Summer is almost here and that means its time to put hands on activities in gear and stimulate your preschooler’s senses. You know what I am talking about- bring on the preschool sensory activities! From taking walks on the lawn so that they can feel the grass between their toes to having water fights and writing messages with chalk. Today in #PlayfulPreschool we are sharing our top 10 list of summer ideas to help with your summer planning. Let’s walk.
This activity is a guaranteed hit. Your preschooler will learn about the butterfly life cycle and do so with playdough. This is sensory play and sensory learning at its best. Allow your preschooler to learn about the different stages and model them with playdough.
Use this post to guide you on the ins and outs of creating a sensory bin for your preschooler. Its the first post in a 3 part series- guaranteed to make you a sensory bin expert and to have a happy preschooler.
This was a big hit with my daughter as she enjoyed watching the colours disappear right before her eyes.
Allow your preschooler to learn about the differences between Venus and Neptune.
Introduce your preschooler to the concepts of a book. Help them to learn what an illustration is, what and where the spine of a book is as well as other concepts. Top it off by using playdough mats to solidify those concepts.
Now that you know how to create a sensory bin, try this Frozen sensory bin with your preschooler. If your preschooler is a builder then they can build the castle of Arendelle.
8. Jello Play
Help you preschooler to learn either their sight words or preschool letters with a jello bin.
Want to expose your preschooler to flowers? Try a sensory bin. If you want to talk about bugs then proceed to number 10.
10. Bug Sensory Bin
Well there you have it- 10 ideas for sensory play this summer with your preschooler. Now go and play 😉
Top 10 Summer Fun and Learning from the #PlayfulECE team:
10 Preschool Summer Activities All About Coconuts by Fun-A-Day!
Top 10 Ocean and Beach Activities for Preschool! by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
10 Ladybug Learning Activities by Tiny Tots Adventures
10 Summer Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers by Mom Inspired Life
10 Ways to Play and Learn with Sand by Still Playing School
10 Ways to Learn About Colors with Your Preschooler from Life Over C’s
10 Fun Math Activities to Keep Your Preschooler Learning all Summer by The Educators’ Spin On It