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Ride The Carousel

* This post is part of the 21 Days of Baby-Toddler Summer Fun. For the next 21 days I am going to give you ton’s of ideas on summer fun that will keep your tiny tot busy. Each post will also be pact with hilarious and relatable content for you to enjoy and keep you entertained. Follow me at Messy Mama to get all the summer fun for you and your one year old.


21 Days Of Baby-Toddler Summer Fun


Day 16: Ride the Carousel

If it’s too hot outside, and you’re looking for some fun, then it’s time for some ring around the rosy with dancing horses. On today’s edition of 21 Days of Baby-Toddler Summer Fun were celebrating carnival style.

Materials Needed

A Carousel

Transportation to get to the Carousel



Today’s fun is brought to you by the ups and downs and the round and rounds.

We’re riding to the spinning tune of the carousel horses. You shouldn’t have to wait for the county fair to hitch a ride on the plastic horses. Some malls may have a year round carousel. If you are lucky, your local park has one just waiting for you to hitch a ride.

Set Up

To set this up, google your closest carousel adventure, get in your car, on the bus, call and Uber and make your way over.

What to Expect

Wait in line as the carousel whirls around. Be sure to eye your favorite horse and get ready to pounce when the ride comes to a stop. Hand the attendant your cash and dash to the lucky horse you got your eyes on. Depending on the rules and regulations, you may be able to climb on board with your little totters. If not, strap them in and hold them tight as you stand off to the side. Be careful that the horse doesn’t go too far up that you can’t have a firm grip on them. Remember, safety first.


Take It In

Watch the gleeful expression on your little ones face as they watch everything go whizzing by in super lightening speed. This could go one of two ways: their either going to love it or they’re going to hate it. But whatever, this is fun right. Hopefully there is someone there with you to take a picture, because you’re probably not going to want to let your tots go, (I would advise against this).

Finishing Up

Yea, that was super quick. Now what? Well, if Mr. Google took you out of town, walk around and scope out the area. Make it a day with your little one. Find somewhere to eat or have ice cream. If the carousel is in the mall, hopefully there’s a Target you can rage in. If not, I’m sure there is a kids store somewhere. If you landed yourself in the park, let them run around in the grass. Let them wander and explore. They can stretch out their little legs and re-calibrate themselves after the crazy ride. If you need a rest, lay out in the grass and watch the clouds go by. Or, you could always hop on that carousel and take it for another spin. And another. And another. And …

Whatever, just don’t be boring. Have fun and enjoy the day. I got your asses out. What more do you ant from me. I can’t come up with all the ideas. I’m only one person, you know.

I would love to hear how your Ride on the Carousel went. Drop your funny but realistic stories below in the comments.


Be sure to subscribe or follow Messy Mama to get all your summer fun activity ideas. Day Seventeen of Summer Fun, we’re hitting the swings and taking on the slides.



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