Top 10 Tuesday: Summer Activities For Kids

I wish it felt like summer around here, but we will have to wait until July. That’s when our real summer weather starts here in Seattle. But from what it sounds like many of you are already enjoying the blissful sunshine and summer vacation!

I know many moms out there are always searching for new activities to do with their kids over the summer months, I know I am! So today, I’m sharing a few fabulous ideas for summer DIY projects and kid’s activities.

10 Summer Activities for Kids

1. Throw a Summer Kick-Off Party to get your kids in the summer spirit! (Via Pumpkin & A Princess)

2. DIY Lemonade Stand (Via Lil’ Luna)

3. The Ultimate DIY Sprinkler Maze (Via Classy Clutter)

4. Adorable “I Am Bored” Jar and Free Printable. Your kids will never be bored again!  (Via Shabby Beach Nest)

5. Create a Summer Bucket List! There are several ways to make these but I love the idea of displaying everything on a chalkboard for everyone to see throughout the summer. (Via Whatever)

6. Make Your Own Popsicle (Via Dandy Sugar)

7. Cool off on a hot day with DIY Colored Ice Glass (Via Hurrayic)

8. DIY Sandbox (Via made)

9. Turn your patio in a Gameboard (Via 36th Avenue)

10.  Sign Your Kids up for Arts and Craft Camps Through FUNnerator

Lastly, this isn’t a DIY project but a great tip for those of you living in Washington State (like me!). Have you heard of FUNnerator? When I first heard about it I was really intrigued and thought you might be interested too. It’s a new site that is similar to Yelp but for Kid’s Camps! If you are going on an adult only vacation or you and your husband both work through the summer and are looking for activities for your kids, this is a great place to start. The site gives you the ability to search through thousands of different camps, you can even filter by genre and read reviews from other moms. They even have a whole section devoted to The Arts which is a crafty momma’s dream come true. Time to get your kids signed up for ceramics and drawing classes so they can help you with your next big project! They plan on expanding to other states in the future but if you live in Washington I suggest you check it out!

And just a note, if you would like to ‘pin’ any of these ideas please take an extra minute and hop on over to the original source. Thanks! :)

Now I’m off to finish painting the Living Room before E wakes up!


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    I am loving these ideas. I usually just take summer as it rolls, but I think this could be so much fun to do with the kids. My kids and the others on our street. Looking forward to summer fun. Thanks for sharing.

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