Summer Projects for Kids



Summer is here, and that means both fun in the sun and a lot of downtime with the little ones in our lives!  If you’re anything like me you, ideas for summer projects are always welcome.  So here is a roundup of some projects to keep both you and the kids busy the next few weeks, all of which are friendly for both older and younger kiddos.  The adorable project above is a free printable popsicle treasure hunt from I Heart Naptime.  You print out the popsicles and hide them in your yard (or inside if it is raining).  The difficulty can be adjusted based on the age of your child!

One of my favorite summertime activities is also probably one of the simplest – grow something!  This year we started a small container garden with my daughter, and she’s loved watching all of the plants sprout from seeds.  Watering the plants is an easy daily activity and these cute garden markers make it even more fun.

If you already have a tent or teepee, the little ones will love changing things up and bringing it outside.  You can read stories, have lunch, or even watch a movie in the great outdoors.  There are also lots of free tutorials online to make your own A-frame tent!

Most kids love sand, so whether you have a back yard sandbox or are planning a trip to the beach these hand painted sand toys would be a big hit.  With just a little paint and some used cans, you can easily make your own and the kids can join in on the painting fun!

This project might be a little more involved than the others, but would surely be a crowd pleaser.  You can make your own bike/tricycle car wash with a hose and some PVC pipe!  Are you planning any outdoor projects with your kids this summer?  We would love to hear about them in the comments!

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.