60 Summer Fun Activities for Toddlers


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With summer fast approaching, I’ve been brainstorming ways to keep Sage entertained and happy during the warmer months. As a parent, I know how important it is to find activities that are both fun and educational for toddlers. That’s why I’m excited to share this list of 60 summer fun activities that I’ve compiled for toddlers!

From water play and outdoor games to nature walks and sensory experiences, there’s something for every curious toddler on this list. So, let’s grab some sunscreen, pack a snack, and embark on a fun-filled summer of exploration and learning with our little ones!

60 fun summer activities for toddlers

1. Play in the rain

2. Make a mud pie

3. Catch fireflies

4. Have an outdoor movie night 

5. Make fresh lemonade 

6. Eat ice cream with sprinkles

7. Make a bird feeder

8. Run through a sprinkler

9. Have a pool day

10. Go to the beach

11. Go to a water park 

12. Wear a glow stick necklace

13. Go to a parade 

14. Light sparklers 

15. Make a dandelion flower crown 

16. Plant flowers for the butterflies and bees

17. Eat a snow cone 

18. Go on a nature walk 

19. Go star gazing

20. Eat a freeze pop

21. Go to the zoo

22. Feed the ducks and fish 

23. Visit a petting zoo 

24. Draw with side walk chalk 

25. Blow and pop bubbles 

26. Have a picnic 

27. Fly a kite 

28. Sell lemonade at a lemonade stand 

29. Ride a bike 

30. Have a water gun fight

31. Fill up and toss water balloons 

32. Play kickball 

33. Slide down a slip n’ slide 

34. Go berry picking 

35. Paint rocks

36. Go to a drive-in

37. Go camping in your backyard

38. Dance at a free summer concert

39. Visit a farmers market 

40. Tie-dye shirts 

41. Make homemade ice cream 

42. Take out books from the library

43. Build a sandcastle 

44. Do a science experiment 

45. Make home made pizzas 

46. Skip rocks on a lake

47. Make a tree swing 

48. Make sand art 

49. Watch fireworks 

50. Learn hopscotch 

51. Help hand wash a car 

52. Eat cotton candy at a fair 

53.  Go to a planetarium

54. Go on a road trip 

55. Drink from a hose 

56. Make a painting with nature 

57. Go on an insect scavenger hunt 

58. Play soccer  

59. Make cairns by stacking rocks

60. Make a wish on a dandelion

If you’re feeling inspired and ready to try out some of these summer activities with your toddler, be sure to download the free printable checklist! You can print it out and stick it on your fridge, or keep it on your phone for easy reference. For an extra little activity for your toddler, here’s a summer activity coloring sheet!

Hosting a toddler birthday party this summer? Check out this Under the Sea theme party we held for Sage’s first birthday to give you some ideas!

I hope this list has given you some great ideas for keeping your toddler entertained and engaged this summer. But, I want to hear from you too! What are some of your favorite summer activities to do with your little one? Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

And if you found this post helpful, please share it with other parents who might benefit from it. Let’s spread the word and help each other make this summer the best one yet for our toddlers!

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