50+ Summer Activities for Kids

AHEAD: 50+ Summer Activities for Toddlers is a fabulous collection of fun and easy summer activities for kids of all ages! Tons of ways to keep your toddler and preschooler busy during those long summer days!

And checkout my short form crafting series on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

50+ Summer Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

  1. DIY T-shirt Painting: Sun Printing on Fabric – KCEdventures
  2. Easy Tissue Paper Wind Sock – Snotty Noses
  3. Easy Summer Activity: Ice Smash Game – Busy Toddlers
  4. Watermelon Science Activities – Baking Soda and Vinegar Science Experiment – Natural Beach Living
  5. Hammering Tees into Watermelons – Fun Learning For Kids
  6. Heat Wave Science Magic for Kids: Make Crayons – Mama Smiles
  7. How To Make Sand Slime – Little Bins for Little Hands
  8. Glowing Firefly Craft – Teaching Mama
  9. Exploding Watermelon Science – 123 Homeschool 4 Me
  10. Watermelon Sensory Bin – Fantastic Fun and Learning
  11. Sunscreen Painting: STEAM For Kids – Team Cartwright
  12. Simple Water Balloon Yoyos – Mom Brite
  13. Summer Water Fun for Kids – Slip N Slide Hack – Protecting Your Pennies
  14. Painting Ice – Busy Toddler
  15. Pouring Station Activity for Toddlers – Busy Toddler
  16. Homemade Sidewalk Chalk – Frogs and Fairies
  17. Gardening with kids – Wheelbarrow herb garden – My Bored Toddler
  18. Colorful Stained Glass Kites Window Display – Make and Takes
  19. Toddler Art Class: Foil Leaf Rubbings – Library Makers
  20. Paper Bag Kite – Some What Simple
  21. DIY Soda Bottle Terrarium For Kids! – Team Cartwright
  22. Make A Pop Shop: Cardboard Popsicle Craft – Creating Creatives
  23. Tissue Paper Firefly Craft for Kids – Powerful Mothering
  24. Backyard Obstacle Course for Kids – Happy Toddler Playtime

More Fun & Easy Summer Activities

  1. Ball Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Lego Car Wash Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Stick Ladder – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Painted Pasta Necklace – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Make A First Aid Kit Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Fly Swatter Bubbles – Happy Toddler Playtime

  1. Freeze Dance Outside – Happy Toddler Playtime

Take out your phone and a speaker and turn up the tunes outside! Play freeze dance in the sun for a change of pace.Or simply have a dance party outside. This activity did wonders to change the mood and tone of our day! There’s something about dancing like no body is watching outside in your backyard. Nobody wanted this activity to end.

  1. Window Washing Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Turtle Sticky Wall – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Frozen Letters – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Giant Sponge Painted Fish – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Shower Curtain Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Frisbee Bowling – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Fizzy Sun Sensory Bin: Summer STEAM – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Ice Kitchen Water Table – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Spray Bottle Drawing – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Snack Necklace – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Sidewalk Chalk Road – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Giant Water Beads – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. DIY Cardboard Tent – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Sponge Boats Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Mud Kitchen Set Up For Kids – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Fly Swatter Painting – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Shaving Cream Sensory Play – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. Campfire Pretend Play – Happy Toddler Playtime

More Summer Activity Ideas

  1. 12 Yummy & Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Kids – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. 35+ Amazing Water Table Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. 25+ Outdoor Water Activities to Keep Kids Cool This Summer
  1. 45+ Awesome Water Sensory Bins for Toddlers & Preschoolers
  1. 21+ Spray Bottle Activities for Toddlers
  1. 40+ Ice Play Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers – Happy Toddler Playtime
  1. 25+ Adorable Summer Crafts for Toddlers
  1. 21+ Amazing Summer Sensory Bins

60. How to Make Sand Slime

Age Suitability

These activities are generally great for kids 3 years and up. Adult supervision is required. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.

Looking for more summer activity ideas? Check out of these other round-ups for more ways to stay busy this summer:

  1. 40+ Fun & Easy Summer Crafts for Kids
  2. 25+ Outdoor Water Activities to Keep Kids Cool This Summer
  3. 40+ Awesome Outdoor Learning Activities for Kids
  4. 30+ Easy Outdoor Art Projects for Kids
  5. 60+ Awesome Outdoor Activities for Kids
  6. 45+ Awesome Water Sensory Bins for Toddlers & Preschoolers
  7. 40+ Water Table Activities for Toddlers
  8. 21+ Spray Bottle Activities for Toddler
  9. 20 Amazing Backyard Obstacle Courses
  10. 21+ Amazing Summer Sensory Bins
  11. 40+ Ice Sensory Play
  12. 12 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Toddlers + Kids

Check out My Books & TV Show!

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show CURIOUS CRAFTING which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

This show is all about fun and easy crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. 

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids – coming out September 27, 2022

Book: STEAM Crafts for Kids – coming out November 29, 2022

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made play kits here.

2 thoughts on “50+ Summer Activities for Kids

  1. Marina Teramond @ NMPL

    Without any doubts, this summer was wonderful and enjoyable, in particular, because of your article because I have two children of different ages who are in need of different types of entertainment. It is always a big problem for me to be able to satisfy the wishes of two of my children simultaneously, but your article helped me to implement it. Ball painting has become one of the best leisure ideas for my children. Not only did both of my children enjoy doing this and be thrilled, but I was engaged in this game together with them. You conquered our hearts with this game. Also, the second activity that we have done was “Freeze Dance Outside”. I subscribe to every word you said about this game and I can claim with confidence that my children were able to release all their energy and become full of new positive emotions. Your ideas are simply incredible and golden.

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