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Summer Backyard BBQ Ideas

Cute summer treats

Homemade sidewalk paint. #kids

Easy Mango Sorbet from Just a few ingredients to curb your cravings!

Light charcoal in terracotta pots lined with foil for tabletop s'mores. Cute

Lighting Bugs made from easter eggs & batter operated candles.

Sprinkler fun! The kids can change the way the water flows through - very cool.

Water Balloon Pinata

Kid's car wash! Love it!!

LOVE, love, love this summer schedule for kids! Such a great idea to keep moms sane during the summer!

Sidewalk twister- a simple way to keep kids moving, laughing, and having fun!

love this idea- have a "welcome to summer" sign w/ a bucket filled w/ summer toys (beach balls, bubble toys, swim goggles, sand toys, sunglasses, etc) waiting for the kids when they get home on the last day of school.

Use an old fitted sheet to keep your kiddie pool clean. Really make you say duh why didn't i think of that! From Simply Frugal Mom

A new kind of goo! Shaving cream and cornstarch. Eventually gets to a mold-able consistency but is fun even before you get there - Ooey Gooey Lady

20 Summer Crafts and Activities for Kids

Fill water balloons with colored water then pop them in the play pool - Kids will be delighted to see the water change colors! A fun sensory experience as well as a lesson in color theory. We love summer!

This Pin, leads to The Imagination Tree and links to a series of simple, exciting, diverse and educational science experiments for kids. These range from experimenting with density by making a liquid rainbow, through simple experiments in aerodynamics using straws.

Zoo Scavenger Hunt- my kiddos would LOVE this!

Fill a jar with summer boredom busters (PRINTABLE INCLUDED ON THIS POST). Some of the activities are fun, some of them are not, so before your kids decide to have you entertain them, they really need to decide if its worth it or not! They might get

I know you think you have seen every list for Outdoor Summer Fun and so did we. Until... we saw this list! WOW!! Some new and amazing ideas we haven't seen yet to keep kids busy this summer. Worth a look for the links alone! 30 out of the box ideas (and awesome links to support you in doing them.)

TONS of simple Summer Play Recipes & FUN ways to play- bubbles, sidewalk chalk, homemade colored sand, and lots of play recipes to help kids stay cool like icy doughs, Summer Snow, ice paints, and MORE!

Rock Monster magnets tutorial. Make something fun with the kids this summer!

A fun bucket of toys, perfect for the pool or beach. Free printables included for other activities, like scavenger hunts and more!