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The days may be long and hot, but these engaging summer activities for boys are sure to be a hit with your young and rowdy crowd!
By no means is this list exclusive to boys, but I did create it with boys in mind. With that said, your girls are sure to love many of the ideas, as well!
I recently had a reader ask specifically for summer activities to do with her son. As I mentioned above, these activities are perfect for little girls. But, I thought about things that my energetic young sons would have enjoyed.
Summer Activities for Boys
Set up a summer-themed sensory bin. Let your boys enjoy various textures (like water beads, sand, or rice) while working on motor skills (like pouring and scooping). Homeschool Preschool
Boys can construct a popsicle stick bird feeder to attract birds of all kinds to your backyard. Made with Happy
Sneak in some learning over the next few months with some summer science experiments! There are enough ideas here to try something new every day! Homeschool Preschool
Your boys will love making spinning tops with this awesome STEM challenge! JDaniel 4’s Mom
Set up a race with some toilet paper roll race cars! Even your toddlers can participate in this race. Toot’s Mom is Tired
These coffee filter parachute guys are sure to entertain your boys for hours on a long summer afternoon. STL Motherhood
DIY water rockets are a great opportunity to sneak in some backyard science this summer. KC Edventures
If your kids enjoy painting rocks, they’ll love these Forky painted rocks for kids! Simple Every Day Mom
Teach your kids what a journey stick is, and let them make one of their own. Growing Family
Help your energetic boys burn some energy this summer with a sidewalk chalk obstacle course. Toot’s Mom is Tired
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT SUMMERFill your book basket with a great collection of summer picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Summer is Here! – Pick blueberries, see a caterpillar grow from an egg to a butterfly, or take a trip to the lake or beach with your family. Peek under rocks, look up in the trees, dive into the water–there is so much to learn and so much to discover together when you read Summer is Here!I See Summer – Follow Dad, Grandma, and other family members as they pick and count. Hidden numbers on every page give readers an opportunity to search and learn. Summertime in the Big Woods – The winter is finally over, and now it is summertime. Laura and Mary are busy all day helping Ma in the garden and playing outside.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
If you love using peg dogs in your imaginative play area, you don’t want to miss these eco-friendly Summer Peg Dolls decorated with hand painted summery flowers!
Storytelling is part of the learning process. Add some summer story stones to your reading and literacy centers.