Summer coincides with the end of school, warmer days, ice-cream trips (we have been dreaming about it all winter), and outdoor activities. But with summertime also come a few challenges related to keeping your little ones occupied. Whether on long car trips or during an afternoon when they don’t want to take a nap (but you need some quiet time), we have the perfect pack of printable summer activities that will keep your children happily engaged! It doesn’t matter where you use them, they are sure to be handy.
And with the help of the Mopria Print Service app, printing has never been easier. With this app, you can print these games directly from your Android device. Simply connect your phone to one of the printers in the long list of Mopria certified printers and press “print”: you and your kids will be ready for a summer full of activities.
Word Search Puzzle
Word search puzzles are fun, but also educational. You can decide to find and print a summer-themed search puzzle, or even change it every day, covering animals, plants, music types, and more— so you can stimulate your kid’s mind while they play. And because they’re printed games, you can take them with you everywhere you go.
This is a word puzzle game based on the concept of anagram, where you have to re-arrange its letters to reconstruct the original word. This type of game will test your children’s problem-solving abilities, while still being entertaining. If you like competition (and your kids do too), you could even time them and give a prize if they solve it within a certain amount of time. Here is a list of printable kids’ word scrambles covering a variety of topics.
Crosswords are another easy and enjoyable way for children of all ages to become familiar with a subject or just to enjoy themselves. But crosswords can also become a family activity and tradition, where you all play together whether outside on a summer evening, or inside on a rainy afternoon. These printable crosswords have everything you’re looking for.
If you’ve never played mazes when you were a kid yourself, then you might want to join in this time. Mazes are a great way for children to develop hand-eye coordination while using pen and paper to brainstorm different scenarios. There are hundreds of printable mazes that anyone can play with: from very easy ones for the little kids to more challenging ones that are ideal for the older grades.
Hidden Pictures Scavenger Hunt
This game is so engaging and so simple. Just print out your favorite photos and hide them all-around your home (and even in the garden if you’re feeling adventurous). Your kids can then spend the whole afternoon searching for hidden pictures. If you want to have a prize at the end of the hunt, you can decide to bake a delicious cake to share with the whole family.
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! To try out the Mopria Print Service app and explore some of its other functions, you can download the app here.