If you love being outdoors during the summer season like us then you’re going to adore our list of the best summer essentials. We wanted to feature an extensive list of products that families living in the country may want to survive summer break.
While we have older kids and tend to hibernate indoors during the hottest of days, we do enjoy having some of these summer essentials to keep our family enjoying the months of summer.
Great Big List of Summer Essentials
Bubbles are an excellent way to keep kids busy outside. I don’t care if you’re a toddler or a 30 year old adult, bubbles are fascinating! I’m never going to grow too old to chase bubbles around my backyard.
We’re a homeschooling family so we tend to educate our boys’ year round. Using th is daily summer activities book for grades 5-6 is a fabulous way to keep our youngest boy having fun while learning.
Many people are heading to the beach this year to enjoy sandcastle building and swimming fun. This kids’ beach sand toys set will help you build some awesome castles with your family.
We don’t leave home without our bug spray. Since we’re an off-roading family who enjoys getting out in the backwoods, as opposed to hitting the beach with tons of people, this deep woods bug repellent is our go-to.
Don’t leave home withour your survival kit for camping, hiking or any other family travel experiences you’ve got up your sleeve for summer break.
It’s always fun to get creative with an outdoor kid’s splash pad. Our kids are older, so we don’t use these things anymore, but for country parents out there with littles this is a must-have summer essentials item.
Give the gift of outdoor curiosity with this explorer kit for kids. I know our kiddos loved exploring the great outdoors, even if it simply meant going in the backyard to find what they could find.
Keep that skin protected with an SPF 70 sunscreen, need I say more? This summer essentials item is good for adults and kiddos to keep their skin safe all summer break long.
If you have a baby then you must keep their little head safe from the sunshine. Th is adorable sun hate for the beach is essential for summer break beach visits.
This is a fun set of educational games for kids ages 6+ that want to stay indoors on those super hot days.
Technology has come so far! This summer essentials item will keep your smartphone charged using solar power. This helps ensure you always have a charged phone in case of emergencies.
Some parents don’t allow water gun toys, but we do! There’s nothing wrong with enjoying some imagination playtime with water guns. These will cool you down while enjoying some physical activity during summer break. Besides, these don’t even look like guns 😉
My oldest kiddo uses this sun protection brand but I believe in the adutl version, since she’s an adult [almost].
Let the summer learning begin or continue so that your kids don’t get summer slide issues. Purchase this summer essentials learning backpack that’s full of educational activities for your younger kiddos today.
I don’t know how many times I’ve taken my kiddos to the beach only to find out I have no safe place for my smartphone. Get this waterproof phone pouch so that your smartphone stays safe while you enjoy getting in the water with your family.
If my kids were younger, I would totally have used this set for part of my container gardening ideas. Let the kids help with outdoor yard work this summer with their own garden tool set.
I always bring a blanket with us when we hit the beach. This allows us to have a non-sandy space to sit and eat or relax when we’re taking a break from swimming.
I’m going to have to get this adorable hat that says Hello Sunshine as part of my summer essentials list. I love having fun, positive sayings on my clothing and accessories.
I haven’t purchased this summer essentials item but I really want to! I love doing outdoor scavenger hunts as they remind me of our Geocaching days.
The summer carnivals have mostly been canceled here in New Hampshire, so why not get this 3 in 1 carnival games set to have fun at home instead. You could even set it up with prizes for the kids to win.
We bring a cooler with us anytime we head out on a day trip with our kids. We pack it with at least one gallon of water and ice to keep us hydrated.
We love growing in our container garden but before that, we grew herbs indoors. Okay, so my oldest child always grows herbs indoors but I watched and it was a fun science experiment for homeschooling.
It’s important to have a set of playing cards around. You can play so many games and get creative with just one deck of cards.
I’ma tumbler cup addict and this adorable travel mug is a wonderful way to bring along your own drinks to summer outings. A must have for your summer essentials list.
Get ready to travel in style, okay well anyways at least be prepared with a travel beach towel. I don’t know how many times our middle forgets his beach towel.
This reminds me of my fanny pack days but more fashionable. Perfect to store small items like your ID and smartphone in during hiking trips or beach days.
This battery-operated clip on fan is something I once used to help our youngest boy stay cool when he slept on the top bunk during those younger years.
Have a blast with this fun challenge game for families. Stacking cups can provide hours of fun for the whole family which is why I had to keep it on my summer essentials wish list.
I love brain games and feel that you’re never too old to enjoy them! This brain games kit will give your family plenty of fun to have during the summer break.
I’m most certainly going to order this for our boys! They need to have a better way to log their reading hours for homeschooling and this looks perfect!
Last, but not least, this indoor herb garden seed starter kit will help you grow your own herbal tea. This is an excellent way to boost your immunity with a warm cup of homemade tea.
I’m sure my list of summer essentials will help inspire you to get some items ready to enjoy summer break with kids. May you have a fabulous summer season and continue enjoying quality time with those you hold dearest.
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