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Awesome Fun in the Sun Activities for Kids

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A Fun Way to Spend a Sunny Day with Kids

Whenever the sun is out, kids get excited! They think its time to be outside and have fun – whether it’s still winter and barely above freezing or the middle of summer and its a beautiful day! They just want to have fun in the sun!

Finding fun activities that give them the opportunity to be outside or to learn about the sun is a great way to spend a day.

My kids love to be outside when the weather gets nice. As soon as they see the sun out, they are asking to be outside. They love just running around or riding bikes. And they also love when we have an activity or fun craft to do.

Sometimes I love to just go to the dollar store and pick out various objects with a big poster board. Then I let them get creative and just enjoy being out in the heat of the sun.

These fun in the sun activities will be a lot of fun and make the summer months the best!

Nature Scavenger Hunt: This fun, free printable nature walk scavenger hunt is simple activity that you can do while walking in your neighborhood or going on a little hike.

kids nature walk scavenger hunt

Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe: A fun activity to do with kids is to make their own sidewalk chalk. Then they can draw out creative things to really have a great time!

Trampoline Games for Kids to Play: A trampoline is so much fun for kids! If you are lucky enough to have one, these activities are a great idea!

Fun Ways to Play with Bubbles: All kids love bubbles, especially young children! These activities with bubbles are sure to be a big hit!

Melted Crayon Rock Craft for Kids: Kids love rocks! My kids are always picking them up and wanting to color them This simple craft will bring together two things kids always want to play with – rocks and crayons!

How to Make Color Changing Slime: My kids love slime – I do not! But we compromise by playing with it outside, where it doesn’t make as much of a mess. Summer is the perfect time to try making this color changing slime!

How to Make Sponge Balls for Water Play: When summer break hits, water play is the name of the game! An easy way to switch it up is to make these sponge balls to play with!

Paper Plate Sun Craft & Free Printable Template: Use paper plates, construction paper and this free template to help children make a great summer craft!

Jurassic World Foam Play: This foam play set up is perfect for sensory exploration with small toys like dinosaurs and plastic plants.

How to Make a DIY Splash Pad: When I look for simple summer activities, water play is at the top of that list. Setting up this easy splash pad in little time is sure to provide kids with tons of fun on a hot day!

Frozen Paint: This activity has you make paint into ice cubes, complete with a popsicle stick to make for easy painting! Use an ice cube tray and keep them ready for when you want an easy summer activity!

Cardboard Coloring: Who doesn’t have some extra cardboard hanging around the house? Just hang some cardboard up outside and enjoy the beautiful weather while the kids use their creativity to make their own designs!

Beach Scavenger Hunt: This free printable scavenger hunt is great to take on summer vacation to the beach! When the kids need a break from the water, break this out for more fun!

free printable beach scavenger hunt

Go On a Mini Backyard Safari: A fun way to get a child’s interest is to tell them you are having a safari in the backyard. This set up is super easy and sure to be a big hit!

Easy Sidewalk Chalk Art Activity: My kids love sidewalk chalk – it gives them so many options of activities! This cute art activity is perfect for the beginning of summer!

Easy Car Wash Sensory Bin: So many kids love to play with toy cars! Both my son and daughter do. This creative sensory bin set up as a car wash is the perfect sensory play for a sunny day.

Water Balloon Pinata: Kids love water balloons – especially water balloon fights! This water balloon pinata combines two things kids love – water balloons and pinatas!

Outdoor play in the summertime is what all kids love! These fun in the sun activities are sure to give you some great ideas on how to keep the kids busy while enjoying those beautiful summer days!

A fun activity would be to make a summer bucket list of the kids favorite activities and see how many you can check off!

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