It’s the middle of summer break! Are you looking for a few fun things to do with your child? Check out our July Activities for Kids. It includes our Free Summer Activity Calendar!
Here are our top picks for July Themes and Activities for Kids…
July Activities for Kids
We’ve put together this list of fun and educational July activities for kids below. Be sure to start off your July fun with a few summer virtual field trips!
You can use the table of content for easy reference to these fun summer activities for kids that we’ve divided into different July Themes for Kids. This month’s themes are Fourth of July, Summer STEM Activities, Gardening, Sharks, Ball Games, and Sidewalk Chalk.
Want more summer themes? Try these June Activities for Kids!
Fourth of July Activities
Kick-off your 4th of July with these fun patriotic activities for kids. Explore these red, white and blue activity ideas!
- Patriotic Activities for Kids
- Patriotic Rice Krispy Star Recipe
- 4th of July Playdate Ideas: Read, Make, Learn
- Patriotic Popsicles Recipe for Kids
Summer STEM Activities
A fun way to spend your summer days with your child is to plan for STEM activities. Here’s a collection of ideas to encourage your child to explore science, technology, engineering and math this summer.
- The Best Summer Science Projects for Kids
- DIY Musical Instruments for Kids
- 15 Newspaper Engineering Challenge
- Solar Science Experiments
- Density Science Experiment
- Solar Print Art Project
- STEAM Challenges for Kids
- 50+ STEM Activities for Kids
Summer Garden Activities
As the summer kicks into full swing, the garden is a fun place for the kids to spend more time in. Here are a few garden activity ideas for July!
- Growing Romaine Lettuce from Kitchen Scraps
- Painted Cinder Blocks Project
- Painting with Herbs
- Painting with Flowers
- Garden Math Activities
- Garden Soil Science Experiments
- Creating an Edible Sensory Herb Garden
- The Tiny Seed Activities & Printables
Explore our collection of Gardening Activities for Kids
Shark Week Activities
Each July there’s a special week that’s fun to join along with called Shark Week with the Discovery Channel. Here are a few activity ideas, books and even videos to explore together.
Summer Ball Games for Kids
Summer means you have a lot more time to get outdoors. Here are some fun ball activities for the kids to learn to play together this July.
- Best Ball Books for Kids
- 6 Balls Games Your Kids Will LOVE
- Math Activities to Do With Balls
- Summer Toys to Keep Your Kids Thinking
Sidewalk Chalk Games for Kids
It wouldn’t be summer without some sidewalk chalk. Add a little summer learning and extra fun with this collection of sidewalk chalk activities.
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
- The Best Sidewalk Chalk Activities for Kids
- DIY Chalktown for Summer Fun
- Chalk Sight Word Game
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July Books for Kids
As a teacher, I’d recommend doing one key thing during the summer is to encourage your child read as much as possible. It’s the perfect time for them to explore their favorite books and authors to fall in love with reading.
Here are a few summer books we’d recommend for the month of July that go along with the activities we’ve provided in our July Activity Calendar.
- America the Beautiful by Katharine Bates
- F Is for Flag (Reading Railroad Books) by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
- The Pledge of Allegiance by Scholastic
- A is for America by Devin Scillian
- Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America by Lynne Cheney
- America : A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney
- Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
- Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
- Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty
- Zoey and Sassafras Books by Asia Citro
- The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
- If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen
Explore this collection of STEM Books for Kids
- The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
- Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
- Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn
Want more? Take a look at these Gardening Books for Kids.
- Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating
- Save the Sharks by Bethany Stahl
- Sharks by Gail Gibbons
Want more? Explore our large collection of Shark Books for Kids!
Take a look at the Best Ball Books for Kids!
Printable July Activity Calendar
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