Playdough Summer

Scented Lemonade Playdough Recipe for Summer

Nothing says summer like a big refreshing glass of lemonade. This summer activity for kids uses that fun lemon smell in batch of easy-to-make lemonade playdough. This lemon playdough recipe is quick and easy for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders to play with. You will love this playdoh recipe for children!

Nothing says summer like a big refreshing glass of lemonade. This summer activity for kids uses that fun lemon smell in batch of easy-to-make lemonade playdough. This lemon playdough recipe is quick and easy for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders to play with. You will love this playdoh recipe for children!

Lemonade Playdough

Sensory play is important for young kids. Research shows that sensory play helps build nerve connections in your child’s brain which allows your child to do more complex learning tasks. Sensory play also supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. Plus, kids just love smelling, squishing, and manipulating substances – especially¬†play dough. This¬†playdough recipe is not only great for sensory development, but for strengthening hand muscles with a fun¬†summer activity for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students. The fruity lemon scent of this¬†lemonade playdough is sure to delight your kids. As they roll the play doh they will enjoy the refreshing lemony smell and the bright cheery yellow dough of this¬†lemon playdough.

1 cup flour 3 packets of Kool-Aid lemonade (25 cents each at Walmart) 1/2 cup salt 1 tablespoon cream of tartar 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup water

Lemonade Playdough Recipe

All you need to whip up a batch of theis summer playdough are a few simple materials including:

  • 1 cup flour + extra for kneading
  • 3 packets of Kool-Aid lemonade (25 cents each at Walmart)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water

lemon playdough

Lemon Playdough

Mix flour, Lemonade Kool-Aid packets, salt, and cream of tartar together in a pot. Stir in oil, water, and lemon juice.

lemonade playdough recipe

Summer Playdough

Mix over medium heat on a stove stirring frequently. After 10-15 minutes, the dough will start to stick together more. Once it clumps together like a ball, remove it from the heat and place on parchment paper or non-stick surface.

yellow play dough recipe for kids

Koolaid playdoh

Add in a little bit of extra flour if needed as you knead the dough.

Koolaid playdoh

Playdough Recipe

Isn’t that such a pretty, cheery yellow playdough? You will love the color, refreshing scent, and wonderful feel of this recipe.

Summer Activity for Kids

Playdoh Recipe

Shape the playdough as you like making lemons or using little rolling pins and cookie cutters.

Playdough Recipe

We made lots of creations including this cute moon and star. This would be a fun Moon activity for kids.

Playdoh Recipe

Using little hand muscles to shape, roll, squish, and mold the dough is great for strengthening little hands.

Nothing says summer like a big refreshing glass of lemonade. This summer activity for kids uses that fun lemon smell in batch of easy-to-make lemonade playdough. This lemon playdough recipe is quick and easy for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders to play with. You will love this playdoh recipe for children!

Summer Activity for Kids

Now this is not an edible playdough recipe, you woudln’t want your kids eating all that salt, but it is great for playing with as it has a WONDERFUL texture and will keep for weeks and weeks in an airtight container or ziplock bag!

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Fruit Activities for Kids

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strawberry playdough fruit activity tomato battery fruit science  vegetable and fruit printables banana fruit printables number puzzles

Fruit Activity

Fun, easy-to-make, pool noodle race tracke for kids of all ages to sneak in some summer fun or for a cars themeFrainbow Baking soda and vinegar experiment color changing playdough Just because it's summertime doesn't mean the learning has to stop. In fact, now is the time to incorporate lots of fun, engaging summer activities for kids! This sandcastle activities allow toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders to learn some summer science. Include this baking soda and vinegar experiment in your upcoming beach theme for an outrageoulsy fun kids activity.

Kids Activities

Looking for more fun kids activities and other ideas to keep kids engaged, learning, and having fun? Check out these:

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Things to Do with Kids

Looking for a quick, easy, and fun watermelon activities for preschoolers? This watermelon squish bag is a fun watermelon activity for children to use as a summer activity or along with a watermelon theme. This NO MESS activity allows toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to draw, write letters, or squish the watermelon looking sensory bag. So simple, but so fun! This simple blooking flowers preschool science experiment is so simple and COOL you will hardly relized kids are learning! In this flower experiment, children will learn about capillary action for kids! Simply download flower template and grab some water to watch this magical capillary action experiment perfect for toddler, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. This clever twist on the awlking water experiment is sure to be a hit with your young learners.  Celebrate the arrival of summer with a cute sun craft for kids! This adorable and easy-to-make suncatcher craft for kids is such a cheerful decoration for your windows. This summer craft for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students is sure to be a great addition to your summer bucket list as a summer activity. Spring is here and that means that the butterflies have returned to delight both young and old with their graceful flight and beautiful wings. Celebrate these beautiful animlas with a fun butterfly craft for kids. This simple butterfly art project uses bowtie pasta to make the butterflies. This pasta craft for preschoolers, toddlers, and kindergartners is sure to be a hit! 

Summer Activities for Preschooler

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of Preschool Play and Learn. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! Beth is also the creator of 123Homeschool4Me.com and kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com where she shares more than 100,000 pages of FREE worksheets,& educational ideas for PreK-8th grade.

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