15 Printable Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

I love summer! Long, hot, unstructured days… of course, my kids don’t always agree with my plans to sit and do nothing. They get bored faster than I can think of things to do at home or fun ways to keep them entertained on nature walks.

So if you are desperate to keep your child busy but don’t want to spend a lot of time googling and setting up an activity that they will finish in less time than you took to set it up, then you need some boredom busters that you can quickly print and give to your kids.

Kids are great at playing, but they need guidance and hints to get them on the right track. These printables will give them something to do and encourage them to continue playing without sitting glued to their screens. So get your kids busy and playing with these summer boredom busters!

15 Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

Mixed Media Art Challenge Printable by Birch and Bailey


This DIY printable challenge encourages kids to explore various new supplies and processes with custom-designed, ready-to-print badges for achievement in exploring various materials.

Summer Camp at Home Planner by Sustain My Craft Habit

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Are you looking for ideas to keep the kids busy this summer? This Summer Camp at Home Planner has nine weeks of activities and ideas to make this the most fun summer at home the kids will remember forever.

Ocean Animal Mazes by Kids Activities Blog


Let’s solve a printable ocean animal maze today. Here are four different maze puzzles for you to download and print for your kids with an ocean theme. You can have your child work through all four ocean animal mazes or print the ones for their level.

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt by Saving Talents

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Looking for a boredom buster for the summer or another time when you’re stuck at home? This fun neighborhood outdoor scavenger hunt with sidewalk chalk is the perfect way to get the entire neighborhood involved, yet do it on your own time at each family’s convenience.

Beach Scavenger Hunt by Dresses and Dinosaurs


There are so many things at the beach – making a scavenger hunt around them is perfect!  It’s so fun to search for the different items and see the kids’ excitement at finding them!

How to Read a Thermometer Printable by Kids Activities Blog


Reading a thermometer is a basic skill that unlocks the possibilities of describing the weather for kids. Even in this digital age, telling the temperature and knowing what the numbers represent is essential. So let’s make a fun practice thermometer so that kids can read the temperature.

Summer Reading Challenge by The Denver Housewife


Once summer break starts,  it’s so important for the kids to stay on top of their reading over the long break. So to make reading fun, we’re doing this fun summer reading challenge where the kids can pick a new theme each week to work towards completing their summer reading challenge.

Summer Pattern Block Mats by Little Ladoo


This no-prep required activity is perfect for little ones who like block play.

I Spy Printables by This Tiny Blue House


As a busy parent, you’re always looking for fun activities you can encourage your kids to play with quietly. These I Spy pages are perfect for just that!

Lemonade Stand Business Plan by Down Redbud Drive


Having a lemonade stand is cute, but older kids could learn a lot about business and setting goals with this free printable kid’s lemonade stand business plan! Teach them to plan and set goals to raise money quickly!

Origami Pokemon Fortune Teller by Mom Junky


Any kid who loves Pokemon will be crazy about this origami fortune teller project! These are so much fun for kids to fold and play with.

Dinosaur Dot Marker Pages by Two Pink Peonies


Little hands will love doting in the circles to create colorful dinos with this free set of pages.

Summer Bucket List for Families by Feels Like Home


Over 100 ideas for kids, teens, families, and adults are included on this summer bucket list! This summer bucket list includes crafts, recipes, and lots of fun activities indoors and outdoors. 

Nature Walk Printables by A Dime Saved

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Yes- that’s me! I have created a pack of scavenger hunts for your kids to do on a nature walk or in the comfort of your backyard. They are easy to do and get your kid’s outside and learning. Taking your kids on a nature walk is a great summer activity for all ages. 

Disney Activity Books by Passports and Adventures


Everyone loves Disney in some form or another. And while we would all love to be jetting off to the magical worlds of Walt Disney World, Disneyland California, or Disneyland Paris, it is not always possible. But that doesn’t mean you need to put a pin in all things Disney. I’ve created some great Disney activity books for kids to help entertain them, even if going to Disney is just a hope for the future.

Summer Fun

Summer can be a great time to head outdoors with your kids after being stuck inside all winter thinking of things to do. However, when you get bored of the water play, then choose one of these summer boredom busters and have an activity that everyone will enjoy!



Hi! I am a millennial mom with a passion for personal finance. I have always been “into” personal finance but got inspired to start my blog after a period of extended unemployment. That experience really changed the way I viewed my relationship with money and the importance of accessible personal finance education.

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