Summertime is nearly here and that means kids will be out of school and looking for something fun to do.
If you’re like us, you want to keep them busy with activities that are not only fun but educational too.
That’s why we love this ice cream puppet craft!
Not only is it a fun summer activity, but it can also develop fine motor and scissor skills.
And who doesn’t love ice cream? It’s the perfect treat for a hot summer day.
Download the free template and be sure to check out all of our paper bag puppets for more ideas.
Paper Bag Ice Cream Craft
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- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Ice cream template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the ice cream template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Create the ice cream by gluing the eyes above and on either side of the ice cream’s mouth.
Take the cheeks and glue them just below the eyes.
Make the ice cream cone by gluing the top part of the cone to the bottom part of the cone.
Use a brown marker to draw vertical and horizontal lines along both parts of the cone to create the cake cone design.
Next, glue the cone to the main portion of the brown paper bag, just below the flap.
Finish up by gluing the ice cream to the flap portion of the bag.
Don’t you just love this cute summer craft? Kids will love it!
Summer Unit For Kids
A summer unit study is a perfect way to keep kids engaged and learning during the lazy days of summer. By focusing on a specific subject, kids can explore new topics and concepts in a fun and hands-on way. And best of all, a unit study can be tailored to any age group or interest. Read on below for our favorite ideas!
Summer Book Ideas
Reading aloud to kids is one of the best ways to help them learn to read. When adults read aloud, kids are able to hear how words are pronounced and string them together to form sentences. They can also see how words are spelled and what they mean in context.
In addition, reading aloud helps develop a child’s listening skills and attention span. So if you want to help your child become a great reader, make sure to read aloud to them as often as you can! Try out some of these fun summer books:
How To Catch A Mermaid is the summer version of the classic “How To Catch” series! It’s perfect for mermaid fans and summer lovers alike!
Gorilla Loves Vanilla is all about, you guessed it – ice cream! This silly book will have kids laughing and asking for you to read it again and again.
Goodnight Pirate is a fun bedtime book to read to kids all summer long! They’ll love the illustrations, story, and rhyming words.
Summer Kids’ Crafts
Crafting is a great way for kids to express their creativity and have fun. It’s also a fun way to help them develop fine motor skills. Plus, crafting is a great way to bond with your kids. So get out your craft supplies and get ready to have some fun!
Killer Whale Headband Craft – Kids can create their own killer whale craft for kids by using paper, or they can print out a template in black and white and have them color it in. Your child will love wearing their own killer whale headband craft, and they’ll be sure to stand out from the crowd!
Paper Plate Pirate Craft – Grab yer scissors and glue and get ready to set sail on a paper plate pirate craft adventure! This project is perfect for little buccaneers who love to paint, cut, and glue.
Mermaid Paper Bag Craft – Kids will love creating this mermaid craft! It’s simple to make and great for imaginative play. Once they’re done, they’ll have a cool mermaid to take with them on all their underwater adventures!
Arrrr matey! These printable pirate worksheets are perfect for kids who love all things pirates. From practicing their handwriting to counting and identifying patterns, these worksheets are a fun way for kids to learn. And they’re sure to get a kick out of the pirate-themed images and activities.
Summer is the perfect time to break out the do a dot printables! Not only are they fun for kids, but they can also help with letter recognition, patterns, and counting. The best part is that you can print them out as many times as you like. So get ready to have some fun in the sun with these vibrant and colorful summer do a dot printables!
Jellyfish are some of the most fascinating creatures in the sea. With their long tentacles and transparent bodies, they look like something out of a dream. And for kids, they can also be a lot of fun to cut out! These jellyfish cutting activity pages are a great way for kids to practice their scissors skills. So print out these pages and let the cutting begin!
Fun Summer Ideas
Looking for a sensory activity that’s sure to please? Look no further than Dolphin Cove Fluffy Icee Slime! This slime is not only fun to play with, but it’s also great for sensory development. The squishy texture is perfect for exploring different textures, and the sprinkles add an extra element of fun.
Kids always seem to have boundless energy, but sometimes they need a little help finding ways to use it. That’s where summer activity chips come in! Just break out the box whenever the kids are bored, and they’ll always have something to do. From building forts to having a picnic to making popsicles, there’s an activity chip for every situation.
This bubble blaster is the perfect toy for any kid who loves bubbles! It’s easy to use – just dip the tip in the bubbles and squeeze the trigger to create tons of bubbles. It’s a fun way to get the kids outside playing! This bubble blaster is sure to be a hit with any kid who loves bubbles.
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More Summer Activities For Kids
- Brown paper bag
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Ice cream template
- Download the ice cream template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Create the ice cream by gluing the eyes above and on either side of the ice cream's mouth.
- Take the cheeks and glue them just below the eyes.
- Make the ice cream cone by gluing the top part of the cone to the bottom part of the cone.
- Use a brown marker to draw vertical and horizontal lines along both parts of the cone to create the cake cone design.
- Next, glue the cone to the main portion of the brown paper bag, just below the flap.
- Finish up by gluing the ice cream to the flap portion of the bag.