Top 9 Summer Activities You Can Plan With Your Toddler

Top 9 Summer Activities You Can Plan With Your Toddler

by Aire Reese

February 08, 2021   |   4 min read

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If you’re tired of waking up to cold winter days, you aren’t alone. But in just a few short months, summer will finally arrive! By then, the snow will be gone and the sun will be out. This is will be the perfect time to plan some fun activities for you and your toddler to enjoy together! Not sure what activities you want to plan? No worries. I’ve got you covered. In my latest blog post, I will be reviewing my 9 favorite summer activities for toddlers. 

If you’re already thinking ahead to organizing summer clothes for your toddler, I have you covered in that domain as well. Lark Adventurewear offers some of the softest baby pajamas around. From zip footies to pocket tees, Lark Adventurewear has everything you need to assemble your little one’s summer wardrobe. 

9 Fun Summer Activities Your Little Ones Will Love

Summer is just around the corner! Make sure you get some fresh air!

two toddlers in pink lark adventurewear pajamas

1. Make a Pretty Finger Painting

Child using finger paint

What better way to hone your child’s fine motor skills and creativity than by painting some gorgeous new pictures? Not only is finger painting a fun and relaxing activity you can try with your child, but you can also turn it into a learning opportunity for them. Teach them how to mix colors or add numbers while you experiment with different creations. 

Don’t forget to hang up their masterpieces when they’re finished!

2. Go on a Scavenger Hunt

blonde girl staring through telescope

Summer can sometimes feel long and even a little boring for your toddler. Try changing it up by organizing a backyard scavenger hunt! You can challenge your toddler to find different items around the backyard, like an acorn or a rock. You can also take a stroll around the neighborhood with your little one and try to mark different objects like stop signs and mailboxes!  

3. Make Some Playdough

Two Cute Little Sisters Having Fun Together with Colorful Modeling Clay

Playdough is a fun and easy toy for toddlers to play with! While you can easily purchase some playdough at the store, it’s much more fun to make some at home with your child. Making it is pretty easy too. According to our friends at Happy Toddler Club, you just need:

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1.5 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 pack kool-aid or 4-5 drops of food coloring

4. Take a Dip in the Pool

toddler in pink shirt sitting by the pool

It can get pretty sweltering in the summer, so make sure you cool off by the pool! Don’t forget your floaties and pool games.

Most parents teach their children to swim when they’re around 1 to 4 years old. Enrolling your toddler in swimming lessons can improve their cognitive functioning and build muscle, which are both crucial for healthy development. 

5. Create a Fruity Popsicle 

Summer Refreshing Homemade Popsicles

Who doesn’t love a sweet ice treat during the summer? Popsicles are not only delicious, but they are pretty easy to make! I like combining pureed fruit and juice together for extra flavor. Instead of going for a boring popsicle mold, you can try different shapes and sizes like stars or small cubes.  

6. Visit a Museum

Kids inside Pergamon Museum Listening to Audio Guide

When thinking of enjoyable summer activities you can plan with your toddler, visiting a museum might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, most museums have fun programs and exhibits geared toward kids. If your child loves learning and exploring, they’ll enjoy walking around these fascinating rooms. That said, you should probably cap the visit at one or two hours to prevent any possible boredom or crankiness!

7. Plant Some Flowers

child in bamboo forest

Does your little one have a green thumb? Plant some flowers with them! Gardening is great for bonding with your toddler while also giving you the opportunity to teach them fascinating facts about nature and earth.  

8. Practice Your Cooking Skills Together

toddler cooking with father

While you probably won’t be making lobster tail and steak, you can make some easy meals and snacks with your little cook! Some of my favorite toddler-friendly recipesinclude:

  • French bread pizza
  • Vanilla sugar cookies
  • Baked spaghetti squash
  • French fries
  • Fruit salad

9. Organize a Picnic in Your Backyard

Family Picnic in Backyard

Once you’re finished whipping up a delicious meal, you can organize a little picnic in your backyard! Grab a large blanket to spread your food out on and enjoy! Don’t forget to spray on some sunscreen and bug repellant to keep your little one comfortable. 

Where to Find the Softest Baby Pajamas for Summer

Lark Adventurewear offers a full collection featuring the softest baby pajamas around.

toddler in yellow lark adventurewear clothes playing by a river

Summer is the perfect time to purchase some new clothes for your child! When looking for new outfits, you need to find clothes that are light, breathable, and comfortable. With so many options available, finding the softest baby pajamas around can be challenging. 

Before taking my child outside, I like to dress them in soft bamboo essentials. Lark Adventurewear bamboo essentials are made from temperature-regulating Softek™ fabric that protects your child from harmful UV rays and wicks away sweat. At Lark Adventurewear, you can find stylish and colorful zip footies, leggings, tees, and joggers that will keep your little one cozy throughout the whole day. Whether you’re taking your toddler to the park or cooking some pizza with them, they’ll love doing these activities in their favorite bamboo essentials. 

Final Thoughts

child playing in sand

During these cold nights, we can only dream of the warm summer days that await us. Until then, we can plan some fun activities for our toddlers and wrap them up in the softest baby pajamas available. 

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