“Summer time and the livin’s easy.” Ha! Except when you have kids! I kid, but in all seriousness. Summertime is a time to relax with the kiddos and do all the fun things, but who’s planning ALL THE THINGS? Well, YOU of course. See below for some summer fun that you can sit back and relax with coffee in hand!
Taby (Not quite a baby and not yet a toddler.)
Pouring Station Outside in the yard is great place for this activity. If it’s a super hot day, you can add ice!
-under the bed storage tub containers
35 Amazing Water Table Activities This website is great. So many ideas if you have a water table, big container, or mud kitchen….bath tub would work too. A few that stood out to me were:
-Letter Table: grab a scooper or spatula and scoop out foam alphabet letters. -Water Table and Funnels
Water and Shaving Cream
Homemade Sidewalk Chalk
DIY Water Wall This project may require more prep and set up, but could lend itself to hours of backyard fun throughout the summer. This would be a great activity for Tabies too!
–Egg Race: Wooden Spoon and hard boiled egg, plastic egg, or wooden egg
-Sack race (Using pillow cases)
Primary Elementary (K-2)
Outdoor Fizzy Sidewalk Paint A fun Science and Art activity for your little ones.
Intermediate Elementary (3-5) Solar Oven
DIY Kite-Outdoor Stem For Kids
Ice Cream in a Bag
*Below are some links from one of my favorite blogs, Little Bins for Little
Hands, which include many of the activities from above: