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* 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 18: Explore

It’s a beautiful day out and you want to bask in the sun. Are you feeling adventurous? On today’s edition of 21 Day’s of Baby-Toddler Summer Fun we’re heading to somewhere we’ve never been.

Materials Needed:


A little cash


Baby Bag Essentials

Sunblock / Sunhat

Weather appropriate attire

A Gypsy Soul


Today’s fun is brought to you by the pinned spot on google maps.

Where hopping in the car and we’re heading off to the unknown. That town over you’ve never been. That spot by the water you’ve heard so much about. That part of town you’ve never seen yet. That road you haven’t taken. That long drive to nowhere, but it leads somewhere. We’re taking a journey to the unknown and we’re taking our tot’s with us.

Set Up

To set this activity up, find that little place on the map you haven’t been to before and pin it. Pack a bag of the daily essentials – snacks, drinks, distraction’s, extra underwear, and sunblock. Pack you and your toddler, (don’t forget the bag of essentials.) and head off to your adventure.

Public Service Announcement: Be safe and smart. Always be aware and have a back up plan if something goes wrong. Make sure your phone is charged and bring the car charger.

Hit The Open Road

Head to that quiet little town a few county lines over. Grab lunch, walk the little book store, visit the park, and grab some ice cream. Head to the lake you’ve never visited and get wet, run around in the grass, sit for a picnic snack. Take that road all the way until the end and see where it leads. Let your little one dowse off in the car and drive around with the wind in your hair and your hand out of the window. Or just take your little one down town and visit the shops. Have a little getaway day with your tiny tot’s.

What To Expect

If your little one likes to look out the window, hit a back road and let them gaze at all the wonders passing by. Mix up the routine and let your toddler break a few rules. Throw away schedules and to-do lists and enjoy the day. You might discover something new about your little angel that you’ve never known before. Like how much they love new things or how much they enjoy running in the grass. That they love water and chocolate ice cream. Maybe you’ll discover something new about yourself.


Take It In

Enjoy the day. Take too many pictures. Eat whatever you want and don’t worry about counting calories. Don’t worry about time, or schedules, or routines. Just wing it and see where the day leads you. Find new favorite things and new favorite places. Make new friends. Soak up the day with your adorable little one and just be present with them. Put all that worry aside just for the day. Don’t make a plan, let the day lead you.

Finishing up

As the hours inch closer to dinner time, pack up your toddler and make your way home. Relish in the feeling that the day brought on and let it sit with you all the way back to familiar territory. Then pray to god that your tiny tornado didn’t soak up too much sugar so you can get the hell to bed. Exploring is exhausting.

I would love to hear where you went to Explore (no need to be specific) and what you did. Drop your funny but realistic stories below in the comments.


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