Daytime Summer Activities For Your Kids

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Summer is here, and that means school’s out!

Summer should be about embracing *doing nothing* – AKA resting, playing and enjoying the moments of no homework.

We know summer is also a great time to plan fun activities (that generally aren’t possible amidst the school-year schedule). 

Spend quality time together!

Whether it’s an opportunity to spend quality time together, help offer your kids new ideas for activities, or a way for you to get a little *parenting break*, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite at-home activities for the summer.

1. Make Healthy Popsicles
There are so many recipes to explore when it comes to homemade popsicles, and it’s a great way to ditch the artificial ingredients that typically pack the store-bought options. Check out this great post for recipe ideas and here’s a simple BPA-free popsicle mold to get you started.

2. Tie Dye
Tie Dye is always a fun way to get the family together for a creative art project. We make it really simple with our Tie Dye Collection – it’s all 100% cotton white garments ready for dying; you can check out our How To Tie Dye blog to get started.

3. Chalk Art
Chalk has been a summer go-to for generations – it’s an activity that can keep kids engaged in their creativity for long chunks of time. If you want to make chalk time into more of a game, this post has some great ideas for educational and entertaining activities.

The ideas are endless!

4. Hike At The Beach
Get outside for some quality time together with a hike at the beach. Along the trail, search for interesting things to collect – shells, feathers, rocks or even trash. Bring the collection back home, and dream up some ways to get creative with the found items.

5. Melted Crayon Art
Make use of all those broken crayons you’ve collected over the years, and turn it into a creative moment. This is a helpful breakdown of the process – all you need are: broken crayons, wax paper, a grater, dish towel, iron, marker and scissors.

6. Flower Pressing
Head outside and collect some colorful flowers from the garden. We love exploring all the ways to press them. From flower butterfly wings to pressed flower bookmarks, this post shares an array of opportunities to get creative with flower pressing.

The ideas are endless, but sometimes, a list can help get your creative juices flowing. What are some of your favorite daytime summer activities to share with your kids?

Written by: City Threads Cofounders Shayna Samuels & Joe Willis, and Kestrel Jenkins, responsibility consultant & host of the Conscious Chatter podcast.