I sometimes forget that most of you still have little ones in the house. Our youngest is 14 years old and our oldest is 23 so our summer activities will be much different than what some of you will need. So I am going into the cobwebs of my mind to pull out or old summer activities.
Finger "painting" ~ using an old cookie sheet use shaving cream or pudding and let them "paint" away on the cookie sheet or paper placed on the sheet.
Painting~ Give them a bucket of water and a paint brush and let them paint outside whatever they like. Most kids are fascinated by this.
Play dough~ Make it yourself. It is much softer and doesn't dry out like the store bought kind. Plus you can make your own colors! The recipe is at the link if you click the word Play dough
Bubbles~This site has several bubble recipes. Look for things to use to make different shapes and sizes of bubbles such as the plastic rings from a 6 pack of pop, string tied in a circle, straws, etc.
Plays~ My kids loved acting out stories. Read a fable or short story and then let the kids perform it for you.
Dress up~ Go to your local second hand shop and buy dress up clothes of all kinds. Dig out old Halloween costumes you aren't going to use again. Put them in a big box and let them pretend.
Tea parties~ Fix strawberry short cakes and tea and have a "grown up" party.
Here are some other resources:
Family Fun Magazine's site
Babies and Toddlers
Wondertime ~ click at the top under activities
Lest you think any of these websites sound to young for your kids, remember that they are emotionally delayed and that they may enjoy these activities for younger kids! Have a healing day!