Over 150 Low cost and no cost summer activities 11



Summer holidays, you either love them or hate them.  I am never sure about which camp I am in.  I love spending time with the children but do worry about the cost of summer activities.  I relish not having to get up each morning and giving up the school routine, but I don’t like hearing the words “I’m Bored”  That is why I came up with the bored jar (about four years ago).

Over 150 low cost or no cost summer activities for kids of all ages. Things to do, places to go, things to make, play and do and also to cook and bake.

Over the years we have come up with hundreds of different ideas for low cost and no cost summer activities and this year we decided to put a shout out to some of our blogging friends for their ideas for summer activities.

Over 150 Low cost and no cost summer activities

So don’t worry we have it covered, we have things to see and do, places to go, ideas for things to make and also loads of ideas of things to cook.  Whether you have a tot or a teen or something in between there will be something for everyone.  You can always print these lists off and add them to your bored jar, but make sure you also add a list of age appropriate chores so that the kids never know what they might get!

Summer Activities

Go

  1. Teddy Bears Picnic – Dear Bear and Beany
  2. Go on a Scavenger Hunt with Free Printable – Mum in the Mad House
  3. Go for a walk collecting sticks etc for nature crafts – Mummy Alarm
  4. Go to the Beach – Mum in the Mad House
  5. Go for a walk along your local river or canal and feed the birds – My Mummy’s World
  6. Take a dog for a walk – Mum in the Mad House
  7. Eat your meals in the garden and call it a picnic – Meet the Wildes
  8. Go foraging for blackberries (If in season) – Le Coin de Mel
  9. Go to a pick your own farm – Babies and Beauty
  10. Go on a Gruffalo Hunt – The Mum Diaries 
  11. Go on a rainbow nature hunt – Little Hearts Big Love
  12. Go for a scooter ride – Mum in the Mad House
  13. Science at the Splash Park– From Engineer to SAHM
  14. Nature Walk an d then make brackets – Simple as That
  15. Go on a family picnic – Mum in the Mad House

Make

  1. DIY LEGO Fidget Spinners – Mum in the Mad House
  2. Mondrian Inspired Jar Luminaries – Mum in the Mad House
  3. Polymer Clay Monsters – Mum in the Mad House
  4. DIY Dreamcatcher Tutorial – Mum in the Mad House
  5. Make Button Bracelets – Mum in the Mad House
  6. How to make simple paper roses – Mum in the Mad House
  7. Try building boats and see if they can float in the stream.  Paper or little rafts with sticks – Susan K Mann
  8. Craft Stick Harmonica – Mum in the Mad House
  9. Washi Decorated Toilet Roll Bracelets or Cuffs – Mum in the Mad House
  10. Make a journey stick – Growing Family
  11. Make a Toilet Roll Microphone for the SING Movie – Mum in the Mad House
  12. DIY Craft Foam Stamps – Mum in the Mad House
  13. Create and tick things off your Family Wild List – LarabeeUK
  14. How to make a Pompom sheep – Mum in the Mad House
  15. Cake case daffodils – Mum in the Mad House
  16. How to make picture tile coasters – Mum in the Mad House
  17. DIY Vanilla Peppermint Lip Scrub – Mum in the Mad House
  18. Make craft stick fairy doors – Mum in the Mad House
  19. Toadstool Fairy House – Mum in the Mad House
  20. Make Paper Bird Kites – Scandi Mummy
  21. DIY Toy Parachute – Mum in the Mad House
  22. Make a lolly stick bird feeder – We made this life
  23. DIY Phone Amplifier and Stand – Mum in the Mad House
  24. Tin Can Lanterns – Rainy Day Mum
  25. DIY Daffodil Clay Pots or Candle Holders – Mum in the Mad House
  26. Floating chalk prints  – Mum in the Mad House
  27. Plastic Bottle Wind Spiral Mobile – Mum in the Mad House
  28. LEGO Sun Prints – Little bins for little hands
  29. DIY Garden lantern from a plastic bottle – Mum in the Mad House
  30. Maths and Art Collide = Parabolic curves – Mum in the Mad House
  31. DIY Superhero Masks – Crafting with Tweens – Mum in the Mad House
  32. Faux stained glass art for kids – Mum in the Mad House
  33. Make your own Blow Art Paper Plate Lion – Mum in the Mad House
  34. Spray Bottle Art –  Adventures in a Box
  35. Scrap fabric paper dolls  – Mum in the Mad House
  36. Yarn wrapped sticks – Mum in the Mad House
  37. How to make DIY Tie Dye Gift Wrap – Mum in the Mad House
  38. Printing Flowers with Celery Stalks – Mum in the Mad House
  39. How to Make a Craft Stick Wall Hanging – Mum in the Mad House
  40. Nail Varnish Marbled Coasters – Mum in the Mad House
  41. Rainbow rainmaker or rainstick – Cardboard tube craft
  42. Watermelon Ship Summer Craft – Adventures in a Box
  43. How to make God’s Eyes/Ojo de Dios – Mum in the Mad House
  44. Paper beads from wrapping paper – Mum in the Mad House
  45. Marshmallow Catapult – Mum in the Mad House
  46. DIY Coloured Sand in a Bottle – Mother Natured
  47. Monster Big Nosed Bookmarks – Mum in the Mad House
  48. Craft Stick Process Art – Mum in the Mad House
  49. Weave a flower  – Mum in the Mad House
  50. Make a Smash book (scrapbook) for kids – a step by step guide
  51. Flower Keyrings – Thimble and Twig
  52. DIY Puffy Paint  – Mum in the Mad House
  53. Cup Weaving Tutorial – Mum in the Mad House
  54. Minion Stones – Mum in the Mad House
  55. Cardboard Tube Village – Mum in the Mad House
  56. Bleeding Tissue Paper Canvas Art – Mum in the Mad House
  57. Melted Crayon Art – Mum in the Mad House
  58. Monster Pencil Toppers – Red Ted Art
  59. Love Books Free Colouring Bookmarks – Mum in the Mad House
  60. Glue resist Art – Mum in the Mad House
  61. The BFG’s Frobscottle Recipe – Mum in the Mad House
  62. Make a Rainbow Windsock – Mum in the Mad House

Over 150 low cost or no cost summer activities for kids of all ages. Things to do, places to go, things to make, play and do and also to cook and bake.

 

Play and Do

  1. Create and tick things off your Family Wild List – LarabeeUK
  2. Simple Stop Motion for Kids – Mum in the Mad House
  3. Colour and Clean Car Wash – No Time for Flashcards
  4. 110 Summer acts of kindness for kids
  5. Shoebox table football/foosball table – Mum in the Mad House
  6. Have a dolls clothes washing day – Our Daily Craft
  7. Read a book – Mum in the Mad House
  8. Tye Dye old clothes with fabric dye – Gee Gardener
  9. Cook on stick Damper Bread – Mum in the Mad House
  10. Have fun making Mud Pies – 92Three30
  11. Balloon Hovercraft – Mum in the Mad House
  12. Shell Sorting – No Time for Flashcards
  13. Pool noodle and shaving foam summer steam activity – Little bins for little hands
  14. DIY Marble Maze – Mum in the Mad House
  15. Ocean Sensory Bin – Frogs and Fairies
  16. Listen to an Audio Book – Mum in the Mad House
  17. Toy surfboard or windsurf board  – Mum in the Mad House
  18. Erupting Car Wash – Views from a Step Stool
  19. Pixar’s Inside Out stress balls – Mum in the Mad House
  20. DIY Toy Waterslide – Preschool Steam
  21. Supersoaker sponge water play –  Natural Beach Living
  22. Make a bubble snake maker – Mum in the Mad House
  23. Homemade Water Wall – Little bins for little hands
  24. Three Ingredient Wildflower Goop – Crafts on Sea
  25. Outdoor Olympics – The Wise Owl Factory
  26. Under the Sea Frozen Play – Natural Beach Living
  27. How to Make Rainbow Milk – Mum in the Mad House
  28. Do some Gardening – Mum in the Mad House
  29. Play football with Friends
  30. Play garden games – Mum in the Mad House
  31. Sunflower Colouring Page – Mum in the Mad House

Cook and Bake

  1. Yoghurt and Berry Crunch
  2. Kids Dessert Buffet
  3. A Minions Milkshake
  4. Vegetable & Salsa Verde Scone Pizza
  5. Fab home made ice lollies and popsicles for kids
  6. Veggie Taco Bowls
  7. Peanut butter and chocolate bites
  8. Dinosaur footprint shortbread
  9. Spiced Butternut Soup
  10. Tomato and courgette bruschetta
  11. Classic kedgeree with green asparagus
  12. Vegetable stuffed omelette
  13. Baked Chicken Parmesan or Parmo
  14. White Chocolate Chip Cookies
  15. Homemade Pizza Recipe
  16. Chicken Tikka Masala
  17. The perfect Victoria Sponge
  18. How to make Fat Rascals
  19. Hairy Hot Dogs or Scary Spaghetti
  20. Quinoa apple cake
  21. Chicken Fajita Wraps
  22. Madeira Cake
  23. Easy Edible Pokeballs
  24. Dinosaur footprint loaded flapjacks
  25. Raspberry Muffins
  26. Lemonade Scones
  27. Tea flavoured Shortbread Recipe
  28. A is for Apple muffins
  29. B is for Banana and chocolate chip muffins
  30. C is for Carrot cake
  31. D is for Dough – Pizza recipe
  32. E is for Eggy bread or french toast
  33. F is for Flour and M&M cookies
  34. G is for Grape and yoghurt bites
  35. H is for grilled halloumi and honey mustard salad
  36. I is for Italian – spaghetti bolognese 
  37. J is for Jam tarts
  38. K is for Kiwi smoothie
  39. L is for Lemon Madeira cake
  40. M is for Mushroom Mini Pizza Bites
  41. N is for Nuts, Pistachio ice cream
  42. O is for Olive damper bread on a stick
  43. P is for Peppers – Chicken fajitas
  44. Q is for Quinoa – Apple cinnamon cake 
  45. R is for Rice – Nasi Goreng 
  46. S is for Spaghetti – Hairy Hotdogs
  47. T is for Tomato – Tomato and courgette bruschetta
  48. U is for Udon Noodles – Lamb Stirfry
  49. V is for Vegetarian – Basil and tomato baked eggs
  50. X is for Xmas – Gingerbread Trees
  51. Y is for Yogurt – Mini yoghurt and fruit bites 
  52. Z is for Zest – Fat Rascals

What are your favorite frugal summer activities to do with the kids?  I would love to know, please leave me a comment and let me know.

Summer holidays, you either love them or hate them.  I am never sure about which camp I am in.  I love spending time with the children but do worry about the cost of summer activities...  So we have rounded up over 150 low cost or no cost summer activities for kids of all ages. Things to do, places to go, things to make, play and do and also to cook and bake.

 

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