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The warm weather is here, and so are your busy kids just waiting for outdoor activities to tackle. It’s time to set aside the electronic devices (though they have their purpose) and enjoy the great outdoors!

With this massive list of warm-weather activities, the kids will be distracted with hours of fun.

65 Outdoor Activities for Kids in the Summer

65 Summer Activities That The Kids Will Love

There are tons of things for kids to do outside this summer. These are some of our favorites!

Creative  & Crafty Activities

Crafty and Creative Outdoor Activities for Kids

Let your kids exercise creativity with these fun crafty activities that are best kept outdoors.

Make Painted Rocks For The Garden | by MomsCollab

Make a Checkers Game with Rocks | by MomsCollab

Giant Yard Games | by MomsCollab

Rock Balancing Art | by Rhythms of Play

Spring Fairy Gardening | by Glitter on a Dime

Make a Ladybug Hotel | by Pink Fortitude

Puffy Sidewalk Paint | by Midget Momma

Shadow Sidewalk Chalk Art | by Rhythms of Play

Sand Art Necklace | by 365 Days of Crafts

Bubble Painting | by Glitter on a Dime

Create a Summer Bucket List | by Cenderely Yours

Tie-Dye with Turmeric | by Pink Fortitude

Milk Jug Bird Feeder | by Juggling Act Momma


Projects to Keep Kids Active

Outdoor Projects to Keep Kids Active

It’s easy to keep your kids active with these fun outdoor projects!

Make A Bubble Solution For Giant Bubbles | MomsCollab

Create an Obstacle Course | by Ginger Casa

Take a Wacky Walk for Excercise | by Play. Party. Plan.

Build a Nerf War Battlefield | by Steam Powered Family

Go Geocaching | by Ginger Casa

Climb Trees | by Rhythms of Play

Yard Games with Plastic Bottles | by Fun Learning Life

Make Tin Can Stilts | by Juggling Act Momma

Backyard Game Ideas | by Life With Joanne

Fun Games to Play on a Trampoline | by Two Kids and a Coupon


Educational Activities

Educational Outdoor Activities for Kids

Kids don’t have to halt the learning process just because it’s summer. Keep them up-to-date on everything they’ve learned and more with these educational (and fun!) outdoor activities.

Identify Trees by Their Leaves (Pictures Included) | by MomsCollab

Sidewalk Chalk Math Game | by Look! We’re Learning!

Memory Game | by Pink When

Play Mathscotch | by Tree Valley Academy

Learn the Insect Life Cycle | by Hodgepodge Hippie

Bottle Rockets | by Steam Powered Family

Pizza Box Solar Oven Smores | by Take The Outside

Galaxy Blue Baking Soda And Vinegar Reaction | by Any Reason Life


Related: 25 Educational Toys That Will Make Your Kids Love Learning

Nature-Inspired Activities

Nature-Inspired Outdoor Activities

Kids don’t need fancy toys to have fun outside. Nature itself is the perfect place to stay busy and enjoy the warm weather.

Make A Rubber Band Slingshot that Shoots Crab Apples and Acorns | by Moms Collab

Make Lemon Seed Starter Kits to Grow Plants | MomsCollab

Create a Nature Journal | by The Printables Fairy

A Mud Bake Off | by Right From the Start

Insect Rock Tic Tac Toe | by 365 Days of Crafts

Nature Hunt Bingo | by Bitz & Giggles

An Outdoor Scavenger Hunt | by The Wild, Wild West

Set up a Snail Habitat | by Imaginative Homeschool

Fun Things to Do with Sticks and Leaves | by Mummy Mummy Mum


Outdoor Activities with Water

Water Outdoor Activities

Stay cool this summer with these fantastic water activities for the great outdoors!

Water Balloon Games | by MomsCollab

Water Table For Toddlers To Beat The Heat | by MomsCollab

Set up an Animal Wash Station | by Bilingual Beginnings

Simple Water Painting | by Right From the Start

Sponge Water Bombs | by the homespun hydrangea

Stem Ideas to do in Water | by Team Cartwright

Games with Water Guns | by Mom Always Finds Out

More Water Games | by Play. Party. Plan.


Outdoor Sensory Activities

Outdoor Sensory Activities

Don’t forget to mix in some sensory play. Just keep the mess outside and you’re good to go for hours of fun!

Unscented Fake Snow For Your Toddlers Sensory Bin | by MomsCollab

Easy Slime Recipe | by MomsCollab

Construction Zone Sensory Bean Box | Bilingual Beginnings

Dino Egg Dig | by Juggling Act Momma

Sensory Play with Mud | by Best Toys 4 Toddlers


More Fun Outdoor Summer Activities

There are endless ways to have a blast outside this summer. Stay busy and enjoy the heat with a few more outdoor activities for kids below.

No Prep Fun | by Paper Heart Family

DIY Bubble Ideas | by Hunny I’m Home

Go Camping in the Backyard | by Take Them Outside

Backyard Camping Activities | by Grace, Giggles & Naptime

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Scavenger Hunts for Toddlers | by Toot’s Mom is Tired

Backyard Scavenger Hunt Printable | by Best Toys 4 Toddlers

Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt | by Dresses and Dinosaurs

Nature Scavenger Hunt Printable | by Take Them Outside

A Bug Scavenger Hunt | by Moms & Munchkins

Create a Photo Scavenger Hunt | by Photo Jeepers

Insect Scavenger Hunt | by Kim & Carrie


Outdoor Toys for Kids

Outdoor Toys for 5-Year-Old Boys | by MomsCollab

Outdoor Toys for Toddlers | by MomsCollab

Sand Play Toys | by The Curious Frugal


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I'm a mom of one rambunctious 5-year-old son and infant daughter sharing tips to help make your life just a little bit easier as a parent. MomsCollab.com is a place for moms like us to find kids activities, food for picky eaters, and parenting tips for young kids in all stages of life.

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Holly
1 month ago

I love all of these fun activities. PINNED! Thank you so much for including my ladybug hotel. My heart is full of gratitude! Hugs, Holly