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Summer Experience: Squish

August 25, 2023, By in Summer Experience.

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Seeking the sometimes silly, but always satisfying, sensational experience of things that “squish”.

Early Learners

Books Read:

Book cover of "Too Much Slime!" by Frances Gilbert Book cover of "Mud!" by Annie Bailey Book cover of "Squish Squash Squished" by Rebecca Kraft Rector

Too Much Slime!
by Frances Gilbert, ISBN: 9780593303573

by Annie Bailey, ISBN: 9781419750977

Squish Squash Squished
by Rebecca Kraft Rector, ISBN: 9780525516835

Other Options:

I’m a Dirty Dinosaur
by Janeen Brian, ISBN: 9781610672962

Dirty Birdies
by Jennifer Sattler, ISBN: 9781585363896

Applesauce is Fun to Wear
by Nancy Raines Day, ISBN: 9781951836054

Edward Gets Messy
by Rita Meade, ISBN: 9781481437776

Songs & Interactives:

Icky Sticky Bubble Gum

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

“Squishy, Squashy, Washy” from Barney & Friends

Flannelboard activity: Five Clean and Dirty Pigs (to the tune of “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”)


Young children gather around a tub containing blue play dough clay (Mad Mattr) and wooden molds.

Mad Mattr Clay Play
Mad Mattr, play dough tools and molds

Aquafaba Sensory Tub
aquafaba foam with food coloring

Giant Squish Bag
aquapod filled with water beads, used on a light table

Muddy Duckies
Oobleck “mud” and rubber ducks

Foamy Fingerpaint
foam paint and glossy fingerpaint paper

Three children at a small table fingerpainting.


Activity: Squeegee Painting

Create a unique work of art with just a few drops of paint and a squeegee!

A child standing at a table using a handheld squeegee to manipulate paint on a piece of paper. Aerial view of a dozen paintings on a table to dry.

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