I’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 Play Dough from 2 Big, 2 Little
Sand Play Dough ~Impressions and Castles from Connecting Family & Seoul
Perfect Mouldable Play Sand from Creative Playhouse
Sand Play Dough from The Imagination Tree
Recipe for Mouldable Sand from The Imagination Tree
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 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 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 from Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
Watermelon Play Dough from Connecting Family & Seoul
Watermelon Playdough Slicing from No Time for Flash Cards
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 from Teach Preschool
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
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