Bust Summer Boredom BEFORE It Starts {Fun Activities for Kids}!

Fun summer boredom busters for your kids!

June is here are it is officially summer time! I love being able to spend time with my kids during the summer but, as much as I wish I could just sit around and play with them all day, I can’t! That means they will have a lot of free time. Free time leads to BOREDOM! We have all heard these words.. “MOM, I AM SO BORED” and it is the worst thing ever! My kids always seem to get into mischief whenever they reach boredom so I am here to help all of you moms find FUN, active ways to keep your kids busy this summer!

I am going to share my TOP 10 TOYS to help beat summer boredom!


1. Just Dance 4

My kids love this game and what I love about it is that it gets them moving! After a few minutes they are sweating, happy, and jumping around!

just dance 4

  • Just Dance 4 includes¬†over 40 all-new songs, from current Billboard hits¬†to legendary favorites!
  • Challenge friends in 6 rounds of dance battles!
  • The popular Just Sweat mode is upgraded¬†with new workout sessions, personalized programs, live feedback and a real calorie counter

This game is AWESOME and it will get your kids moving around! The older versions are super affordable, but you may also want to check out the other Just Dance games!

2. Uno Attack

Pretty sure this is the favorite game of most of my kids right now (and it is one of my husband’s favorites too). This game¬†is recommended for ages 7+, but my 4-year-old seems to play well¬†with just a little help. Lots of fun!

  • Combines the fun of Uno with the unpredictability of the card dispenser
  • Dispenser is also the storage unit for the game

3. Creativity For Kids Pop Art Jewelry Mini Activity Kit

Let your little girls make their own jewelry! This little kit will give them all they need to make their own pendant necklace. They get to pick the color, design, and even add all the little touches they want! There is enough in the box that they can make one for themselves and one for a friend (or maybe two!). This is an awesome way to keep those creative juices flowing during the summer.

Pop Art Jewelry

  • Includes 3 plastic bottle caps/charms, color in stickers, 6 mini markers, 3 self-adhesive gem stones, satin jewelry cords, bead assortment, ball chain necklace
  • Recommended for ages 5+

4. Melissa & Doug Decorate-Your-Own Wooden Race Car

Here’s another one for the¬†creative little kids! Let them design their OWN car!! For only $5, you can give them their own wooden car and let them customize it HOWEVER they want it. This is such an inexpensive toy and it will entertain them for hours.

Melissa & Doug Race Car

  • Includes the¬†wooden car, paint, glue and stickers
  • Fun to decorate and to race
  • Great birthday party favor idea!

5. Crayola Air Dry Clay 2.5 lb Bucket

This clay is SO much fun and easy to use. All you have to do is let your kids build and build until they make something they want to keep. Once they have finished, let it sit out and dry! No baking! Just let it sit and it will harden.¬†Be sure to keep all unused clay in the sealed container so that¬†it doesn’t dry out! This will entertain your kids for HOURS!

  • No need for baking or firing in a kiln
  • More smooth, fine¬†and less sticky than traditional clay
  • Softens easily with water and quickly cleans from hands and surfaces
  • Once creation is dry, it can be painted with tempera, acrylic or watercolors

6. INTEX Jumbo Inflatable Colorful Beach Ball

This is such a classic with my kids. I don’t know how a beach ball could entertain them for such a long amount of time, but it can! This is totally worth the $7 and will entertain them in the water, on the lawn, in the garage, or even just playing at a playground!

inflatable ball

  • Great for in the yard, at the lake, pool and beach
  • Transparent design with colorful¬†dots or stripes (styles vary)
  • 42 inches in diameter
  • Includes repair patch

7. Razor Scooter

My kids love zooming around on their scooters with friends and each other! They can race, create a riding course, or learn tricks too!

  • Sturdy and durable
  • Great for kids ages 5+ (depending on the scooter)

8. Child Construction Hats Р12 Pack

These hats are AWESOME for summer birthday parties or even just to play dress up. What a fun way to help your kids have more of an imagination.

Child Construction Hats 12 pack

  • Includes 12 yellow construction party hats
  • Great idea for a Bob the Builder or construction-themed¬†party!

Firefighter Chief Plastic Child Hats 12 pack

These Firefighter Chief Hat Plastic Child (Set of 12) look like fun too!

9. Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Splash Patrol Sprinkler Toy

Many kids love playing in¬†the water during the summer and this sprinkler is a cute way to change it up! Let them attach this to your garden hose and spend hours playing in the water outside on the lawn. This usually is a DAILY activity for my kids and this cute sprinkler is so worth it! There’s a Melissa & Doug Pretty Petal Flower Sprinkler Toy¬†available too.

  • Each character¬†squirts water
  • Promotes fun outdoor active play and helps develop coordination

10. Bunch Water Balloons

It only takes a minute to fill 100 water balloons and they tie automatically with this genius design! Water balloon fights or water balloon volleyball are a lot more doable when you can fill the balloons so quickly.

  • In less than 60 seconds, fill and tie 100 water balloons!
  • Fill¬†them with your hose over a cooler with some water in it and use right away

These are just 10 of my favorite summer toys to help keep your kids occupied during the summer. Try your best to keep them from staring at those iPad screens all summer and get out to enjoy the sunshine! Check out more popular summer toys!

What are your favorite summer activities to do with your kids?

I love this topic! Comment below with your answers and I would love to share a post showing all of your fun summer activity ideas!

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