20 Fun DIY Summer Activities For the Whole Family

Summer is officially here! It’s an exciting time for your little ones, but not so much for parents. After all, there’s only a few handful of Summer camps that you can enroll your kids into and before you know it, the “I’m bored” will resonate around the house at every two minute. Keep your little ones busy with some of these very simple and fun DIY activities without breaking the bank. All it takes is a little creativity.


Giant Bubble Game

Every kid’s dream bubble game. Submerge the hula hoop inside the soapy water, try raising it pass the child’s head without bursting the bubble = Pure happiness.

Regular detergent + hula hoop + plastic wading pool

Ring Toss

Recycled bottles + paints + rings

Balloon Dart Wall

Tape the balloon tails to a cardboard, then lean it against the fence, best out of five wins the Wi-Fi password!

Kiddie Car Wash Sprinkler with Pool Noodles

Follow the above diagram for direction. Insert the hose at the back end of the PVC pipe and see them run wild.

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Sprinkler Square

Simpler, modified version of the car wash station. Just as fun!

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Ball Toss Game

Baskets/buckets + balls from Dollar Tree Store

Indoor Hopscotch

This floor hopscotch decal can be purchased on Amazon for less than $15, or you can opt out by creating one using painter’s tapes.

Geometric Canvas Painting

Tap into your kids creativity and them to create their masterpiece. Who knows, you might be raising the next Leonardo da Vinci.

Light-up Bugs

Insert battery operated tea lights into Easter eggs, add wings, legs, and antennas and see these little bugs light up. Best for kids ages 2-5.

Melon Popsicle

Cool down with all natural fruit Popsicle! Invite your kids to help you with this easy recipe – task them with pouring the cream or putting the fruits in the blender. Good memories are often made from small moments.

Direction: Diced up fruits + heavy whipping cream + sugar. Blend until smooth, pour into Popsicle molds and freeze for at least 5 hours. Not a fan of cantaloupe? Try watermelon or honey dew, they taste just as heavenly!

Popsicle Stick Wind Chime

Use Popsicle sticks to create this cute wind chime. Great for kids under 6.

Backyard Movie Night

Put on their favorite classic movie and enjoy some peace and laughter

Marble Maze

Shoe box + Straws + Marbles

Let your kids be the designer of their own maze, you’ll be amazed by their innovation.

Popsicle Wreath

Glue + Popsicle sticks + Colors + Paper Plates

Q-Tip Daisies

Q-Tips + Craft Stems

Lawn Mural

Used white flat sheet + paints + brushes

Side tip: Store paints inside a muffin baking sheet to reduce mess

Bubble Jar Refills

Neat way to keep the little ones entertained with their friends in the yard.

Succulent Plants in Cinder Blocks

Miniature Cinder Blocks + Succulent Plants

Who doesn’t love these cute succulent plants? They’re low-maintenance and provide great health benefits. The perfect houseplants!

Side fact: Succulents have the ability to help increase oxygen levels, that’s because they take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Use these plants in bedrooms to keep the oxygen flowing at night.

Garden Tic Tac Toe 

Assemble with four yard sticks, choose two random objects in the house or from the yard, mark XO’s on them and let the fun begins.

Cola Bottle Sakura

Paints + empty cola bottle + construction papers

These little cherry blossoms are too cute to pass for a quiet indoor activity, especially when it’s too hot or raining outside.

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