I was looking through my photos and found some more from last summer, so I thought I would share some more summer fun activities for toddlers that we did! Last summer Caden was 18 months so these activities would be great for young toddlers.
When the weather was nice, we were outside! Some outdoor activities that we did was…
Plant a Garden. Caden enjoyed digging in the dirt to plant the seeds and watching the plants grow. And when there isn’t anything growing in the garden, Caden loves to dig with his little shovels, and drive his cars around in the dirt.
If you don’t have a garden, a simple patch of dirt, like this left from where the fire pit was at Grandma’s, will satisfy any toddlers desire to dig in the dirt. And if you don’t have a shovel and pail, a toddler will gladly use a kitchen spoon and cereal bowl!
Other fun activities you can do outside include…
Flying a kite! Just make sure you have more backyard space than we do! It is hard to get a kite to fly when you have low trees in the way and not enough yard to run in! But Caden enjoyed watching his Daddy try!
Sidewalk chalk is always a fun activity! And you are never to old to play with sidewalk chalk!
Last summer Grandma’s neighbor handed down some fun toys for Caden to play with while at Grandma’s! One of those toys was a John Deere power wheel. Caden loves this thing! He would drive all around the yard grinning from ear to ear! And now that he is older he is cruising around the yard on his own (with supervision of course!).
And when we exhausted all the activities in our backyard and Grandma’s backyard, we went to the playground!
The playground we frequent is an awesome playground! With a big kid side for 6-12 year olds and a little kid side for 2-6 year olds. And it is right next to the library! Which is another place we can go to in the summer when it is too hot to be outside!
The library that we go to has a large selection of children’s books, a nice play area, a great children’s program and a summer reading program for elementary aged kids. Caden really enjoys going to play with the toys and saying hello to the pet guinea pig while I look for new books for us to read!
Other indoor activities that we did last summer was play with homemade play dough and cookie cutters.
And play with the nature blocks that his Daddy made for him!
Check out how we made them in this post, How to make Nature Blocks.
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