Anyone excited for summer?
Anyone a little worried about how they are going to keep their little ones busy all summer long? I am.
I love the idea of getting to have fun with my kids and enjoy the time we have where they love to be with me. But summer is hot. And there is a lot of free time in the next few months.
How in the world do you actually entertain kids 5 years old and under? I need a lot of summer activities for toddlers and preschoolers.
What's In This Post?
- Preschool and Toddler Activities for Summer
- Fun Summer Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Science by the Pool: Easy Summer STEM Activities
- Busy Bags: Keeping Kids Entertained So Mom Can Be Productive
- Ice Cream Playdough: The Best No Cook Playdough
- 20 of the Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers
- Colored Rice and Other Rainbow Sensory Bin Ideas
- 27 Taste Safe Sensory Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- TEACHING THE ALPHABET: 1.5 years old
- Moon Activities for Preschoolers
- 5 Cheap and Easy Outdoor Activities For Toddlers
- How Did You Hear That? Simple Sound Science for Kids
- Kids Can Code! Simple and Fun Lego Coding Activities
- The Science of Slime and the Best Homemade Recipes
- At Home Chemistry: Cleaning Pennies with Ketchup
- 5 Easy Disney Movie Themed Nights
- 3 Easy Science Activities to Teach Kids How Colors Work
- Why Should Kids Color? 7 Big Benefits Coloring Provides for Kids
- How To Create a Tasty and Fun Archaeological Experience
- 5 Easy Musical Instruments to Make with Your Children
- 5 Great Ways To Teach Numbers To Your Toddler
- Funicular Trains: Pulleys for Kids
- Growing Crystals for Kids: Create Your Own Jewels!
- Childhood Learning Basics
- Inexpensive Summer Toys That Will Keep Your Toddler Busy
- Why You Should Let Your Child Be Bored This Summer
- Water Safety Swim Lessons For Kids: Spear’s Survival Swim Experience
- 10 Tips for Safe Swimming with Twins
- Toddler Summer Activities
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Preschool and Toddler Activities for Summer
My favorite fun summer activities for preschoolers and toddlers are easy. Why? If they get too complicated you aren’t going to do them. Simple and fun things to do with toddlers in the summer let you keep the laid back summer feel without your kids driving you up the wall.
This list of summer activities for preschoolers and toddlers will help you set up a summer of fun without stressing out too much.
Science by the Pool: Easy Summer STEM Activities
What is summer without swimming? It's a must. And did you know there is a lot of fun science you can do at the pool? Get these cool and easy experiments to perform with your kids while you play at the pool.
Busy Bags: Keeping Kids Entertained So Mom Can Be Productive
Busy bags are a great way to keep toddlers occupied and learning. They are perfect for on the go and fun at home learning.
Ice Cream Playdough: The Best No Cook Playdough
Ice cream is another summer must. You can make your own ice cream play doh for sensory fun! It's only two ingredients and it is taste safe.
20 of the Best Outdoor Toys for Toddlers
Summers in the backyard are a staple. These fun toys will help your toddlers live it up this summer.
Colored Rice and Other Rainbow Sensory Bin Ideas
I love doing sensory bins with my kids. Summer is the best time because you can take them outside and not have a messy house. Learn how easy it is to make rainbow rice at home.
27 Taste Safe Sensory Play for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Sensory play is an amazing way for toddlers to learn. But a lot of toddlers still like to put things in their mouths. These sensory activities are all taste safe and perfect for toddlers this summer!
TEACHING THE ALPHABET: 1.5 years old
Don't skip out on learning activities this summer. This fun alphabet learning is a great way to have directed time with your children.
Moon Activities for Preschoolers
Cookies and science? I'm in. These are easy STEM activities that teach kids about the moon.
5 Cheap and Easy Outdoor Activities For Toddlers
There is no need to break the bank for summer fun. These activities are simple and best of all cheap for toddler summer fun.
How Did You Hear That? Simple Sound Science for Kids
Toddlers love to be loud. Why not use that and learn about sound waves? Learn how to make a balloon amplifier, take a spoon to make a speaker, and make rice dance.
Kids Can Code! Simple and Fun Lego Coding Activities
Coding is a skill that more and more people find useful. And you don't need screen time to learn some basics. Toddlers can learn early pattern skills that will help with future coding, all with legos.
The Science of Slime and the Best Homemade Recipes
Slime is a must for summer fun! Get all the best recipes for homemade slime AND get the science behind it.
At Home Chemistry: Cleaning Pennies with Ketchup
Ketchup is one of my toddlers' favorite foods. But did you know it could clean a penny? Learn how.
5 Easy Disney Movie Themed Nights
Bedtime can be pushed back a tiny bit in summer, and family movie night fun is worth it. Here are 5 easy themes for Disney movie fun!
3 Easy Science Activities to Teach Kids How Colors Work
Toddlers are drawn to colors. These are 3 super easy STEM activities that toddlers can do that all use beautiful colors.
Why Should Kids Color? 7 Big Benefits Coloring Provides for Kids
Coloring is a childhood staple. It is a perfect way to cool off inside this summer, and kids learn a lot from it. (Get free coloring pages here too!)
How To Create a Tasty and Fun Archaeological Experience
Do your toddlers like dinosaurs? Then wow them with this archaeological dig. It's a great summertime dessert too!
5 Easy Musical Instruments to Make with Your Children
Make some music this summer! You can make easy instruments out of at home items and your toddler will love them.
5 Great Ways To Teach Numbers To Your Toddler
Learning to count is exciting for toddlers. These games are easy and fun and perfect for summer days.
Funicular Trains: Pulleys for Kids
If you get tired of the heat you can build your own ski lift and make a winter wonderland for your toys out of cups and string.
Growing Crystals for Kids: Create Your Own Jewels!
Make your own summer treasure by growing crystals at home! It can be easier than you think. Get 3 simple ways to make crystals with your kids.
Childhood Learning Basics
Directed learning time is a perfect way to fit one on one time in. And the simple learning of the toddler years is important. Get easy activities that work the basics like numbers, letters, shapes, colors, fine motor skills and more!
Inexpensive Summer Toys That Will Keep Your Toddler Busy
Looking for more toy ideas? (Hey, summer can get long and you might need to restock.) Here are even more toys your toddlers will love.
Why You Should Let Your Child Be Bored This Summer
Wait, is being bored an activity? Maybe not exactly, but it is an important part of summer! Learn why kids should get to be bored every once in a while.
Water Safety Swim Lessons For Kids: Spear’s Survival Swim Experience
Swim lessons are another summer staple. Learn why swimming lessons are such an important safety activity for your kids.
10 Tips for Safe Swimming with Twins
This is a bonus for my fellow twin moms. Don't let having two toddlers make you think you can't have water fun. Learn how to safely handle swimming with twins.
Toddler Summer Activities
Toddler summer activities are best when they are simple, cheap, and fun. This list gives all that and more.
Summer fun for toddlers is in your reach.
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