Inside: Looking for some fun preschool summer activities? Here are 46 ideas that will keep your children engaged over summer break. Free printable list!
Where can you find preschool activities for summer break?
This is what some of my preschool parents have asked towards the end of each school year. Also, I’ve had messages on my Facebook page asking the same question.
So, I spent some time this week searching for activities that would not only keep little hands and brains busy, but also are fun and easy to set up.
- Some simply involve some time outdoors.
- Some you will find in your town.
- Some you can easily make.
What could you add to this list? Please let me know in the comments!
46 Fun Preschool Summer Activities You Will Want to Try
Free printable list! Scroll down to find the link to download.
- Read, read, read! (Here is my suggestion of rhyming books and our favorite books to sing with.)
- Invite friends over for playdates.
- Attend a story time at your local library.
- Make a journal.
- Pick some flowers and make fairy soup.
- Make ice cream.
- Make your own play dough and enjoy it with various kitchen gadgets, cooking cutters, etc.
- Visit a children’s museum.
- Plan a summer camp at home.
- Have fun with bubbles.
- Visit the beach and play this scavenger hunt game.
- Play in the sprinkler.
- Make s’mores. If you don’t have access to a campfire, make s’more bites in the oven.
- Be creative with sidewalk chalk.
- Have a family picnic.
- Play hide and seek.
- Have breakfast with the family out in the backyard.
- Toss water balloons
- Plant some seeds.
- Go on a bike ride.
- Have a family movie night.
- Feed the ducks.
- Paint outdoors.
- Enjoy a walk and play nature bingo.
- Get involved in a gardening project.
- Have a BBQ at the park.
- Make a fruit salad.
- Build a bird house.
- Paint with bubbles.
- Have a tea party.
- Go on a bug scavenger hunt.
- Turn on some good music and get moving!
- Watch a movie outside.
- Go to your local farmer’s market.
- Cook together, or make a no-cook snack.
- Pick berries and make a smoothie.
- Attend a concert in the park.
- Decorate your bike.
- Make popsicles.
- Watch the sunset.
- Wash the car.
- Have a popcorn night.
- Create an activity that relates to a picture book.
- Try some of these preschool learning activities.
- Explore a summer science project.
- Have a family karaoke night!
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