8 Fun Activities For Kids in the Summer

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Summertime! This is definitely all kids’ favourite season: school is out, the sun is out, and all the fun is definitely out! The opportunities for fun are endless, and they don’t stop at booking a vacation. That’s right – there are still plenty of ways to keep the enjoyment going even when you’re at home. 

Keeping your kids entertained and happy means less work for you, and more bonding time with your little ones. Even with a busy lifestyle, there are many ways that you and your kids can have some fun together this summer. 

No matter how busy you are, every family has a day or two through the week when they can spend time together in a fun way, from having a family fun day to exploring the outdoors with a kids electric car

We’ve put together 8 fantastically fun summer activities that you can organise for you and your kids!

1 – Spend some time outdoors in the sunshine

There’s no better time of the year to embrace the great outdoors than in the summer. The sun is shining and the sky is blue, making it the perfect time to get outdoors. 

With an endless list of outdoor activities for you and your kids to enjoy, it can be hard to pick just one. How about playing a round of football, sunbathing, or setting up a mini paddling pool?

Or you could try our favourite option – treating your kids to a ride on car for kids! Watch your kids zoom around your garden with the wind in their hair and the sun shining on them. They’ll have so much fun! With so many kids toy cars to choose from, there’s definitely something for everyone. 

2 – Try out arts and crafts

A sometimes messy, but super fun option is arts and crafts! Get your kids’ creative juices flowing with some cutting and sticking or painting and drawing. There’s no limit to what your little ones can create. 

Why not collect some stones from the garden and have a go at painting some designs on them? Or try painting by numbers or even drawing some self-portraits. 

This activity will keep your kids busy for hours! What’s more, afterwards you can hang the finished masterpieces around the house to show off what your talented kids have created.

3 – Have fun doing some baking

Trying out some baking with your little ones is a super fun activity that’s also a treat for the stomach! This activity definitely requires your supervision as you wouldn’t want your kids to hurt themselves. But, it’s still a super fun option for the summer and boasts lots of opportunities for snacking. 

If you’re in the mood for something sweet, bake cookies, cupcakes, or decorate biscuits. For something more savoury, you could bake cheese scones, a pasta dish, or homemade chips. The possibilities are endless!

4 – Make slime

Your kids are sure to love this one! Making slime is messy but incredibly fun. Plus, it’s not too complicated at all. Glue, baking soda, and contact solution is all you need to create your slimy concoction.

Once you have the perfect consistency, all you need to do is worry about decorating. Try out food colouring, glitters, or even sequins to make your slime personalised and flashy. Once you’re done, just pack it in a ziplock bag and bring it out when your kids want to play! 

5 – Have a dance party

If there is one thing that kids have a lot of, it’s energy! To help them blow off some steam so they’ll easily go to bed later on, why not have a dance party? Put on your favourite tunes and dance with your kids. 

You could even come up with your own creative routines and dance to music of all genres. All you’ll need is a speaker and a fab selection of playlists! Top hint – get your little ones involved in creating the playlist so you can include some of their favourite songs.

6 – Make your own movie

Nowadays, most kids are obsessed with YouTube. YouTube stars have become celebrities, and many kids want to be YouTubers and social media stars when they grow up. So, a great idea is to make homemade movies and allow them to star in their own video!

Guide them through planning but allow them to run the entire thing – from scriptwriting to the direction. They could pull a prank, open a package, or act out a story. You’ll most likely have to help with the editing.

Afterwards, why not gather the whole family in the living room for the summer “premiere” of the movie or video – popcorn and all!

7 – Spend time doing some summer gardening 

A super fun one that allows your kids to explore the outdoors! Gardening is a fun activity that allows you to enjoy the garden whilst having a great time. If you’re not wanting to garden directly into the ground, try out plant pots. 

Let your children decide what they would like to plant, as this can even encourage them to eat their vegetables. Involve them in the entire process, from planting to watering and harvesting. 

It’s easy to make a cheap watering can out of a bottle with holes through the top – they are a perfect size and each child can have one. It’s so rewarding to watch plants grow, especially if they are edible. 

Once fully grown, enjoy snacking on what you have grown or admiring the beauty of the flowers that have bloomed. 

8 – Go for a bike ride

There’s nothing better on a clear and sunny day than enjoying the local area around where you live. Whether you go to a local park or another beautiful outdoor space, going for a family bike ride is a great activity.

It’s also a great opportunity for your little one to take their kids bike out for a spin! They can spend time learning about the world around them while developing some important skills. Bicycles for kids are one of the best ways to enjoy the warmer weather. 

Enjoy the summer with a kids electric car

At Electric Ride On Cars, we know how exciting the summer months are as a kid. That’s why we have a range of exciting kids ride on cars, from toddler ride on cars to kids SUVs and 4x4s. If your little one prefers two wheels, then they could even try our kids electric scooters!