Consider this your family fun center. Score craft ideas, games, and children’s books to keep kids entertained from morning ‘til night.
#Nature hits home for kids when you craft a bug habitat from an empty, clean plastic bottle, screen material, tape, and velcro.
Plastic Bottle Bug House: FamilyFun Test Drive | Everyday Fun
Teach your kids how to play "Asteroid," a new backyard ball game, so they can practice teamwork skills.
Get your kids active and outside with this giggle-inducing ball game. The goal: To get as many of the balls as possible on the other team's side of the yard before the round is over.
It's amazing how long this simple "Beach Ball Boogie" challenge can keep kids entertained.
Stack empty cans in two towers and try to shoot a ball between without knocking any over! This "Driveway Arcade" game is a fun outdoor take on bowling that helps kids practice hand-eye coordination.
Make Your Yard Fun for Kids
Is it OK to relax the rules a bit during summer? Parents contributor Rosie Pope offers smart advice to make your season fun. Click for more ideas!
Amazing Outdoor Art Projects
Ready for some retro family fun this summer? Hang a tire swing! This safe Pony Pal model, crafted from recycled materials, is made for your little cowgirl or cowboy. Click above to buy one.
Pony Pony Pal Tire Swing from Hayneedle | Shop Parents.com
Here's a unique way to beat the summer heat! With just a couple of basic parts from the hardware store, you can transform a 2-liter bottle into a fountain that produces a super-misty spray
Cool Off! Beat-the-Heat Backyard Treats and Activities
You can now sing all your favorite summer-camp songs at home with this #free singalong music packet!
Kids’ Songs Packet — Summer Camp at Home! | The Homeschool Den
Summer is here! Celebrate the best the sunny season has to offer by guiding your child through our A to Z list of fun activities and ideas.
The ABCs of Summer: An A to Z Guide to the Summer Season
Backyard Summer Camp: 4 Outdoor Games and Activities
Is your child fussy at bathtime? Keep him busy with mini bottles of shampoo he can use as soap in a toy car "car wash."
Step outside and get moving with our all-time favorite active games and sports! From soccer to baseball to jump rope, we've rounded up the gear you need for a summer full of fun.