24 Super Fun Summer Activities For Toddlers!

Summer is here! If you’ve got kids at home this summer, you’ll NEED this list of summer activities for toddlers to keep them busy and engaged all summer!

 

24 super fun summer activities for toddlers

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Need some great ideas to keep your toddler busy this summer? Check out these fabulous crafts, projects, and activities that you can do with your toddler (or just set up and let them play by themselves) to keep them occupied!

24 Super Fun Summer Activities For Toddlers!

1. A fun water play activity that can be used again and again!

Diy water table with sprayers and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Who doesn’t love playing in the water! The fountains and sprayers on this simple DIY water table will keep the kiddos entertained (and cool!) for hours on hot summer days!

See the full instructions on Practically Functional.

2. No fancy photo paper needed to make these cool prints!

Acrylic paint sun prints and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

All you need to make these awesome “sun prints” is acrylic paint and some leaves and flowers! It turns out gorgeous and the kids will have fun learning about heat and evaporation while they craft.

See the full instructions on Craftiments.

3. Make your own marble race track!

Pool noodle marble races and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers
Pool Noodle Races

A pool noodle makes a great marble race track! Set up a couple in the yard for hours of racing fun!

See the full instructions on Fancy Shanty.

4. Keep the kids occupied on long road trips with this simple craft!

Diy road trip activity kit and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Turn an empty box into an awesome road trip activity set to help keep the “Are we there yet?”s at bay on your next road trip!

See the full instructions on The Pinning Mama.

5. Awesome STEAM activity to learn about how plants grow!

Grass head for kids and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Plant these cute grass heads and watch the grass grow! Your kids will get a kick out of giving the heads a “haircut”!

See the full instructions on Red Ted Art.

6. This sidewalk paint is puffy for extra fun!

Diy foam sidewalk paint and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Make your own puffy sidewalk paint in any color you want! The best part is it washes off easily with water!

See the full instructions on The TipToe Fairy.

7. Never run out of bubble solution again!

Easy homemade bubble solution and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

The kids will love making their own bubble recipe so they never run out! There are even instructions for how to make a bubble solution that will create GIANT bubbles!

See the full instructions on Red Ted Art.

8. Getting dirty is irresistible to little kids, so let them have fun!

Washing farm animals sensory bin and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

The kids will love getting the animals dirty, and then cleaning them up! It’s a super low-prep activity that can be done again and again!

See the full instructions on Coffee Cups And Crayons.

9. Make treats for your feathered friends this summer!

Bird feeder from a toilet paper roll and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

These little bird feeders are super easy to make, and the kids will love watching all the birds come to the yard for a snack!

See the full instructions on Practically Functional.

10. Get everything you need for these cute boats at the dollar store!

Pool noodle boat races and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

A pool noodle, popsicle sticks, and a few pieces of paper are all you need to make these little boats. The kids will love floating them around the pool!

See the full instructions on The Pinning Mama.

11. Water + Ice + Colors = Endless Fun!

Water sensory play and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Not only will your kids love playing in the water, but they’ll learn about mixing colors and how ice works!

See the full instructions on Glue Sticks & Gumdrops.

12. The easiest way to make a bubble snake!

How to make a bubble snake and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Instead of blowing single bubbles, make an entire bubble snake! All you need is a sock and a water bottle!

See the full instructions on Messy Little Monster.

13. Keep the kids cool on those hot days!

Diy sponge necklaces and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

These sponge necklaces are fun AND functional! The kids will love playing with them in the water, plus the necklaces will keep them cool as they play on hot days.

See the full instructions on The Tiny Funnel.

14. This sidewalk paint is easy to make and super fun!

Diy sidewalk paint and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

You probably have everything you need to make this sidewalk paint in your kitchen already! Whip up a quick batch and it will keep the kids happy and entertained outside for hours!

See the full instructions on Practically Functional.

15. Blow bubbles to make these cute butterflies!

Bubble printing butterfly craft and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Remember blowing bubbles in your milk as a kid? Well this time you can let your kids blow bubbles to their hearts content to create these cute butterflies!

See the full instructions on Red Ted Art.

16. Such a fun and simple way to welcome summer!

Easy paper plate watermelon craft and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

This cute paper plate craft will be a huge hit this summer! It’s so quick and easy to do, and only requires a few basic supplies!

See the full instructions on Simply Today Life.

17. Create your own sandbox with a lid!

Diy sandbox with a lid and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Kids love playing in sand, so why not give them their own mini sandbox! Bonus: It has a lid so you can close it up and store it away when it’s not in use!

See the full instructions on The Country Chic Cottage.

18. These fun binoculars are perfect for summer nature walks and playground trips!

Binocular craft made from tp rolls and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Turn empty TP tubes into binoculars that your inquisitive toddler will love! They already love to explore the world; help them out with this cute craft!

See the full instructions on Red Ted Art.

19. Keep the kiddos entertained for hours on rainy days!

Fabric scraps in a wipes container and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Stuff fabric scraps into an empty wipes container for a quick and easy activity your toddler will love! If you’re ever stuck indoors this summer, this is the perfect solution!

See the full instructions on Practically Functional.

20. Toddlers will love stamping with celery!

How to make a celery rose and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Did you know celery looks just like little roses when you cut it in half? Grab some paint and some celery and keep your toddler occupied with a fun craft!

See the full instructions on Messy Little Monster.

21. Protect the little ones from the sun with this cute visor!

Watermelon visor and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

The sun can be harsh in summer, so protect little faces with these cute visors! Plus the kids will love helping to make them!

See the full instructions on Crafts By Amanda.

22. This sensory bag is so easy to make, and totally customizable!

How to make sensory bags for babies and toddlers and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Grab a recloseable bag and some hair gel, and fill your sensory bag with whatever you want! Go on a nature walk with the kids and have them collect their own fun specimens for their sensory bag!

See the full instructions on Practically Functional.

23. Perfect travel-sized activity to keep the kids busy!

Felt cookie busy bag and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

This cute felt cookie activity bag will keep the kids entertained for hours! Plus they’ll love helping you create the pieces to put the bag together!

See the full instructions on Views From A Step Stool.

24. For all the nature lovers out there!

Toddler bug hunt and 23 other fun summer activities for toddlers

Grab a couple supplies from the dollar store and go on a bug hunt! Toddlers who love to explore can learn more about bugs and nature while having a ton of fun at the same time!

See the full instructions on House Of Burke.

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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Ria says

    3 years ago

    Wow, wow, wow! I loved all these activities and can’t wait to do it with my little one! Unfortunately, It is winter here in Australia and i have to wait till Summer! However, Stuffing fabric into a wipes container might work during this winter! Thank you so much for this wonderful post 🙂 i am already a fan of you now!

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