Once nice weather makes it our way in the Seattle area we run outside and stay until the rains come. We have been playing outside a lot and I needed something that both kids could be engaged in so I wasn’t trying to watch one outside while the other was inside. This outdoor sensory pretend play activity was the ticket. They weren’t doing the same thing at the same time but everyone was happy and I sat in the sun listening to giggles under a blue sky.
It was a pretty perfect day! Of course, I had to strip them both down at the door so my carpets weren’t ruined but that’s the price you pay for fun. As you will see there was lots of learning happening too.
Gather your materials. We grabbed a bunch of different sized containers, some spoons, shovel, and bucket. There are raised beds in our yard with soil in them so we used that too.
He soon noticed that if he put the dirt on the water it sank. We talked about why while my daughter continued to drench herself at the tap.
What’s your favorite outside activity with your kids? Do they like to get dirty with outdoor sensory pretend play activities? Share your favorite activity in comments, or stop over and share on Facebook!
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