Do you need summer preschool activities? These cute hands-on centers and no-prep worksheets are packed with summer fun while teaching important preschool skills like letter recognition, counting, shapes, tracing and more.
How fun it is it to count or build with your favorite pool toys? It’s basically playing, but were sneaking in a lot of great learning as well. You’ll also get fine motor skills work with watermelon seeds, playdough and more.
Are you ready to check it out? Me too. Let’s have a sneak peek.
Summer Preschool Centers
Pool Noodle Sight Words
Did you know that pool noodles make great clip on letters? With just a slit in the back you can clip them on tubs, shelf edges or even the back of your chair. This set includes sight words cards for the children to use while building their words.
Pool Noodle Tally Counting
How fun is this? You get to build your own tallies, literally, with toys. It doesn’t get much better than that. I typically stock up on my pool noodles at the local dollar store.
Beach Balls Counting
Beach balls are a favorite summer toy for me. I love the bright, happy colors, and they are good for so many games. Here the children get to roll their own beach balls out of playdough as they practice counting.
Watermelon Seed Counting
How many seeds are in your watermelon? Count them out here using buttons, black pom poms, playdough or hey, even real watermelon seeds.
Pool Toys Counting
Inflatable pool toys are the best! We used rubber ducks for this game, but circle cereal would also make fantastic pool inflatables manipulatives. If you want to get really creative, have children design their own pool toy designs out of playdough.
Build a Boat with Shapes
There is so much goodness in this build-a-boat shapes activity. We’ll start with shape recognition as we talk about the shapes options for building.
- Half circle
Then, you get scissor practice as you cut out your shape choices. Finally, you get to build pictures with shapes as you put your pieces together to build your boat design.
Noodle Shape Building
It’s time to make shapes, and this time you get to build them with pool noodles. Can you bend the noodle into a circle? How can you make a square? What pieces to you need to make a rectangle? This is going to be a fun one.
Cactus Planters Color Matching
I spend part of my childhood in southern Arizona, and I am a huge fan of the saguaro cactus. For this fun file folder game, kids get to pot their cactus. Just match up the colors.
Watermelon Seed Alphabet
This letter making activity doubles as fantastic fine motor practice. We used teeny tiny watermelon seeds to make our letters.
Sun Rays Counting
How many rays are in your sunshine today? Count them out and place them in a pattern around your sun.
I Spy Rhyming Words
I Spy Rhymes are fun sunglasses puzzles. You can put them together on a table top, or find your favorite pair of cool shades and place the pieces right over the top.
Building with playdough is one of our favorite ways to make shapes. You can add some extra fine motor practice here if you’d like by making the shapes with red playdough, then placing watermelon seeds on top to complete the look.
Sunshine Letter Matching
Look at this fine motor, letter matching fun! What a fun way to play and learn.
Flip Flop Letter Matching
I love the idea of placing these in a sensory bin. Children can dig through the sand searching for their matching shoes. That feels a little real life, doesn’t it? 😉
Summer Preschool Worksheets
The Summer Preschool Set also includes these adorable, no-prep worksheets. They are designed in black and white for children to color and to save your colored ink.
The summer preschool worksheets reinforce the concepts and skills being taught in the hands-on centers above. Here is a quick peek at some of the worksheets in the set.
Isn’t this a fun set? If it would be helpful to you and the kiddos you teach, you can get it by clicking the image below.