Toddler Activities We Are Loving This Summer

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Tee | Maxi’s Tee {Baby Zara, Sold Out} | Similar Jeans | Dress | Play Kitchen | Similar Headband | photography by: Angie Garcia

With two to three months left of intense temperatures, I am desperately missing breezy 70-degree spring afternoons. I keep a running list on my phone along with some other mom friends of summer activities our toddlers love. I thought I’d share some of those today and then have you all add to the list, so moms of young tots can get some ideas to try this week. These can, of course, be done all throughout the year, but I just wanted to share a few simple things Maxi is loving lately. The best part is that these can keep them busy inside or on the back porch, so I don’t get worried about her getting too hot. Let me know what your toddler is into right now at home so we can try it as well!

  1. Kiwi: Kiwi is a subscription box for kids that was made by a mom and focuses on the STEAM model of learning. You get a monthly crate for your little one with science and art activities, along with a magazine and board book that also helps implement those lessons further. This is what Maxi is playing with above in the photos and she absolutely loves it! I do have a link where you can get a box for free you just pay for shipping if you want to try it, click here for it!
  2. Young, Wild, & Friedman: These are the cutest sensory bins for toddlers and make great birthday party presents. You can pick a theme based on what your child is really into from mermaids to reptiles and they get a wonderful bin filled with playdough and sensory experiences. This is one of Maxi’s most played with items and keeps her attention.
  3. Tea Parties with Muffin Tin Snacks: We have started to make muffin tin snack trays, you can see an idea of them here. Maxi loves to set up tea parties and I’ll set this up, as well. Sometimes she also enjoys filling it up with me. She thinks it is the coolest thing and it’s a fun and different way to do snack time! It is also a sneaky way for them to try a new vegetable or something they normally wouldn’t. 😉
  4. Making Homemade Playdough: Speaking of sensory bins, another fun activity we do at home is making homemade playdough. From making it in the crockpot to quick versions on Pinterest, it has been a new activity for us to find different versions of the recipe each month. Maxi loves to help make it and it’s honestly relaxing for me to try it as well.
  5. Moon Sand: Maxi had gotten into playing Kinectic Sand on the back porch and so I started looking online to order more and came across moon sand. This site has different versions of making it at home and the cookie dough one is really cute.
  6. Pouring Station: Another back porch activity Maxi loves is a pouring station. You get different pitchers or cups of water, food coloring, and a big plastic bin and you can see how a toddler is entertained for an hour. Here’s an idea of how to set one up.

In terms of things out of the house, we have been loving storytime at the library, going to garden centers {Maxi loves to smell flowers and look at them!}, and Fort Worth recently got a Play Street Museum we are so excited about. What are some summer activities your toddler is loving?! I’d love to add to the list!

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  1. Gosh, I love your matching outfits! So cute! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 16 Jul 19Reply
  2. Sydnie wrote:

    We also live in Tx and man… it is hot! It’s so hard to be stuck inside with a 2 yr old all day. Lately I’ve been saving all of the boxes we receive and he paints on them. We also play with play dough a lot. Painting with water on the sidewalk when the sun goes down is also entertaining.

    Published 16 Jul 19Reply
  3. Melanie Krenek wrote:

    I can’t find the info regarding your kitchen rug. I just love it. Do you mind giving the information again on where it is from? Just love your style!

    Published 24 Jul 19Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Melanie! Of course! It is from @tallcitytextile on Instagram! 🙂 xx, Katey

      Published 24 Jul 19Reply