Summer-time fun

Summer always brings a smile and 'Beautiful Jersey' is at its best in the sunshine.

The long days and opportunity to visit the beaches, cliff paths and countryside provide you with beautiful views and plenty chances to enjoy time in the great outdoors with your child. 

Now that Children's Day is near and the school summer holidays are just around the corner we wanted to encourage families to get out into our beautiful environment, to have some fun and enjoy learning together using everything that Jersey has to offer.

We have put together a whole host of easily accessed, low cost activities, resources and videos to give busy parents some ideas for the summer. There are things to do outdoors, or activities to try at home and we hope you will find something to help you celebrate Children's Day and the school holidays with your child. You can adapt most of the activities to match the age and needs of your child.

You will also find more resources on our pages for 3 to 5 year olds and 5 to 11 year olds.

You will also find more resources on our pages for 3 to 5 year olds and 5 to 11 year olds.

Fun activities

Paint a pebble Bubble play Cycle or skate Make a boat Plan an afternoon tea Take  a walk in the countryside  Create a photo album Make a newspaper hat Play football on the beach  
Wash your toys

Go rock pooling

consult the Tide table)

Start a sketch book Plant some sunflowers Visit the fish market and learn the names of some shell fish Make dough seashell turtles Collect leaves and seeds Take a walk through the Forgotten Forest at Val de la Mare Bat watch at dusk in St Peter's Valley  
Complete a jigsaw puzzle Make a windchime Play football on the beach Make puppets Design your dream bedroom Make a friendship bracelet Create a sand sculpture Take on the library reading challenge Make some Jersey wonders  
Hoolahoop Write tongue twisters Practice tying your shoelaces Make a paper plane Fly a kite on the beach Make pasta jewellery Design a castle Make spinners  Go for a paddle at Green Island  
Watch a sunset at St Ouen Complete a cliff walk Write a song  Make a bird feeder from recycled materials Make a daisy chain Design and make a board gameBuild a blanket den Roll down a sand dune Grow cress in eggshells Whistle with grass  
Draw your family tree
Make an ice bowl
Write and illustrate your own book Make a flextangle Go for a picnic

Swim in the sea

consult the Tide table)

Design and make a set of playing cards Learn a magic trick Make a bug house