Now we are in July, summer is in full swing and the long summer holidays may have started already or at the very least be on the horizon. I love July and all the outdoor adventures it brings. If you’re looking for July activities for kids, you’ve come to the right place. Below are some of my posts that are most relevant for this month. This post is part of my series of posts on Seasonal activities for kids.
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July in the garden
July is another busy month in the garden. Our garden is really taking shape right now. We’ve been harvesting strawberries, herbs and red currants. You can continue to sow direct carrots, beetroots and lettuce this month. Remember to sow at intervals to ensure there is always some to harvest when you want it. Remember it’s never too late for starting gardening with children. You could even start building a raised vegetable bed for next year.
Don’t forget to keep caring for your plants and enjoying the harvest. Or how about visiting your local pick your own farm? Don’t forget to keep encouraging wildlife into your garden.
July outdoor activities
July is also a great time for spending more time outdoors with children. Playing in the garden, walking in the woods, going camping, visiting the beach or your favourite outdoor day out. You might find my post on things to do on a walk with kids useful.
Here are a few more posts you might find useful:
- Summer outdoor activities for kids
- Garden games for kids
- Outdoor activities for babies
- Beach activities for children
- Don’t forget to get your free printable beach scavenger hunt for your next beach trip.
- Forest school activities for 2 year olds
- Fun forest school activities that you can do at home or in the woods with your own children
- You need these ideas for your next picnic – Picnic games for kids
July on the bookshelves
There are so many summer themes in children’s books. Farm animals, zoo animals, bugs and butterflies, holidays, beach trips, gardening and much more.
If you have a child starting school this September you may be starting to prepare them or perhaps you want to find out what to expect. I share my favourite books for preparing your child for starting school in this post.
July ideas for creating and playing
There are lots of opportunities for craft and play in summer. Both indoors and outdoors. Possible themes are the weather, butterflies, bugs, farm animals, birds and seaside.
I love that sensory play and art activities can be done outside in the summer months, making the cleanup process a lot simpler.
Some of our favourite activities for the summer months are –
- seaside themed play dough,
- Beach science activities for preschoolers
- rainbow spaghetti,
- Bug crafts for preschoolers
- rainbow coloured rice,
- Summer art activities,
- there are so many fun things to do with sticks and
- making fairy wings.
Going on a flight this summer? Then you need this airport scavenger hunt.
Ad- Kid’s summer activity pack
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