200 of the Best, Fun Summer Activities for Kids (& Toddlers)

200 of the Best, Fun Summer Activities for Kids (& Toddlers)

Inside: Ready to have the best summer ever? Here you’ll find everything you need for fun summer activities for kids and toddlers too. This includes a printable summer bucket list of 50 activities, a list of over 100 activities for kids, 150 rainy day activities, the best toys for summer fun, a watermelon popsicle recipe, summer safety tips, and more!

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

I’ve always felt like a little kid at heart when it comes to summer. I can’t get enough of the days filled with swimming in the water, the sand in my toes, the sound of my kids giggling as they run through the sprinkler. Being so tired from the summer sun that I just flop into bed.

Summer Fun for Kids Breakdown

Here, you’ll find everything you’ll need for fun summer activities for kids. I am going to cover, in order:

  • Printable summer bucket list of 50 summer activities for toddlers
  • Highlights from a list of over 100 activities for kids
  • The best summer toys for toddlers
  • Fun indoor activities for preschoolers
  • Tips for having good family vacations
  • Summer safety tips for parents
  • Highlights from 150+ rainy day activities for toddlers

Printable Bucket List: 50 Summer Activities for Toddlers

We take having fun really seriously around here. 🙂 One of my favorite ways to make the most out of summer is to make a bucket list of activities to do during the summer. Here is a link to our favorite summer activities for toddlers. This is a great way to have fun and make memories.

You can grab this free summer bucket list (and a whole bunch of other free stuff) here.

free summer bucket list for kids

100 Activities for Kids

If you want more ideas to pack into your summer, I’ve got the perfect list of over 100 activities for kids. It’s chuck full of fun ways to spend time together.

Here are some of my favorites from the list:

  1. Build a fort
  2. Royal Outing – dress in your nice clothes and go somewhere
  3. Family sleepover
  4. Go for a walk
  5. Make a banana split
  6. Plant seeds
  7. Silly Scissor Haircuts (video tutorial)
  8. Make an obstacle course with items from around the house
  9. Shaving cream writing (video tutorial) (ABC printable template)
  10. Sensory bin  (video tutorial)
  11. Go to a bookstore
  12. Have a “yes” day (You say yes to anything safe and reasonable)
  13. Make play dough or clay sculptures
  14. Bake cookies
  15. Build letters with magnetic tiles (video tutorial) (free letter templates)

The Best Summer Toys for Toddlers

I have created a list of the top 20 summer toys for toddlers that will guarantee you and your kids have the best summer ever! 🙂 On it are all of our favorites for outdoor summer fun. Including the classics like water balloons and chalk and the trending toys.

My kids have tried so many fun summer toys, but only the best made the list.

summer toys for toddlers

Fun Indoor Activities for Preschoolers

When the weather is yucky outside, it’s critical for me to have tons of ideas to keep my preschooler and toddler busy, so we don’t go stir crazy. Hence my need for fun summer activities for kids. Does anyone else feel the same way?

In this article, I have compiled a list of 30 indoor activities for preschoolers that you can do right now. This list is packed with fun crafts, playful learning activities, kids activity videos, and indoor places to take your toddler to get some wiggles out.

You’ll find:

  • Indoor Activities for Preschoolers to Play and Learn
  • Low-Stress, High-Fun Activities for Preschoolers
  • Places to Go with Preschoolers on a Rainy Day

Tips for Having Fun Family Vacations

One of my favorite parts of summer fun is dreaming of spending extra time with my family. So whether you are taking a stay-cation or going somewhere fun like the Magic Kingdom, I have a complete packing list for the whole family for you to make life easier.

I have used it to help me pack on every family vacation we’ve taken in the past few years. I hope it makes your life easier too! You can grab it here.

If you do decide to fly, one of my favorite mom hacks is to make snack necklaces for the kids! They love them and it’s a great way to kill 15-20 minutes when you are flying with a toddler on your lap. To see the full details and all seven of my tricks for having a smooth flight, click the link above.

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Summer Safety Tips for Parents

I have found when you are having fun near the water and sun, there are some important summer safety tips for parents. Here you’ll find seven ways you can make sure your kids are sun and swim smart in the summer.

Some of my favorites from the list are:

  • TEACH THEM TO SWIM
  • TALK ABOUT THE “WHY”
  • SET STRICT RULES AROUND WATER
  • TEACH THEM TO SELF-ASSESS

To read the full details and see all seven tips, check out summer safety tips for parents.

When Rainy Days Happen

Summer is bound to have some rainy days too. But with this list of 150+ rainy day activities for toddlers, I promise you’ll have plenty to keep your little ones busy. Within the list, you’ll find my favorite crafts for kids, quiet games, educational activities, fine motor practice and more.

Wrapping Up Fun Summer Activities for Kids

I hope you feel totally prepared now with over 200+ activity ideas for this summer to keep your kids smiling and having fun! Let me know in the comments if there is something I should add to this collection.

summer fun for kids

summer fun for kids