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The Ultimate Summer Bucket List For Two Year Olds


During the summer months, you’re looking for activities to do with their kids. The summer weather offers a great opportunity to get the kids outside and burning off some steam.  If you are struggling with ideas for your home daycare, consider constructing a summer bucket list.  A bucket list is a predetermined list of activities that you check off as you do them.  Below we have come up with a bunch of activities to full a bucket list for two year olds.

45 Bucket List Ideas Two Year Olds Will Love

When it comes to filling your summer with activities for the little ones in your home daycare, creating a summer bucket list is a great way to do something different every day. Not only is a summer bucket list fun to complete, but it is also a fantastic way to ensure no one gets bored and has the best summer ever. From outdoor activities to indoor play, there are many things you can do with your daycare kids this summer.  Older and younger kids will love some of these activities too!

  1. Play with water balloons
  2. Create an outdoor obstacle course
  3. Visit a local park
  4. Host a teddy bear picnic
  5. Take a field trip to the library
  6. Run through the sprinklers
  7. Set up an outdoor water station
  8. Make mud pies
  9. Finger paint with pudding
  10. Set up tents and blankets and pretend to go camping in your yard
  11. Have a lemonade stand
  12. Read books outside
  13. Blow bubbles
  14. Take a field trip to a splash pad
  15. Go backyard bowling
  16. Make suncatchers
  17. Hunt for rocks
  18. Make a bird feeder
  19. Plant a special garden with your daycare kids
  20. Play hopscotch
  21. Paint rocks
  22. Colour with chalk
  23. Make homemade popsicles
  24. Play I spy
  25. Have a scavenger hunt
  26. Find the shapes in the clouds
  27. Create a summer sensory bin
  28. Make kites and fly them
  29. Play in a sandbox
  30. Make homemade ice cream
  31. Play hide and seek
  32. Do a science project
  33. Build sandcastles
  34. Create pets out of rocks
  35. Do some nature art
  36. Catch bugs
  37. Go on a nature walk
  38. Jump in puddles
  39. Make homemade slime
  40. Make paper boats and sail them
  41. Bake cookies
  42. Have a dance party
  43. Play with play dough
  44. Simple Bingo
  45. Play Sports (baseball, soccer, basketball, or hockey) 

There are several ways to keep two year olds busy at your home daycare this summer. Creating a summer bucket list is a fantastic way to ensure that everyone stays entertained all summer long. Choose the activities you add to the bucket list wisely. No matter what you do, it is important to ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy and participate in at your home daycare this summer.

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25 Summer Themes for Preschoolers

Here are 25 of our favorite summer themes for preschoolers.  Any theme would work in the summer.  But think about doing all the messy, water or nature-based themes during the summer.  You can easily take these messy theme activities outside and reduce the cleanup time.  

  1. Beach
  2. Sandcastles
  3. Flip Flops
  4. Swimming
  5. Ocean Life
  6. Lady Bugs
  7. Bugs
  8. Butterflies
  9. Trees
  10. Birds
  11. Flowers
  12. Dirt & Rocks
  13. Worms
  14. Picnics
  15. Watermelon 
  16. Berries (Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries)
  17. Gardening
  18. Kites
  19. Paper Boats
  20. Fishing 
  21. Camping
  22. Hiking/Nature walking
  23. Float or Sink
  24. Canada Day 
  25. 4th of July  

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