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.
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 Activities for Kids
- 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.
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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Jenn Pilgrim, The Newlywed Pilgrimage says
I couldn’t love this MORE! Xo
Parrish (Life With The Crust Cut Off) says
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What a great roundup!! I really love Mason Jars! [email protected] Superhero
Leigh [email protected] says
Mique – totally love this idea. Think I may make myself a set!!!
marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings says
I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of mason jar projects. love this, pinning
I’m with you Marisa! Thanks for pinning. xo
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 http://www.fillmorecontainer.com/Coin-Slot-Lid-Aluminum-Color-for-Mason-Jar-Banks-P301.aspx?g=true
Love this so much! I like the idea of adding the memories to a scrapbook or something, too, so they’ll always be remembered.
Thanks so much Kristen! Yes- add those memories to your scrapbook. Happy Summer!
capturing joy with kristen duke says
I LOVE this! Those vintage looking blue jars are pretty fabulous;)
Thanks Kristen. The new blue jars are my favorite. (second only to the actual vintage blue ones ;) xo
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?
Hi Leigh- that link was crossed out b/c Pinterest was having some issues. It should be fixed now. Thanks!