Summer Outdoor Activities Based on Books for Kids
Summer is here and I’m so excited to team up with a few of my blogger friends to bring you this summer fun blog hop. I’m sharing some of my favorite summer outdoor activities based on books. Not only do these activities get your kids outside, but they also get them reading over the summer.
I love to read and some of my favorites summer memories are full of imaginary play with my siblings and friends. Books and imaginary play go well together, so read a book and get outside this summer!
Summer Outdoor Activities
I’ve chosen a couple of my kids’ favorite books to highlight in this activity. There are so many good books about summer for kids, so let your imagination flow with your own child’s favorite story too.
You don’t always have to travel to go camping. One of my favorite ways to camp is in our own backyard! Kids love watching the tent get set up, sleeping bags unrolled, and shining their flashlight around in the dark. If you have a fire pit you can even roast s’mores! While you’re settling in for bed use a flashlight or lantern to read all about Curious George’s camping adventure.
Build a Fort
It doesn’t have to be elaborate to be magical. Build an outdoor fort for kids and they can imagine that they’re in the Magic Treehouse too.
Make Your Own Ice Cream
Churn ice cream or make these sweet popsicle treats after reading, Should I Share My Ice Cream?
Head to the beach after reading, Stella, Star of the Sea. Kids can go on their own beach adventure using this Beach Scavenger Hunt printable.
What are some of your favorite books to read during the summer months? Head to the library and join a summer reading challenge, then comment your favorite summer reads below!
Visit my blogging friends below for more summer family fun ideas!
How To Install A Ring And Hook Game @Intelligent Domestications
Fairy Garden Fun for Kids @Two Chicks And A Mom
Tropical Shrinky Dink Charms and Pins @My Pinterventures
DIY Painted Rocks That The Kids Will Love To Make @Our Crafty Mom
DIY Sharpie Mug Bird Feeder @Glitter On A Dime
How To Turn Admission Tickets Into A Bookmark@Craftify My Love
DIY Giant Backyard Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe Game @DIY Adulation
5 Easy Ways to Have Fun with DIY Bubbles This Summer @Hunny I’m Home DIY
Grandma Camp @Intelligent Domestications
Easy Kids Obstacle Course Ideas @Cookies, Coffee And Crafts
How to Make a Fun Kids Swim Towel @Dazzle While Frazzled
Polymer Clay Charms @Domestic Deadline
Nerf Battle Paint Splatter T-Shirts @The Inspiration Vault
How to Make Easy Farmhouse Planter Herb Markers @Raggedy Bits
DIY Creative Summer Journal @My Pinterventures