Inside: Summer fine motor activities for preschoolers – a fun collection of ideas that get the hands ready for writing!
Summer is a great time to get those hands ready for writing!
Especially when you can provide simple and fun ideas that young children love.
While putting together summer fine motor activities for preschoolers, I looked for a variety of ideas that would build multiple skills.
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Summer Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers
Each of these summer fine motor activities strengthen the hands, getting them ready for writing. Most use simple materials you might already have on hand!
Pick and choose which ones you’d like to try this week and save the rest for later!
Supplies: Cups of paint, droppers, paper, vertical surface
Supplies: Fish-shaped paper (free template included), dish of paint, spool
Supplies: Scissors, free summer cutting printable
Supples: Scissors, free sun cutting printable cards
Swimming Finger Play (Promoting Success)
Swimming Pool Ball Painting (The Artful Parent)
Supplies: Wading pool, large sheet of butcher paper, several balls dipped into paint
ABC Fishing (Busy Toddler)
Supplies: Laundry basket, alphabet magnetic letters, magnetic wand
Supplies: Free printable, buttons or pom poms
Supplies: Free provided printable
Watermelon Number Activity (Frugal Fun 4 Boys and Girls)
Supplies: Watermelon playdough (recipe provided), black beans, free provided printable
Old MacDonald Had an Ocean (Preschool Alphabet)
Supplies: Paper or journal, drawing materials
Lemonade Playdough (Teaching Mama)
Supplies: Lemonade playdough recipe (provided in post)
Ice Egg Dinosaur Science Experiment (Preschool Powol Packets)
Supplies: Balloons, small dinosaurs, water
Supplies: Dyed rice, small sparkly objects, small containers with lids
Homemade Soft Pretzels (Housing a Forest)
Supplies: Mini basters, pouring utensils, water in some sort of bin
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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.
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