Summer Fun

Summer Fun For Kids

Summer Ideas For Kids

Welcome to our Summer ideas for kids page. Here you will find all of the Summer fun we have shared on the blog. This includes summer kid friendly recipes, summer destinations in Michigan, summer Montessori trays, summer sensory bins, summer holidays, and more!

Summer Practical Life Activities

Making Orange Juice and Shucking Corn

Beach and Ocean Montessori Trays

Beach and Ocean Activities

Beach and Ocean Shelves

Summer Practical Life Trays

More Beach and Ocean Trays

Summer Montessori Trays

Summer Sensory Ideas

Excavating Toys from Ice

Beach Sensory Bin

Colored Ice Cube Sensory Bin

Colored Ice Cube Sensory Bin 2

Scented Summer PlayDough

Water Fun

Ocean Movement Activity

Fun Summer Recipe Ideas

Sailboat Sandwiches

Octopus Hot Dogs and Noodles

Beach Cake

Unique Edible Aquariums

Sailboat Deviled Eggs

Red White and Blue Rice Krispie Treats

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Kabobs 

Easy and Awesome Bubble Recipe for GIANT Bubbles

Summer Craft Ideas For Kids

Easy DIY Sailboats

4th Of July T-Shirts

Firecracker Bottles

Ocean In A Bottle

Misc. Summer Posts

DIY Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Easy Personalized DIY Gift Ideas

Our Organic Garden

10 Fun Ways to Stay Cool In the Heat

Michigan Summer fun for kids

Over the years we have visited many different Michigan attractions, destinations, and vacation spots. Here are some of them that I have shared about on the blog.

Lake Michigan Beach With Amazing Views

Gun Lake

John Ball Zoo – 1

John Ball Zoo – 2

Mackinac Bridge

Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat Tour

Pictured Rocks National Park ~ Miners Castle

Halfway Lake Resort

Binder Park Zoo

Michigan’s Adventure

100lbs of Strawberries

One of our absolute favorite places to visit in any season is the Outdoor Discovery Center, the fact that it is free and they have a wonderful pavilion for a picnic while we are there. We have shared a few different of the very many visits we have made there.

Outdoor Discovery Center 2012

Outdoor Discovery Center 2013 – 1

Outdoor Discovery Center 2013 – 2

Fredrick Meijer Gardens is another wonderful place. While it isn’t free, we usually get a yearly family pass each year. We will see one of the biggest butterfly exhibits in the country every spring, enjoy the children’s garden, walk the paths along their pond and watch wildlife, and also walk through the sculpture park. There are so many things to do we just love spending the day there.

Fredrick Meijer Gardens Children’s Garden

Fredrick Meijer Gardens Butterfly Exhibit 2012

Fredrick Meijer Gardens Butterfly Exhibit ~ 2013

Blanford nature center is another great place to visit as a family. We used to spend quite a bit of time here in the spring and summer months, until they started charging quite a steep price for admission. We only occasionally go there now. During the spring you can watch the process of how maple syrup is made from start to finish, once it gets warmer watching the nature and wildlife is such a fun time.

Blanford Nature Center 2013

Blanford Nature Center 2014

Every year we attend the largest volunteer art festival in the country, the kids make fun art creations and we enjoy food from around the world. It’s a great yearly event

Festival Of The Arts 2012

Festival Of The Arts 2013

Festival Of The Arts 2014

Some of our favorite Summer fun resources from Amazon are. (affiliate links)

  • Water Beads
  • Sand and Water Toys


  • Sand Tools
  • Kid Size Garden Tools


  • Kid Size Wheelbarrow
  • Kid Size Broom


  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Backyard Games


  • Puddle Jumper Life Jackets
  • Critter Shack


Some of our favorite Summer Books for kids on Amazon (affiliate links)

  • Summer of the Swans
  • Island of the Blue Dolphins


  • The Secret Garden
  • Summer According to Humphrey


  • Where The Wild Things Are
  • I’m Going on a Bear Hunt


  • Fireflies At Midnight
  • On the Way to the Beach


  • Blueberries for Sal
  • Summertime in the Big Woods


More Summer Ideas For Kids Can Be Found On My Summer Fun Pinterest Board!


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