Summer is in full swing, and coming up with ideas to occupy the little ones can be a challenge! Especially since little ones basically seem to always need fun activities, but they activities lose the fun factor after about 3.7 seconds! Need some fresh ideas to rotate through, so you’re not doing the same boring stuff all the time? These summer activities for tots are sure to keep them busy!
Summer Activities for Tots
1. Backyard Games
You don’t have to break the bank to have fun with these classic backyard games. Plus they’ll be close enough to the kitchen to eat the never ending supply of freezer pops you just bought.
2. Nature Scavenger Hunt
Kids young and old are sure to love doing a nature scavenger hunt. This is one that can be done over and over and over. Trust me. We’ve done it many times, and it never gets old.
3. DIY Chalk Blocks
These DIY chalk blocks are an awesome activity for little ones! They’re very simple to make and will keep your tots busy for hours. They’re great for summer because they can be played with inside on an extra hot day, or outside on a nice warm day!
4. Try a sensory activity
Try something sensory to keep your little busy. We love adding water beads to our itty bitty pool.
This flour piping activity is also great sensory project! It will keep your little busy for hours during summer. It’s a great indoor/outdoor activity and can be so versatile. You can add color, glitter, basically anything you want. Sensory activities are great for development and tons of fun!
5. Homemade play dough
Is it too hot to even think about going outdoors? Try some homemade play dough. Everyone loves play dough! How can you not? You can create anything you imagine with this fun stuff, and it’s super easy to make! Try this no-cook play dough recipe for a quick, fun activity that you can do all summer long with your little!
6. Edible fingerpaint
Such a great idea! This edible fingerpaint is so simple to make and you can do so many crafts with it! Kids love exploring with paint and making all kinds of art to be cherished by mom and dad forever. You can make this with household ingredients and it’s extremely fun to play with!
As you can see, there are so many ways to get creative with your little this summer! Try these out and maybe they’ll inspire you to try other crafts as well!
For even more great ideas on Cool Activities for a Hot Summer, check out my guest post over on the NFED blog.