100 Cheap and Easy Summer Activities for Kids

Keep your kids entertained all summer long with these cheap and easy summer activities. There are over a hundred ideas here for endless summer fun without breaking the bank! These summer activities for kids include outdoor games, summer crafts, fun science projects and much more.

Summer Activities for Kids

Ice Cream in a Bag from Growing a Jeweled Rose

DIY Sidewalk Foam Paint from The TipToe Fairy

Laundry Basket Skee Ball (With Ball Pit Balls!) from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Pool Noodle Obstacle Course from Toddler Tales

Pool Noodle Obstacle Course II from Parents.com

Pool Noodle Sprinkler from Ziggity Zoom

DIY Leak Proof Water Blob from Good Home Design

DIY Sprinklers from Housing A Forest

Water Balloon Piñata from Paging Fun Mums

Easy Homemade Water Slide from Happy Hooligans

Marshmallow and Toothpick Buildings from The Idea Room

Masking Tape Speedway Track for Toy Cars from Family Maven

DIY Moon Sand from Lesson Learnt Journal

Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe Game from Tatertots and Jello

DIY Bean Bag Toss from Mod Podge Rocks

Rock Candy Experiment from Growing a Jeweled Rose

Rainbow Paver Hopscotch from Happiness is Homemade

Bouncy Ball from 36th Avenue

DIY Sandbox from The Homes I Have Made
You can get a similar bookcase at a thrift store for around $10!

DIY Tire Sandbox from I Heart Naptime

Kinetic Sand from One Little Project

Edible Slime from Starburst Candy from Teach Beside Me

Easy Homemade Playdough Recipe from Living Well Mom

Marshmallow Shooters from Happiness is Homemade

Fish in a Bag Slime from My Frugal Adventures

Mini Mason Jar Aquariums from A Little Claireification

Pop Bottle Firefly from One Little Project

Mason Jar Fairy Lights from DIY Joy

Glow in the Dark Bowling from My Kids Adventures

Pool Noodle Rocket Flinger from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Fireworks Salt Painting from Busy Mommy Media

Birdhouse Craft from Craft Create Love

Fairy House from Living Well Mom

Puffy Paint Ice Cream Cones from Crafty Morning

Soap Boat Races from I Heart Naptime

STEM Stick Raft Building Project from Kids Craft Room

Recycled Boat from Nallle’s House

Sponge Sailboat from Easy Peasy Fun

Popsicle Chalk from Reading Confetti

Squirt Gun Painting from Fireflies and Mudpies

$1 Giant Dry Erase Mat from I Heart Arts and Crafts

Space Star Crayons from Minieco

Paper Spinner DIY from Make and Takes

Melted Bead Suncatcher from Artful Parent

Hula Hoop Croquet from The Crafting Chicks

Bubble Snacks from One Little Project

Water Bottle Wind Spirals from Creative Green Living

Tensile Bubbles from Babble Dabble Do

Giant Bubbles from Fun Crafts Kids

Human Bubble (source unknown)

Bubble Painting from Artful Adventures

Hola Hoop Hideout from Do It Yourself Fun Ideas

Sponge Water Bombs from Endlessly Inspired

DIY Foam Paint from Dabbles and Babbles

Summer Reading Teepee from Tatertots and Jello

DIY Backyard Bean Bag Toss Game from Thrift Diving

Ring Toss Game from HGTV

DIY Ring Toss from Mom Endeavors

Super Hero Fort Kit from Meg + Andy

Foil River from I Can Teach My Child

DIY Marble Bowling from Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls

Indoor Camping from The Stay At Home Mom Survival Guide

Rock Dominoes from Repeat Crafter Me

Giant Backyard Board Game from 36th Avenue

$5 Tarp Game from The Red Headed Hostess

DIY Tree Swing from A Beautiful Mess

Batting Practice from I Candy Homemade

$30 DIY Seesaw for Kids from Classy Clutter

DIY Yard Yahtzee from Momtastic

Bottle DIY Outdoor Bowling Game from Polka Dot Chair

DIY Backyard Ker-Plunk Game from All Parenting

Ladybugs Vs. Tadpoles  Game from Atta Girl Says

Soda Bottle Rocket from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Squirt Gun Water Races from This Grandma is Fun

Colored Shaving Cream (Unknown Source)

Pool Noodle Racetrack from Ramblings from Utopia

DIY Outdoor Movie Night from MomAdvice

Simple DIY Tent from Daisy Mae Belle

DIY Rope Swing from Dukes and Duchesses

DIY Tetherball for Half the Cost from Simply Kierste

Pool Noodle Playhouse from From ABCs to SATs

Balloon Tennis from Little Bins for Little Hands

Ocean Slime from Schooling a Monkey

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