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When it’s hot outside and your kids (and you) need a break, grab one of these printable summer games to cool off and wind down indoors with a little summer fun!
My boys love playing outside all year long, even when it’s freaking hot outside. Luckily, we’re getting out of this hundred-degree heat in Northern California by moving to Washington (next week!)!
I love that they love being outdoors, but sometimes I want them to come wind down inside, without having to turn on the TV. Their bodies need rest and hydration so we try to break up the day with both inside and outside activities.
These printable summer games are the perfect summer boredom buster when you need a break from the heat. Print these out and have a little down time without having to put them in front of a screen—though trust me, we do plenty of that around here as well!
These printable games are perfect for siblings to do together while you make dinner, or for the whole family to get in on the fun. Just print multiple copies and enjoy some summer fun, inside!
Printable Summer Games
Summer Scavenger Hunt
Summer is in full swing! This free printable summer scavenger hunt is perfect for keeping the kids busy during the long lazy days of summer!
Bug Catcher Bingo
If your littles love being outdoors and catching bugs, then this bug catcher bingo is such a fun game! Print this out to keep track of the bugs they catch all summer long!
Summer Word Scramble
Unscramble the letters to make different summer words in this printable game from Happiness is Homemade. This comes with an answer sheet as well in case you get stuck.
Around the House Scavenger Hunt
Keep kids active inside by sending them on an around the house scavenger hunt. Perfect for kids old and young and includes a link to our printable scavenger hunt bundle that has 9 total scavenger hunts to keep kids busy!
Scattegories was always one of my favorite games. This printable version from The Crafting Chicks is for all things summer. Write down a summer word for each letter and see who can think of the most words!
Ice Cream Match
Does anything say summer quite like ice cream? This ice cream color matching game from Mr. Printable has kids cut out and then match up different ice cream cones. It’s fine motor skills and cognitive thinking in an ice-cold treat!
Take a break to play a little summer bingo and enjoy a snack! Five Minutes for Mom has 6 different summer bingo templates so the whole family can get in on the fun!
Put your summer knowledge to the test with this summer days trivia. Play it alone or with friends and siblings to see how much you know about everyone’s favorite season.
Summer Bucket List
Plan out your summer fun with this printable summer bucket list from Fun Sqaured. Kids can add in activities they want to do this summer and then check each one off after it’s done!
Memory Matching Game
Cut out these fun summer pictures and play this Memory Match game from Live Laugh Rowe. Find the pair of crabs, beach balls, cameras and more!
Road Trip Scavenger Hunt
If you’re hittin’ the road this summer, make sure to bring our road trip scavenger hunt with you! It’s perfect for those long car rides and to curb all the “Are we there yet?” inquiries from the backseat!
Camp Cootie Catcher
Do you remember making these cootie catchers as a kid? Bring back the fun with this camp-themed fortune telling cootie catcher. A fun activity for kids to make and play!
Summer is the perfect time to grab a bottle of bubbles and go to town! These printable bubble games from Landeelu bring even more fun to classic bubble blowing!
My boys would play with LEGO blocks all day long if it was up to them! Add a twist to the LEGO play with these LEGO printable games! Grab the free LEGO Challenge or the whole LEGO bundle for $4!
Summer I Spy
I spy with my little eye something full of summer fun! This printable game from Kleinworth & Co is so bright and colorful! It’s perfect for kids to spy and find all their favorite summer items!
Pool Party Pack
Hosting a pool party this summer? Then you have to grab this pool party summer game pack from Practical Whimsy Company! Full of printable pool games that you can do in between hitting the water!
Summer Reading Bingo
Enjoy summer reading with this reading bingo game from My Sister’s Suitcase. This is a great way to encourage summer reading!
Silly Summer Mad Libs
Introduce your littles to the hilarity that is mad libs with this freebie from Frugal Florida Mom! This summer version will help them put into practice their use of nouns, verbs, and adjectives and come up with a story that is all their own!
Summer Emoji Pictionary
Your kids will probably beat you at this Emoji Pictionary summer printable game! Grab out your pens and see who can complete this first—no phones allowed!
Popsicle Memory Game
Beat the heat with this popsicle memory game from Design Eat Repeat. She has a free printable and shows us how we can play this game at home or on the go!