Summer Center: The Beach

Since we won’t be able to go to the ocean this year, I decided to bring it to us.

Here are some of the activities on our shelves:

This Sand- Scene Play-doh Center is their absolute favorite.

(Just whip up some plain play-doh, provide a bowl of little shells and stones, give each child one or two drink umbrellas, and wa-lah! Hours of fun!)

Lia has been enjoying this transfer activity. The blue beads are irresistible!

An Ice-Cream Shop

Sea shell, driftwood, and rock discovery tray.

(One of these days we’ll sort, identify, and label them using a sea shell book…)

Our favorite beach books: Beach Day and A Day at the Beach.

Towel folding.

(I’m pretty sure this is a lame activity, but I didn’t have much time to find out because, no sooner had I set it on the shelf than we needed it for a trip to the pool.)

Ocean stencils.






4 responses to “Summer Center: The Beach”

  1. Crystal Avatar

    Cute ideas!

  2. Melanie Avatar

    Your ideas, especially the transfering of the beads and towel folding, are Montessori. Their practical life area are all about thses types of things.

  3. Elizabeth Avatar

    I love Montessori activities! Fun stuff for indoor summertime play.

  4. Genevieve Avatar

    I LOVE “A Day At the Beach.” I’ve had that since I was a kid 🙂

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