Summer, oh how I love you sweet, sweet, summer. Listen, if you know me, you know that summer is my jam. It may be hot, sticky, and somewhat miserable at times, but I will take it over winter ANY DAY! One night while I was up surfing, researching Pinterest, I decided that the kids and I should host an outdoor sensory play day. I'm so glad we did, it was so easy, and so much fun!
How to host an outdoor sensory play day?
- Invite moms willing to participate and their kiddos.
- Have each family bring 1-2 sensory activities and all of the ingredients for their activity. For example, playdough, water beads, moon sand, elephant toothpaste, etc.
- You provide the tables, table coverings and a hand cleaning station. If you have sand, or glitter or anything that uses oil, you 'll probably want some oil cutting soap as well.
- Make sure to have plenty of drinking water on hand. It was so hot, we went through a lot of water.
Tip: Pick up a few plastic tablecloths from the Dollar store so clean up is a breeze!
Finger painting station, with large Post It sticky paper.
Cloud Dough with corn starch and shaving cream.
A classic, corn starch and water.
The hand washing station can also be a lot of fun.
What are your favorite sensory things to do?