7 Super Fun Things to do with a One Year Old in the Summer ...


I like to think of myself as a cool mom and that means that I am always trying to think of fun things to do with a one year old.

The same old same old gets boring quickly, especially to my little man.

So this summer, I made a list of all the things that my son really enjoyed so I could share some fun things to do with a one year old, especially in the summer.

Go ahead, break routine and try them out!2

1. Play Airplane

Play Airplane

Remember when you were a kid and your older siblings would put their legs out straight and you would put your stomach up to their feet and they would lift you?

This is kind of like that but instead of holding your kid up that far, (which makes me a little nervous to be completely honest) bend your knees and put your baby on your feet.

That way you're just lifting your shins.

This is my son's absolute favorite thing to do.

It's absolutely one of the most fun things to do with a one year old, and it's a great little leg workout.

2. Go for a Swim

Go for a Swim

This was the first summer that my son was actually big enough to do anything, so naturally I took him to the pool for the first time ever.2

To say that this child took to the water is the understatement of the century.

I saw so many little ones at the pool and they all seemed to be having such a good time splashing away in the water!

3. Walks


I don't mean the kind where you walk and your toddler sits in the stroller (you get tired, they just sit there.) I mean the kind where your little one walks off a ton of energy.

I have a giant yard so once every couple of days, my son and I walk it over and over and over again.

He loves the independence of walking without guidance and I love how tired he gets after a few laps!

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