Keep Your Kids Busy this Summer: Week 2 of 11

The learning fun continues this summer with another round of fun activities! My 5-year-old, J, is so excited to get everything done.

Each week this summer – I’m whipping up eight projects a week for our nanny to do with the kids. If you’re just picking this up now – check out week 1.

Ideas for fun and learning this summer


Four Book Projects: 

The Mixed-Up Chameleon

This is one of my 5-year-old J’s favorite books. When he saw it at the library he said, “WHAT!? This is a real book?! I thought it was only on Youtube!”

I wanted to continue the enthusiasm with this cute project from The Way of Art (that bonus, I thought would take some time and concentration).

Summer Activities with Live from the Playroom

Llama Llama Red Pajama

This is one of MY favorite books. Is it weird that I identify so much with the mamma llama? You know, running upstairs like a crazy person. Telling my kid to stop it with the llama drama.

I found this adorable idea online. I thought it would be another fun way to let the kids get creative.


Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Now to cover my 2-year-old. I’ve told you how obsessed he is with letters. This is one of his FAVORITE books.

As long as he doesn’t get mad letters are on trees – this cute craft from I Heart Crafty Things should be a hit.


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Another fun project from Learn with Play at Home – involving painting and water colors!


Four More Fun Projects:

Name Puzzles

This adorable craft from Frugal Fun 4 Boys is a great way to teach the kids how to spell their names. For the older kids they get a chance to go above and beyond what they know – by creating their own puzzles.


Upper and Lowercase Letter Matching

Check out this great idea from School Time Snippets.


Apple ABC Matching

I can’t wait for my 2-year-old G to be in ABC heaven with this fun activity from Artsy Momma.


Ice Cream Scoops Spelling

I LOVE this free printable from A Dab of Glue Will Do because we can change the letters of the ice cream scoops – think anything from names to sight words! Score.

Summer Activities with Live from the Playroom

Don’t forget to load up on craft supplies you’ll need:

Sticker Dots

Craft Sticks

Adhesive Letters

Construction Paper

Glue Sticks

Anyone doing this with me? Which project is your favorite? See you next week for the third week.

Check out week 1 right here!


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