I am SO excited to be hosting a new series for the summer called Summer Survival for Moms of Boys.

Summer Survival

Summer Survival for Moms of Boys

Below you will find posts from some of my favorite bloggers that will make your summer loads of fun and will help you to break up the routine with fun activities, science experiments, crafts, fun food ideas and more.

I have 4 boys and I know how hard it is to get them interested in activities that don’t involve electronics and after the first few weeks of having them home, it is really easy to run out of ideas for entertainment.  Also, it is already an oven outside where we live and with the temperatures rising each day I personally have to have plenty of activities on hand that we can do inside to stay busy or outside to cool off.

I think I’m more excited about this series and the amazing ideas that are found here than anyone.  And while these posts will be geared towards moms of boys, of course girls can enjoy them too.  I just have 4 boys so “boy” is all I know.

You can take each category and focus on just that for an entire week this summer or mix and match the ideas to create your own ultimate summer.  Have fun and stay cool!

Summer Survival for Moms of Boys

  • Summer Schedules and Organization: Ways to make your summer days less chaotic

chore charts schedules Collage

Easy Summer Schedule and Chore Chart  from  Someday Crafts

Ideas for Surviving Summer with the Kids Home from  Chicken Babies

Simple Summer Schedule from  LinzLinzLinz

Children’s Screen Time Chart from Our Thrifty Ideas

Chalkboard Chore Board and Printable from Cupcakes and Crowbars

  • Creative Activities/Crafts: Fun things boys can create/build using some of their favorite products

building week Collage

DIY Yard Yahtzee from The Pinning Mama

Reusable Baking Soda Volcano from 30 Minute Crafts

LEGO Challenges for Summer from The Pleasantast Thing

Paracord Bracelets from Happiness is Homemade

Clay Scenery for Wooden Train Tracks from Craftulate

  •  Fun Food and Snack Ideas: Snacks and foods that your kids will have fun helping you make

Fun food week

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pancakes from The Joys of Boys

Hand-Painted Sugar Cookies from My Daylights

Funny Face English Muffin Pizzas from FrugElegance

At Home Ice Cream Truck from Chicken Scratch

Graham Cracker Airplane Snack from Made to be a Momma

Gummy Worm Popsicles from Growing Up Gabel

Easy Oreo Cookie Pops from The Joys of Boys

  •  4th of July Activities/Crafts/Food

4th of july week

Patriotic Flag Treat from Make Life Lovely

4th of July Party on a Budget from Fit Mama Las Vegas

Paper Firecracker Craft from Snap Creativity

Fourth of July Banner – Kid’s Craft from Popper and Mimi

4th of July Waffles from The Joys of Boys

Easy Sponge Painted 4th of July Shirt from Lovin Our Chaos

Patriotic Crafts for Kids from The Joys of Boys

Outdoor Patriotic Painting  from Betsy’s Photography

Red, White and Blue Fireworks Kabobs from Simplee Thrifty

  • Travel Ideas: Games and Activities for Traveling with Boys

Travel week

Best Books on Tape for Boys from The Joys of Boys

5 Tips for Traveling with Boys from a World Traveler Major Hoff Takes a Wife

Transportation Bingo from Growing Up Gabel

Travel Bingo from Carla Schauer Designs

Geocaching with Kids from Clever Pink Pirate

  • Outdoor Activities: Fun ideas to get your boys outside and in nature

outdoor week

Pool Noodle Activities from The Joys of Boys

Natural Treasure Keeper from Tried and True

Balloon Rockets from Mom vs the Boys

Bubbly Soap Foam from Artsy Momma

Soda Pop Bottle Launcher from Mom it Forward

Nature Shake Paintings from Bambini Travel

  • Water Fun: Fun ways to cool off when the temperatures soar

water fun week

Ultimate DIY Splash Pad from The Joys of Boys

Water Sponge Bombs from Liz on Call

How to Make a Wooden Paddle Boat from Adventure in a Box

Minecraft Water Gun Targets from Dolen Diaries

 Messy Slip and Slide Ideas from Capital B

  • Camping Activities/Games/Tips

Camping Charades from The Joys of Boys

Eye-Spy Nature Scavenger Hunt from The Joys of Boys

Nature Explorer Kits from The Joys of Boys

Backyard Camping from The Real Housewives of Riverton

5 Tips for Camping with Kids from Gallamore West

Camping Pre-K Pack from Over the Big Moon

Night Activities for Camping with Boys from Hydrangea Hippo


  • Science Experiments

Fireworks in a Jar from The Joys of Boys

Exploding Soda from One Krieger Chick

Melting Marshmallow Experiment from Mom is the Only Girl

Top Science Books for Kids from The Joys of Boys

Fun Water Experiments from Let’s Go Junking

Dry Ice Experiments from Crafting in the Rain

Growing Crystals from The Joys of Boys

  •  Back to School: Ways to prepare for going back to school.  Unfortunately the summer has to end sometime. 🙁

Back to School Breakfast from Frenchie Wraps

Day Planner Cover Tutorial from Paisley Roots

Household Printables for an Easier Back-to-School from Mom’s Lifeboat

I hope you found some fun and inspiration from these posts to help make this summer the best one yet!

Summer Survival for Moms of Boys

Also, follow along on on our Pinterest board where a new pin will be added daily throughout the summer.  I’m excited to watch that board fill up with fun and exciting activities each day.

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