Try one of these fun summer play dough activities to inspire pretend play, work fine motor muscles, and explore different summer themes.
Kids love play dough activities. Most weeks, we have some sort of play dough invitation for kids to explore. Play dough activities are a great way to explore different classroom themes and a fun sensory activity that builds fine motor skills. Pretend play with play dough also encourages oral language development as kids talk about what they are doing and act out different scenarios.
This collection of summer play dough activities includes a ton of great ideas for summer hands-on play. You’ll find seasonal Independence Day activities and even some fun underwater and beach themed play dough activities too!
FIND EVEN MORE SUMMER THEME ACTIVITIES IN OUR PRINTABLE SUMMER LESSON PLANS
Summer Play Dough Recipes
This soft Kool-Aid Playdough smells amazing and it’s so fun to play with.
This Lemon Playdough Recipe is so easy to make, and it smells great!
This easy Orange and Lemon Play Dough Recipe takes just four minutes to make!
Summer Play Dough Invitations
Your kids will love creating a “night sky” full of fireworks with this Fireworks Play Dough.
Your kids will have a blast making their own coral reef adventures with this Coral Reef Play Dough Activity.
This Fish Play Dough is the perfect invitation for learning all about fish.
Have your kids create their own duck bond with this fun Duck Pond Play Dough Invitation.
Make your own creepy crawly creations with this Bug Play Dough Invitation.
Teach your children all about river animals and their habitats with this River Play Dough Invitation.
Your kids will love playing with worms in this fun Worm Play Dough activity.
Your kids will love creating their very own bird’s nest with this Bird Nest Play Dough Invitation.
Summer Play Dough Activities
Use play dough and shells to make this fun Seashell Sight Word Practice activity for your kids.
Incorporate the shells you find this summer into these fun Shell Activities for Kids.
Practice number recognition and counting with this fun Rainbow Fish Counting Play Dough activity.
MORE SUMMER FUN WITH PRINTABLE SUMMER THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
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More Play Dough Inspiration
Find even more play dough inspiration in these collections of play dough ideas.