These kids activities for summer include books, printables, and hands-on activities for kids of all ages.
On the ever-growing list below, you’ll find all of the summertime activities I’ve shared to date.
Scroll through the list to find summer activities as well as activities featuring sharks, whales, ants, and more.
The summer activities featured on this page are sorted by type. You’ll find all the printables together, all the crafts together, and so on.
Kids Activities for Summer
Scroll through the list below to find activities your kids will enjoy throughout the summer months.
Summer is a great time to relax and enjoy some downtime, but it can also be a productive season for kids. One way to keep them engaged in learning is to set up a kids summer reading challenge.
Books to Enjoy During the Summer Months
These shark books for preschoolers are perfect for your ocean theme and for Shark Week. And, they’re all less than $5!
Kids of all ages are fascinated by sharks. Use these nonfiction books about sharks to teach them fun facts about these amazing creatures.
What a wonderful collection of books about ants! You’ll find board books, picture books, leveled readers, chapter books, and more!
There’s nothing like a good chapter book to keep kids entertained during the summer. These are some of our favorite summer read alouds that are both challenging and lighthearted.
Summer Printables for Kids
A beach scavenger hunt is the perfect adventure for your next trip to the shore. Can your family find all the items on the list?
Practice sentence sequencing with these summer cut and paste worksheets. They’re great for kindergarten and grade one.
Keep kids occupied and entertained with these printable summer activities for kids. Perfect for all ages!
This summer outdoor scavenger hunt for kids is a great screen-free activity for all ages! Can your kids find all the objects featured?
This shark emotions color and write pack is a fun way to promote social development. Teach little ones about feelings and emotions with these shark activities for kids.
Before heading out on your next camping trip, be sure to print this camping scavenger hunt. There is so much to see around the campsite!
This summer, preschoolers can practice the alphabet with this free watermelon letter recognition activity.
Spring and summer are the perfect time to learn about bees and this bee life cycle playdough mat is perfect for your unit.
Add these shark food chain printables to your ocean or shark-themed unit studies. They’re perfect for Shark Week, too!
Download and print this printable, and have your kids complete the label a shark worksheet. It’s perfect for your summer lesson plans.
Kids will love connecting with nature as they learn about the life cycle of an ant with these printable worksheets.
This summer reading challenge is perfect for kids of all ages. Great for independent readers and bedtime stories alike. Are you up for the challenge?
Looking for a fun summer activity that the whole family can enjoy? Check out this printable summer scavenger hunt! Just download, print, and get started.
This set of summer cut and paste activities are perfect for working on important kindergarten and early elementary literacy skills.
Your kids are going to have so much fun with these summer playdough mats. Perfect for long, hot summer days! These free printables are a great way to have kids work on fine motor skills and letter formation.
Summer Activities for Kids of All Ages
Whether you’re planning an ocean-themed birthday party, celebrating World Ocean Day, or teaching about the ocean, you’re going to love these ocean themed snacks!
Add these whale crafts for kids to your ocean or Jonah and the Whale unit studies. Great for all ages!
Whether you’re gearing up for Shark Week or you’re planning to study sharks in your ocean theme, these shark movies for kids are a must-see!
These shark worksheets for kids are a great resource to have on hand for Shark Week! They also fit well inside your ocean theme.
These ant activities for kindergarten are perfect for kids ages 4-6! Find crafts, printables, books, and more.
Whether you’re looking for something fun to do on a hot summer day or you’re looking for a rainy day activity, your kids will love these summer playdough activities.
We love science activities that are simple to set up! These kid-friendly science experiments with water are perfect for summer or anytime!
Summer is the perfect time to break out the playdough and get creative! These summer playdough ideas will keep the kids busy and screen-free. From edible doughs to beach-themed creations, these playdough recipes and summer activities for kids are sure to provide hours of fun.
That’s it for now! Be sure to check back regularly as this post will be updated often to reflect my newest summertime activities.
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