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10 Preschool Sensory Activities for Summer

10 Preschool Sensory Activities for Summer

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.

Looking for a few preschool sensory activities to do this summer? Try these 10 Preschool Sensory Activities for Summer

 

1. PLAYDOUGH BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE

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.

Learning about the butterfly life cycle? Try this preschool activity- Playdough Butterfly Life Cycle

 

2. Create A Sensory Bin

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.

 

3. Disappearing Rainbow Colours (Sensory Science)

This was a big hit with my daughter as she enjoyed watching the colours disappear right before her eyes.

Rainbows, how many colours do you know? Here is a fun rainbow colors preschool science experiment that is easy. Any kid could do it! Can you make the colours disappear? Rainbows, how many colours do you know? Here is a fun rainbow colors preschool science experiment that is easy. Any kid could do it! Can you make the colours disappear?
 

4. Learn About Space!

Allow your preschooler to learn about the differences between Venus and Neptune.

 

5. All About Books

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.

 

6 – 7 Frozen Sensory Bin and Build the Castle of Arendelle

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.

Jello pond dive a sight word recognition game

 

 

9. Flower Garden Sensory 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:

 

 

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Shayla @ SoVeryShay Blog

Thursday 18th of June 2015

Cute ideas! These would be great for summer camp teachers.

Alberto Waite

Friday 29th of May 2015

Thanks for sharing.

Jodie @ Growing Book by Book

Thursday 28th of May 2015

So many great ideas for some hands-on science fun!

Kim

Wednesday 27th of May 2015

What fun ideas!