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On those rainy days bring summer inside with these summer toddler activities. Turn off the screens and have some fun with one of these wonderful ideas for your toddler.
I love simple and easy ideas that can get your toddler engaged. They are usually the messy ones but it’s summer and you can do it all outside if needed as long as the weather is cooperating.
We spend all of our time outdoors since our winters are so long. I know it can become a challenge to find something that will occupy your toddler for more than 5 minutes so here’s a wonderful list of places to get started.
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Summer Toddler Activities
A simple activity using grass from your backyard can turn into an amazing sensory experience for your toddler.
Collect some flowers from your backyard or on a nature walk to create this amazing sensory soup that will keep your toddler busy.
Yes, you have this in your cupboard, turn it into a fun sensory play activity for your toddler.
Watch caterpillars grow into butterflies with this butterfly garden. It can help teach young toddlers basic science, and responsibility.
On a hot summer day, create this toddler pouring station as a way to cool off.
Painting with toddlers is a must for a good time! All you’ll need is different colored paint, papers, and when it’s all dry, scissors! This activity can also make great cards or gifts for dad or grandpa and grandma.
Learning letters can’t be more fun than this cold activity that’s great for summer days. Let your kids go sailing with their letters today!
Recommended Summer Toddler Books
To extend any of the toddler activities for summer, read one of these cool summer books with your little one.
I See SummerHow to Catch a MermaidHello, World! Backyard BugsBaby Loves Summer!: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Book (Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books)Good Night Summer (Good Night Our World)Llama Llama Learns to Swim
Summer never has to be the same old with this fun activity. It involves food, hats, and quality time with you, the parent!
The Olympics are approaching, so what better activity to do than this one? It teaches the kids their alphabet and some culture about the Olympics!
Math is everywhere, just like words are. Let your toddler embrace the learning of tall marks with this great activity.
For those hot summer days, this activity is gold for moms and their kids. What better fun then with cool water and letter learning?
Science is all around us and it’s never too late to start learning it. Try this sensory activity for your hands-on toddlers who are still exploring the world around them.
Kids love hands on activities and especially the ones that make the biggest explosions. Try this activity with your toddler and watch their eyes light up with wonder!
Lemonade stands are a classic, but sometimes new traditions are needed. Change it up with these different stand ideas!
Animals are always a fan-favorite for toddlers. Try this memory game full of animals straight from the sea.
This activity brings loads of enjoyment for your toddler and a break for you! Though it might be messy, it’ll all be worth it to see your kid’s smiles and laughs.
It doesn’t have to be Easter to have fun with this activity. All you need is an empty egg carton, different colored eggs, and matching chalk/markers/pencils.
Recommended Summer Toddler Toys
Want a fun activity to keep your toddler busy this summer? Try one of these fun toddler toys that will allow your child to explore and have a ton of fun while doing it.
Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table | Kids Water Play Table with 13-Pc Accessory Set18 PCs Kids Play Tent, Pop Up Tent with Kids Camping Gear Set, Outdoor Toys Camping Tools Set for KidsSplashEZ 3-in-1 Sprinkler for Kids, Splash Pad, and Wading Pool for Learning – Children’s Sprinkler Pool, 60” Inflatable Water Toys –Lovelion Beach Toy Set with Activity Table with Storage Room and Cover Suitable for Toddler Over Fun Sand Toys Set for Girls and Boys Kids Outdoor ToysDanvren Bubble Machine, Automatic Bubble Blower Maker Summer Toys for Kids Boys Girls Toddlers,Hundreds of Bubbles per Minute, with 12oz Refill Solution, Airplane Shape for Indoor and OutdoorStep2 Tropical Rainforest Water Table | Colorful Kids Water Play Table with 13-Pc Accessory Set