With so many summer days to fill with fun and meaningful activities, I’m always on the lookout for fun and inexpensive kids summer activities. The ideas in this article will save you money and help you connect with your kids with purpose, fun, and meaning.
Kids Summer Activities for Under $10.
Beach Keepsake Craft. Preserve your beach memories with a Glass Jar, Sand, Shells: Fireflies and Mudpies
Clean (and sort of messy) Soap Experiments: This is a fun way to explore and experiment with soap, and it includes a printable experiment sheet, Teach Mama
Stay cool on a hot summer day with this genius Water Fight Kit made of sponges and buckets. Bring this to your block party or family reunion! Via Inner Child Fun
If you like to upcycle (we do!), this project is practically FREE. Gather recycled bottles and make your own Upcycled Water Wall to explore how gravity works and stay cool at the same time, TinkerLab
Do you have any extra pool noodles? Turn them into a fun game of Pool Noodle Croquet, Via The Joys of Boys
Do you want to travel light this summer? Follow these tips for making an Easy Itty Bitty Art Kit for on-the-go creativity, TinkerLab
Take the summer reading list outdoors and make an outdoor Summer Book Nook with a sheet, hung from the trees, No Time for Flash Cards
If you have a smart phone, this one is completely FREE: Grab a smart phone or kid-friendly camera and go on a Photo Scavenger Hunt. Via TinkerLab
If you get paper bags from the grocery store, you probably won’t spend a dime to make a Paper Bag Mask, Via Hands on as we Grow
Gather supplies you already have in your kitchen to make this Easy 2-Ingredient Bubble Solution, Via TinkerLab