Great Summer Projects for Kids

School is almost over for the year and summer vacations and activities are starting. Kids free to play and explore. But kids can get bored easily. My grand kids come for a week each summer and to make sure we have fun things to do I’ve found these great summer projects for kids!

Great Summer Projects for Kids

Great Summer Projects for Kids can also make great gifts for parents & grandparents!

Last year my friend, Peg and I got most of our grand kids together to do Shaving Cream Painting and Colored Rice Art. Even my 15 year old granddaughter had fun expressing her artistic side! And our youngest grandson really got into the shaving cream painting!

Great Summer Projects for Kids

This year I thought it would be fun for the kids to make Plastic Bottle Wind Spirals. They can make a couple to take home and ones to leave here to dress up Bam’s flower beds!

Great Summer Projects for Kids

Since we did the Colored Rice Art using school glue I thought they might enjoy Glue Painting. This is another great summer project for kids that can be given to grandparents and parents.

Great Summer Projects for Kids

And just in case there’s a rainy day and the kids are stuck inside I found this wonderful idea for Rain Art. In fact, if it doesn’t rain I may turn on the sprinkler to do this art project!

Great Summer Projects for Kids

While the kids are here I take a lot of pictures and these Magnetic Bean Frames will be a great gift for their mom and dad when they go home. The kids can make the frames and we’ll add pictures from their visit.

Great Summer Projects for Kids

These great summer projects for kids will make their playtime even more fun!

This is a simple, inexpensive craft that the kids can make and play with inside or out! Rainbow Ribbon Dancers should be fun for both the girls and the boys!

Great Summer Projects for Kids

Although Dinosaur Ice Eggs may seem more like a boy project I know my 8 year old granddaughters will have fun, too. And if you don’t think your child would like dinosaurs just substitute any small toy inside! You can also make an archeology project by freezing dinosaurs in a large, plastic bin. Give the kids some warm water and toy hammers and let them be Indiana Jones!

Great Summer Projects for Kids

Using things I already have lying around the house we can make Rainbow Bubble Snakes! I have the feeling this one is going to keep them busy for a while!

Great Summer Projects for Kids

I’d never heard of making oobleck before let alone Dancing oobleck! But this sounds like too much fun to pass up! Not only is oobleck fun to get your hands (or feet) into but when you add color and make it dance it’s magic!

Great Summer Projects for Kids

Also try these with oobleck!

The kids will have fun with these great summer projects for kids but they’re also going to be a lot of fun for the grownups!

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5 thoughts on “Great Summer Projects for Kids

  • June 14, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    I’m going to have to do some of these! I was wondering how to keep the kids busy this summer.

    I DID do the bubble snake thing for my youngest daughter’s 2nd birthday! It was so much fun!

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    • June 14, 2017 at 1:19 pm
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      We only have our out-of-state grandchildren one week each summer. But at my age even that seems like a lot! lol Thank goodness they’re really great kids and the 16 year old is an enormous help!

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  • June 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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    Wow!! Yes to the bubbles, and the frozen eggs!! Oobleck sounds like fun too!!
    Shaving cream painting?? Ok!

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    • June 15, 2017 at 1:04 am
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      The shaving cream painting was a riot! I think all the kids are going to go crazy over the dancing oobleck! Even Mr. C is excited about that one!

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    • June 15, 2017 at 5:28 am
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      It looks like the response I tried to send via my phone didn’t send. The bubble snakes I know my grand kids will love. And the oobleck is something even Mr. C is excited about. We did shaving cream painting last summer and the kids all loved it! I guess anything that’s brightly colored and messy is fun!

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