15 Budget-Friendly Things To Do With Kids This Summer

Summer is an excellent time to spend time with your children and engage them in creative and useful activities when they are cooped up at home. However, bear in mind that you do not need to purchase expensive equipment to keep your children entertained this summer. In fact, you may encourage your kids to build their own toys! With that in mind, here are 15 budget-friendly things to do with kids this summer!

15. Fun Neighborhood Outdoor Scavenger Hunt with Sidewalk Chalk

Looking for a boredom buster for the summer or another time when you’re stuck at home?  This fun neighborhood outdoor scavenger hunt with sidewalk chalk is the perfect way to get the entire neighborhood involved yet do it on your own time at each family’s convenience.

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14. Fun LEGO Activity Ideas – for all ages!

Are you looking for a LEGO class curriculum for your homeschool or classroom?  Or perhaps you just need some ideas for fun LEGO activities and games to do inside on a rainy day.  Challenge cards, island disasters, building upside, and more – check out the fun LEGO ideas for kids of all ages!

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13. How to Make A Bubble Solution That Gives You The Best Giant Bubbles


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12. Water Play for Toddlers Using Recycled Materials

Need to keep your kids busy? Check out this water play idea using recycled materials, which is sure to make your water play for toddlers WAY more fun. Teach recycling to preschoolers (and have lots of clean, wet fun in the process!) with this new, eco-friendly idea.

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11. How To Make Homemade Spray Chalk

We are going to teach you a How To Make Homemade Spray Chalk with this super easy tutorial. Not only is the process very simple, but it’s also a great way to recycle old chalk!

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10. DIY Washable Water Colors For Finger Painting

I started to wonder about simple arts and crafts for my kids and myself. Like how to make watercolor paint? How to make finger paint? And what would make the best non toxic washable paint for kids.

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9. Art Class at Home: Painted Flower Pots

I let my kids paint their flower pots however they wanted to. Noah chose to paint a garden scene on his pot while London insisted on mixing the colors together telling me “Mommy, this is how real artists paint”.

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8. Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt

Take a scavenger hunt list with you and make it a game to see how many items you can find!

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7. How to Make Sponge Water Bombs

While water balloons might be a fun summer activity, they’re incredibly wasteful and bad for the environment. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly summer activity your kids will enjoy, learn how to make sponge water bombs.

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6. How to Decorate and Draw on Clay Pots

Drawing and painting on clay and terracotta pots are fun DIY activities, and it is so easy that kids enjoy making them too.

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5. How to Spread Kindness this Summer With Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

Summer is almost upon us and every year as my kids’ lunchboxes start to fall apart, the homework folders get held together with ducktape and we roll out of bed later and later I’m a mix of emotions.

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4. DIY Upcycled Seedling Pots and Painted Stone Garden Markers

Today I’m partnering with the new Peter Rabbit Movie to bring you two fun, easy, DIY garden-inspired activities to celebrate the launch of the new PETER RABBIT Movie – also great for Easter!

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3. Summer Reading Games to Help Kids Practice Homophones

Summer is the perfect time for reading games to help your kids practice those tricky homophones. As you may recall, homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings.

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2. How to Make Homemade Playdough

This How to Make Homemade Playdough tutorial is so easy that the kids can make it all on their own! This recipe makes 2 pounds of playdough and costs just $2.47 to make! 

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1. Make Wine Cork Stamps The Easy Way!

Instead of purchasing stamps at the store, save a couple of bucks and make your own from wine corks. It’s VERY easy. 

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