These summer DIY Play Kits are especially for your preschoolers when they’re outside enjoying warm weather. For fun indoor ideas, be sure you read Play Kits for Preschoolers.
Each kit is contained in a Sterilite container (affiliate link). Kiddos can “check out” one container at a time, and when they’re done they put everything back inside so they can choose another one. 🙂
Little Safari Play Kit
Child’s magnifying glasses (like these)
Binoculars (like these)
Kids’ digital camera (this is a great one)
Canteen (like this)
Fill the little explorer’s canteen with water, and send them off into the wilderness in the backyard. Have them snap photos of insects or flowers, or tell them their job is to find clues as to what kinds of animals may be sneaking in the yard at night. Lots of photos on their journey means even more fun later when they share with Mom & Dad.
Little Frozen Play Kit
An assortment of small toys (like these) **Careful of choking hazards.
Washable watercolors (like these)
Large ice molds (these are perfect)
Mom or Dad will fill the ice molds with toy or two, water and a bit of the washable watercolors and freeze.
When they can be removed from the molds, put as many as you can inside your Sterilite container and keep in the freezer.
Kiddos will pick from the beautifully colorful orbs of ice and they can do all sorts of things to free the frozen treasure inside. They can throw them at the ground to try and smash them, or draw with them as they melt, or just sit them on the ground to watch them dissolve, revealing their toy.
We hope we’ve given you lots of Play Kit ideas you can create for your favorite preschoolers. If you come up with fun Play Kits of your own, let us know! We’d love to help you show them off!