World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is the theme we have chosen for the week 8th 12th June. Please share the Powerpoint and have a go at the activities signposted below. 
The website for World Ocean Day has live lessons and activities throughout the day on the 8th June.
Please send us any photos of work completed or if your child has made something ocean related or has been having fun in water!! These can go in our gallery.

Summer is the perfect time for sensory water play! We all know that sensory play is such an important chance for children to learn about world. Let them dig into a sensory water play activity where they get to use multiple senses at a time with sensory soup. Sensory soups are the water version of sensory bins and oh-so-very fun!

Sensory Play with water

I’m always looking for fun Boredom Buster Activities for my kids. Sensory “soups” are a fun way to keep them busy for a long time, and it’s especially great in the warmer weather.

Basically, you’re taking sensory play to the next level by adding water. Start with a container of water and add items to it based on whatever theme you’d like to make. It can be based on a season, a holiday, or something your child loves. Give your child spoons and ladles and other fun utensils for them to play in their ‘soup’ with. Children learn through experiencing the objects as they play. Sensory water play adds a fun element to a traditional sensory bin. The kids will touch the objects, hear what they sound like  in and out of the water.

Sensory Water Play

You can even add a few drops of essential oils to add another sensory aspect. (Check out my post about the Top 5 Must-Have Essential Oils for Families to get ideas on which to use).

Kids love getting their hands wet and playing. Using utensils also helps them build their fine motor skills as they seek to scoop up objects.


Here are some of our favorite sensory water play ideas from awesome bloggers who know how important it is to keep curious toddlers busy!

Easy, low prep star themed water play for toddlers & preschoolers from Modern Preschool!

Modern Preschool – Star Sensory Soup

Happy Hooligans – Exploring Fresh Herbs Sensory Soup

School Time Snippets – Bottle Cap Sensory Soup

Invitation to play with cooking equipment and rose petals in water

The Imagination Tree – Flower Petal Sensory Soup

Sugar Aunts – Build Your Name Sensory Soup

Best Toys 4 Toddlers – Icy Water Bead Sensory Soup

Busy Toddler – Alphabet Soup

Modern Preschool – Lemonade Stand Sensory Soup

Fun at Home with Kids – Polka Dot Sensory Soup

LEGO sensory soup - water play for kids from And Next Comes L

And Next Comes L – Lego Sensory Soup

Learning and Exploring Through Play – Snowflake Sensory Soup

Simple Fun For Kids – Ice and Pool Noodles Sensory Soup

Happy Hooligans – Fairy Sensory Soup

Fantastic, Fun, and Learning – Thanksgiving Sensory Soup

Kids Play Box – Sound Themed Sensory Soup

Adventure in a Box – Summer Flower Sensory Soup

Kitchen Floor Crafts – Dandelion Sensory Soup

Living, Life and Learning – Green Themed Sensory Soup

Pirate themed fine motor water play idea for kids from And Next Comes L

And Next Comes L – Pirate Sensory Soup

Fun at Home with Kids – Googly Eye Sensory Soup with Colored Water