It’s hot, kids are at home on break and your toddler is driving you crazy!
I have just the list of summer ideas for you!
Top 10 FREE Summer Play Ideas for Toddlers
1. Classic Water Play – Set up a splash pool and include cups or buckets to let them enjoy the satisfaction of pouring water into and out of a container (no worrying about spills!). Throw in toys or household objects, from metal spoons to plastic balls, to experiment with objects that sink and float.
2. Homemade Painting – Make your own paints from things already in your kitchen! (recipe for homemade paint)
3. Recycle Packaging – Save your bubble wrap from the last mail order! Spread out the bubble wrap on a hard surface like a wooden floor or driveway and let the dancing begin. Also cardboard is just as fun to draw on once flattened!
4. Pretend Play – Set up some camping items in the backyard and have a little camp out. You could even pair it with some s’mores! This is get pretend fun and practice for the real thing!
5. Nightlights – Make this fun recycled night light together with your toddler to enjoy at bedtime.
6. Have a Picnic – Make some yummy treats (we love watermelon icys!) and have a picnic! This can either be in your backyard or a park.
7. Decorate your walkways with chalk.
8. Build a Fort or make Fairy Houses – more imaginative fun!
9. Make a bird feeder – Remember that birds are also dehydrated in the hot summer days try to provide water nearby too! I love this Citrus Cup Bird Feeder from Mama Papa Bubba
10. Enjoy each others company! – Toddlers love to be with you. No matter what you do. Sit in the shade of a tree or porch and read a favorite story book for the 1000th time.
Need more than 10 ideas? Check out my list of things to do with under 5 year olds this summer! and all the awesome ideas below!
- Top 10 Sun Crafts from Craftulate
- Top 10 Sunflower Crafts from Multicraftingmummy
- Top 10 FREE Summer Play Ideas for Toddlers from Powerful Mothering
- Top 10 Watermelon Crafts for Kids from Artsy Momma
- Top 10 Summer Play Ideas for Babies and Bigger Kids from Words n Needles
Top 10 Ideas to Play & Learn at the Beach from Still Playing School
- Top 10 End of Year Teacher Gifts from Nemcsok Farms
- Top 10 Summer Engineering Projects for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures
Top 10 Summer Sensory Projects for Kids from Project Sensory
- Top 10 Summer Washing Activities for Water Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands
- Top 10 Backyard Games from The Pleasantest Thing