Keep your kids entertained this summer with these 8 fun summer crafts for kids! From paper crafts to squirt guns, they’ll never be bored.
Ah, summer. It’s such a fun time of year because the weather is nice, and there’s so much time to spend with your kids and family. We love getting outdoors, staying active, and enjoying each other’s company while we can!
Sometimes it can be hard to keep the kids entertained, though. Long days with nothing to do can get boring really quickly, so I always like to give my kids activities to do to keep their creativity flowing even while school is out.
I love all of these summer crafts for making with the kids; it’s great bonding time to create something together! They’ll have so much fun painting and making slime with their brothers & sisters or friends that they’ll never be bored during the summer again!
Are the kids home this week for their Thanksgiving break? Are you at a loss about what they will do all week? Don’t worry! I’ve created a “Thanksgiving Week Survival Guide.” This list includes 10 activities to do with your kids, including crafts, baking, and much more!
I know that if you are not living in the U.S., you are not celebrating Thanksgiving this week. That’s okay! Consider this a freebie for your next holiday week or long weekend when you have the kids home.
Activity #1 Turkey Hand-/Footprint Plate
My mom is hosting Thanksgiving this year, and grandparents LOVE this king of keepsake. Get the directions and materials here.
Activity #2 Scavenger Hunt.
I plan on doing this Thanksgiving–themed hunt after we eat Thanksgiving dinner but while we wait for dessert (have to let the food go down, right?
Activity #3 Bake something together.
We are making these apple pie muffins. Do I have to sell you on the idea of apple pie flavors baked into a muffin? Get the recipe here.
Bring out their inner scientists.
This “Sparkly Explosion” experiment is fun, and it lets the kids use their imagination while learning at the same time. Click here to learn how.
Activity #5 Marshmallow Towers
Getting too loud around the house? This activity will keep them calm and prevent the familiar “I’m bored” phrase. Get the how-to here.
Activity #6 Make a “Thankful Tree.”
This is one activity we plan on doing as a family. Together, we can say all the things we are thankful for. Get the printableshere.
Activity #7 Hip Waddle
When they need a break from video games or TV time, this is one fun game that will get them moving and giggling.
Activity #8 Thanksgiving Minute-To-Win-It
Bring out their competitive side with this Thanksgiving edition of the popular game. Game-night reinvented! Get the game printables here.
Activity #9 Thanksgiving Bingo
Are you gathering with a lot of the family? Make this one fun activity everyone will love to play!