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50+ Kids Summer Activities with Family Dollar Store Items

Bust summer boredom with these 50+ Kids Summer Activities with Family Dollar Store Items. This post is sponsored by Family Dollar. All crafty, thrifty and fun opinions are my own.


50+ Kids Summer Activities with Family Dollar Store Items

We are saying goodbye to school and hello to summer! With my kids at home all summer long, I love coming up with creative ways to keep them entertained, engaged and having fun. But let's be honest, it can be a challenge to plan kids summer activities on a family budget. That's why I have your list of 50+ Kids Summer Activities with Dollar Store Items - from food to crafts to water play, there's plenty of ideas to beat summer boredom!

Keeping my kids engaged and entertained during the summer can be challenging. That's why I love having Family Dollar just up the road from my house. It's so convenient to pop in for a few craft supplies, food items and play ideas for our summer days. Family Dollar is well stocked with quality products for all of our summer adventures. And with a store full of $1 WOW items, Price Drop deals and Smart Coupons for extra savings too, we can stock up on lots of fun kids summer activities without breaking our family budget.


Food Play

  • Create Your Own Popsicles
  • Have a S'mores Night
  • Host an Ice Cream Party
  • Make an Edible Volcano
  • Have a Backyard Picnic
  • Host a Movie Night (with extra popcorn!)



Crafty Play

  • Paper Plate Crafts like this Fish Paper Plate Craft
  • Create Q-Tips Crafts like this Q-Tip Craft
  • Paint with Q-Tips
  • Paint with Cotton Balls
  • Make Countless Popsicle Stick Crafts
  • Craft Wooden Clothespin Animals
  • Make Construction Paper Crafts - like this Checkerboard Craft
  • Make Shaving Cream Puffy Paint
  • Make Your Own Finger Paint
  • Paint with Squirt Guns
  • Craft Some Pet Rocks
  • Color (not just for adults!)
  • Create Wooden Spoon Puppets
  • Learn Origami
  • Paint with Ice (just add food coloring and freeze!)
  • Make Stamps out of Pool Noodles
  • Treat Yourself to At-Home Manicures and Pedicures (let the kids help!)
  • Jam Out to Your Own Kitchen Band (wooden spoons make great drumsticks!)



Water Play

  • Toss Some Sponge Balls
  • Water Balloon/Water Gun Fight
  • Play Water Balloon Baseball
  • Squirt Gun Race
  • Slip n' Slide
  • Add a New Pool Float/Pool Noodles to Your Pool
  • Go Swimming
  • Create a Water Obstacle Course
  • Host a Neighborhood Water Themed Party (like this Finding Dory Party)




  • Perform Ice Melting Experiments
  • Microwave Ivory Soap (with parental supervision!)
  • Make Your Own Snack Launcher
  • Create Your Own Race Car Track (wrapping paper tubes cut in half lengthwise are perfect!)
  • Build Marshmallow & Toothpick Towers
  • Create an Oil and Water Sensory Bottle
  • Float Sponge Sailboats
  • Make Milk Carton Sailboats
  • Build an Awesome Fort with sheets and clothespins



Outdoor Play Ideas

  • Have a Beach Day (don't forget the $1 flip flops at Family Dollar!)
  • Host a BBQ
  • Play Backyard Games/Sports
  • Man a Lemonade Stand
  • Blow Bubbles
  • Make an Epic Bubble Bath
  • Wash Cars
  • Make Your Own Bubbles
  • Feed the Ducks
  • Play with Sidewalk Chalk
  • Plant a Summer Garden

Hope that you've grabbed lots of new Kids Summer Activities to keep your little ones busy all summer long. And don't forget to stock up on your summer supplies at Family Dollar, your one stop shop for crafts, food, and play!

What kids summer activities would you add to this list?

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By Christie Cronan

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