11 Fun And Easy Kids Activity Ideas

11 Fun And Easy Kids Activity Ideas

11 Fun And Easy Kids Activity Ideas

The sun is finally shining, the temperature is rising, and it’s officially summer vacation. 

Kids everywhere are excited to be out of school and free of homework, but before long even the most creative kid will run out of things to do. To help you keep your kids’ brains turning this summer, I’m sharing with you 11 fun and easy activities you can do at home with your kids.

Now go forth and enjoy a peaceful, fun-filled summer!

Postcard Art

Postcard art is a fun way to get creative with your kids! It’s also an easy activity to do when you’re on the go, or if you want to make something homemade but don’t have much time. Here are some tips

Create postcards by writing on pieces of cardstock or special postcard paper—you can buy it at craft stores.

Decorate the front of your cards with stickers, markers, or other decorative materials. For example, write “Happy Birthday” on one card for each person in your family and let your child decide where to put each sticker so that it looks more like art than writing!

Send the cards in the mail (to grandma and grandpa). Or keep them all in a box so that you can look at them anytime! If this seems like too much work for now but you want something easy for later… try making photo collages instead!

Fort making

Kids love to make forts. They can be made from sheets, blankets, pillows, and more. 

Kids will have a blast making forts with you!

Interactive story making

This is a fun way to bond with your kids and make absolutely no mess.

As you tell them a story, ask them questions about it. Then, take turns telling each other pieces of the story from different perspectives. For example “Once upon a time, there was a princess who loved her kingdom very much.”

“What was her name?” (the child must answer)

“What did she look like?” (the child must answer)

“Where did she live?” (kids must try to guess where they think this place is)

Indoor scavenger hunt

Indoor scavenger hunts are a fun way for kids to learn about the world around them, and you can do it anywhere. 

They’re also great for adults because they give everyone a chance to get creative! On the other hand, they can be challenging for some children who might not have as much experience with this type of activity.

The point of an indoor scavenger hunt is finding objects around your home and neighborhood—these don’t need to be specific items; anything that fits into the category will do. You can also host an outdoor scavenger hunt if you prefer (just make sure there aren’t any safety hazards), but if your child is at all hesitant about going outside alone, try starting indoors first.

Here are some ideas

  • Sports equipment (balls, bats)
  • Books from your favorite author or genre
  • Pieces from puzzles you’ve worked on together

Fun with food

Food is great for kids because it’s fun, messy, and colorful. 

You can also use it to spend time with family and friends by making a recipe together or going out for dinner at a restaurant.

Play dough play

Play dough is a fun, easy activity for kids of all ages. It’s also a great way to teach them about shapes and colors, patterns and symmetry, or mixing colors. 

Here are some tips for parents who want to make play dough:

Give your children colorful objects like pipe cleaners, beads, buttons, and glitter (or any other favorite things you have lying around) so they can add their flair.

Add food coloring to the dough if you want an extra vibrant color! Just remember that after you’re done with your project that these colors won’t come off easily—so keep them away from carpets or clothes!

ABC summer fun

Make a list of things you can do with your kids, with your family, and with your friends.

You have to keep in mind that everyone enjoys different activities, so don’t be afraid to try something new if it’s not on the list. 

For example, If someone likes to play video games and another person doesn’t like video games at all, try playing board games instead of video games as a group activity!

There are plenty of fun activities that both parents and kids will enjoy doing together!

Tie-dye T-shirts

Tie-dye T-shirts are an easy, fun project for kids to do. They can be made with any type of shirt and any color of fabric dye.

To make your tie-dye T-shirt, you’ll need:

  • A plain white T-shirt or tank top (or another type of shirt)
  • Fabric Dye in different colors (you can use store-bought or make your own)
  • Rubber bands or string to tie the shirts up (optional)

Once you have gathered all the necessary supplies, grab some friends and get ready for some serious fun!

Homemade helicopters and paper airplanes

Making a paper airplane is one of the easiest ways to keep kids entertained for hours. They’re also cheap and can be used as decorations or in-class projects. 

If you want to take it up a notch, try using some household materials like cardboard tubes or straws to add extra stability and control over your plane’s flight path.

The most important thing when making a paper airplane is making sure that the wings are properly shaped so that they have a lift! 

You will want them perpendicular rather than parallel with each other, meaning they need to be at different angles from each other. This ensures that there is more surface area pushing against air pressure than there is pulling against it (which would cause drag). 

To make sure this happens on both sides of your wing span, fold it over once (so half its length becomes twice its length) before folding again into thirds along its original axis so now it has 4 layers instead of 2 layers per wing segment – this should give you plenty of room inside each section which will help prevent tearing when folding multiple times over again later on for them all to fit together well enough without falling apart during the flight!

Make your movies

  • Make a movie!
  • What you need:
  • A camera or video camera (with enough space to store the movie)
  • How to use it
  • How to edit the movie
  • How to share your movie
  • Make the movie more fun and interesting by adding background music or sound effects

Paper plate masks and puppets

Paper plate masks and puppets are easy to make and fun for kids of all ages. All you need is a plain paper plate, some craft supplies, and your imagination.

For the best results, use a plain white or light-colored paper plate (a darker colored plate may be difficult to see through). Start with a basic mask shape by tracing around your child’s face onto the front of their paper plate using markers or crayons. Let them decorate it with paint, markers, glitter glue, and more!

If desired for younger children who cannot write yet but want to take part in this activity too (or if you’re just lazy), several websites offer templates for printable masks that can be printed out so that everyone has their custom creations!

Once dry after painting/decorating them let bubble wrap become part of our next step -this will help prevent cracking when we heat up our plates later on so don’t skip this step, please!!

Kids Love Simple Creative Activities 

But They Love Having Mommy Or Daddy There Helping Just As Much

  • Kids love to have fun and be creative.
  • They love to have someone to play with.
  • They love to talk with their parents or a friend who is helping them with their project.
  • They love to learn new things from people who care about them and want them to succeed in life, not just in school but also in the real world when they grow up and have jobs of their own!


Well, that’s it for the activities we have planned for you and your children today. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

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