Nothing says summer fun like some watermelon sensory play! We had so much fun with our watermelon play dough that we had to track down 10+ Watermelon Sensory Play ideas to expand our sensory horizons!
Sensory play is a great way to keep kids busy while also helping to develop strong brains. Sensory play also often helps develop hand strength and fine motor skills that prepare children for writing and necessary practical life skills (many kitchen skills can be taught through sensory play). You can even use sensory play to teach various concepts – for example, incorporating counting or sorting into sensory play.
Nearly any sensory play activity you can think of can be enhanced with some watermelon scent and bright colours – and there’s so many different ways to achieve that, from actually using real watermelon to raiding the baking aisle at the grocery store.
The ideas shared above, clockwise from top left:
Watermelon Slime | Coffee Cups and Crayons
Fizzy Watermelon Sensory Science | Natural Beach Living
Watermelon Moon Sand | Growing a Jeweled Rose
Watermelon Salt Dough | Frogs and Snails and Puppydog Tails
Watermelon Play Dough Slicing | No Time for Flash Cards
Clockwise, from top left:
Watermelon Sensory Bag & Watermelon Engineering | Fantastic Fun & Learning
Printable Watermelon Counting Cards | Modern Preschool
Happy Summer Watermelon Play Dough | Homespun with Love
Simple Watermelon Suncatchers | Teach Preschool
Which of these watermelon sensory play ideas would you try with your kids?
Be sure to check out some of our other sensory play activities for kids, including fluffy (secret ingredient) slime and x