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Great Ideas — 21 FUN Summertime Activities!

My kids have been home for summer vacation for a couple of weeks already.

And I’ve been looking for some FUN activities to do with them.

21 summer activites with kids

It’s nice to have some ideas ready to go for when you hear “Mom, I’m bored!” … so, like every 15 minutes!

I loved these awesome activity ideas that were linked up!!


Summer Water Blob @ U Create


Clothes Pin People @ Simple Simon and Company


Summer Road Car Games @ Kiki and Company


Lemonade Stand + Printables @ It’s Overflowing


Easy Bandana Superhero Cape @ Love Bug Living


Cupcake Craft @ Live Laugh Rowe


Easy Science Experiments for Kids @ Gluesticks

08-Chalkboard Travel Box @ Daylights


Embellished Paperclips @ 52 Mantels


DIY Glitter Gems & Magnets @ Thrive 360 Living


Faux Stamped Metal Necklace @ Domestic Bliss Squared


Kids’ Car Activities @ Crystal & Co.


Garden Craft Breakfast @ Cleverly Inspired


Pop Top Bracelets @ That’s What She Said


DIY Washer Necklace @ …Love, Caroline


DIY Button Rings @ The Creativity Exchange


The Princess and the Pea Necklace Tutorial @ Simple Simon and Company


Firecracker Necklace @ The Experimental Home


Otter Regatta @ Jacolyn Murphy


Foam Stamped Animal T-Shirt @ Pitter and Glink

plastic bag clutchUpcyled Plastic Bag Cluth @ Gina’s Craft Corner

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Link up your ideas to the Wrap-Up and check out all the excellent projects this week!

And don’t miss out on the great giveaway this week!!

This week I’ve teamed up with Lowe’s to give away a $100 gift card and a Summer Done Bright prize pack!


The prize includes:

a $100 Lowe’s gift card
Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro Spray
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Outdoor Pro
Tide Pods
Duracell AA Batteries

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Link your ideas up to the party and enter to win!! 

Have a Beautiful Sunday!! 



  1. I just noticed you featured my Patriotic Bag! I saw that I have had the most referrals from you blog than any others, so had to come over and see why! Thanks so much!

  2. Love these ideas! Thanks so much for including my Bandana Superhero Capes! My girls will have fun checking out some of these other ideas to try this summer!
    Melissa @ Love Bug Living recently posted…Easy Bandana Superhero Cape

  3. Oh my gosh! Just noticed you listed my pop top bracelet. Thanks so much. It was a lot of fun to make and I’m saving all my pop tabs now.
    Lisa recently posted…Absenteeism, Back Pain and other Random Stuff

  4. Such a great round-up of fun ideas. Thanks for including my glitter gems and magnets. Looking forward to trying out some of the other ideas with my son!

  5. Wow!! What a great round up Jen! All of these great ideas will be so fun to try out with the kids! Thank you so much for including my little blingy button rings! I was thrilled to see you share it! Thank you again for all of the fantastic ideas!
    cyndy@thecreativityexchange recently posted…Best Selling Benjamin Moore Paint Colors {Color Palette Monday}

  6. Thank you so much for including The Water Blob Jen!! I have to admit joining my first link party was fun and I’m so glad it was here on Tatertots!!

    You’re awesome. Thanks!
    Kari – UCreate recently posted…Easy Fat Quarter Drawstring Bag Tutorial by Diary of a Quilter

  7. So much fun for the kiddos! Thanks for featuring my firecracker necklace, Jen!

  8. Thanks so much for featuring my foam stamped shirt! You’re the best! <3

  9. Thanks so much for including my cupcake craft :) Have a fantastic week. HUGS!!
    Kelly recently posted…Key Lime Pie Milkshake

  10. Ohhhh- won’t these keep them busy for a while. Great ideas.

    We work through the summer but our days are so long here that there is plenty of time after school that needs to be filled. I love that they can do a lot of these with their friends & have fun.
    Gina recently posted…Scavenger Hunt Sunday June 23 2013


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