The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Super Fun Activities to Keep Kids Busy ALL Summer Long & Weekly Link Party

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Super Fun Activities to Keep Kids Busy ALL Summer Long & Weekly Link Party

Summer break is almost here! Below you'll find enough snacks, crafts, educational materials, and activities to keep the kids busy all summer long! There's no reason to hear, "Mom, I'm bored!" with these super fun and simple activities. Be sure to pin this post so you can refer back to it anytime you need a little inspiration this summer. Ready to play and learn with the kids? Here are some great ways to keep the kids engaged and build memories that'll last long after summer is over.
Counting around clockwise, here they are!
1. Taste Safe Sensory Play Mud / A Little Pinch of Perfect
Ready for mud pies? You can be with this quick and easy recipe for a sensory dough that looks like mud but it's taste safe.

2. Playdough Math Activities / Living Montessori Now
Break out the playdough and enjoy these fun and interactive learning mats!

3. Unicorn Milkshake / The Country Chic Cottage
Unicorns have definitely been trending lately. Here's a fun recipe that the kids and you can make together! It's a magical way to cool off on a hot day.

4. White & Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies / Crafting a Family
It just wouldn't feel like summer without some homemade treats! Here's a unique twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie that's sure to be a winning recipe with the kids.

5. Book Activities for Zoey and Sassafras / Syncopated Mama
I recently got this book for my daughter, and I can't even begin to tell you how much we are loving it! Here's another mama that loves it too! Click on over to enjoy the free printables she has created for the book. It's a must for your child's summer reading list!

6. Measurement Garden / A Little Pinch of Perfect
Bring science and math together with this fun garden activity!

7. Space Sensory Bottle / The Chaos and the Clutter
Have a child who loves space? This space-themed sensory bottle would be an out of this world activity for them to make and play with.

8. Jello Science Experiments / The Chaos and the Clutter
Who says you can't play with your food? Here are several learning activities and experiments that all call for Jello!

9. Rainy Cloud Craft / A Little Pinch of Perfect
There's bound to be some rainy days this summer. And when they come, this is the perfect craft to make with the kids!

10. Ocean Sensory Bin / Living Life & Learning
The ocean is at your child's fingertips with this amazing sensory activity. I can see this turning into hours of fun!

11. Free Geography Printables / Hip Homeschool Moms
Travel the world this summer with these fun and educational activities! Well, at least pretend to... From biomes to ancient civilizations, there is so much to learn!

12. Grow Your Children's Book Collection / Simply September
One of the best things your kids can do this summer to prevent summer slide is to READ! Here are some tips on how to grow your kids' library and encourage them to love reading. Adventures await in the pages of a book!

13. Flower Stamping Potato Craft / A Little Pinch of Perfect
Here's a fun activity to go along with Eric Carle's popular book The Tiny Seed. I love when art and literacy collide.

14. Glitter Slime / Living Life & Learning
Here's another activity that's been super popular--SLIME! The best part is that it only requires four ingredients to mix a batch up.

Even MORE Fun!

Breakfast Banana Pops
Fruity Frozen Pudding Bites
Fruity Frozen Yogurt Bark
Trail Mix Station

Sensory Doughs and Play Doughs
Birthday Cake Playdough
Foam Dough
Ice Cream Sensory Dough
Moon Sand
No-cook Play Dough
Scented Dough
Slime Dough
Taste-safe Oatmeal Playdough

Collage Craft
Coloring Book Pillows
Coloring Pages
DIY Fairy Village
DIY Stamps for Kids
Melted Pony Bead Jewelry
Painted Picture Frame Craft
Treasure Jewel Magnets

Memory Match Game
Printable Chore Chart for Kids
Now it's time for...

Meet your hostesses!
(Be sure to give them a follow!)

Tanya  |  The Natural Homeschool  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest
Jennifer  |  The Life of Jennifer Dawn  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest
Vanessa  |  Mama's Happy Hive  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest

Are you ready to share your own posts and projects? We can't wait to see what you've been crafting, creating, decorating, mixing, and posting!

If you were featured this week, feel free to grab a button...

Party time! A Little Bird Told Me that you've been doing some amazing things! I'd love for you to share! Link up a recipe, craft, home decor project, homeschool post, activity/craft for kids, or any other post you're proud of! Your post will be shown on each host's blog where we will individually pick features each week. We're teaming up to bring you an even bigger and better party!

Follow each host, grab a button, link up, visit others, and be sure to leave some comment love on each other's posts!  That same little birdie told me that we all love comments! If you don't have anything to link up, that's okay! Sit back, get comfy, and glean inspiration from the amazing posts shared below...

Remember that you must link back in order to be featured.  If your link does get featured, I have a special Pinterest board to further showcase your tremendous talent! Just a few more things... This party is not for giveaways or other link parties. Be sure to link to the specific post and not your blog's homepage. By linking up, you are giving us permission to feature your post. All features will be given credit and a link to its source.

Here we go! I can't wait to see what you're sharing this week!


  1. I am SO excited that you guys are enjoying Zoey & Sassafras as much as us! Do you have all 3, or just the first one? Have you finished it yet? I think I saw that #4 is due out this fall and we can't wait! Thanks so much for featuring my post and have a fabulous week!

    1. Yes, we are loving those books. We have the first three, and I'm excited to get the fourth one soon. Have a great week!

  2. Thanks for hosting this great party and I hope you have a great weekend.

  3. Thank you so much for featuring my Cookies in your link party. I am so happy you like them and greatful for you posting.

  4. It's my pleasure! And thank you so much for your sweet comment.


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