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Summer Fun Guide for Kids

Summer Fun Guide for Kids

Looking for fun things to do with your kids this summer? We have put together this summer fun guide for kids with a bunch of ideas, toys, baking kits, and more to keep you and your kids busy and having fun all summer long. We have reviewed each item and personally love them. These are also great for gifts if you have any birthdays or holidays coming up!

Buddha Board

summer fun guide for kids

From work e-mails and school projects to your IG feed and Wordle, how much time do you spend glued to a screen? Give your devices and your brain a break and recharge your mental batteries with the help of the Buddha Board!

The Buddha Board is a screen-free way to help you practice being in the moment. There are no rules. No requirements. Simply fill your brush with water and paint away. Once you relax into the process you’ll feel your worries slipping away and disappearing, just like the water on your tablet

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Easy and Fun Paint Magic with Water Books

Just add water and it’s like magic! A fun (and mess-free!) painting activity book for kids ages 3-6. Using the provided paintbrush, simply wet with water and watch the colors magically appear on each black-and-white illustration as it comes to life! With a stiff cardboard backing to prevent unwanted leaks, parents can rest assured while their children paint and have a blast using water to create stunning works of animal art! Each page within this kid’s painting book comes with perforated edges so finished artwork can be easily removed and put on display.

Get them in four different designs: AnimalsFairies and FriendsDinosaurs, and Unicorn and Friends

Kidstir Cooking Subscription Box

Shower mom with love this Mother’s Day! This hearty family cooking project is a delicious way to say I care. Sit back, relax, and let us serve you delicious fun for the whole family with four mouth-watering recipes and hands-on food fun. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Baking sets from Baketivity

summer fun guide for kids

A mom’s favorite thing to do is spend time with the humans who made them moms…AKA their kids. And what better way to do that than with one of Baketivity’s fun-filled baking kits? Shipped right to your door and perfect for the whole family, these kits include yummy, kid-friendly recipes, pre-measured ingredients, and an educational activity/craft. Some kits include Flower Cookies, Whoopie Pies, Swirling Cinnamon Buns, and Bagels.

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John Wayne Colt CO2 Revolver & Venturi Darts & Dartboard from Pyramyd Air

To commemorate the legacy of the famous six-shooter and the man who made the gun a symbol of the American West, the replica Duke Colt Single Action CO2 Revolver was built. This replica revolver is a throwback to gunslingers of old and America’s favorite cowboy actor, the Duke himself. We had to include this in our summer fun guide for kids!

Featuring a full-metal frame, authentic action, and synthetic grips that have an inlay of John Wayne, this single shot BB revolver is CO2 powered and includes a 6-round cylinder with a working ejector rod. The 6-shot comes in various finishes and reveals the John Wayne signature on the back strap.

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Crazy Aaron’s SCENTsory putty

summer fun guide for kids

A little sour, but mostly sweet! Stretch, squish, and twist Crisp Apple SCENTsory® Putty when you need to quench your thirst to fidget.

Crazy Aaron’s SCENTsory® putty goes way beyond scent to invoke a total sensory experience like no other. Indulge your senses with the velvety soft touch, the dynamic look, and the wonderful scent and discover just how amazing SCENTsory® putty can make you feel.

Thinking Putty® helps build hand and finger strength through a fabulous tactile play experience with unique, unexpected properties and provides relaxing, yet stimulating interaction for anyone with sensory integration issues.

Crazy Aaron’s putty is non-toxic, won’t dry out, and won’t leave a sticky or slippery residue on your fingers, so it’s great for stretching, molding, bouncing, tearing, popping, and playing by kids and adults alike.

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Zak Designs Mighty Tot Tumblers

Eliminate splashes and mess with a Mighty Tot straw tumbler that won’t spill!
The bottom of the tumbler has a silicone piece that creates suction when it is set on a flat surface, preventing it from tipping over while still allowing it to be lifted up. That means you can keep water easily accessible through the straw lid, without worrying about spills. It’s the perfect drinkware for busy households and kids too old for sippy cups. The tumbler has a capacity of 10 ounces and is made of durable, BPA-free plastic. it is dishwasher safe and should not be microwaved.

Get them in two different designs: Unicorn and Dinosaurs

Go PoP! Presto Game

With this fun, fast-paced game players race to pop the bubbles. To get started, players complete the challenges on the presto cards. If you’re the first to tap “Bubblo,” you win the round. It’s that easy… and fun! Players with quick reflexes, excellent eye-hand coordination, and a good sense of observation will prevail in this fun party game for the whole family. Just like Go PoP!, Go PoP! Presto can help reduce stress and anxiety, build fine motor skills, and is a great example of intergenerational play! 

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Craft-tastic String Art Kit from PlayMonster

summer fun guide for kids

Kids think unicorns are legendary! And now they can make—and display—some magic with these unique unicorn and heart string art canvases. They can use our patterns or create their own design! Just push pins into the foam canvases and string away, no hammer or nails needed. A definite must for our summer fun guide for kids!

• Craft kit makes 2 string art canvases: a unicorn and a heart
• Glitter paper and yarn make this craft kit more dimensional and interesting than conventional string art projects
• Kids just push the pins right into the pre-patterned foam bases and string away!
• Kit includes two 8.5 in (21.6 cm) foam canvases, 4 pcs cardstock, 36 yds (32.9 m) cotton thread, 3yrds (2.7 m) polyester thread, 6.6 yds (6 m) acrylic yarn, 100 pins, I pc acrylic felt, 1 pc paper, instructions

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ReBotz: Scootz – The Cranky Crawling Robot

Robots ahoy! This crawling robot is cobbled together from two halves of an old pirate ship’s wheel, and scoots along the floor on a repurposed iron and snow ski.

  • + Fast and easy to build
  • + Demonstrates cranks, cams, and motors in action
  • + Powered by an electric motor
  • + Combine the parts from different ReBotz kits to build your own creations.

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Magformers Stick-O Fishing 26Pc Set

summer fun guide for kids

The Stick-O Fishing 26 Piece Building Set Is Great For Toddlers To Explore Tactile Learning And Hands On Magnetic Play. Each Stick-O Piece Uses Magnets That Rotate So Your Creations Always Stick Together, Making For A Frustration Free Play Experience.

The Stick-O Fishing Set 26 Piece Set Lets You Build And Catch Fish, Squid And More! Create With 4 Short Sticks, 1 Long Stick, 1 Curve Stick, 1 Oval, 2 Cones, 4 Character Spheres, 2 Discs, 1 Oval Disc, 1 Pot, 1 Cone, 1 Rod, 2 Tails, 2 Fins, 2 Scales, 1 Sun.

Stick-O Is Fun And Safe And Teach Toddlers Basic STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering And Math) Principles.

All Stick-O Sets Are Compatible With Each Other. From The Makers Or Magformers. Ages 18M+

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Tamagotchi Pix and Star Wars™ R2-D2™ Tamagotchi

Tamagotchi Pix features a built-in camera for the FIRST TIME, which allows you to do more than nurture your virtual pet. You can now also create with your character and personalize your Tamagotchi experience. How you raise your Tamagotchi character affects gameplay by dictating their future profession in Tamagotchi Planet.

The Star Wars™ R2-D2™ – Tamagotchi brings one of Star Wars’ most iconic characters to the palm of your hand. You can train R2-D2 to master 19 skills, take care of him by keeping him charged and clean, and play 2 exciting mini-games with 7 more to unlock!

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Hape Scoot-Around Balance Bike

The Hape Scoot Around is the perfect first push-bike toddler scooter. Toddlers aged 12 months and older can enjoy this four-wheel foot-powered, wooden rider while reaping the benefits of increased muscle strength and improved balance.

The rubber wheels will ensure that the scoot around does not damage floors and is super durable while your young ones are on their speedy escapades over any surface.

Skills Development

The Hape Scoot Around will help your child test their mobility and strengthen their muscles while developing active motor skills. The scoot around will also instill confidence in your young ones as they experience the freedom of zipping around.

Easy Transport Toy

The push scooter is an easy transport toy for trips to the park and perfect for riding around the home. It can even be used as a push or pull toy for your young ones, allowing you to spend quality time bonding with them.

Made with wood sourced from environmentally sustainable forests. Durable child-safe bright green paint finish and solid wood construction make this a toy your child will love for years to come.

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Squish’Ums Squishes Besties and Pocket Zoo Dinos

A new line of slow-rise foam SQUISH’UMS Pet Boutique Series – and this time it’s magical! Pet Boutique magical series contains all new enchanted pets for you to collect. Collect all 16 scented styles of pets including pandas, sloths, monkeys, bunnies, cats, dogs, and unicorns! Adopt your new best friend today!

Squish’ums squishies aren’t slow-rise foam, but they squash just as well. collect all 12 cute squishy animals!

Pocket Zoo Lifelike Creatures

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Tulip Color Crafts Tie-Dye

Tie-dye never goes out of style! Thank goodness Tulip Color Crafts has the premium products for us to create this timeless style for unique attire, art, and home accessories. This was a must-add to our summer fun guide for kids!

More than simply a ’70s vibe, tie-dye speaks to our need to feel carefree and get our hands busy crafting original patterns that are truly our own. The brand is super fun for small gatherings, everyday crafting, family activities, slumber parties, and scout troops.

Get bold, non-toxic color in every easy-squeeze bottle with a simple one-step process (no pre-soaking needed). Add water, shake, and apply a vibrant color that lasts wash after wash (machine washable). 

No wonder the brand is voted America’s Favorite Tie-Dye! Its extensive line handles all crafting needs, whether you’re painting, drawing, or tie-dyeing. Let your creativity shine with Tulip for the artist in all of us. Find your ideal kit with step-by-step instructions.

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ZAK Designs Jurassic World Dominion Ceramic Sets

From breakfast to dessert, this 6-inch plate and sculpted mug set is a great way to serve your favorite snack and beverage pairs, whether it’s coffee and pastries or tea and cookies. Featuring bold artwork and 3-D designs, these quality dishes are a great gift that any fan will love. Everything is made of ceramic and completely BPA free; the plate is dishwasher and microwave safe while the mug is not microwave safe and should be washed by hand.

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Zorro the Chronicles Game

Another one we are excited to add to our summer fun guide for kids is this game! Zorro The Chronicles is a family-friendly action-adventure game that features a variety of game mechanics, from sword combos to infiltration, as well as a parrying system. There is something for every play style in Zorro’s new saga.
Zorro The Chronicles, the game offers players a variety of characters to choose from, including Diego and his fearless sister, Ines. Each hero has specific abilities that they use to bring justice to Spanish-dominated 19th Century California.

Available now for digital download here:

Available for pre-order (cartridge) here:

Sleep Sheep On the Go® from Cloud b

summer fun guide for kids

Getting babies to sleep can be tough — tougher still when you’re out and about or traveling. This compact version of our award-winning, original Sleep Sheep brings comforting sleep time sounds anywhere you go. Sleep Sheep features a heartbeat setting that mimics the comforting sounds of the womb in addition to three white noise options. White noise is proven to lull little ones into slumber. Sleep Sheep On The Go includes all of these soothing sounds in a convenient size that easily attaches almost anywhere!

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Minnie Mouse & Friends Tea Party from Green Toys 

The Green Toys Disney Baby Minnie Mouse & Friends Tea Party takes a classic toy and makes it safer and more playful. This colorful, 9-piece set features a tea pot with Minnie Mouse lid, a serving tray, three tea cups, and three dessert pieces. Each of the tea cups is a different shape – circle, square, and triangle – and features a different Disney character – Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Figaro.

Each cup is the same color as its matching dessert shape: a circular bundt cake, square petit four, and triangular pie slice. All of the tea cups and dessert pieces nest into the serving tray in corresponding shape spaces, which also have numbers to help practice counting. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Made from food-safe, 100% recycled plastic in the USA. No BPA, PVC, or phthalates. For ages 6m and up.

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THAMES & KOSMOS Catch the Moon Game

summer fun guide for kids

 Climb through the clouds and reach for the moon! All it takes is a few cleverly placed ladders, a steady hand, and a bit of imagination. Reach for the moon, but don’t stretch yourself too thin, or you may lose the ladders under your feet. With the right mix of suspense and risk-taking, you will ascend to success.

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Hog Wild Toys Handy Grabs Nibblerz

Hog Wild has done it again with Handy Grabs Nibblerz – the kooky take on the classic gripper tool, but this one has some bite! You might remember Handy Grabs from last year, which had little human-like hands on the end to do all the grabbing! This year, Hog Wild has created Handy Grabs Nibblerz, so you can have an extra set of teeth that give you that extra reach! This denture-decorated gripper allows you to sink your “teeth” into picking up the remote, grabbing some socks out of the drawer or reaching that snack at the top of the pantry! It’s irreverent and fun, but practical too!

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Sky Castle DoodleJamz JellyPics and DoodleJamz JellyBoards

Get ready to squish, shape, and create with Sky Castle Toy’s new DoodleJamz JellyPics and DoodleJamz JellyBoards! This new line of squish n’ shape drawing pads delivers a totally fun and different take on doodling! These hand-held art boards are filled with soft, squishy gel or beads to sculpt, mold, and design over any picture! Create endless original “doodles” using your fingers (or the stylus) – all without the mess! Like Wooly Willy but this won’t change when you shake it! With DoodleJamz JellyBoards, you can fidget and create art at the same time! It’s the color-blending fun of finger-painting with the fun of squish! DoodleJamz JellyPics takes doodling to the next level!

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Craft-tastic® Nature Inspired Accessories 

Experience the beauty of nature with Nature-Inspired Accessories! Gather beautiful natural ingredients from outside, then use them to create five different nature accessories—a headband, stick necklace, pressed flower bracelet, macrame necklace, and nature jar necklace. Items like the headband and nature jar that use materials that can expire are reusable, letting you design and redesign your accessories as many times as you want! Comes with all the tools to take some natural materials and make some adorable accessories!

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Match Madness Game from FoxMind

Let the furious fun begin! Players sprint to arrange a set of 5 blocks so that they match a pattern shown on a card. First player to succeed grabs the card and a new matching race starts. Tensions rise as you scramble to outpace and outsmart your opponents in this ingenious game of perception. So fire-up your neurons and be transported by Match Madness!! The best puzzle game.

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Monsterkins  from Wild Republic

Not all monsters are bad.  Some are needed to help take care of our planet. 

Introducing Monsterkins created by the Earth for the Earth. Monsterkins are Earth’s creation to help eat the plastic water bottles from land and sea.  It may take almost five hundred years for plastic bottles to decompose, but Monsterkins can digest them in only two hours.  They thrive on your plastic trash. 

Whether it’s in the rainforest, on a beach, or trash thrown on the ground, you can rely on a Monsterkin to eat it up and clean it up.  There’s a Monsterkin for every environment. 

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I hope you find some fun ideas in this summer fun guide for kids to do with your kids this summer! Which one is your favorite?

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