Inside: This collection of toddler and preschool sponge activities are not only fun, but also build a variety of skills!
You know those times when you are looking for a simple activity that uses something you already have on hand? That’s exactly what this collection of toddler and preschool sponge activities is all about.
Who knew that a common household item, a sponge, could be part of so many different skill-building activities?
So grab those sponges and have some fun!
25+ Toddler and Preschool Sponge Activities
These fun activities using sponges are categorized by the skills being built. Pick one and try it today!
Make sure to also check out this collection: How to Build Fine Motor Development Using Household Utensils
Make your own shape stamps. (Powerful Mothering)
Clip to clothespins for some extra fine motor fun while painting. (Busy Toddler)
Transfer water with sponges. (Live Well Play Together)
Clip clothespins to sponges. (Learning 4 Kids)
Work on visual motor integration skills while making sponge tangrams. (The OT Toolbox)
Get the body moving during a sponge relay. (I Can Teach My Child)
Focus on colors while matching colored sponges with Lego bricks. (Learn with Play at Home)
Add sponges to a water sensory bin for fine motor fun.
Use sponges to wash plastic animals.
Press on sponges full of water and soap. (Share & Remember)
Make a rainbow across paper.
Shape the sponge to make butterfly prints. (The Craft Train)
Have fun with this tape resist sponge painting activity. (Crafty Kids at Home)
Make ice cream cones. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Practice the alphabet with a sponge letter match activity. (Happy Toddler Playtime)
Make your own letters out of sponges to use in the bathtub. (Learning 4 Kids)
Use sponges as loose parts in the playroom. (Happy Hooligans)
Cut sponges into strips and make towers. (Toddler Approved)
Make an air pressure experiment. (Kids Activities)
Place sponge on top of a jar for a fun rain cloud science activity. (A Dab of Glue Will Do)
Explore absorption using water and sponges. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Make a balloon powered sponge boat. (The Craft Train)
Use sponges to make a sprout house. (The STEM Laboratory)
Have fun making super soaker sponge balls. (Natural Beach Living)
Work on aim while throwing a sponge at a target. (Busy Toddler)
Keep the kids active and cool while tossing wet sponges. (The Resourceful Mama)