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Beat the heat this summer with fun water activities! We love getting into the backyard and enjoying the cool water with lots of hands-on learning. Check out these 25 Water Hands-on Activities for Kids and help little ones learn while they play this summer.
Water Hands-On Activities for Kids
Water play is one of my favorites for little learners. There are so many great sensory benefits and it's perfect for kids to learn with hands-on materials. Enjoy sensory experiences, measuring, and water play ideas perfect for your preschoolers.
Water Sensory Bins
Beach Sensory Play and Small World – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Pond Life Sensory Play – Kids Play Box
Pool Noodle Boats Water Sensory Bin – Frogs, Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Washing Farm Animals Sensory Bin – Coffee Cup and Crayons
Sponges in the Water Table – Things To Share and Remember
Colored Water Sensory Bin – Fun At Home With Kids
Lemon Sensory Water Bin – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Pipes and Water Sensory Play for Toddlers – Moms & Crafters
Net Fishing Fine Motor Play – Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Water Sensory Play with Magnets – And Next Comes L
Toddler Fine Motor Water Play – Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Toddler Fine Motor Water Play – The Letters of Literacy
Foam Block Building Ideas – Little Moments
Ice Bath Fun Sensory Activity – Busy Toddler
Water Science Activities
Frozen Dinosaur Egg Excavation Ice Science Activity – Little Bins for Little Hands
Walking Water Science Activity for Kids – A Dab of Glue Will Do
Inspiring Kids to Protect Our Oceans Oil Spill Activity – One Time Through
Keep Paper Dry In Water – Simple Play Ideas
Water Cycle Demonstration – Gift of Curiosity
How Arctic Animals Stay Warm – The Science Kiddo
Exploring Capacity – A Day in First Grade
Oil and Water Science Exploration – Mom Inspired Life
Flower Experiment for Kids – Growing a Jeweled Rose
Stick Raft Building STEM Project – Kids Craft Room
What is Static Electricity? – Rookie Parenting
For more ideas like this one, check out my Pinterest board below and also these other blog posts.