, camping, etc. For cheap the movie theater has $1 movies and our public pool has a family pass that we do. Do we go to the pool often.