Inside: Looking for some fun preschool summer activities? Here are 46 ideas that will keep your children engaged at home 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.
Okay, if you are actually counting, you will notice there are more than 46 fun preschool summer activities in this collection. I keep finding more! 😍
Cook and Eat
- Make ice cream.
- Make s’mores. If you don’t have access to a campfire, make s’more bites in the oven.
- Make a fruit salad.
- Cook together, or make a no-cook snack.
- Pick berries and make a smoothie.
- Make popsicles.
- Have a popcorn night.
- Have breakfast with the family out in the backyard.
- Have a BBQ at the park.
- Visit a children’s museum.
- Visit the beach and play this scavenger hunt game.
- Go to your local farmer’s market.
- Go on a bike ride.
- Attend a concert in the park.
- Go on a bug scavenger hunt.
- Have a family picnic.
- Feed the ducks.
Read Books And Write
- Read, read, read! (Here is my suggestion of rhyming books and our favorite books to sing with.)
- Make a journal.
- Attend a story time at your local library.
- Create an activity that relates to a picture book.
- Try some of these preschool learning activities.
- Explore a summer science project.
- Plan a summer camp at home.
- Put together some STEM activities.
Sing and Dance
- Turn on some good music and get moving!
- Have a family karaoke night!
Play with Friends
Build Fine Motor Skills
- Paint outdoors.
- Make your own play dough and enjoy it with various kitchen gadgets, cooking cutters, etc.
- Be creative with sidewalk chalk.
- Play with stickers.
- Paint with bubbles.
- Pick some flowers and make fairy soup.
- Plant some seeds.
- Enjoy a walk with a simple nature scavenger hunt.
- Get involved in a gardening project.
- Build a bird house.
- Have fun with bubbles.
- Play with water.
- Play hide and seek.
- Toss water balloons
- Watch a movie outside.
- Decorate your bike.
- Watch the sunset.
- Wash the car.
Enjoy Family Time
Click on the photo below for the pdf download:
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Summer Lesson Plans
I’ve teamed up with other early childhood teachers and homeschoolers to put together these hands-on summer lesson plans for toddlers and preschoolers!
Easy to follow lesson plans that include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
For more information, click on the graphics below: