Our Summer Sensory Play Outdoor Bag

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Sensory play is definitely a popular term and play idea right now. All of the goops, slimes, play doughs, paints, and foams are definitely fun for many kids. And while I'm definitely not knocking these ideas, I don't want you to forget the best sensory play your kids can ever participate in…. sensory play in nature. You can be ready for sensory play outdoors any time by keeping these simple things handy with you in your home or car.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® hand wipes. The opinions and text are all mine.

Be prepared for your summer sensory play with this bag of goodies.

Summer sensory play can happen anywhere, anytime and also be very messy. Whether you are digging for worms, playing in a water activity, sand pits, hiking, or creek wading, having these items below on hand will encourage you to say YES to sensory play outside, knowing it is easy clean up afterwards.

What's In Our Summer Sensory Play Bag?

Here are some things to keep on hand in your home OR in your car for when you are on the go this summer:

  • Change of clothes (including socks in case of cold feet)
  • Swim suit
  • Water shoes or flip-flops
  • Sun screen
  • Extra water to keep hydrated
  • Large Towel
  • Snacks
  • Light Jacket
  • Bug jar or container
  • Magnifying glass
  • Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes Canister, Singles or Big Ones® for easy clean up

You can keep all these items in a summer beach bag, bucket or just a shopping bag in the back of your car, or take outdoors with you in your backyard or local park.

Be prepared for your summer sensory play with this bag of goodies.

I don't know about you, but when we are out and I don't feel prepared to clean up a mess, I'm less likely to want to let my daughter play and explore. Having your summer sensory play bag handy will keep you prepared for those out of the blue moments when suddenly creek wading sounds like a fun idea, or playing in some mud or rain water just happens.

These natural sensory experiences are so important for our kids. Often times many children would rather stay indoors or on an electronic device. Encourage exploration and creativity outdoors with these fun summer sensory ideas below:

  • Digging for worms (especially useful if you are gardening)
  • Mud play
  • Herb gardening
  • Creek wading
  • Hiking
  • Smelling flowers
  • Swinging, climbing etc. at the park
  • Playing in rain puddles
  • Sand pit play
  • Looking for crawdads
  • Planting a garden
  • Rolling in the grass

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Keep your Wet Ones® hand wipes handy (no pun intended, ha!) for when you are out and about and there is no water or soap available for clean up. The Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes not only help you easily clean up from your summer sensory play, they are also antibacterial and help to kill 99.99% of germs your kids may pick up while out and about. And they clean up so much better than hand sanitizer.

Be prepared for your summer sensory play with this bag of goodies.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® hand wipes. The opinions and text are all mine.

Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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