80+ Summer Activities for Toddlers and For Kids + Summer Bucket List

 

summer activities for toddlers and for kids

 

 

It’s summer time! 🙂 

 

Which means awesome ideas for summer activities, Summer Art activities and more! 

 

I love summer time, don’t you? 

 

Warm sunny days, the beach and some fun outdoor play loaded with snacks for summer time all constitute for an awesome day! 

 

Here is a list of our previous month activities: 

 

 

And now it’s summer time!! .. Here are over 70 Summer Activities for Kids you can try with your littles! 

 

Note: Don’t forget to check out spring games for preschoolers and Spring Activities for Kids as some of those activities will still work throughout summer time as well! 😀

 

 

 

Kids activities for summer

 

As always I’ve added each of the summer crafts and activities into groups. 

 

Here are the kid activities for summer…

 

I’ve categorized them as follows: 

 

  • Summer Activities for Toddlers

  • Summer Activities for Preschoolers

  • Summer Activities for Kindergarten

  • Summer Outdoor Activities for Kids

  • Summer Sensory Activities for Kids

  • Summer Crafts for Kids

 

As always I try to keep the categories relevant and helpful so that you can easily find what you are looking for. 🙂 

 

Related: Looking for printables with preschool themes for june? Here is a FREE busy book I made for June that is super fun!

 

 

 

Activities to do in summer

 

Growing up I super enjoyed the summer season… 

 

It was always so fun to go outside and enjoy kid activities for summer. 

 

Whether it was a simple art and craft I did outdoors or running through the summer breeze and collecting seashells at the beach. 

 

You can incorporate some of these ideas into large group activities for preschoolers, toddlers and for kids! 

 

I’ve also included a bit of preschool art ideas that can be super helpful along with sensory ideas you can try! 

 

Related: Are you looking for water table ideas? Here are over 70 water table ideas! Super epic! 😀

 

Summer also includes fun summer camp activities for kids. 

 

Here is a fun sensory summer camp idea we tried last year that was loads of fun! 

 

Let’s get into the Summer activities for kids, shall we? 

 

 

summer activities for toddlers

 

 

Summer Activities for Toddlers

 

Looking for summer activities for toddlers? You’re in the right place! Check out these toddler summer activities 🙂 

 

 

Duck and Frog Pond Sensory Bin – Active Littles

 

Ice Smash Easy Summer Activity – Busy Toddler

 

Fishing for Numbers – Buggy and Buddy

 

Pool Noodle Threading – Play Teach Repeat 

 

Alphabet Soup – Raising Dragons

 

Nature Soup – Happily Ever Mom

 

Summer Fun with Plastic Balls – Engaging Littles

 

Pool Noodle Pour Station – Raising Dragons

 

Ice Bowling – Learn Play Imagine

 

Homemade Bubbles – Playground Park Bench 

 

Flower Sensory Bin – Twitchetts 

 

Summer Snowball Fight – Fireflies and Mud Pies

 

Bubble Wrap Starfish – No Time for Flashcards

 

 

summer activities for preschoolers

 

 

Summer Activities for Preschool 

 

 

Here are summer themes for preschool and summer activities you can try with your preschooler! 

 

 

Summer Counting Mats – Active Littles

 

Garden Sensory Play – Active Littles

 

Ocean and Beach Pretend Play – Fun at Home with Kids

 

Beach Ball ABC – Raising Dragons

 

STEAM Pool Noodle Play – Little Bins for Little Hands

 

Ice Cream Playdough Tray – Engaging Littles

 

Summer Unicorn Craft – Little Pine Learners

 

Colors and Counting Ice Cream Activity – Happy Tot Shelf

 

Ice Cream Kit – Mama Papa Bubba 

 

Beach Inspired Nature Study – Montessori from the Heart

 

Color Mixing Activity – No Time for Flashcards

 

Car Truck Park in a Garage – How Wee Learn

 

Calming Lavender Scented Bubbles – The Chaos and the Clutter

 

Squirt Gun Painting – Fireflies and Mud Pies

 

 

summer activities for kindergarten

 

Summer Activities for Kindergarten 

 

 

Looking for kindergarten activities? These are epic and so much fun! 

 

 

Summer Word Search Activity – Active Littles

 

Alphabet Stone Activity – Little Pine Learners 

 

Paper Mache Summer Fruit Bowls – Red Ted Art

 

Summer Lego Projects – Frugal Fun 4 Boys 

 

Summer Journal for Kids – Playdough to Plato 

 

Playdough Shells Fossil Activity – Messy Little Monster

 

Summer themed unit study – Montessori from the Heart 

 

Summer Writing Prompts – 123 Homeschool 4 Me

 

Summer Long E Puzzle – Playdough to Plato

 

Summer Fun Jar – Coffee Cups and Crayons 

 

Clay Boat Craft – Messy Little Monster

 

Floating Soap Boats – Fireflies and Mud Pies

 

Summer Scented Playdough Recipe – Frugal Fun 4 Boys

 

Planet Earth Big World Play – Happy Toddler Playtime

 

 

summer outdoor activities for kids

 

Summer Outdoor Activities for Kids

 

 

Looking for outside activities for preschool and for kids? Here are some ideas that may be super helpful! Here are outdoor play activities for preschoolers and for kids…

 

 

Water Table Activity – Active Littles 

 

Water Table Activities for Summer – Active Littles

 

Backyard Obstacle Course – Happy Toddler Playtime

 

Chalk Puzzle – Happily Ever Mom

 

Shaving Cream Cloud Art – Play Teach Repeat 

 

Outdoor Window Painting – Simple Fun for Kids

 

Pool Noodle Water Wall – Teaching Mama

 

Simple Water Play for Kids – Hands on as we Grow

 

Ocean Water Slide Outdoor Play – Happy Toddler Playtime

 

Giant Bubbles – Make and Takes

 

Water Balloon Hunt – Mess for Less

 

Musical Scavenger Hunt – Days with Grey

 

Paint the Car – Fun a Day 

 

Water Balloon Pinata – Red Ted Art

 

 

summer sensory activities for kids

 

 

Summer Sensory Activities for Kids

 

 

Sensory play is awesome! Here are some fun sensory play ideas that incorporate a bit of summer as well! 

 

 

Summer Camp Sensory Rice – Active Littles

 

Watermelon Oobleck – Gift of Curiosity

 

Giant Homemade Bubbles – Happy Hooligans

 

Ocean Slime Recipe – Little Bins for Little Hands

 

Mud Kitchen Sensory Station – Busy Toddler

 

Flower Sensory Soup – Simple Fun for Kids

 

Ocean Bin – Days with Grey 

 

Pom Pom Ice Cream Sensory Bag – Happy Tot Shelf

 

Ice Fish Play – Messy Little Monster 

 

Summer Sensory Bin – Teaching 2 and 3 year olds

 

Watermelon Slime Recipe – Learn Play Imagine

 

Pineapple Textured Craft – Kids Craft Room

 

Bubble Blow – Hello Wonderful 

 

Ocean Sensory Bottles – Active Littles

 

Ocean Sensory Bags – Active Littles

 

 

summer crafts for kids

 

Summer Crafts for Kids 

 

 

Summer art for toddlers, preschool and for kids is so much fun! Here are some ideas that can be helpful art activities for summer! 

 

 

Popsicle Resist Art – Fun at Home with Kids

 

Sponge Paint Ice Cream Art – Fantastic Fun and Learning

 

Egg Carton Baby Bee Craft – Buggy and Buddy

 

Seashell Painting – Mama Papa Bubba

 

Pool Noodle Painting – Fun a Day 

 

Chalk art for kids – How Wee Learn

 

Summer Sky Craft – Coffee Cups and Crayons

 

Paper Weaving Fish Craft – Kids Craft Room

 

DIY Alphabet Rocks – Hello Wonderful 

 

Paper Plate Swimming Jelly Fish – I Heart Crafty Things

 

Paper Angelfish Craft – Buggy and Buddy

 

I hope you try some of the activities out and if you try an activity for summer from this list, share below which one you tried! 🙂

 

 

summer activities for kids

 

 

Summer Bucket List for Kids

 

Here are over 100+ Summer Bucket List Ideas that are awesome!! 

 

  • Splash Pad Fun 

  • Water Balloon Throw

  • DIY Lemonade stand 

  • Catch butterflies and release

  • Picnic in backyard

  • Road trip fun 

  • Take a trip to the museum

  • Fly a kite

  • Go to the beach

  • Build a sand castle

  • Roast marshmallows 

  • Bring out the water table

  • Watch a movie outdoors

  • Make homemade Ice cream

  • Camping trip

  • Summer Library books

  • BBQ in the backyard

  • Make S’mores

  • Kid-friendly festival

  • Summer STEM experiment

  • Summer sensory bin

  • Bike ride

  • Collect seashells

  • Play in the sprinklers

  • Play with the hose

  • Ice Sensory Bin

  • Make pineapple Pizza 

  • Pool Noodle Art

  • Jump in rain puddles

  • Dance in the rain

  • Swimming fun

  • DIY popsicles 

  • Watch fireworks

  • Go to local farmers market

  • Pick strawberries

  • Kid- friendly hike

  • Make a delicious dessert

  • Water table sensory table

  • Create summer crafts

  • Dance under the stars

  • Star gaze in a tent in the backyard

  • Cook a delicious wholesome meal

  • Trip to the beach

  • Bake summer cookies

  • Alphabet sensory bin

  • Build an outdoor fort

  • Summer paper plate craft

  • Homemade lemonade

  • Plant a seed

  • Garden sensory bin 

  • Chalkboard paint on sidewalk 

  • Spray bottle on chalkboard ABC’s

  • Make a card for loved ones

  • Summer crafts

  • Make Kool Aid playdough

  • Make Watermelon Slime 

  • Jump in the pool

  • DIY water maze

  • DIY Slip and slide

  • Use a frisbee

  • Watch the sunset 

  • Paint rocks

  • Count rocks

  • Fishing trip

  • Outdoor Play

  • Campfire Sensory Bin 

  • Create a game with cones

  • Outdoor Water Play

  • Take a trip to a water park 

  • Create an ocean sensory bottle

  • Create and ocean Sensory bag

  • Fish Craft for Kids

  • Outdoor Sensory bin 

  • Draw a sun and the ocean

  • Create an epic Kinetic Sand Slime

  • Make a Rainbow Sensory Bottle

  • Tape Resist Activity 

  • Outdoor race 

  • Outdoor ABC hose clean

  • DIY bubbles 

  • Flashlight animal shadows 

  • Giant Bubbles with Karo Syrup

  • Outdoor Wash the animals Sensory Bin 

  • Learn birds by their chirp

  • Visit your local art store 

  • Summer craft 

  • Make Goop

  • Sponge Water Bomb Play

  • Frozen Goop 

  • Taste Safe Sand Sensory Bin

  • Create Foam Soap 

  • Window Paint Activity

  • Window Foam ABC match

  • Pom Pom Water Play

  • Pouring Play Sensory Bin 

  • Beach Letter Dig Up 

  • Colorful Water Sensory Bin 

  • Frozen Water Beads Sensory Play

  • DIY Frozen Lego Blocks

  • Outdoor Flower Sensory Bin 100

  • DIY Pool Noodle Pom Pom Ball Run 

  • Flower Color Hunt Activity 

  • Watch a parade

  • Create a Paper Mache Craft

  • Face Painting

 

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