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Minute Monday August 27-31: 25 Last Minute Summer Activities For Kids

It’s the last week of summer. Next week is Labor Day and anyone who hasn’t yet gone back to school will be heading back. It seems like I was just writing about the 4th of July. While I’m looking forward to the crispness of the autumn air, I always get a little sad at the end of summer. Still, we have hayrides, pumpkins, and apple cider coming up. Before we get into that, let’s enjoy the last little bit of summer we have left. For today’s Minute Monday, I’ve decided to compile a list of 25 Last Minute Summer Activities to do with your kids over the next couple of weeks.

25 Last Minute Summer Activities

  • Go on a bike ride through the park. Stop and enjoy the nature.
  • Take note of your local festivals and county fairs and make a visit.
  • Take a trip to your local ice cream store and go all out! I personally love Menchies.
  • Visit the pool as a family.
  • Play balloon tennis. Blow up balloons and toss them back and forth with tennis rackets.
  • Create a water gun painting. Fill a water gun with paint and create an abstract painting in a new way.
  • Make sidewalk chalk paint and put a new spin on an old tradition.
  • Create homemade bubbles.
  • Choose an easy hiking trail near your house and go hiking with the kids.
  • Visit the farmer’s market and buy some fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Feed the ducks at your local park.
  • Make ice cream in a bag and eat it outside together!
  • Paint rocks together.
  • Make a nature collage. Gather leaves, flowers, and anything else you think it pretty.
  • Melt crayons in the sun for a fun process art activity.
  • Run in the sprinklers.
  • Make soaker balls out of sponges.
  • Spend some time at your local library.
  • Camp in your backyard.
  • Go stargazing.
  • Make kool-aid slime!
  • Make shadow art. Trace your shadows and turn them into abstract portraits with sidewalk chalk.
  • Wrap yourself in bubble wrap and paint. Layout posterboard and roll around to make a new painting.
  • Build something with toothpicks and marshmallows.
  • Make bird feeders with peanut butter and bird seed.

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Whitney Foster is an entrepreneur and educator from Cleveland, OH. She's a foodie and loves crafting, particularly crochet and cross stitching. She also loves children and learning about the world around her.

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