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Before Summer Ends: 20 Experiences for Toddlers this Summer

Toddlers and preschoolers are fueled by curiosity. They find wonder everywhere, even in the mundane. Channel the wonder years with this ultimate list of summertime fun! You’re guaranteed to enjoy plenty of smiles and adorable memories.

  1. Set out for an adventure at a local venue specifically designed for pint-sized Okies.
  2. Sign up for a summer reading program near you, through a local library system or online via a book retailer like Scholastic.com or Barnes & Noble.
  3. Fly a kite at LibertyFest KiteFest.
  4. Take a spin on a carousel, art & science in motion.
  5. Celebrate childhood at the Children’s Garden Festival at Myriad Gardens
  6. Ride a train at the Oklahoma Railway Museum.
  7. Get dirty on International Mud Day!!
  8. Go on an animal adventure at the Oklahoma City Zoo or at another incredible animal experience destination in Oklahoma.
  9. Visit a local farm and make something fresh and homemade. Fruit pizza is an easy toddler-friendly recipe to make together. Roll out the cookie dough as a team, let your little one frost it and then allow him or her to decorate it with pre-cut fruit or whole berries.
  10. Nothing says summer like snow cones! Share some quality time over a delicious icy treat from a local favorite snow cone stand.
  11. Plan a day trip to one of Oklahoma’s top children’s museums. BONUS: Save money with our exclusive coupons!
  12. Escape the heat at an indoor play place.
  13. Host a pint-sized cooking class at your own home with these inspiring ideas.
  14. Let their curiosity run wild at Science Museum Oklahoma.
  15. Embark on an adventure through the pages of a good book at a local story time.
  16. Go on  a healthy adventure! Shape Your Future, a program of TSET, has put together some summer time adventures that pair fun activities with healthy kid-friendly recipes.
  17. Swing, climb, run, jump and have a picnic at one of these readers’ favorite metro parks. Don’t forget to bring every toddlers’ favorite picnic guest, gummy worms!
  18. Cool off at a top splash pad or at Andy Alligator’s Water Park, which offers plenty of pint-sized fun.
  19. Get crafty at a local favorite toddler, Unpluggits. They offer a weekly craft and story time especially for their youngest customers every Wednesday.
  20. Plan a weekend getaway and explore our great state.

Looking for even more summer fun? Check out our summer fun resources and our searchable calendar, both packed with family fun every day!