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24 Fun Toddler Activities for Your Summer Bucket List

Image source: One Charming Party
Image source: One Charming Party

Keep your toddler busy this summer with a summer bucket list!  Here is a round-up of 24 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. (via Momaha.com)

2. DIY Sprinkler

Image source: Housing a Forest
Image source: Housing a Forest

With a plastic bottle and a drill, create a DIY sprinkler. Your toddler will love running thru the water, perfect for cooling off. (via Housing a Forest)

3. Outdoor Water Bed

How COOL is this? It’s a giant water bed made out of a tarp and duct tape. (via Utah County Mom)

4. Water Wall

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Image source: Playing by the Book

Just think how much fun your little ones will have playing with a water wall! (via Playing by the Book)

5. DIY Splash Pad

Using a tarp, a sprinkler and some balls — you can make your very own splash pad! (via 1 Little Dude and 3 Little Ladies)

6. Kiddie Car Wash

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Image source: Mom Endeavors

Your little one will love riding his scooter, or driving his push car thru this kiddie car wash! (via Mom Endeavors)

7. Air Fort

Make this air fort of awesomeness 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. (via Mom Trusted)

8. Lemonade Stand

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Create a classic childhood memory — try a lemonade stand with your toddler! You can also teach your child how to give by donating the money to charity. (via Lil’ Luna)

9. Soap Boat Races

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Image source: I Heart Naptime

With a rain gutter, a few bars of soap, tooth pics, fabric, scissors and a glue gun, you can race bars of soap for a sudsy good time! (via I Heart Naptime)

10. Spray Sidewalk Chalk

Spray on the color, spray on the fun with spray sidewalk chalk! (via Thirty Handmade Days)

11. DIY Bird Feeder

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Image source: Pretty Prudent

Our toddlers love to watch the birds eat through our kitchen window. Using a soda bottle, you can make your own bird feeder. (via Pretty Prudent)

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12. Backyard Teepee

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Image source: Mama Papa Bubba

Your kids will enjoy hours of play in this 5-minute backyard teepee! (via Mama Papa Bubba)

13. Solar Oven

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Image source: Kids Activities Blog

Make a solar oven and enjoy yummy s’mores! (via Kids Activities Blog)

14. Chalk Dress-Up Dolls

Add a twist to chalk play! Make chalk dress-up dolls by having your toddlers put clothes on the doll outlines drawn on the sidewalk. (via The Iowa Farmer’s Wife)

15. Ice Cream in a Bag

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Image source: Scattered thoughts of a crafty mom

Make homemade ice cream in a bag! Your toddler will love helping put ingredients in a plastic bag and freezing. The ice cream only needs to be put in the freezer for 5 minutes, so perfect for impatient toddlers. (via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom)

16. Box Car Drive-In Movie Night

Make box cars and host your very own drive-in movie night! (via Crafty Moods)

17. Have a Picnic

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Image source: Ana white

If you’re feeling handy, 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! (via Ana White)

18. Scavenger Hunt

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Image source: Modern Parents Messy Kids

What will your toddler find on a scavenger hunt? Oh, lots of good stuff! (via Modern Parents Messy Kids)

19. Human Bubble

Image source: One Charming Party
Image source: One Charming Party

Make a bubble surrounding your toddler! (via One Charming Party)

20. Play Dress Up

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21. Condensed Milk Paint

Your toddler will be licking their art when they create with condensed milk paint. (via ECE Made Easy)

22. Bowl at Home

Image source: Every Day Dishes
Image source: Every Day Dishes

It’s too hot to leave the house, craft your own bowling game at home! (via Every Day Dishes)

23. Outdoor Twister

Take Twister outdoors! What a great way to teach toddlers their colors as well. (via You + Me)

24. Ball Pit

Create an indoor (or outdoor) ball pit! Throw a bunch of small plays into a kiddie pool and watch the kids go to town. (via Good Home Design)

 

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