Here’s How to Get Started on All Your Summer Fun with the Kids

By Ellen Riley, Good Morning America

Summertime is finally here, and while summer fun might look a little different than it has in years passed — virtual camps, social distancing, maybe even wearing masks — you can still make sure your kids don’t miss a beat when it comes to summer fun.

To help parents and families over the summer, here are resources, activity ideas, and projects that families can utilize to keep the fun going all summer long.

Arts & Crafts + DIY

Draw with Pixar : Learn to draw fan-favorite characters with Pixar artists and share your own creations on social media with the hashtag #DrawWithPixar.

Kids classes: Stream some of the most talented artists for your kid to watch and sing along with at home. Find classes and events for babies, toddlers, kids and families.

Skateboard Spirograph: Grab a skateboard (or exercise ball, etc.), some giant paper, markers, and a friend to make a masterpiece on wheels.

Cooking & Baking

Culture cooking: Choose from a number of recipes from around the world. Then explore some tasty traditions from different cultures.

Churray, it’s Disney Day: Create #DisneyMagicMoments at home with Churro Bites. This recipe is inspired by the delicious snack that can be found at all of the Disney parks across the globe.

Facebook live cooking classes for kids: Spend some quality family time together leveling up your chef skills by joining a virtual cooking class or watching the recording.

DIY yogurt time : Help the environment and make your own homemade yogurt with this easy recipe.

Performing Arts

Storytime with the stars: Watch and listen to the stars behind your favorite Disney characters read storybooks from home.

Hakuna Matata: Bring theater to your living room with the Lion King Experience, which features an immersive curriculum on theatrical processes including playwriting, directing, designing, technical theater and more.

Virtual Field Trips

Yosemite: Discover Yosemite Valley’s mountains, meadows and waterfalls in this virtual tour that’s as close to breathtaking as one can get without being there.

Go to the Galapagos: Virtually visit the beautiful island home to many amazing animals.

A day aboard the International Space Station: Follow astronauts on the International Space Station in a series of videos where they explain their fascinating daily routines.

Get outdoors

“Star Wars” Jedi workout: Use the force of your muscles on this Jedi-inspired workout.

Treasure hunt: Make a treasure hunt for a family member in your home, your yard, or a nearby park. Stash cryptic clues to guide the hunter.

Tennis at home: Delve into tennis tips, fun activities, and tennis-themed educational content to keep everyone in the family active.


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