Summertime is here and if you’re anything like this momma, you’re probably wondering ‘How do I keep my toddler busy during these next few months?’ I want to create a memorable summer for my toddler filled with fun beach trips, outdoor picnics, and lots of exploring. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite Amazon Summer toys for toddlers.
I’ve included cheap summer toys (that your child will use over and over again), beach must-haves, activities for a rainy day, and car ride essentials to keep your little ones busy!
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Fun Summer Finds for Toddlers:
Outdoor Summer Toys for Toddlers:
Chances are you’ll be spending lots of time outside this summer. These are some of the best outdoor gifts for 2 year olds (or any toddler!)
Easy Grip Sidewalk Chalk for Little Hands
Get artsy with your toddler! These colorful chalk pieces come in spherical plastic handles– perfect for tiny hands.
Kids Gardening Kit for Summer
Children love exploring and getting their hands dirty. This gardening tool set includes everything you need to help your toddler start their very first garden this summer.
Water Table for Kids
This water table is probably the best outdoor gift for 2 year olds. I got this for my daughter when she was 1 and a half and still plays with it every day! (She’s almost 3) There is so much opportunity for open-ended play. It’s the perfect toy to just let your little ones play independently while you sip some seltzers in the summer heat.
Summer Splash Pad
As the temperatures rise this summer, you’re going to want a fun activity that will help your little ones cool off. A splash pad is a fun summer find for the entire family!
Bubble Wands in Different Sizes
I’m not sure what it is, but toddlers seem to be mesmerized by bubbles. This bubble wand set includes different wand styles to let your little one explore different bubble sizes and shapes. Emphasize words as they blow different bubbles ‘POP!, BIG bubble, tiny bubble, WOW, Whoops! Blow’.
When was the last time you flew a kite? Head to the park with a colorful kite and watch your toddler ‘oooooh’ and ‘ahhhh’. This is a fun summer activity for the entire family!
Jumbo Blocks for Toddlers
Ready to take building to the next level? These jumbo blocks are an exciting way for your toddler to create life-sized builds outside. Join in on the fun and see what creations you can come up with together!
Bubble Lawn Mower
Whether your toddler “mows” the grass along with you or just enjoys all of the bubbles and sounds this bubble mower emits, there are sure to be lots of laughs and smiles when this fun summertime toy is being put to use.
Silicone Popsicle Molds
Making and enjoying popsicles with your kids is such a sweet summertime activity! These reusable popsicle molds work great with fruit, yogurt, juice, and more. Use what your kids love best without worrying about yucky additives.
Inflatable Car Pool Float
Looking for a float for your little one this summer? This inflatable car pool float is perfect for acclimating your toddler to the water in a fun way as they pretend to drive their own car while using a steering wheel and horn.
Bubble Guns for Toddlers
Bubble guns (or bubble blaster as we call it around here) are one of the best summer toys for toddlers! With two bubble guns and bubble refills included, endless fun is bound to ensue as families or siblings join in.
Rainy Day Activities & Toys for Toddlers:
Rainy days during summertime are very common, so you’ll want to equip yourself with toddler summer activities at home. These indoor toys and activities are guaranteed to be a hit with your 2-5 year olds.
Paint with Water Books
Toddlers LOVE paint, but if you’re wanting to keep the mess at a minimum on a rainy day, these Paint with Water books are just what you need. With a colorful paint palette included on each page, these books allow your little one to express their creativity without the added mess.
Unicorn Sensory Bin Play Set
Sensory bins are the perfect imaginative play for toddlers. This set combines unicorns, moldable dough, and other materials to allow children’s imaginations to take flight.
Kinetic Sand Ice Cream Play Set
Put an exciting spin on pretend play! This kinetic sand ice cream set allows children to create their own cones, sundaes, and more. A perfect summer activity for your little one to complete on their own or with help.
Kinetic Sand Construction Site
Bring the sand activities indoors using this kinetic sand kit which allows your toddler to dig, build, and crush their masterpieces using construction site equipment.
Magnetic tiles are one of the best toddler gifts! I gift these at every toddler birthday party. haha Kids will use their imaginations soar as they build cars, towers, houses, and more. The opportunities are endless. (And adults will have just as much fun playing with them!)
Play-Doh Ice Cream Food Set
Play-Doh has been a childhood favorite for years. Watch as your child makes their own ice cream creations with this fun hands-on set which includes cones, sundae bowls, and more. The perfect indoor summer activity for your toddler!
First 100 Sticker Book
My toddler loves this sticker book, but it can definitely be used with preschool- kindergarten aged children as well! Children will match the stickers to the correct shape outline and word. There are also farm and zoo background pages so that you child can sort the animals based on location!
Fort Building Kit for Kids
I’ve never met a kid who didn’t love a fort. Take your rainy day activities to the next level with this fort building kit. This indoor summer activity will let your little ones explore with unique fort shapes and sizes. This activity will keep your child busy for a few hours!
Montessori Busy Book for Toddlers
I love that busy books are hands-on and engaging while targeting important learning skills. Kids will love manipulating different pieces to practice learning shapes, colors, numbers, animals, opposites, and more!
Water Doodle Mat
Activities that make no mess are perfect for rainy days. This foldable water doodle mat allows toddlers to draw using a water pen so that they can make their own pictures again and again.
Car Ride Must-Haves for Toddlers:
Have a long car ride coming up? Fun activities can help the time pass a little more quickly. Check out some of my favorites.
Water WOW Activity Pads
Coloring without having to worry about your toddler dropping her crayons in the backseat 23 times. (been there, done that) Toddlers color an image using the water pen and will be amazed as hidden objects appear in the picture! Once the page dries, they can ‘repaint’.
Montessori Sensory Busy Board
Help toddlers build important fine motor skills such as zipping zippers, tying shoelaces, completing puzzles, and more by using this Montessori sensory busy board.
LCD Writing Tablet
Drawing in the car is made easy with these LCD writing tablets which allow toddlers to draw their own colorful pictures and then erase them with the push of a button. Once again, a mess free car ride activity for your toddler.
Reusable Sticker Book
Sticker books are perfect for on-the-go, especially when they feature reusable stickers. Kids will love adding a variety of stickers to the included fold-out scenes. These are also great to use as toddler restaurant entertainment.
I hope this list of toddler summer activities helps you plan out a fun, memorable summer for your little ones! Check out my Amazon storefront which is constantly updated with new finds for mommas and kids.