Now that the weather is warm, it’s time to get out and have some fun with your toddler! If you’re stuck at home and finally running out of new, exciting ideas for your kids, check out some simple and fun activities that anyone can do!
Most of these activities don’t involve too many materials, just a little bit of prep and some imagination!
Make these easy frozen ice cube toys that your toddler will love! Save the caps from your toddler pouches or use small toys and freeze them in a ice cube tray. When you go outside, put them on a baking tray or plastic bin and let your child play as they quickly melt away.
Go fishing for letters. Throw some bath toys in your outdoor baby pool and let them fish for objects as you call them out.
Freeze a bunch of plastic toys with water in a plastic tub to make one large ice block. Your toddler can use toy tools to get the toys out as the ice quickly melts.
Make a water toy scoop sensory bin by putting some water and small toys in a plastic tub with spoons, cups, and other kitchen utensils. Your toddler will love scooping and dumping the objects around as they play.
Draw up an obstacle course with sidewalk chalk. Use shapes and pictures instead of words since your toddler can’t read. Try things like jump, twirl, spin, touch your toes, stomp, skip, etc. – via Enjoy Life By Matty Angel
Create a sidewalk chalk town and roadway for your toddler to play. They’ll love using their toy cars and trucks to cruise all over the streets of their little town.
Print out any of these free Outdoor Scavenger Hunts. Based on your location, have your toddler find the items and cross them off with a crayon or marker as they go. – via The Resourceful Mama
Teach your child positional words like in, out, up, down, put in, and take out by having them bring balls inside a hula hoop ring. – via I Can Teach My Child
Have them play with colorful bubble foam keep the mess outside! Throw some toys in there and they will have a blast! – via Roots of Truth
Use painters table and contact paper to make a sticky area where your toddler can bring leaves, flowers, grass, and any other nature items to stick on. via I Can Teach My Child
Let your toddler have a blast taking his cars to the car wash. You just need a big bin, toy cars, and some soapy water! – via Busy Toddler