Summer is on its way! Are you looking for fun kids activities to keep your little ones busy and engaged all summer long?
We’ve joined up with our blogging friends from All Things Kids to bring you our summer camp at home series! Below you’ll find 11 weeks worth of fun summer activity themes and each theme is filled with a weeks worth of engaging kids activities to try this summer.
25 Fun Backyard Kids Activities
Ready for some outdoor activities that will bring summer camp to your house?
What says summer more than playing outside in your backyard? Below you’ll find 25 simple and fun learning activities that you can do in your own backyard! Whether you’re looking for art, motor skills, sensory play, or math activities you’ll find lots of ideas to keep your kids busy outside!
Plus I even included some fun snack ideas for a backyard picnic!
Backyard Sorting by Number Math Game– Learn number recognition and practice counting with this simple sorting and counting game that uses items from your backyard.
DIY Worm Observation Tower– Learn about and observe nature in action with this DIY worm tower from Twodaloo! Perfect for kids that love to learn about bugs and insects.
Learning Symmetry with Rainbow Blocks & Mirrors– A hands-on way to teach kids about symmetry outdoors. It’s also a fun activity to teach colors and develop fine motor skills.
Pool Noodle Abacus– Who knew a pool noodle had so many uses! Turn yours into a backyard math game for kids like this one from Happy Hooligans.
Water Balloon Math Game– Use water balloons, a classic summer staple, to learn math and get active outdoors! Via No Time for Flashcards.
Animal Washing Sensory Bin– Water, bubbles, and dirty toys! Need a simple activity to keep your kids entertained? Let them turn a water table into a toy washing station!
DIY Backyard Sound Wall– Love this simple sound wall from Fun at Home With Kids! What a great way for kids to explore sound outside.
Glittery Frozen Water Balloons Sensory Play– Cool down with these frozen, glittery water balloons and water! It’s a sun sensory activity that lets kids explore ice and water while learning about colors.
DIY Backyard Water Wall– Let your little ones tinker away with this DIY water wall that uses everyday items you probably already have in your recycle bin.
Messy Saving Cream Play– Ready to get messy? Turn your backyard into a giant sensory experience with this rainbow shaving cream activity from And Next Comes L.
Fine Motor & Gross Motor
Outdoor Rainbow Weaving– Turn your backyard into a work of art! This weaving activity is great for fine motor skills and adds a splash of color to your backyard!
Building with Colored Ice– Want a fun way to beat the heat of summer time? Make your kids some colorful blocks from ice and let them get building with these slippery ‘blocks.’
Ladybug & Bee Tic-Tac-Toe– Simple items from your backyard make this fun and whimsical game of tic-tac-toe from Chicken Scratch NY!
Giant Outdoor Water Blob– Serious fun to be had here! Paging Fun Mums has a simple tutorial to make water blobs! Very cool!
Backyard Tight Rope– Make this DIY tight rope for hours of fun! What a great gross motor activity from Kids Activities Blog.
Painting on a Mirror– Kids love to paint! Change it up by taking art outside and painting on a mirror!
DIY Rainbow Glitter Sidewalk Paint– Let your kids create beautiful artwork on your patio or driveway with this simple sidewalk paint recipe from The Imagination Tree.
Painted Garden Flowers– Looking to add some color to your garden space? Try these super cute garden flowers from The Girl Creative
Melted Bead Suncatcher Mobiles– Turn those beads in your craft drawer into a beautiful suncatcher! Plus no oven needed! Melt them in your backyard!
Camping themed Story Stones– Can’t swing a camping trip this weekend? Try these story stones from Playdough to Plato and let your little ones create all kinds of camping themed stories.
Easy Backyard Picnic Snack Ideas
Watermelon Sticks– Love watermelon but hate cutting it? Try this simple tip from Mama Say What and make these kid friendly watermelon sticks that are perfect for little fingers!
Teddy Bear Picnic Sandwiches– Having a teddy bear picnic? This adorable teddy bear sandwiches from My Nearest and Dearest are a must!
Butterfly Snacks– These little snacks from Juggling with Kids are so cute and creative! What a simple way to add a bit of creativity to snack time!
Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles– Make these healthy snack pops for your kids today! They look yummy!
Apple Sandwiches– A creative alternative to typical sandwiches! Use apples instead of bread!
Ready for more Summer Camp at Home ideas? Click the links below for a week of themed activities!
Outer Space from Sugar Aunts
Beach & Ocean Fun from Frogs Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Colors from Still Playing School
Science Fun from Little Bins for Little Hands
Legos from All Done Monkey
Bugs & Butterflies from Rainy Day Mum
Dinosaurs from The Pleasantest Thing
Rainforest from JDaniel4’s Mom
Secret Spy School from Coffee Cups & Crayons
Frozen Activities from Fun-A-Day
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