Some of these summer activities pair nicely, like strawberry picking, baking and then a picnic. While others are stand alone things we can do to fill an afternoon.
Most are new activities we can do now that our daughter is two and we are really looking forward to experiencing all these things through her eyes.
Wish us luck as we check them off our list this summer. I will be updating this post as we go.
25 Fun Activities to do With Your Toddler This Summer!
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1. Have a picnic
2. Strawberry Picking
Teaching young children where their food comes from and having them help gather food can encourage them to try new things.
We got out to go strawberry picking with our daughter the first weekend they were available (here in Ontario that was the Canada Day long weekend, which is later than normal).
Little B ate so many strawberries I offered the farm extra money, but they graciously smiled and said no problem.
Funny thing is, she hasn’t touched the strawberries since! She only wanted to eat them straight from the farm, oh well – into smoothies they go.
Tips: Bring a basket from home if you have it. Otherwise the farm will most likely charge you for one.
We have this awesome cookbook that has recipes that toddlers can help prepare. These cookie bites are technically “no bake” but they were so fun to make together I am counting it! I’m sure we will be baking more recipes from this book, but these chocolate chip no-bake cookies were a hit.
4. Go to a fair
Check mark! We went to our local Rib Fest and checked off going to a fair. They had tons of rides and my sister-in-law and brother took my daughter on all the rides with their girls.
I definitely had anxiety about our two year old going on rides for the first time, but I quickly learned I need to give her more credit! She is so adventurous and loved them all.
A new personal goal is to stop thinking she is too little to try new things.
5. Go to the Beach
6. Swim in a Pool
7. Visit a Splash Pad
8. Head to the Zoo
This is a bit of a cheat for us since we have a zoo membership. If you haven’t spent much time at a zoo check out this toddler-friendly guide on how to have as much fun as possible there!
9. Go to a Park
10. Check out an Outdoor Concert
11. “Fish” in our Water Table
12. Splash in our Toddler Friendly Backyard Pool
13. Go for a Bike Ride
14. Take a Train
15. Eat an Ice Cream Cone
This was an easy and fun one. My daughter’s eyes bugged out of her head when she saw this ice cream cone.
We definitely are trying to get her to eat more veggies, but summer isn’t complete without ice cream!
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16. Eat a Freezie/Popsicle
17. Go to a Food festival
18. Play with bubbles
19. Water the Flowers Together
20. Pick a bouquet of flowers
21. Go to a Petting zoo
We are lucky to have a petting zoo close by and decided to buy a seasons pass because we enjoyed it so much.
Our toddler is getting much more comfortable with the animals and we can do the whole place in about an hour.
22. Ride a Boat or Ferry
23. Run through a sprinkler
24. Color a sidewalk with chalk
25. Go to a cottage
25 Fun Activities to do With Your Toddler This Summer – conclusion
We are all really looking forward to summer this year and trying new things as a family. Do you have any toddler summer activities you recommend?
Leave a comment and let me know your ideas. I would love to add even more to the list.