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Huge List of Activities for Outdoor Sensory Fun

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Bringing sensory activities outside works really well because the mess is easier to clean up, there is more room for gross motor movement, and the outdoors provides its own sensory feedback in the form of its natural sounds, sights, textures, and smells.

50 Activities for Outdoor Sensory Fun

 

Sensory Bins

Outdoor Sensory Bins

Sensory Play with Rice and Daal from In the Playroom

Dirt Sensory Bin Challenge from Life with Moore Babies

Summer Sensory Bin from The Chaos and The Clutter

Easy Sand and Water Table Sensory Activities from A Beautiful Ruckus

Polar Sensory Bin from In the Playroom

Painting

Outdoor Sensory Painting

Bubble Wrap Stomp Art from Lemon Lime Adventures

Mud Painting from Fun-a-Day

Edible Freezie Painting from The Chaos and The Clutter

Textured Leaf Printing from The Preschool Tool Box

Cotton Ball Painting from The Chaos and The Clutter

Ice

Outdoor Ice Sensory Activities

Upside Down Ice Toss (vestibular play) from Lemon Lime Adventures

Ice Painting from The Chaos and The Clutter

Ice World Sensory Play from Learning 4 Kids

Ice Excavating from Living the Chaotic Life

Frozen Treasure Find from The Chaos and The Clutter

Water

Outdoor Water Sensory Activities

Splash Party from Jornie

Giant Bubble Bath from Life with Moore Babies

Water Exploration Station from My Buddies and I

Having Fun with a Water Blob from There’s Just One Mommy

Pretend Play Sensory Activity from The Chaos and The Clutter

Science

Outdoor Sensory Science

Mad Scientist Lab from There’s Just One Mommy

Sink or Float? from Buggy and Buddy

The Smelly Pumpkin Experiment from Fun-a-Day

Preschool Science and Sensory from Teach Preschool

Jello Science Experiments from The Chaos and The Clutter

Sensory Recipes

Sensory Recipes for the Outdoors

Rainbow Fluff from My Buddy and I

Make Your Own Flubber from Living the Chaotic Life

Jelly Digging from Adventures of Adam

Colour Matching with Moon Dough from In the Playroom

Bubble Dough to Bubbly Oobleck from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom

Mess

Messy Outdoor Sensory Play

Making Mud Pies from Meaningful Mama

Preschool Mud Day from Fun-a-Day

The Control Freak’s Guide to a Messy Play Date from Left Brain Craft Brain

A Splatter Paint Universe from Artchoo

Mud Kitchen Activity from Happy Hooligans

Shaving Cream

Outdoor Shaving Cream Sensory Play

Shaving Cream Polka-Dot Sidewalk Painting from The Chaos and The Clutter

Rainbow Cream Pie Sensory Play from There’s Just One Mommy

Shaving Foam Car Tracks from Adventures of Adam

Ice Cream Game with Shaving Cream and Ice from JDaniel4’s Mom

Writing in Shaving Cream from Meaningful Mama

Gross Motor

Outdoor Gross Motor Sensory Activities

5 Trampoline Games and 5 Activities from The Chaos and The Clutter

Spider Web Trellis from JDaniel4s Mom

Backyard Obstacle Course from The Chaos and The Clutter

Go on a Sound Walk from Buggy and Buddy

Texture Walk from Life with Moore Babies

Scavenger Hunts

Outdoor Sensory Scavenger Hunts

Photo Scavenger Hunt from The Chaos and The Clutter

Outdoor Sketching Scavenger Hunt for Kids from Buggy and Buddy

Nature Bracelets with Masking Tape from Meaningful Mama

Sensory Motor Scavenger Hunt from The Inspired Treehouse

Adjective Scavenger Hunt from Meaningful Mama

I hope that some of these ideas help you and your kids to have a sensational sensory summer!!!

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing our Sensory Motor Scavenger Hunt! We hope your readers have as much fun with it as we did! 🙂

  2. Great round-up of activities — might keep us busy all summer!

  3. Karen S. says:

    What great activities!

  4. Jessica says:

    Love these ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ronald G says:

    What a wonderful diversity of teaching tools..thank you

  6. Thanks for sharing this! Awesome!

  7. Kimberly Bowman says:

    Wow! There are so many exciting ideas here!

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