Mini Play Dough Aquariums

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!

play dough aquariums activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners
play dough aquariums activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

Looking for other under the sea themed activities for your little one or class? Check out these fun and easy ideas:

play dough aquariums activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

READ MORE… 12 Beach Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

play dough aquariums activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

How to Set Up Mini Play Dough Aquariums

play dough aquariums activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

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.

play dough aquariums activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

Also grab all of your under the sea or ocean creatures as well as sea shells.

play dough aquariums activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

Finally, grab several jar lids. I used lids from spaghetti sauces but you can also use mason jar lids.

play dough aquariums activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners
play dough aquariums activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

Have your little one put some play dough inside the jar lids to create the base for their mini aquariums.

play dough aquariums activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners
playdoh under the sea activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

Next, have them create mini under water and beach scenes.

playdoh under the sea activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

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.

playdoh under the sea activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

Age Suitability

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.

playdoh under the sea activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

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play dough aquariums activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

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playdoh under the sea activity for toddlers and preschoolers and kindergarteners

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