Kids Summer Jar Ideas + Printable

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We’re back with our talented group of 10 blogger besties to share June’s themed hop. Head on over to their blogs to see and save their projects after viewing ours. Last month’s hop theme was citrus, so many cute ideas! Pin this collage below, and make sure you come back on the 10th each month! June’s theme is MASON JARS for this beautiful summer weather!

10 mason jars projects and recipes

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1. Little Miss Momma sharing Quick and Easy Painted Mason Jar Vases

2 .Landee See, Landee Do is sharing DIY Mercury Glass Mason Jars

3. Thirty Handmade Days shares Kids Summer Jar Ideas + Printable

4. Simply Kierste is sharing an Easy Mason Jar Lanterns tutorial

5. Your Homebased Mom shares Mason Jar Picnic ideas

6. Lolly Jane shares some quick Mason Jar Vases

7. Six Sisters Stuff sharing a Rainbox Cake in a Jar recipe

8 .Eighteen25 sharing their Laundry Room Mason Jars

9. Or So She Says sharing a DIY Bug Jar Caddy

10. Capturing Joy shares Mason Jar Mod Podge Photo Art for the home

Oh mason jars how I do love thee?  Let me count the ways…. there are about 19302390392030293 things that can be done with mason jars. Right?  I took a few ideas and combined them into one for this Kids Summer Ideas post.

Kids Summer Jar Ideas: Kindness, Reading + Memories Printables

The idea behind these is simple- take some cute cute cute blue mason jars (or plain would work too…..vintage would be fun!) to be used for different summer activities.  I created printables for the tops  with several colors and a few activities.

Summer Jars Printable from

  • Summer Memories:  Cut up strips of paper and add memories to them throughout your summer.  After the summer is done, you have a jar full of memories! You could keep the jar as is or add the strips to a scrapbook.
  • Summer Kindness:  This one could be done several ways- you could cut up strips like the memories one and have kids write up when they do something kind for someone else.  You could also have cotton balls or fuzzy balls and for each time someone is caught doing something kind, a ball is added to the jar.  When the jar is filled up, you can go or do something fun together as a family.  Need some random acts of kindness?  Check out my RAOK posts.
  • Summer Reading:  This is to encourage kids to detach from the electronics and get reading.  Another one that could be done several ways – cut up strips of paper and write some books you want to read, then pull them out one by one and read them.  Or have the fuzzy balls and add them to the jar for each book that is read.

Summer Jar Memories

The possibilities with this are endless! But I’ve got the printables for you to get started.  Download this sheet of printables and cut around the circles or use a punch if you have it.  You can adhere the tag with a glue dot to stay in place too.

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  1. Lisa says

    Hi Mique, Thanks so much for sharing these…I just love the project with the blue jars. It’s always nice to start something that engages the kids all summer and this is a great one! Did you see the neat Coin Slot lids that Fillmore Container has? They would be great for any of the projects that involve collecting slips of paper or money etc! I just shared your post on our facebook…it’s too cute!
    Here’s the link

  2. says

    Love this so much! I like the idea of adding the memories to a scrapbook or something, too, so they’ll always be remembered.

  3. Leigh says

    Hi, I notice you’ve crossed out Pinterest as a method of joining up with you. Does that mean you don’t want me pinning your awesome idea? I’ll respect that, but want to make sure first and wondered what your reasons are?