Favorite Summer Activities

Today I have a great guest post from Mama Smiles! I hope that you enjoy it.

The school year is winding down, and my kids are counting those final days until summer vacation. This is a favorite time of year in our house – we love having free time to explore and play together as a family. Here are some of our favorite summer activities for kids.
Favorite Summer Activities - great ways to spend your summer having fun by Mama Smiles for 3Dinosaurs.com

Sun-upcycled crayons

This fun solar energy experiment is a great way to use up old, broken crayons. I know I usually have an impressive collection by the end of the school year! If you set it up correctly, the weather doesn’t even have to be that hot for it to work. Get the details in my sun-upcycled crayons post.

Take sensory play outside

Summer is the perfect time to try sensory play. Worried about the mess? Try this eco-friendly sensory play recipe the kids can enjoy outside! When they are done playing, everything hoses away. It’s a favorite that my children enjoy every summer.

Try big art

Summer is a great time to try big art projects, because you can take them outside. We love using cardboard as a canvas, and drawing with chalk on a wet surface for especially vibrant artwork. Tracing shadows is another fun activity.

Family walk with a twist

Go on a walk, but let the kids lead the walk! My children always find something interesting to see! My kids led us to a hidden spot in our neighborhood that has become a favorite family hangout. We never would have found it with parents in charge of the walk!

Don’t forget classics

Classic activities never get old! Take the kids swimming, visit a beach or spray park, run through the sprinkler, and blow bubbles!

What are your favorite summer activities for kids? Is there a favorite from your own childhood that your children now enjoy?

Bio: MaryAnne lives in California with her husband and their four children, aged 4, 7, 9, and 11 years old. She blogs about parenting, crafts, and education at Mama Smiles. You can also find MaryAnne on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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2 Responses to Favorite Summer Activities

  1. maryanne says:

    Thanks for having me as a guest on your blog!

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