Ice and Lemon Summer Water Play

Lemonade stands are not the only way to have fun with lemons during summertime, just look at this amazing ice and Lemon Water Play activity! This is a simple and budget-friendly summer sensory bin that will keep the kids happy for hours!

Lemon water play

Lemon water play is a marvellous activity to enjoy on a summer afternoon with toddlers and preschoolers. It is amazing to see how much fun little ones can have with something as simple as squeezing and scooping lemons.

This fun water play activity and also encourages toddlers and preschoolers to use their fine motor skills, all in a fun and simple way.

I love how easy it's to put together this summer water play idea in just a few minutes, no need for expensive items or complicated instructions, just a simple, easy, and most importantly- a fun activity to play with our little ones!

Lemon and Ice Water Play

Lemon Water Play Supplies:

  • Lemons
  • Ice
  • Water
  • A small plastic bin
  • Tongs
  • A ladle
  • A slotted spoon
  • Play food cups
  • Optional: A zester
  • Optional: Play food lemons

Lemon Water Play Directions:

STEP 1: Prepare supplies.

Get your supplies ready! Go around your home and collect up all the supplies. If you don't have some of the supplies in the list you can switch them. The main thing is to have lemons, water and a selection of different things to mix and scoop the lemons with.

lemon water play supplies

STEP 2: Add the water.

Start by pouring a few cups of water into the plastic container you chose, try not to overflow it but put in enough water to play! If doing this outdoor it would be fun to fill up a large container with water.

STEP 3: Slice the lemons.

Now, take all the lemons and slice. Vary the size of the slices, have some thick slices and some skinny slices.
lemon sensory play

STEP 4: Put some ice in the bin!

Once you're done with that, add the ice into the bin.

ice sensory bin

STEP 5: Start putting everything together!

Now, grab the lemon slices and add them to the bin, let them float on top of the water.

lemon and ice water play

STEP 6: Add some peel.

If you want to add a little extra, you could add some lemon peel into the water and sprinkle it around the bin!

Add some spoons, tongs, ladles, or anything else you want to the bin.

lemon and ice summer water play ideas

STEP 7: Playtime!

No it's time to invite your toddlers and preschoolers to play with this fun lemon and ice water play activity. Start by offering the cups so your kids can fill them up with the water, ice, lemons, and lemon peel.

lemon water play for toddlers

Encourage them to use all their senses to touch, squeeze, smell, and even taste the lemon slices - Let them explore everything and enjoy finding new sensations.

My kids went nuts playing with the lemon seeds, there was something about the texture of them that they liked and they had fun collecting, counting and sorting them. Having said that they had a blast playing around with the whole tray.

I hope you enjoy this lemon water play activity with your little ones and have just as much fun as we did!

Ice and lemon summer water play sensory bin for toddlers and preschoolers

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