With the summer holidays edging ever closer today I’m sharing some (ok, loads) of summer activities for toddlers with you – perfect for keeping younger kids busy and happy during the summer months! With tons of inspiration for easy summer crafts, sensory play and even some summer themed science experiments toddlers can do there’s plenty to keep you active and most importantly, keep you having fun and making memories too.
Summer Activities for Toddlers
As there’s so many activities in this round up I’ve split it into two sections to make it a bit easier to navigate – summer crafts for toddlers and easy summer activities for toddlers. There are loads of activities including sensory play, sun crafts, toddler science activities and even some ideas for a toddler friendly summer sports day.
This frozen flowers sensory play idea is one of our favourite summer activities – it looks so pretty and it’s really easy to make – it was a total hit with both of my kids and one they’ve asked for again and again.
I’ve titled this post 35+ summer activities for toddlers but when I went to make the images I realised that I’d already got 38 ideas so I’m sure it will grow into an even bigger resource as we go through the year! To help you find the activity you’re looking for I’ve listed each section in the order that they appear in the image above it. With this many summer activities for toddlers though there’s obviously more ideas than I could fit in the corresponding image so do take a look through the list for more inspiration.
Summer Crafts for Toddlers
Painted birdhouse craft from Grace, Giggles and Naptime
Paper plate watermelon from Crafts on Sea
Paper plate octopus from No Time for Flashcards
Doily sun from Crafts on Sea
Paper bowl ice cream from Crafts on Sea
Bubble wrap starfish from No Time for Flashcards
Coffee filter sun from Look, We’re Learning
Handprint paper plate sun from Crafts on Sea
Peg paper plate sun from Crafts on Sea
Button flower from Crafts on Sea
Sponge painted ice cream from Crafts on Sea
Sea shell decorations from Crafts on Sea
Paper plate crab from Crafts on Sea
Paper plate sea collage from Crafts on Sea
Seahorse craft from Crafts on Sea
Paper and peg butterflies from Playful Learners
Cupcake liner jellyfish from Easy Peasy and Fun
Paper boat from Easy Peasy and Fun
Ripped paper watermelon from The Chirping Moms
Paper plate butterflies from No Time for Flashcards
Easy Summer Activities for Toddlers
Butterfly number recognition stones from Crafts on Sea
Rainbow soap foam from The Chaos and The Clutter
Painted flower pots from Grace, Giggles and Naptime
Magnetic fishing game from Messy Little Monster
Flower suncatcher from Messy Little Monster
Lego ice play from Crafts on Sea
Lemon play dough from Crafts on Sea
Frozen flowers sensory play from Crafts on Sea
Flower play dough from Crafts on Sea
Making stone faces from Crafts on Sea
Summer sensory activity from The Chaos and The Clutter
Watermelon science activity from Natural Beach Living
Toddler sports day from Rainy Day Mum
Nature paintbrushes from Messy Little Monster
Flower canning pretend play from Adventure In A Box
Grow your own butterflies from The Homespun Hydrangea
Bug sensory bin from The Best Ideas for Kids
Summer sensory play from Mama Smiles
More Ideas For Toddlers
Like to plan ahead? Why not check out our round up of over 40 autumn activities for toddlers.
Or we’ve got some brilliant fruit activities for toddlers to help encourage their love of all things healthy!
Love flowers? Us too and we’ve got tons of flower activities for toddlers you and your kids will love.