50+ Awesome Summer Activities and Crafts for Kids

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Are you ready for summertime? It’s all about beaches, ocean animals, ice cream, and lots of fun in the sun! So, what better time than now to start gathering ideas for activities to do this summer? We’ve got 50+ awesome summer activities and crafts for kids to share with you today so you’ll be ready for when the temperatures rise. There are plenty of learning printables for your little ones, fun ideas for games to play in the classroom, engaging crafts, and much, much more!

*Pair with our Summer Centers and Activities for Pre-K & Kindergarten!

Ready for summertime? We’ve got 50+ awesome summer activities and crafts for kids to bring the summer fun into the classroom or your home!

50+ Summer Activities and Crafts

These hands-on, engaging summer activities and crafts are great for bringing the summer fun into the classroom or your home. Let’s dive right in!

Learning Printables

These printable summer-themed activities are low-prep and super fun!

Practice ten frames with these fun ice cream ten frames matching printables.

Learning CVC words will be easy peasy with this word matching activity printable.

Print these counting mats and have kids practice counting from 1 to 12.

Practice the alphabet with sand pails and shovels!

Or by blowing printable bubbles!

Understanding base 10 and place value will be a breeze with these ice cream base 10 puzzles.

Both you and your students will love these summer word search puzzles!

Need to work on sight words during summer? These flip flop printables will help.

Watermelons certainly are the fruit of the summer. These watermelon printables will help your students with counting.

Practice counting with these summer count and clip cards. / Itsy Bitsy Fun

Dive into the ocean and count with these ocean counting printable mats. / Mom Inspired Life

Are your kids bored? These simple activity printables will keep them busy. / Easy Peasy and Fun

Your students will love these summer color by number worksheets. / Itsy Bitsy Fun

Need to wrap things up and review some skills during the last days of summer? This amazing kindergarten summer review covers it all!

Summer Crafts and Art Ideas

These summer activities and crafts are sure to be a hit with your kids!

This simple sun craft is a must-do this summer!

Origami might sound like a hard thing to do, but these shark corner bookmarks are insanely easy to make! / Easy Peasy and Fun

Make this watermelon handprint art. / Crystal and Co.

Have any foam balls or large pom poms? Make these cute octopuses. / Crafty Morning

Paper plate crafts are great for Kindergarten, why not make this paper plate ice cream craft? / Easy Peasy and Fun

Or make these colorful fish. / Crafts by Amanda

Have the kids create their own paper glasses of lemonade! / Pitter Patter Art

Transform cupcake liners into cute little crabs. / I Heart Crafty Things

Making paper plate crabs is super fun, too. / ABC Creative Learning

Recycled crafts are always great and we are sure your students will love making this fierce shark craft! / I Heart Crafty Things

Let the kids get crafty with seashells. / Crafts by Amanda

Make fish with celery stamping. / Crafty Morning

Use paper plates and tissue paper to make this fun watermelon craft. / The Simple Parent

Or make this adorable seashell craft. / Artsy Craftsy Mom

These baby octopus are beyond adorable. / Minieco

Games and Activities

Your kids will love these summer games and activities!

Set up a summer play dough kit for the classroom.

Make sponge boats and have some splashing fun with the kids. / Easy Peasy and Fun

How about a game of summer reading and activity bingo? / Pre-K Pages

Get outside and have fun with chalks. / The Pinterested Parent

Or go on a scavenger hunt. / Stay at Home Mom

Your students will love making these rainbow snakes! / Housing a Forest

Time to get creative outside with water and paint. / Fireflies and Mud Pies

Cool down with water soaked sponge balls! / Inner Child Fun

Kids will love it if you make these giant bubbles. / Design Dazzle

Set up these super fun water plastic cup races. / All for the Boys

 Coloring Pages

These printable summer coloring pages are perfect for a hot summer day.

Dive in deep with these ocean and sea animals coloring pages. / Easy Peasy and Fun

Cool down with these delicious looking ice cream coloring pages. / Itsy Bitsy Fun

One fish, two fish, everybody likes a fish coloring page! / Trail of Colors

Time for Hula with these Hawaii themed coloring pages. / Red Ted Art

Even more cute ocean dwellers are waiting to be colored. / Simple Fun for Kids

Lots of wonderful summer coloring pages to be found here. / KiddyCharts

Color sand castles, flip flops, and more in this set of coloring pages. / Easy Peasy and Fun

Here are a few more fish coloring pages to color. / Itsy Bitsy Fun

How about coloring a deep sea diver and all the sea creatures he takes photos of with his or her camera? / Mr. Printables

These are just the sweetest coloring pages ever! / Crayola

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  1. Thank you very much for all the pintables. It really comes in handy .
    Your time and effort with the site is appreciated.

    1. Hi Massie,

      We are so happy you are enjoying our resources! We love supporting our fellow teachers! 🙂

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