Summer is such a fun time to have a toddler! There are so many fun and new things you can do with them that the possibilities are endless! Here are some fun ideas for you to do during your toddlers first summer!
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Summer Fun for Toddlers
Last summer I had yet to start this blog, but we did so many fun things with Caden that I wanted to share and give you some fun ideas to stir the wonder with your toddler(s)! I will start with the obvious-
There are so many fun activities that you can do outside with toddlers, but you don’t have to plan something all the time. Toddlers are perfectly capable of making their own fun!
Caden loves to run around the yard pushing his cars and trucks. He picks up sticks and rocks, and checks out the ants. He gets so excited when an airplane flies overhead! He has so much fun outside doing his own thing that he asks to go outside almost as soon as his wakes up in the morning!
But if you need something to do outside you can…
Go for a Bike Ride!
Safety first! Always place your toddler in a trusted child carrier and have them wear a helmet!
Go for a Walk!
Check out the Nature!
Get Creative Outside!
Do some finger painting!
Make sure to use non-toxic paint!
Create BIG art with a fly swatter!
The Big Messy Art Book by MaryAnn F. Kohl is full of fun art projects that are easy to clean up!
Or keep in clean by painting with water!
When its gets HOT you can…
Play with Water!
Play with water at the water table!
Add some shaving cream and cars for even more fun! And do a Shaving Cream Car Wash!
Play in the water with the sprinkler, kiddie pool, bucket or all of the above!
Have a Cozy Coupe Car Wash!
When it gets TOO hot you can…
Do some yoga!
Draw on the windows (with window markers)!
Clean the house!
Give them a spray bottle, its funny!
Play with shaving cream!
Doodle on a dry erase board with markers!
And don’t forget the ALWAYS fun…
Last summer was our first time playing with sensory bins! Caden loved it! We started with a simple rice bin with an assortments of containers for pouring.
Then I created the original Insect Sensory Bin.
And we had TONS of fun with a water bead and fish sensory bin!
To make summer extra special and fun you can visit your…
Went to the Zoo!
Spent a Day Out with Thomas!
Went to a Carnival! (sort of.)
Visited a Museum!
Visited a Petting Zoo!
Played at the Children’s Museum!
Went to a Touch a Truck event!
And went to the beach!
For more great summer fun ideas check out MORE Summer Fun for Toddlers and my Summer Fun Pinterest Board!
Follow Samantha @Stir the Wonder’s board Summer Fun! on Pinterest.
And be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter for sneak peeks into our latest activities!
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Oh, my absolute favorite is the cozy coupe car wash. Brilliant. I’d love for you to share this at my Summer Bucket List Idea Share. Thanks for sharing this fantastic list. We’ll be using some for sure!
Thanks for the invite!
Just thought I’d let you know I included a link to some of your activities on my personal blog. Such cute ideas! Thanks for the post!
I can’t wait to try several of these activities with my kids!
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