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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.

Follow Heather | Growing Hands-On Kids’s board Homeschool Preschool Ideas on Pinterest.
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