childrensbooksforsummerfun

Children’s Books for Summer Fun

Take a break from the heat with books full of picnics, theme parks, camping trips and more. From the sandy beach to the city streets, this list will get your kids reading no matter where summer takes them.

PBS Parents St Louis Arch Compass Activity

Head West, Young Man (And Woman)!

Inspired by the cross country U.S. road trip my family is currently in the midst of, here’s an at-home or in the car (or in a hotel room, in our case) activity built around the directions on a compass: North, South, East and West.

BEST EVER BUBBLE RECIPE

Best EVER Bubble Recipe

Making bubbles from scratch isn’t just cheaper — it’s also a simple science project for young kids. Get our best ever bubble recipe!

Children's Books for the Fourth of July

Children’s Books for the Fourth of July

Celebrate this Fourth of July with fireworks, flags and the Founding Fathers! From the well-known George Washington and John Adams, to Sybil Ludington’s midnight ride, this collection of books brings history and festivity to kids ages 0-12.

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Classic War Card Game for Kids

This War card game for kids doesn’t require strategy or skills. But kids can practice number recognition and number values while learning about winning or losing.

Camp PBS Parents Everyday Moments Summer Project

The Everyday Moments of Summer Project

In this project, kids record everyday moments throughout the summer. At the end of the summer, your child will have a story built from these tiny moments.