It’s always nice to have a few fun things to keep busy during summer break. While the summer season is usually full of sunshine and nice warm days, there are those days when the heat is too much or the weather is rainy. That’s why I wanted to create a list of summer crafts for kids to help you enjoy some creative fun with the kids when going outside isn’t an option. Many of these activities also make great summer camp craft ideas.
Below you’ll find a list of creative summer crafts and activities that you can enjoy with your children during summer break. This allows your kids to have fun and get socializing with friends or siblings during summer break. Summer slide is a real thing, and these crafts for kids will help keep your kids engaged in socializing and educational fun in the form of craft time.
Creative Fun with Pool Noodles
You’d be surprised at how many ways you can use pool noodles to help your kids engage in play, sports fun, craft time, and learning new things. Check out the following lists separated into these different categories of pool noodle ideas for kids:
- ways to play with pool noodles
- pool noodle crafts
- learning activities using pool noodles
- pool noodle sports activities
Under the Sea Themed Ideas
These ocean crafts and activities will be quite useful in adding some theme fun into your summer crafts for kids during school break this year. Stop by our Teachers Pay Teachers store for a fun hermit crab printable craft.
Ice Cream Crafts and Snacks
Let’s face it, many kids love ice cream. Going to the local ice cream parlor to get a special treat on a hot summer day is one of the best parts of summer break.
Here is a fun list of ice cream crafts and activities that will help get your kids excited about ice cream. I also have fun ice cream snack ideas featured that can help you create new ways to enjoy ice cream during family time.
Fruit Themed Summer Crafts
Some kids are picky eaters and will refuse to eat some fruits or veggies. When you incorporate fruit themed crafts for kids into your summer break fun, you’ll find kids start to enjoy fruits more frequently.
Check out these fun lists of watermelon crafts and watermelon themed learning activities to make and do with your kids. Don’t forget to try out our handprint strawberry craft to create a berry cute keepsake for your family.
Creative Outdoor Activities
When the weather is nice and the kids are antsy, you can send them outdoors to enjoy some creative outdoor activities. I have featured 15 cool and fun ways kids can play outside so that your kids will never suffer from boredom during summer break.
For more ways to get creative outside, check out this huge list of sidewalk chalk ideas. Since sidewalk chalk is something that easily washes off, it can provide hours of creative fun for kids.
Printables Summer Planners
Another fabulous way to keep kids busy during summer break is to print out some summer themed printables. Here’s a free printable summer bucket list that will inspire your family to create an activity list of things to do together over the summer season.
You can also avoid summer slide by using our book activity planner and reading log to keep your kids actively reading during the long break from school.
Learning Activities for Summer
I love providing new ways to learn during summer break so the kids don’t slack off from what they learned during the school year. Be sure to check out this huge list of activity kits that provide kids with hands-on learning activities.
See also: Boredom Busters for Kids While Stuck Inside
Patriotic Ideas for Kids
Be sure to check out all the 4th of July crafts and activities we have made or featured on the blog for some patriotic holiday fun! Or for more specific ideas, try these American flag crafts or these red, white, and blue desserts (or these 4th of July recipes for kids).
More Summer Crafts for Kids
You’ll need to have as many summer crafts for kids as possible because let’s face it, kids have very active minds and bodies. There are so many crafts for kids to enjoy when you’re out of school and searching for ways to keep busy during summertime or are wanting some fun ideas for summer camp activities.
I have a few of my favorite summer crafts to keep kids busy featured right here on my site, such as these flamingos craft, sun crafts, and DIY suncatchers to capture the beauty of the sunshine indoors. It’s also a great time to do some painted rock crafts together. Here is a fun idea to decorate rocks with puffy paint.
Whether you have older kids or younger kids, every child can have fun with some of these summer crafts for kids. I hope that you’ll use this resource as a means to keep kids busy during summer break by implementing a craft day each week featuring some of these creative summer activities.