The kids are officially out of school and the long days of summer are here!! The kids are in half-day camps this summer (just 3 hours in the morning) so I need to make sure that I have some fun summer activities ready for them in the afternoon to keep busy. Adrian and I are working full-time and while we can take breaks here and there, I know I need to also have options readily available so that the kids can keep themselves entertained when needed!
I decided to browse around the Walmart app when I put in a grocery order a few days ago and was actually surprised to find so many activity ideas for kids! Plus, not only do I get to take advantage of the incredibly convenient Walmart Online Pickup and Delivery options, but I also get to save money thanks to Walmart’s low, low prices. There’s a $35 minimum required for orders, but there’s absolutely no markup using Walmart Online Pickup and Delivery!
My Walmart order went in at close to 10pm as I finalized my cart laying in bed, and the next morning I legit had my order arrive on my doorstep at 10am! It was a literal godsend since I’m that parent always scrambling at the last minute, and this ended up being the perfect way to surprise my kids as they arrived home from summer camp!
Read on for a look into my purchases along with 5 summer activity recommendations for kids that you can get from Walmart’s Online Pickup and Delivery.
FUN SUMMER ACTIVITIES
GET OUTDOORS: BUBBLES!
Summer is all about being outdoors and these bubble wands have always been a favorite for my little ones. These wands in particular are ideal if your little ones prefer bigger bubbles and it’s so nice that these come in a 6-pack too for under $4. My parents picked up a similar light-up Bubble Blaster toy from Walmart and it’s a huge hit with my kids whenever they visit their grandparents!
SHOP WALMART BUBBLE TOYS
Dylan has loved Legos since he was a toddler, and lately he’s been obsessed with the Harry Potter book series (currently in the middle of reading Book 4!). I knew that Lego Harry Potter set would be a really special surprise for him so I was super excited to see that this set could also get delivered with my Walmart grocery order. I was really impressed with Dylan for working on this set completely independently (he didn’t want our help actually!) and had it completed from start to finish in around 4 days.
Since picking up this Lego set, I’ve noticed that Walmart has rollback offers on a pretty good selection of Legos and their prices in general are among the lowest that I can find anywhere. So, if your kids are Lego lovers like mine, definitely check out Walmart!
SHOP WALMART LEGO SETS
ARTS & CRAFTS
Who doesn’t love some fun arts and crafts? Mei and I frequently have mini dates where we just paint, create, and get messy. But for the times when I’m working, I wanted to find some activities that she’d enjoy doing on her own. Mei has always loved the water reveal activity pads but finishes an entire book in under 10 minutes! I noticed this Crayola Shimmery Mermaids Coloring Book and love that it’s a similar idea, but allows her to take her time coloring in the details. For Dylan, he would absolutely love this optical illusions coloring book! I may have also been eying this Crayola Spin and Spiral Art Station — thinking it’s might just be next on our shopping list for the kids (and maybe me!).
SHOP WALMART ARTS & CRAFTS
We’re a board game family and have a pretty regular tradition of spending a couple hours every Saturday evening playing games. I was surprised to see such an amazing selection of board games available through Walmart’s Online Pickup and Delivery, and ended up settling on Sorry! I played a couple rounds with the kids to help them understand the rules, but soon enough they were playing amongst themselves! Walmart even has board game options for young kids (that don’t require them to know how to read) as well as strategy board games for the older kids to enjoy!
SHOP WALMART BOARD GAMES
DOLLS / ACTION FIGURES
And of course, Mei and Dylan love their dolls and action figures! I especially try to spread out and cycle these toys as I’ve found that they get tired of them pretty quickly otherwise. A few of our favorite dolls include the LOL Surprise Dolls and these are such a great deal as they have hidden surprises — I’ll have Mei open 1-2 per day and it’s a great way for her to have something to look forward for a couple weeks! For Dylan, this Batman action figure has actually been one that he’s loved for a couple years now and such an affordable find from Walmart too!
SHOP WALMART DOLLS & ACTION FIGURES
What are some fun summer activities you’re planning on doing? Let me know in a comment below!
Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post.
All items were selected and purchased by me, and opinions are 100% my own.