30 Summer Activities for Kids Under $20

It is officially summertime around our house! The pool is open, the sun is out, and we're ready for some summer fun. Sometimes my kids like to mix things up a bit and do something fun with friends or cousins that come over. Keeping everyone engaged in the fun doesn't have to break the bank! Here are 30 ideas for summer activities under $20.

  1. Go to the park or take a walk around your neighborhood and enjoy this color scavenger hunt!  
  2. Visit a new park in your area and have a picnic.
  3. Do a puzzle
  4. Go to Sonic happy hour and get your favorite cool drinks!
  5. Make popsicles
  6. Make Homemade Play dough  
  7. Go crazy with straws with this STEM building set
  8. Paint on the sidewalk with DIY foam paint
  9. Make Fun Bubble Wands
  10. Or go crazy with these giant bubble makers
  11. Have fun with chalk with this fun Ice Chalk
  12. Make a DIY Water Blob
  13. Play in the sprinkler
  14. Make your own solar oven
  15. Make an Air Fort
  16. Make your own GLOWING Bounce Ball
  17. Have a trampoline paddle ball tournament
  18. Make Cupcake Lip Balm with your girls
  19. Have fun painting rocks and make your own “TIC TAC TOE” game
  20. Make these cool Folded Paper Bracelets
  21. Build some catapults and declare war
  22. Grow your own Rock Candy
  23. Make Rainbow Swirl Cookies
  24. Enjoy this outdoor wet activities and play and make these cool Balloon Boppers
  25. Create some cute farm animals together with clay
  26. Every kid likes to get a little messy, indulge and join them in the fun with these Squirt Gun Paintings
  27. Enjoy a fun Water Balloon Toss
  28. Set up a classic domino course to enjoy watching as the chain reactions destroy it
  29. Make Fingerprint Art
  30. Get your jump ropes out and learn some old favorite jumping rhymes

There are just so many fun ways to enjoy the summer with kids. Check out my 31 days of hands on learning stations for more inspiration for summertime fun!

What are some of your favorites?

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