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10 Totally Awesome Summer Sensory Play Ideas

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Don’t you just love summertime?! We can’t get enough of it. From days spent at the beach, to enjoying picnics at the park, summer makes me smile. At our house, not every day can be a day out, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a day without summer fun. Here are 10 totally awesome summer sensory play ideas that you should definitely add to your to-do list.

10+ Totally Amazing Summer Sensory Play Activities and Ideas, Easy fun kids activities, perfect sensory play, The Best Sensory Science, Fizzy, Ice, & more

Summer Sensory Play at its Best

One of our all-time favorites is Watermelon Fizzy Sensory Science! This was an impromptu easy 3 ingredient spectacular sensory day! I definitely recommend trying it.

Watermelon fizzy sensory science, perfect summer fun, Easy, a couple household ingredients, kids activities that rock! Sensory Play at Natural Beach Living

Epic Lego Ice Building Oh Yes!!! This fun activity comes from The Natural Homeschool where she shares this creative ice summer sensory play idea.

This Edible Neapolitan Ice Cream Dough from The Life of Jennifer Dawn looks scrumptiously delicious. Make sure your little ones know this is just for play 😉 ice cream dough

Fun at Home with Kids shares the most amazing Rainbow Soap Foam Bubbles . Her book 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids is just as great, I highly suggest picking up a copy to have on hand.

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Little Bins for Little Hands has this really cool Icy Ocean Sensory Play and Ice Melt . Another Fantastic idea to add to your summer bucket list.


One of the things I absolutely love about Hands On as we grow is she makes everything easy for you yet totally fun for the kids. This Nature Sensory Bag Suncatcher is lovely to look at and entertaining for the kids to play with. That makes it a total sensory play win! If you are looking for ways to keep your summer fun and easy… You can get an amazing summer guide filled with fun activities and printables by clicking here.


If sensory bottles are more your thing click over to Happy Hooligans for this amazing Ocean in a Bottle. These Ocean discovery bottles are soooooo pretty. I’m totally adding this to our Summer science shelf.

 Mama Papa Bubba takes Sand Play Dough with Loose Parts to a whole new beachy level. This had me longing for the sun to come out, so we can head to the beach and collect shells.


If rainbows are more your thing and your kids love playing with their food 😉 than these Rainbow Colored Chickpeas seriously rock! Not for eating, just for fun, but I know your kids will love them.

This summer swim over to the Mermaid’s Lagoon for a few surprises. My Small Potatoes has set up the sweetest little treasure hunt and mermaid adventure.


Don’t miss out on our Under the Sea Jello Sensory play or Natural Orange Play Dough for the summer. They are Amazing!!!

10+ Totally Amazing Summer Sensory Play Activities and Ideas, Easy fun kids activities, perfect sensory play, The Best Sensory Science, Fizzy, Ice, & more

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