Summer Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Is it Summer already? You bet! If you’re like me you’re probably busy trying to come up with fun summer activities to help keep your children busy having fun and learning all at the same time. This is why I have rounded up some fun and unique summer activities for toddlers and preschoolers!

I really do hope these summer activities give you some inspiration on what you can do to help avoid some of the summer boredom that happens so often with children. Try your best to set a routine and carve time out for learning, playing and family time during this beautiful season that usually goes by so quickly!

Fun & Unique Summer Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

  1. Stem Activities for Preschoolers and ToddlersHess Un Academy

toddler with paint brush and shaving cream as a fun stem activity for preschoolers and toddlers

Enjoy these activities with your little ones when you need a screen-free activity or when you just want them to have an educational adventure! You’ll be creating memories that will last your kiddos a lifetime.

2. Fun Neighborhood Outdoor Scavenger Hunt with Sidewalk ChalkSaving Talents

Neighborhood Outdoor Scavenger Hunt with Sidewalk Chalk

Looking for a boredom buster for the summer or another time when you’re stuck at home? This fun neighborhood outdoor scavenger hunt with sidewalk chalk is the perfect way to get the entire neighborhood involved yet do it on your own time at each family’s convenience.

3. Sunscreen Painting: STEAM for KidsTeam Cartwright

Sunscreen painting STEAM activity

Wow your kids with magic painting by using sunscreen! Plus get the science behind how sunscreen works and why we need it. STEAM craft for the win!

4. At-Home Chemistry: Can you clean pennies with Ketchup? Team Cartwright

Try this simple and fun science experiment with your kids! Challenge them to clean a penny with ketchup and other kitchen condiments. Does it work? Learn the science behind this neat chemical reaction! #science #STEM #learning #activity #kids

Can yoclean pennies with ketchup? Challenge your kids with this fun and easy science experiment this summer!

5. Exploding Sidewalk Chalk ExperimentHess Un Academy

bags filled with colorful exploding sidewalk chalk

Share an exciting summer activity with your kiddos in the form of exploding sidewalk chalk. Watch the chalk explode (don’t worry, it’s safe) and then let your kids play in the mess afterwards. It’s tons of fun!

6. Sponge bombs and Sponge Toss Water GameCrafts by Amanda


Have some outdoor with these sponge bombs! These sponge bombs are perfect for the entire family to enjoy outside on a hot summer day!

7. Fizzy Ice Cube Science ExperimentLil Tigers

Fizzy ice cubes

Let’s play with fizzy ice cubes and learn the science about it. Your kids will love it.

8. DIY Foil Stream Lil Tigers

DIY foil river

Build your own foil stream in your backyard and enjoy an afternoon full of water play.

10. DIY Fingerprint Glass Magnets Craftsy Hacks

holding ladybug glass magnet

Get busy and let the kids make their very own magnets! With a little help suitable to all ages!

Summer Activity Printables

11. Summer Pattern Block Mats (Printable Activity)Little Ladoo

Summer pattern block printable - sun

Make cute Summer elements with these Printable Pattern Block Mats. This no-prep activity is so perfect for preschoolers. Just print and play!

12. Fun Nature Scavenger Hunt PrintablesOh My! Creative

nature scavenger hunt printable pdf, zoo scavenger hunt printable pdf, garden scavenger hunt pdf

Summer is filled with lazy days and it can be hard to come up with ideas to keep kids busy. I love the idea of kids learning as they stay active. Here are three fun nature scavenger hunt printables for the kids!

13. Summer Bingo Game Free PrintablesMaple Planners

Summer Bingo Game Free Printables

Summer Bingo Game is perfect to play during those summer days when it’s too hot to step outside, and you need to keep your kids entertained and busy indoors.

14. Family Scavenger Hunt– Scavenger Hunt Idea

Nature Scavenger Hunt - Ready to let your children explore the outdoors? Learn how to go on a nature scavenger hunt with the whole family.

Ready to let your children explore the outdoors? Learn how to go on a nature scavenger hunt with the whole family.

15. Sun Coloring Pages Printables Vanah Lynn Designs

printable sun coloring pages

Enjoy coloring all 10 of these free summer coloring pages.

16. Summer Printable Color By Number WorksheetsSimply Full of Delight

Practice number recognition skills with these color by number pages! These free printables have a summer theme and combine fun with learning!

Summer Treat Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

17. Lemonade PopsiclesStay Calm and Eat Ice Cream

Lemonade popsicles surrounded by fresh lemon slices and lemon leaves.

Make popsicles? These homemade lemonade popsicles are super refreshing. With just three ingredients they are easy to make and perfect to cool off on a hot day.

18. How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag Sweet Frugal Life

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Preschoolers love getting to help shake the bag with this easy homemade ice cream in a bag recipe! All you need is three ingredients and some ice for this fun activity and treat!


In conclusion, I hope this Summer Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers round up post has been helpful to you! Please remember the time we have with our children is precious and goes so fast! Get creative and have fun!

Which activities will you try this Summer? What ideas for crafts, activities or treats do you have in mind for this summer? Please leave them in the comments!

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