Over 50 Genius Ways to Entertain Your Little Kids This Summer

Looking for ways to entertain your little kids this summer? Well, we have you covered with over 50 budget-friendly activities your little kids will have a blast doing this summer!

This post is sponsored by Sunny Bunnies. All opinions are my own.

Sunny Bunnies is a “laugh out loud” preschool comedy series featuring five bunnies which have almost a billion views on YouTube and is also featured on the Disney Junior. Sunny Bunnies toys are now available from @funrisetoys and are available on Amazon.

How to Entertain Your Little Kids This Summer

Looking for ways to entertain your little kids this summer? Well, we have you covered with over 50 budget-friendly activities your little kids will have a blast doing this summer!

Summer is almost here and it’s that time where we start thinking about what we are going to do this summer with your little kids! I love trying to mix up our daily routine with new things during the summer to entertain our rambunctious little kids, but sometimes it is hard to come up with ideas! But not anymore, because we have the ultimate list of fun activities to do with your little kids this summer!

Fun Activities to Do With Your Little Kids this Summer

Color

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Kids love to color! I mean we go through hundreds of sheets of paper a week sometimes! Since little ones love coloring, I love printing Sunny Bunnies coloring pages for them! They love coloring Turbo, Big Boo, Iris, Shiny, and Hopper!

Grab your Favorite Sunny Bunnies Characters here to color!

Sunny Bunnies Coloring Pages (click to download)

Sunny Bunnies Big Boo Coloring Page

Sunny Bunnies Hopper Coloring Page

Sunny Bunnies Iris Coloring Page

Sunny Bunnies Shiny Coloring Page

Sunny Bunnies Turbo Coloring Page

Park

Kids love going to the park no matter how old they are! With so many things to climb on and the slides to go down, they will love running around having fun! As an added bonus kids love interacting with other kids as they run around and play!

Looking for ways to entertain your little kids this summer? Well, we have you covered with over 50 budget-friendly activities your little kids will have a blast doing this summer!

Finger Paint

Finger painting can be messy, but the summertime is the best time to finger paint! You can let them get all messy creating their latest masterpiece, then let them run through the sprinklers outside to get clean!

Library Story Time

Take your little kids to story time at the library. Kids love getting out and listening to stories! And by taking them to story time it is a great way to start your kids love of learning and reading.

Crafts

Bust out that construction paper and glue sticks and have a craft day. Yes, your kids might get sticky, but they love getting sticky and it can be a fun treat to have a craft day where they can get messy. The crafts don’t have to be anything crazy just cut out some different shapes and let them glue them to some construction paper. There are some great kids craft ideas on Pinterest!

Relax

Sometimes your kids just need to relax! What better way to do this than surrounded by your favorite Sunny Bunnies characters!

Museum

Take your kids to your local museums and give them the experience of seeing history, art, and all sorts of things! It’s a great way to get out of the house and experience something different! Check your local areas for children’s museums near you as well!

Zoo

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Go to the zoo and let your kids monkey around all day! Kids of all ages love going to the zoo and just exploring! If it gets hot where you live, be sure to go early before all the animals are hiding in the shade!

Swimming

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What better way to stay cool this summer than going swimming?! Be sure to get your kids swim safe now so you can have a fun summer of playing in the pool!

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Playing in the Sprinklers

Another fun water activity that the kids can do in the backyard is running through the sprinklers! Not only are you watering your grass, but the kids are having fun too!

Walks

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Going on walks early in the morning is one of my favorite things to do with the kids. With really small ones I put them in the stroller, for bigger ones they walk or ride bikes or scooters. We look at everything around us like the barking dogs, the birds, and the airplanes flying over. As an added bonus this allows you to get out get some fresh air too! Because as moms we all need this!

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Playdough

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Kids love to play with play-doh and their imaginations go crazy when they do! You can make homemade playdough and even use tools you have around the kitchen!

Cook

Little kids love to help in the kitchen! So why not pull out the aprons and make a fun afternoon snack!

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Bubbles

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Kids love playing with bubbles! I think they could play with them for hours! Our biggest problem though is spilling the bottle! But have no fear when this happens use dish soap and water to the bottle put the lid on and shake and you have a great bubble making solution!

Puzzles

Puzzles are a great activity for your little kids to do this summer. It’s a great learning game that teaches them problem-solving, practices their hand-eye coordination and can even teach them all sorts of things like shapes, colors, or animals.

Sidewalk Chalk

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Sidewalk chalk is always a favorite! I mean I love drawing with them! So grab some sidewalk chalk and go outside!

Learn to Draw Pictures

Little kids are always wanting to learn how to draw, so how perfect is this learn to draw video of our child’s favorite Sunny Bunnies character! Talie loves to try and follow along and learn to draw!

 

 

Visit a Farmers Market

Going to the farmer’s market is so much fun! Grab a few dollars and go find some delicious fruits and vegetables right from the farmers. Not only will it be farm fresh, but it is a fun experience! We always go home with some new fruit or vegetable the kids are dying to try!

Looking for ways to entertain your little kids this summer? Well, we have you covered with over 50 budget-friendly activities your little kids will have a blast doing this summer!

Make Frozen Popsicles

Kids love popsicles, so why not make your own? Just get some of your favorite juice flavors and make delicious homemade popsicles for half the cost!

Snowcones

Another kitchen favorite is snow cones! Shave that ice and add some flavor! And have a delicious treat outside! If the syrup has too much sugar, then go ahead and add your favorite juice!

Pajama Day

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Who doesn’t love a pajama day?! Pajamas days are our favorites around here!

Visit the Pet Store

My kids love to go to the pet store to see all the animals! Tony goes crazy with his love for animals! We talk about all the different pets we see, we give them names, and talk about what they are doing! The kids talk about the pet store for days!

Indoor Playground

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Sometimes it is just too hot outside! So head to your local eatery with an indoor playground, but a small snack or drink and let the kids play for a couple hours! They will LOVE it!

Eat Sprinkles on Everything

What kid doesn’t love sprinkles? So, why not make their dreams come true and have a Sprinkle Day and put sprinkles on everything? Sprinkles on pancakes (or cereal) sprinkles on sandwiches in apple sauce, on mashed potatoes, etc. you get the picture! Sprinkles = happy kids!

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek is a personal favorite in our house, but sometimes we run out of places to hide. So we love to play Hide and Seek with the Sunny Bunnies! One of us hides our favorite Sunny Bunny, mine and Talie’s is both Iris, Tony loves Turbo (so fitting for him) and then we go and find it!

Animal Scavenger Hunt

Little kids love looking for things, so why not go on an animal scavenger hunt? Look for bunnies, cats, dogs, birds, lizards, bugs, etc anything that can be found around where you are!

Play Balloon Ball!

Another favorite in our home is blowing up balloons and hitting them back and forth to each other! Or I blow up one for each of them and they run around hitting it and chasing it! Talk about cheap fun for many hours!

Water Balloons

Kids love water balloons. So fill up some water balloons so they can run around the yard trying to throw them! They will seriously love this!

Slime

Kids love slime and it’s great for sensory play as well! You can either buy it at the store or make your own slime at home!

Aquarium

If you have an Aquarium near you go visit it with your kids! Not only will they love looking at all the fish, but it is a great day out exploring! Sometimes Aquariums can get expensive so check Groupon for a discount on tickets!

Star Gaze

Let your kids stay up a little later one night and drive to a place where you can see the stars. Grab some blankets and have a fun night looking at all the bright and pretty lights.

Beach

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Whether you live close to the beach or need to drive a ways, plan a beach trip. Have a fun day building sand castles, playing in the water, and eating sandy sandwiches!

Play Hot Potato

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Teach your kids to play Hot Potato this summer! Grab their favorite Sunny Bunnies character and turn on their favorite tune on and toss the Sunny Bunnies back and forth. Whoever is holding the Sunny Bunnies when the Song ends has to jump up and down 10 times!

Go Get Ice Cream

Getting Ice cream is so much fun! So load up in the car and drive to your favorite ice cream parlor for a scoop of ice cream!

Splash Pad

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Many community parks have splash pads! Splash pads are a fun way to stay cool, get out of the house, and let your kids run around for a while. So, look to your local parks and recreation department for a splash pad near you!

Slip N’ Slide

If you don’t have a splash pad near you try a Slip N’ Slide! Easy, cheap, and hours of endless fun. The best part is that you can use it over and over again for days, weeks, months, and even years of fun!

Frisbee

Go outside and “attempt to throw” a frisbee around! They probably won’t be very good at it but it’ll be cute to watch them try to throw it around and they’ll like throwing it around and being outside.

Bike Ride

Summer is a great time to learn to ride bikes or to ride around on your tricycle! So head outside and ride!

Picnic Lunch

Pack a lunch and bring a blanket and have a picnic outside! It could be at a park or in your backyard. Either way, your kids will love being outside eating lunch!

Look For Frogs

Little kids love exploring, so why not look for frogs together! When it gets warm outside the frogs start coming out, so head to the stream to see how many frogs you can find!

Plant a Garden

Planting a garden is a great activity because it isn’t just a one-time activity. It can last all summer! Have your kids go to the store with you and pick out some seeds to plant. They could be vegetable seeds or even flowers. Grab a small shovel and let them help dig as well as help water and pick the vegetables.

Bake Cookies

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Kids love baking cookies with mom and what a great bonding time! I let them help measure and pour ingredients into the bowl. After we bake them we love delivering them to the neighbors so we don’t eat them all!

Heart Attack

Heart attacking someone’s door is so much fun! Cut out little hearts and write sweet messages on them. Your little kids will love helping you draw or color on the hearts. They can even help you put the hearts on the door!

Camping in the Backyard

Backyard camping is so much fun! Grab the tent and the sleeping bags and head out into the yard for a fun night of camping!

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Camping in the Living Room

Too hot outside for camping? Try camping inside! You can set up your tent or just put some sleeping bags out in the living room.

Build a Fort

Collect all the blankets and pillows from around the house and start building! Your kids will love playing in a fort that THEY built and it’s a great way to spend some quality time with your kids.

Download a New App

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Let’s be honest, kids love to play on tablets, so why not download a new app! Sunny Bunnies: Magic Pop! app is a safe educational app for kids! Talie loves to play this app and tap the Sunny Bunnies to find matching ones to win as well as do puzzles!

Looking for ways to entertain your little kids this summer? Well, we have you covered with over 50 budget-friendly activities your little kids will have a blast doing this summer!

Go to your App store, click here to download or scan this QR code with your phone or tablet!

Trace Leaves

Go outside and grab some leaves to trace. Put a piece of paper over the leaves and color over the paper and see the leaf magically appear. Your kids will love going outside to collect the leaves and then the “magic” of the leaves appearing on the page.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Make a list of things for your kids to try to find and go on a nature scavenger hunt. How many things can they find on the list? Try to find them too and see who can find the most at the end of your hunt.

Make a Collage

Kids love collecting things, so let them collect all they want and make an art project out of it! Take all the leaves, twigs, grass, and glue it on some paper. Your kids will love this project!

Color Pasta Necklace

Grab some twine or yarn and string some elbow noodles or penne for some trendy statement jewelry. Types of pasta that are easiest for little hands to string themselves are elbow, penne, or wheels work best. It’s even more fun if you grab the fun colored noodles at the store or add some different colors with food coloring.

The Ground is Lava

Play this classic game with your kids this summer! For inside play, gather all the pillows and blankets in the house and make some fun paths to escape the lava on the ground! If you play this outside, get creative and use ride on toys or draw some safe spaces on the patio with sidewalk chalk.

Melt Crayons

If you live in a really hot place try melting some crayons in the sun. Glue them on some paper or canvas and let the sun make the art! Pro Tip: It needs to be around 105 degrees outside for your crayons to melt, so keep that in mind. If you are wanting the melting to start faster, shave or grate the crayons into small pieces.

Pro Mom Tip! If it does not get that hot you can always melt crayons with a hair dryer!

Glow Stick Bath

Run to the dollar store and get a bunch of different kinds of glow sticks for bathtime! Get crackin’ and throw them in the bathtub with some fun toys with the lights turned off. This is so much fun and adds some pizzazz to boring old bathtime.

Decorate Rocks

Collect some rocks in all different sizes and shapes and color them with markers or add some flair with glue and sparkles. Paint works for this as well too if you are up for a messier art project! We love to make Rock Families to display in the garden!

Cereal Necklaces

Grab some twin or yard and string some Cheerios, Fruit Loops, or any kind of cereal you have in the pantry. Not only is it a fun project, but they have a snack around their neck for the whole day (or at least until it is gone!)

Catch Fireflies

Have you ever caught a firefly? Wait until dusk and chase those fun lightning bugs! Be careful when you try to catch them! Putting them in a glass jar to watch them up close is always a blast.

Electronic Time

Looking for ways to entertain your little kids this summer? Well, we have you covered with over 50 budget-friendly activities your little kids will have a blast doing this summer!

Sometimes you and your kids just need some downtime, so turn on Sunny Bunnies on Disney channel or YouTube and hang out watching an episode or two together!

Play With a Ball

Keep it simple and just go outside with a ball! It can be a baseball, bouncy ball, soccer ball, football, anything you have on hand. Just get outside and have some fun!

Outdoor Movies

Grab some blankets and pillows and camp out with some movies! Make sure to charge your tablet, phone, or laptop! You can make it extra fun if you have a projector to hook it up too!

Make Indoor S’mores

Making indoor s’mores is a blast for little kids! Grab some graham crackers, marshmallows, and yummy chocolate and you have yourself the perfect snack.

Obstacle Course

Set up an obstacle right in your living room or outside in the yard! All you need is a few things for them to run around or through and you’ve got yourself a homemade, super easy obstacle course. Some fun ideas are having them jump through hula hoops, balancing on the garden hose, or having to slide down the slide on their belly.

Make Cardboard Cars and go to the “Drive In”

My kids feel like it’s the most special thing when they get to pick a movie and sit in their “cars.” The most fun part is getting their cardboard box car all ready. Decorate it with fun drawings and designs. Your kids will be entertained for hours!

Cloud Watch

Take a couple minutes and lay down and look up at the sky. Tell them about clouds and help them find different shapes in them for a fun and relaxing afternoon.

Surprise them with a New Toy!

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Every child loves getting a new toy, so surprise them with a Sunny bunnies toy! Our kids love playing with their Sunny Bunnies toys (yes, Talie even sleeps with them in her bed!)! The kids love using their imagination to play with these cute and cuddly characters as they watch Sunny Bunnies on TV!

Looking for ways to entertain your little kids this summer? Well, we have you covered with over 50 budget-friendly activities your little kids will have a blast doing this summer!

Make Cards to Mail to Family and Friends

My daughter loves to draw pictures for friends and family! Make it extra fun by letting your kids stuff the envelope and put in the mailbox.

There are so many fun things to do this summer with your little ones! Little kids are pretty easy to impress so don’t stress out this summer by trying to plan an elaborate activity every day. Something as simple as collecting leaves can be super fun! As long as you and your little one are having fun and spending quality time together then you’ll have a great summer.

What activities do you love to do with your little kids in the summer?

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  • Amanda Armendariz

    Saving these for ideas when my kids are looking for things to do this summer! My toddler lovesssss watching Sunny Bunnies on Disney Junior. I’ll have to look for that app now!

    May 23, 2019 at 7:31 am Reply
    • Michele

      Woohoo! Sunny Bunnies for the win! Aren’t the coloring pages so fun? Definitely lots of fun ways to entertain your little kids this summer! 🙂

      May 23, 2019 at 8:09 pm Reply

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