Summer is on it’s way and I know some of your will be breaking up very soon for the summer vacation so I’ve put together some fantastic fun summer activities for Toddlers to enjoy and keep those hot long days fun. So here goes our Summer Activities for Toddler round-up.

20 Summer Activities for Toddlers to have fun this summer

Summer play for Toddlers

Summer time sensory play

Keep cool with some Instant Pudding and Ice sensory play this summer

Pirate Party Small World Play get the water table set up and start the pirate play off keeping cool as the waves hit the sides as you go

When it gets too hot outside move inside for some Ocean Small World Play and for those little ones that put everything in their mouth it’s edible as well.

Spending time by the pool this summer then grab some pool noodles and have some Pool Noddle Play withGrowing a Jeweled Rose

Water Sensory Bin from The Iowa’s Farmer Wife on Toddler Approved where even the youngest toddlers can join in and keep cool.

Summer crafts for Toddlers

The Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired craft

Summer means butterflies and butterflies mean caterpillars so get craft with some Caterpillar Making

Shell Imprints in Salt Dough from The Imagination Tree are the perfect thing to do with all of those beach finds that you bring home.

Get crafty with the symbol that makes the summer fun with this Sandpaper Summer Sun from No Time for Flash Cards

20 Classic Crafts for Summer from Red Ted Art with some of these perfect for your little toddlers to enjoy with you as well.

You can’t beat some Sidewalk Painting from The Educators’ Spin On It

Summer evenings mean one thing some fireflies and Toddler Approved creates some fantastic Crayon Relief Fireflies

Summer learning for Toddlers

summer time story telling

Summer doesn’t mean that reading has to stop so why not host your own Picture book Picnic

Making Ice Cream Soup is the perfect things to do this summer – especially if like J your child doesn’t like cold ice-cream

Only one thing to do go Bug Hunting and discover what lives in your back yard

Discover what lives below the waves with Shrimp Netting at the beach

Make your summer reading transpotable then create an Outdoor literacy Sack with Connecting Family and Seoul on Toddler Approved

This is one of my all time favourite activities Hunting for Sharks Teeth from The Educators’ Spin on it we know some great beaches to go and take the kids to for some guaranteed finds.

Summer Recipes for Toddlers

cup cakes for olympics or independence day

4th of July is so close now you can almost smell the fireworks in the air these Patriotic Cupcakes are perfect to make with your toddlers to celebrate.

Shake your own Ice Cream making in a Bag from Cheerios and Lattes what a fantastic way to make some summer treats and keep cool at the same time.

Summer means 1 thing ice pops and these Fruity Strawberry Banana Creamsicles from Mama Pea Pod look delicious.

Don’t forget that you can sign up for our 5 week long FREE Virtual Book Club Summer Camp starting on the 24th June and suitable for Toddlers up.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.


  1. Making ice cream is definitely on the list for this summer! So is having picnics, swimming and making cupcakes. Your patriotic cupcakes look great and highly recommended judging from the pictures!

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