100 summer activities for toddlers
1. Cut a watermelon in half and eat immediately with spoons.
2. Master somersaults.
3. Have a teddy bear picnic at Teddy Bear Park in Stillwater.
5. Make your own popsicles.
6. Pajama day, all day.
13. Neighborhood parade.
14. Water balloon toss.
15. Root beer floats for dinner.
16. Cook over an open fire. Carefully.
17. Cloud shape contest.
18. Bike and trike around Lake Calhoun.
20. Fly kites at Lake Harriet.
21. Mia with your kid leading the way the whole time.
22. Catch a Puppet Wagon!
23. Rainy day? Child o’ mine, meet The Flintstones.
24. Dance in the rain!
25. Bathing suit bubble bath in the outdoor kiddie pool.
27. Make your own sock puppets.
29. Dinner on the patio at Longfellow Grill.
30. Make your kiddo try FIVE new foods ... at the State Fair, Aug. 24–Sept. 4.
31. Lemonade stand! Use the proceeds to bring pet toys to the Humane Society.
32. Finger painting.
34. The beach at Snail Lake, Shoreview.
36. Wild Rumpus bookstore.
37. Catch a movie in the park.
38. Eat through the Midtown Global Market and blow off steam at the play area.
40. A Twins game.
41. A Saints game!
42. Plant flowers.
43. Decorate your bikes and trikes.
44. Animal spotting at Lebanon Hills: How many can you count?
46. Oak Hill Splash Pad, St. Louis Park.
47. Cascade Bay, Eagan.
48. Nicollet Commons, Burnsville.
49. Kelley Park, Apple Valley.
50. Chutes and Ladders, Bloomington.
51. Float in the lazy river at Como Pool
52. Big Woods Playground, Lake Rebecca.
53. Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store, Jordan.
54. Gibbs Farm, St. Paul.
55. St. Anthony Park Library and a leisurely lunch with books on the lawn.
56. Run through the sprinkler.
61. Sampling at Great Harvest Bread Company.
62. Pump It Up!
63. Day trip or overnight to Duluth.
64. Brunch at Hell’s Kitchen.
65. DUPLO at Brickmania.
66. Dinner at yum! kitchen and bakery.
67. Richfield Farmer’s Market at Veterans Memorial Park.
68. Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista.
76. Mini golf on the roof of the Walker Art Center.
78. Dragon Festival, July 9–10, Lake Phalen, St. Paul.
79. Skip across the Stone Arch Bridge.
80. Freezy pops, barefoot in the grass.
81. Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer.
82. Colvill Park, Red Wing.
83. Dodge Nature Center, West St. Paul.
84. Summer-long project: Map the Peanuts characters.
85. Poppies, popcorn and playground, Pahl’s Market, Apple Valley.
86. Macaroni art.
87. Fishing at Lake Nokomis Pier.
88. Pick your own raspberries or blueberries.
89. Grow the ingredients for and make your own salsa.
90. Create a backyard scavenger hunt.
91. Make your own pizza together.
92. Mud pies.
93. Pick a country to learn about.
94. Active game night with Duck, Duck, Goose and musical chairs.
95. Heat-wave crazy? Go ice skating at Wolfe Park Rec Center, St. Louis Park for winter in July.
97. Rooftop milkshakes at Annie’s Parlour in Dinkytown.
98. Build your own sandbox.
99. Bug terrarium, fireflies recommended.
100. Print out all three months of pictures and look through them together.