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Summer Sensory Activities for Toddlers

Nothing beats the summer heat like a good sensory activity! Keep toddlers busy and engaged with our list of outdoor sensory activities for toddlers. Stay cool and fine-tune those motor skills!


Messy Boats – Kids will love to squish their fingers in this ocean of blue!

Photo and activity via Busy Toddler


Edible Sludge – More blue sticky goo that is safe for kids who have to taste everything.

Photo and activity via And Next Comes L


Frozen Water Beads – What a great summer spin on water beads!

Photo and activity via Busy Toddler


Mud Bricks – Kids will love the get their hands dirty while learning to build with blocks! Great outdoor activity.

Photo and activity via Munchkins and Moms


Outdoor Tea Party – What’s better than a cup of pretend tea? Dirt tea, of course!

Photo and activity via Practical Mommy


DIY Water Wall – Most of the supplies for this DIY water wall can be found in your kitchen cabinets. We love simple activities that provide hours of entertainment!

Photo and activity via Clare’s Little Tots


Tide Pool Experiment – Make your own mini biome and show kids the magical wonders of the tides!

Photo and activity via Buggy and Buddy


Hammering Tees in Watermelons – Watermelon is a great summer snack and a great sensory experience!

Photo and activity via Mom Inspired Life


Lego Ice Rescue – Grab your excavating tools, some warm water and rescue those legos!

Photo and activity via Crafty Kids at Home


Bubble Snake Blower – Step up your bubble game with this easy DIY!

Photo and activity via Messy Little Monster