When temperatures start to rise, summer is on the brain! These super-engaging summer sensory activities for kids are not only tons of fun, but they also help develop vital skills in little ones, including fine motor skills, exploration, heightened senses, and a sense of curiosity that will help them discover more about their world and prepare them for further learning. Even older kids will love these engaging and hands-on sensory activities. Get ready for beachy, freezy, splashy, bouncy, stretchy, fun!
Kids will love these fun summer sensory activities! Use these activities in a classroom, at home, at daycare, or even in occupational therapy sessions.
Looking for classroom/homeschool summer centers? Grab our Summer Math and Literacy Centers.
Summer Sensory Activities for Kids
Summer is a lot more fun with summer-themed play dough. // The Kindergarten Connection
A puffy paint watermelon is a fun sensory activity for kids.
Making sand paintings is a fun sensory activity for kids. // Schooling a Monkey
Kids will love playing with this fizzing ice chalk. // Learn Play Imagine
These rainbow spaghetti worms are tons of sensory fun. // Learning 4 Kids
This borax slime looks as clear and bright as pool water and makes a wonderful sensory experience. // Schooling a Monkey
This sand and pearl sensory bin is a fun way to learn to count. // Rockabye Butterfly
Kids will love this squishy nature sensory bag. // Hands On As We Grow
Frozen slime is a whole new way to play with slime! // The Jenny Evolution
Even little ones can play with this sink or float discovery tray. // Teach Preschool
Make an ocean-themed sensory bin. // Wildflower Ramblings
Play and explore in sand goo. // Crayon Box Chronicles
Rubbery Goo is a lot of fun for kids. // Learning 4 Kids
Use bouncy balls as art tools. // Crayon Box Chronicles
This color-mixing activity makes no mess! // Learning 4 Kids
Search for letters in this summer seashell sensory bin.
More Summer Fun
Looking for even more summer activities for kids? Hop over and check out our list of Summer Fine Motor Activities!
They are the perfect compliment to these fun summer sensory activities and are sure to be a hit with your kids, too!
Working on those reading skills? You will love our list (includes a printable list too) of Summer Sight Word Activities!