Set up this fun play dough invitation and create mini aquariums with your toddler and preschooler. It’s a great way to explore under the sea creatures!
Looking for other under the sea themed activities for your little one or class? Check out these fun and easy ideas:
- Ocean Sensory & Play Bag
- Under the Sea Sensory Bin
- Ocean Sight Word Search Sensory Bin
- Sparkling Mermaid Slime
- Ocean Sensory Bottles
READ MORE… 12 Beach Sensory Play Ideas for Kids
How to Set Up Mini Play Dough Aquariums
Grab your blue play dough. Here’s our favourite homemade no-cook play dough recipe. It is truly the best out there. Anna from The Imagination Tree has a secret ingredient that makes all the difference.
Also grab all of your under the sea or ocean creatures as well as sea shells.
Finally, grab several jar lids. I used lids from spaghetti sauces but you can also use mason jar lids.
Have your little one put some play dough inside the jar lids to create the base for their mini aquariums.
Next, have them create mini under water and beach scenes.
Skill Development Opportunities
This activity is great for Colour Recognition, Language and Vocabulary Development, Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Trial & Error, Visual Perception, Cognitive Development, Imaginative and Sensory Play.
This activity is ideal for 18 month old toddlers to 4 year old preschoolers. My twins were 20 months at the time of this activity.
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- Blue Play Dough (here’s our favourite homemade no-cook play dough recipe)
- Toys Ocean Sea Animals
- Beach Seashells and Starfish
- Jar Lids