Are you looking for outdoor Activities for toddlers? Well look no further!
Yay summer is here! Now is the time to get outside and get some fresh air and sunshine. If your kids are anything like my boys, they love the outdoors.
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My boys would spend their entire day outside if I would let them. So, here is a list of 20 outdoor activities for toddlers.
20 Outdoor Activities
1. Go for a walk
As a family, we enjoy going for a walk around the neighborhood. It is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air. And run off all that energy that toddlers somehow have!
2. Use chalk
My boys love drawing on the driveway with chalk. It is also a great way to practice writing letters and numbers. Or show their creative side and draw pictures.
3. Play hopscotch
This one goes along with using chalk. My boys enjoy jumping. So, I draw them hopscotch so they can jump through the blocks. It is another great way to learn numbers and how to count.
4. Blow bubbles
You can never go wrong with bubbles. Whether you blow the bubbles or get a bubble machine to blow them. They are always a hit.
5. Kick balls
Oliver has been doing soccer. He enjoys kicking a ball and it is something easy for Emmitt to participate in also. Plus, it’s a good way to let them run out all their energy.
6. Throw balls
We are a family who enjoys sports. So, just like kicking a ball around, throwing a ball is fun too. Oliver has learned to catch things and loves to throw a ball.
7. Ride bikes
Oliver has just recently learned how to ride a bike. Of course, his bike has training wheels because he is just starting out. Riding bikes is another great way to get some exercise and spend time outdoors.
8. Help with yard work
Although toddlers may not know how to help with yard work. They definitely watch us and mimic what we do. As soon as my husband gets the lawnmower out, our boys get their bubble-blowing lawnmower out and they follow him around the yard.
9. Blow up balloons
Toddlers love balloons. We recently got a balloon animal kit. Blowing up balloons and chasing them around the yard is a great activity.
10. Water plants
I am a plant lover. Watering plants is required to keep them alive. So, when I go out to water the plants, my boys like to get a watering can and help.
11. Play in the sand
Sand is a fun activity for toddlers. They are able to dig in it and hide items in the sand.
12. Play with water balloons
This is an activity that should be done on a hot summer day. But it is another activity that has balloons. Balloons and getting wet is something they will always enjoy.
13. Go to the playground
A playground is always an adventure to a toddler. It a new scenery compared to their backyard that they see all the time. Plus, it has a jungle gym or swings that will entertain them.
14. Pull some weeds
There are always weeds growing our flower beds. And pulling weeds is not my favorite thing to do. But if I can get some help then I will take it. It is a great way to learn the difference between plants and flowers and weeds.
15. Dig up rocks or in the dirt
Toddlers are constantly finding ways to get dirty. So, grabbing a shovel and digging in the dirt or rocks is a great activity to keep them occupied.
16. Play Hide and Seek
My boys love to hide. So, hide and seek is a great game to play to keep them entertained. Plus it helps with learning how to count.
17. Look for bugs
Bugs are everywhere. Whether looking for bugs flying around or digging in the dirt to find worms it is a great activity. In our yard, we have mushrooms growing, so they also like to hunt for mushrooms.
18. Jumping in puddles
Another activity that allows them to get dirty. After a good rain, throw on some rain boots and let them splash around in the puddles.
19. Run around or chase
Toddlers have so much energy. So just being able to get outside and run around and run off all that energy is a great activity.
And lastly, just sit outside and relax. Sit around a campfire and roast marshmallows. Just spend time together.
With more and more electronics being sold, kids are spending more time indoors. Allow yourself and your kids to get some fresh air and use the list above to spend some time outdoors.
I hope you found something useful to get your toddlers outside. Outdoor activities for toddlers.
Leave a comment below with other activities that you and your kids enjoy.
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This is such a great list! I know my kids always loved to be outside when they were small.
It is sometimes a fight to get them to come inside.
Toddlers are so fun to hang with. My grandbaby loves all these outdoor activities.
Yes, they are fun. They are all over the place.
Nevermind toddlers! This sounds like fun for us adults too!
Right?! Hubby and I are looking into getting bikes so we can ride around lol.
Great list! I think it’s very helpful for first time parents and mostly for aunts and uncles keeping an eye
Exactly! Anything to help keep a little one occupied.
These are great ideas on how to spend time outside with a toddler. Now that the weather is so beautiful, there are even more reason to be out in the sunshine.
They say sunshine is good for the soul! So I’ll let my little ones soak it in.
I have no kids bt my neighbours have a couple f toddlersa nd they are fun to hang out with. THese activities are really great.
Toddlers are fun! Thank you.
I love them all! We have been going on daily walks ever since quarantine and it’s been the best! I don’t thin we will ever stop.
Walks are the best. Such a calming time for everyone.
How fun! what great ideas!
These activity ideas are really amazing and very interesting to do..Thanks for sharing this..Loved these…Great work…
Thank you for such kind words!
These are PERFECT ideas! We’ve been doing many of these with our kids!
Our boys love them too. Oliver rode his bike so much the other day that his bottom was sore.
Waren Jean Go
I baby sit my nephew sometimes and this list is very helpful to get through the tantrums. Thank you!
Aww I hear you on the tantrums. They are not fun at all.