Monday, July 19, 2010

Fun Activities for Toddlers in the Summer!

Summer is a great time to spend outdoors with children. There is something about fresh air and the sun that rejuvenates everybody!

Here is a list of fun activities that toddlers will love to do:

• Fill a bucket of water with soap and a rag and let them wash your car or vehicle tires (my 2.5 year old loves this!)

• Run through the sprinkler

• Fill up water balloons and tie a mismatched sock around the balloon and play catch! That way when it breaks all the pieces stay in the sock!

• Have a picnic outside under a tree or at the beach

• Start an Ant Farm

• Collect bugs in a jar and observe them

• Lay in the grass and look at the clouds finding different shapes – then finger paint the ones you see

• Play any type of sport outside they may not have played before: Frisbee, badminton, hacky-sack

• Make a cabin outside with old sheets, lawn chairs, tables and sip lemonade while snacking on homemade granola bars or oatmeal cookies

• Get an old fish tank from a garage sale and fill it with a new summer theme each week. You can decorate it inside and out!

• Visit a local museum

• Go for a hike or nature walk and pretend you are Explorers – take pictures and books to reference what you find on your walk

• Blow Bubbles and have your toddler chase them

But best of all ... it is your love and attention they desire and nothing else. Happy Summer everyone!

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