Noah may only be 16 months but I’ve already noticed that toddlers are hard work!! I’m pretty sure that other parents of toddlers will agree with me on that! If you aren’t removing them from a precarious situation that they got themselves into while your back was turned for a millisecond, you are dealing with a tantrum because you are standing in front of the freezer door to stop them from opening it. Every. Bloody. Day. At least the summer months are here which means that you can take them outside more often. If you are looking for ways to occupy the little
horrors darlings over the Summer months I’ve got your back. I’ve compiled a list of things on how to entertain your toddler this Summer.
Go to the beach and build sandcastles, collect pretty shells and paddle in the sea.
Have a picnic at the park, beach, countryside or in your garden. You could even make it a Teddy Bear picnic and get them to bring their teddy.
Go for a walk or even in their pushchair in the countryside and do some wildlife spotting. See what different types of birds and animals you can find.
Head to the park and play on the swings, slides and roundabout. Take a ball with you so you can play football or throw it about.
Feed the ducks with torn lettuce, sweetcorn, peas or seeds. Just don’t give them bread.
Visit a National Trust property there will likely be a few places nearby that you can visit. Check out the National Trust website to find your nearest property.
Pick your own fruit from a farm and make smoothies, jam or just eat them as they are.
Do some Messy Play in your garden.
Play with outdoor toys in your garden such as a sand and water table, paddling pool, swing or slides. My How To Entertain A Toddler In Your Garden post will tell you our most used garden toys
Visit an aquarium and let them be mesmerised by the fish.
Pick daisies and make a daisy chain necklace.
Do some baking and whip up some cupcakes or cookies.
Draw pictures in your garden with outdoor chalk.
Collect leaves while out to make a crown, leaf print pictures or a nature collage.
Make a Fairy Garden either in a container, a base of a tree or in a flower bed.
Some of these activities might not be suitable for the younger toddlers just now but by next Summer they should be able to participate in them all. So remember and pin this post for later! Have you any tips on how to entertain your toddler this Summer? If you do share them below.
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