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25 Fun Toddler Activities for Your Summer Bucket List

Keep your toddler busy this summer with a summer bucket list!  Here is a round-up of 25 fun activities to keep your little one busy during the hots months of summer. Say no to bored and yes to fun!

1. Masking Tape Race Track: Create a masking tape race track for cars. Perfect for those HOT summer days where the heat is just too hot to play outside.

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Image source: Omaha

2. DIY Sprinkler: With a plastic bottle and a drill, create a DIY sprinkler. Your toddler will love running thru the water, perfect for cooling off.

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Image source: Housing a forest

3. Water Wall: Just think how much fun your little ones will have playing with a water wall!

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Image source: Playing by the book

4. Outdoor Water Bed: How COOL is this??? It’s a giant water bed made out of a tarp and duct tape.

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Image source: utah county mom

5. DIY Splash Pad: Using a tarp, a sprinkler and some balls — make your own splash pad.

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Image source: 1 little dude and 3 little ladies

6. Air Fort: Make this for the toddlers? I want to do this for me! How fun is this! Using a sheet, packaging tape and a fan make an air fort for your kids.

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Image source: Mom Trusted

7. Kiddie Car Wash: Your little one will love riding his scooter, or driving his push car thru this kiddie car wash!

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Image Source: Mom Endeavors

8. Lemonade Stand: Create a classic childhood memory — throw a lemonade stand with your toddler. Teach your child how to give — give the money to charity.

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Image source: Lil Luna

9. Soap Boat Races: With a rain gutter, a few bars of soap, tooth pics, fabric, scissors and a glue gun — race bars of soap!

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Image source: I Heart Naptime

10. Spray Sidewalk Chalk: Sidewalk fun with spray sidewalk chalk.

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Image source: Thirty Handmade Days

11. DIY Bird Feeder: Our toddlers love to watch the birds eat thru our kitchen window.  Using a soda bottle, make your bird feeder.

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

12. Backyard Teepee: Watch your kids enjoy hours of play in a backyard teepee!

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Image source: Mama Papa Bubba

13. Solar Oven: Make a solar oven and make yummy s’mores!

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Image source: Kids Activities Blog

 

14. Chalk Dress-Up Dolls: Add a twist to chalk play!  Make dress-up dolls by having your toddlers put clothes on the doll outlines drawn on the sidewalk.

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Image source: The Iowa Farmer’s Wife

15. Ice Cream in a Bag: Make ice cream in a bag. Your toddler will love helping put ingredients in a ziploc bag and freezing.  The ice cream only needs to be put in the freezer for 5 minutes, so perfect for impatient toddlers.

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Image source: Scattered thoughts of a crafty mom

16. Movie night: Make cardboard cars and throw a toddler movie night!

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Image source: Crafty Moods

17. Picnic: If you’re feeling crafty, you can build your toddler a picnic table for the yard. If not, just pull out their favorite dolls or stuffed animals and throw down a blanket!

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Image source: Ana white

18. Scavenger hunt: Take your toddler on a scavenger hunt.

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Image source: Modern Parents Messy Kids

19. Water Pinatas: Hang filled water balloons from a play structure and watch as your toddlers pop them.

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Image source: Scrap Happy Heather

20. Human Bubble: Make a bubble surround your toddler!

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Image source: One Charming Party

21. Costume Day: Play dress-up for the day.  Have your little girls dress up as their favorite fairy or princess and your son as his favorite cartoon character.  Let them play in character all day!

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Image source: Disney Store

22. Bowling: It’s too hot to leave the house, craft your own bowling game at home!

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Image source: Every Day Dishes

 

23. Outdoor Twister: Take Twister outdoors. What a great way to teach toddlers their colors as well.

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Image source: You plus me for always

24. Ball Pit: Create an indoor (or outside) ball pit! Throw a bunch of small plays into a kiddie pool and watch the kids go to town.

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Image source: Goods Home Design

25. Condensed Milk Paint: Your toddler will be licking their art! Make condensed milk paint.

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Image source: Ece made easy

 

 

 

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