It’s that time of year again. Warm weather, sandy beaches, and lots of fresh air. With the new textures and new sensations come new experiences with our senses. For some children this can be a welcome treat, for others you might need some ideas for some fun, yet sensible, summer sensory projects.
We have gathered our top 10 favorite summer sensory ideas here for you to get you started! Whether you have a child who struggles with sensory needs or not, these projects are awesome and address all the sensory systems.
Tactile Summer Sensory Projects
Nothing says summer sensory fun like glowing playdough!
If your kids like the glowing playdough, they will love glowing slime!
Proprioceptive and Vestibular Summer Sensory Projects
Summer is a great time to get in some vestibular and proprioceptive play with some stomp painting fun!
If your kids are seeking vestibular movement, they will love Lego Bowling!
Olfactory and Oral Summer Sensory Projects
Summer smells delicious and is a great time to explore the olfactory system, why not start with some lemon lime cloud dough?
I don’t know about you, but I could really explore the gustatory sense with this awesome ice cream in a bag!
Auditory and Visual Summer Sensory Projects
Bangs, Pops and Fizzes are part of the summer, but if you have an auditory avoider, why not try some of these awesome science projects that are a tad quieter than fireworks.
A good ole fashioned summer outdoor scavenger hunt is perfect for the longer days and warm nights.
Overall Fantastic Summer Sensory Projects
Use all of your senses with these awesome sensory ideas that only use one bag of ice.
If you are traveling this summer, why not bring along a sensory kit for the road that addresses all of the sensory needs in one bag?
More Summer Ideas for Kids
Top 10 Watermelon Crafts for Kids from Artsy Momma
Top 10 Summer Play Ideas for Babies and Bigger Kids from Words n Needles
Top 10 Ideas to Play & Learn at the Beach from Still Playing School
Top 10 Summer Washing Activities for Water Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands
Top 10 Backyard Games from The Pleasantest Thing
Top 10 Messy Projects Great for Summer Fun from Something 2 Offer