Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Summer Playdough Activities

Montessori-Inspired Summer Playdough ActivitiesI’ve had fun putting together posts with Montessori-inspired playdough activities for kids during different seasons. For any season, you can set up a Montessori-inspired playdough activity on a tray or as a separate playdough table. For ideas on creating Montessori-inspired playdough activities in general, see my original playdough roundup: Montessori-Inspired Playdough Activities 101.

Many of the Montessori-inspired spring playdough activities (such as rainbows, gardens, nature, and flowers) work well in the summer, too. Today, I want to share some summer themes such as oceans and beaches, ice cream, fruit, insects, space (since summer is a great time for star gazing), and Independence Day for playdough and similar substances.

Following are some fun ideas for Montessori-inspired playdough activities with a summer theme. The activities that might not be strictly “Montessori” would still work very well with a Montessori-inspired playdough activity tray or table.

Montessori-Inspired Summer Playdough Activities

Sandy Playdough from Counting Coconuts

Sandy Playdough from Counting Coconuts

Sandy Playdough from Counting Coconuts

Sandy Play Dough (Photo from 2 Big, 2 Little)

Sandy Play Dough (Photo from 2 Big, 2 Little)

Sandy Play Dough from 2 Big, 2 Little

Sand Play Dough ~Impressions and Castles from Connecting Family & Seoul

Mouldable Play Sand (Photo from Creative Playhouse)

Mouldable Play Sand (Photo from Creative Playhouse)

Perfect Mouldable Play Sand from Creative Playhouse

Sand Play Dough from The Imagination Tree

Recipe for Mouldable Sand from The Imagination Tree

Under the Sea Playdough Activity (Photo by Kate from Picklebums at Nurture Store)

Under the Sea Playdough Activity (Photo by Kate from Picklebums at Nurture Store)

Ocean Playdough with Free Printable Sea Creatures by Kate from Picklebums at Nurture Store

Musical Playdough Play – The Ocean from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Ocean Dough from Train Up a Child

Cloud Dough from Tinkerlab

Moon Sand from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning

Ice Cream Dough (Photo from Play Create Explore)

Ice Cream Dough (Photo from Play Create Explore)

Ice Cream Dough from Play Create Explore

Play Dough Ice Cream from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Vanilla Scented Ice Cream Playdough from Nurture Store

Spumoni Playdough from Counting Coconuts

Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream Playdough from The Imagination Tree

The Ice Cream King Activities from Little Wonders’ Days

Coconut Lime Summer Playdough, Beach Theme Tray (Photo from Little Wonders' Days)

Coconut Lime Summer Playdough, Beach Theme Tray (Photo from Little Wonders’ Days)

Coconut Lime Summer Playdough, Beach Theme Tray from Little Wonders’ Days

Blueberry Sparkle Play Dough from The Imagination Tree

Beetroot and Blueberry Playdough from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Strawberry Sparkle Play Dough from The Imagination Tree

Natural Strawberry Playdough from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Orange Jello Playdough (Photo from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails)

Orange Jello Playdough (Photo from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails)

Orange Jello Playdough from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

Watermelon Play Dough from Connecting Family & Seoul

Watermelon Play Dough Slicing (Photo from No Time for Flash Cards)

Watermelon Play Dough Slicing (Photo from No Time for Flash Cards)

Watermelon Playdough Slicing from No Time for Flash Cards

Lemon Playdough (Photo from Train Up a Child)

Lemon Playdough (Photo from Train Up a Child)

Lemon Playdough from Train Up a Child

Play Dough Minibeasts and Bug Hunts from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Digging for Bugs in the Mud from I Can Teach My Child

Measuring Play Dough Inchworms (Photo from Teach Preschool)

Measuring Play Dough Inchworms (Photo from Teach Preschool)

Measuring Play Dough Inchworms from Teach Preschool

Black Sparkle Space Play Dough (Photo from The Imagination Tree)

Black Sparkle Space Play Dough (Photo from The Imagination Tree)

Black Sparkle Space Play Dough from The Imagination Tree

Starry Night Play Dough from  Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Outer Space Playdough from Nurture Store

Night Sky Playdough from Fantastic Fun & Learning

Red, White, and Blue Playdough from Counting Coconuts

Montessori Monday Link-Up

Montessori MondayIf you have some Montessori activity trays/lessons to share, please link up below. It’s fine to link up a post from your archives – and you may link up anytime during the week! Your post may be any Montessori-inspired activity or idea. It doesn’t need to be related to my Montessori Monday post.

Link up your exact post URL so that we can find your activity if we return to the linky at a later date (which I often do when I’m looking for activities for a roundup post). I publish the Montessori Monday post and linky at 6:00 a.m. EST each Monday and keep the linky open throughout the week.

Please place the Montessori Monday button (using the code from the right sidebar) in your post or put a link back to this post. Let’s use Montessori Monday to gain inspiration/ideas and to encourage each other! If you would leave an encouraging comment on the post linked up ahead of you (along with any other posts you’re drawn to), that would be awesome! Thanks for participating!

Notes:

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