Woah there 100-degree weather! I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but we’ve been hitting the triple digits every day this week. Which means our daily walks to the park just aren’t happening. Be we definitely need to stay active because being locked up in the house with a 2-year-old is enough to drive this mama crazy.
If you’re in Dallas it’s your lucky day because I have a whole post on activities you can get out and do with your kiddos this summer:
If you’re not local, never fear, I’ve rounded up some great water activities for you to do at home with your toddler!
If you really want to get crafty, try making our DIY PVC Pipe Splash Pad. It will require more time to set up but you have a whole summer full of fun ahead of you.
Not ready for all of that? I get it. Try some of these instead…
Water balloon activities:
Water balloon Pinatas anyone? This looks so fun, I want to do it right now.
Or maybe turn your water balloons into t-ball batting practice. (This is brilliant!)
Bigger is always better right? So why not make the biggest bubbles your child has ever seen?
Or maybe the longest bubble snake with an empty bottle and a sock?
Ice Ice Baby:
For the littles learners try simple colored ice or bubble foam!
Painting Ice or squirting colored water into ice cubes is all the rage these days.
There are so many things you can do with a simple pool noodle!
You’ve seen the “noodle boats” we make for swimming. Just take it a pool noodle, fold in half and secure with some rope.
You can also cut them up, toss them in a kiddie pool for your child to go “fishing” with a bug net.
They can stack them (using shaving cream to get them to stick together better).
They can thread them.
They can dip them in water and stamp them on the ground, or dip them in the DIY chalk paint.
They can sort them by color.
Have bigger kids with lots of energy? Try making a fun obstacle course out of the pool noodles!
If you buy anything this summer, get yourself a couple of pool noodles!
What are your favorite summer activities to do with your toddler?