Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"Summer Social" Guest Project -- Summer Boredom Busters!! {10 Printable Kid Activities}

Hey TT&J Ladies! I'm Laurie and a total Tip Junkie

I just ADORE Jen and am honored to be guest posting today and sharing my favorite free printable activities for kids this summer. 

I love handmade projects but more importantly I have a passion for 

promoting creative women through their ideas and products.

Therefore, on Tip Junkie you'll find 900+ free printables, 600+ homemade gift patterns {including a gift finder}, HGTV-type decorating tutorials, party themes, a giveaway directory of free products being given away, and much more! There's even an iPhone/Andriod App 'cuz I know you're always on the go.  

See, I told you I was a junkie. {snicker}

Laurie Turk {Tip Junkie}

Let's get started with some fabulous printables shall we!

Here are my top 10 printable activities for kids that would make perfect boredom busters if you're in a pinch for something fun and quick.

Printable Activities for Kids

Here are 10 free printable activities for kids to quickly beat the boredom this summer without leaving the house! 

I've included a variety of printables such as creative activity lists, paper dolls for boys and girls, fun educational activities, printable games, and even darling Lemonade Stand printables. Hopefully, these activities will engage your child's imagination and be entertaining boredom busters.

free  printable birthday game 

Create a Board Game All About Your Family

free Summer Fun List

1. Print out this free Summer Fun List and post it somewhere everyone will see it. This is an especially good list if you have toddler age children, as lots of other lists are geared towards kids who are a few years older.

More Printable Activity Lists:

  • Phineas and Ferb 104 Days of Summer Calendar - You can fill our this fun Phineas and Ferb calendar with fun events for summer vacation, including suggestions like making a puppet of yourself or inventing a fruit smoothie or make up a song. See what your and the kids can come up with and make this summer memorable.

Free File Folder Games

2. Free File Folder Games - Check out these free, printable file folder games for preschool thru 2nd grade. These educational games are great for homeschooling, waiting rooms, long trips, rainy days and in the classroom.

Fairy Tale Paper Doll printable

3. Fairy Tale Paper Doll Printable - Print out these little boy and girl paper dolls and instantly transform them into Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and The Frog Price. There is also a darling Slumber Party version to add to your wardrobe collection.

More Free Printable Paper Dolls:

Summer lemonade stand

4. Cute printable labels and stickers for your own Summer lemonade stand. Available in original yellow or pink lemonade.

More Imaginary Play Printables:

Don't Eat Pete Game

5. Don't Eat Pete Game - This game is so simple your older children can play it with your preschooler! It’s simple to make and even easier to play. The sky’s the limit with Don’t Eat Pete! Use cereal, dinner or lunch food, as well as any kind of candy to play. I've made several themed version that you can print, laminate, attach a bag of M&M's to make for neighbor gifts or party favors.

Free Themed Printable Games:

Printable Car Games

6. Printable Car Games - Print these free printable games on cardstock and laminate and keep in the glove box. That way, whether you are on a long road trip or just running errands around town, you will have something on hand to keep the kids from getting bored in the car.

More Printable Activity Packs:

Summer Reading Kit for Kids

7. Summer Reading Kit for Kids - A kit filled with goodies to help your kids fall in love with reading! There are two cute printable options, one for girls and one for boys.

Alphabet Flashcards {printable alphabet letters} -

8. Alphabet Flashcards {printable alphabet letters} - These adorable alphabet flashcards will make learning letters fun. They can also work overtime in a frame on your nursery wall. The link to print them all out is at the bottom of that post - look for the HERE. It's kind of hard to see.

Shop With Me Bingo {Printable Bingo Cards for Kids} 

9. Shop With Me Bingo {Printable Bingo Cards for Kids} - Keep your kids busy while you are at the grocery store with this fun printable shopping bingo game. There is also an I Spy version for preschool age children. Print, laminate, and enjoy a shopping trip free of fits.

Free Bingo Cards and Memory Games to Print:

How to make Angry Birds Balloon Animals  

10. How to make Angry Birds Balloon Animals - Are you or someone you know a fan of the popular iPhone Game Angry Birds? Maybe your thinking of putting together an Angry Birds Birthday Party Theme. Or, just give these to the kiddos and let them put them together and play Angry Birds – Balloon Version.

Activities for Older Kids:

32 things to make using a cardboard box

Bonus: This isn't a printable activity but it's free! If you have some extra card board boxes around the house you’ll be blown away by these 32 things to make using a cardboard box. They are DIY activities, games, and imagination building props to encourage your child to play for hours.

I hope these will bring lots of laughter and fun into your home. Huge hugs to Jen while she's on vacay and I hope she's having the time of her life. {I can't wait to see you again my fab friend!}


Isn't Laurie amazing?? She get SO much done!!! And her sites are amazing!!

Head over to Tip Junkie to get inspired!! 

Whether you are looking for how to make a Bottle Chandelier:

Bottle Chandelier

Or printables galore! 

Summer Fun List

And fantastic Party Ideas like

No Sew Wedding Bunting

And so much More!! 

Plus, check out Tip Junkie on Facebook where you can get tons of great ideas 


Be sure to link up to Tip Me Tuesdays -- Laurie's wonderful linky party!! 



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