34 Summer Outdoor Activities and Camp Crafts for Kids
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When the days grow longer and the sun burns hotter, kids know it’s time for their favorite summer activities. Summer camps welcome in excited kids who can't wait to explore and create all sorts of outdoor crafts and nature crafts. Even if the kids aren't headed off to camp, it's important to keep kids busy with fun summer outdoor activities and games. When boredom strikes, round up the kids for some crafty summer fun with these 26 Summer Outdoor Activities and Camp Crafts for Kids!
No matter what you're doing with the kids this summer, this collection can help you create an unforgettable experience. If you're going on vacation, hit the road with outdoor summer activities for kids that will keep them satisfied and occupied for hours. Send them off to summer camp to make camp crafts for kids and nature crafts for kids that anyone will love to make, or head to the beach to play in the water and bathe in the sunshine. While you’re there, make some amazing beach crafts for kids! Otherwise, enjoy an exciting staycation in the comfort of your own home by playing and creating a variety of thrilling backyard games and crafts.
Kids can help make these amazing games crafts and summer outdoor activities, and then play them all day in their very own back yards. After they’re all worn out, you can keep their young minds sharp with some relaxing summer learning activities for kids. Summer school teachers will love this variety of lesson crafts and learning tools that are perfectly suited to summer reading, science, and other school crafts that will get kids ready for Back to School season in no time!
26 Summer Outdoor Activities and Camp Crafts for Kids
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Let’s face it, adults and kids go to the beach for very different reasons. Children want to play in the sand, splash in the waves, and generally run wild, while adults would love nothing more than to lay in the sun in a blissful nap. Wrangle the kids and keep their attention by helping them make these fun beach crafts for kids. These beach nature crafts are a combination of shell crafts, sand crafts and more that are sure to occupy the kids for while so you can catch up on some valuable sleep.
- Everlasting Sandcastles
- Shark Attack Snack
- Deep Sea Jellyfish Mobile
- Great White Shark Paper Toy
- Dark Knight Bathman Towel
- Seashell Fairies
- Melted Crayon Seashell Art
- Tropical Shell Fish
Check out Easy Breezy Kids' Summer Crafts: 36 Beach Crafts for Kids for more ideas on how to spend you beach trip with your kids.
It’s time for summer camp! These camp crafts are a great resource for program directors and counselors to use as inspiration for their camp crafts. Easy kids summer camp crafts are a fun way to keep kids occupied and help them learn something new! Parents can also use these cool crafts for summer camp and summer outdoor activities when school starts again!
- Storytime Stones
- Indoor Camping Expedition
- Tin Can Name Plates
- Giant Woven Sun
- God's Eye
- Campfire Cupcakes
- Bleach Faded Tees
- Rainbow Wind Spiral
- Drip Drop Tie Dye Design
Sometimes kids can spend too much time indoors playing video games or watching TV in the summer when they should be experiencing outdoor activities! Nature crafts for kids are a great way to get kids moving outdoors when they might otherwise be bored inside. These amazing outdoor summer activities for kids are sure to get them excited about exercising in nature and involved in cool summer activities.
- Leaf Rubbings and Dappled Crayons
- Welcome to Bug Village
- Silly Grass Heads
- Windowsill Garden
- Eggshell Seedling Planters
- Log Totem Pole
- Woodland Fairy Folk
- Nature's Best Wind Chime
- Flower Petal Butterflies
Over summer vacation, kids can lose a lot of valuable lessons they may have learned before the break, but that doesn’t have to be the case with these amazing summer learning activities for kids. Keep the cogs in your child’s brain well-oiled over summer vacation so that they can have a nice strong start during the coming school year. Educational crafts are great teaching tools because they make learning fun!
- Hawaiian Hula Dancers
- Avengers Bookmarks
- Printable Summer Journal
- Dig Up Dinosaur Fossils
- Native American Rain Makers
- Magical Milk Experiment
- Water Bottle Rocket
- Colorful Counting Cookies
Worried about the kids on a rainy day? Check out more kids games crafts and indoor activities for kids with 27 Rainy Day Crafts and Cool Games for Kids!
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