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.
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- Pool Noodles
- Rubber Ducks
- Black buttons or seeds
Summer Preschool Math Activities
Summer is full of so many fun activities from swimming, sunshine, and more. We’ve got tons of opportunities for learning greatness with easy summertime toys.
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.
Sun Rays Counting
How many rays are in your sunshine today? Count them out and place them in a pattern around your sun.
Summer Preschool Literacy Activities
These hands on activities are an amazing way to get kids playing with the alphabet and literacy. They are easy to put together at home, in the classroom, or on the go for learning.
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.
Watermelon Seed Alphabet
This letter making activity doubles as fantastic fine motor practice. We used teeny tiny watermelon seeds to make our letters.
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.
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? 😉
More Summer Preschool Activities and Centers
Variety is critical when teaching a classroom of young preschoolers. We’ve got a few more summer preschool printables for practicing shapes and colors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summer Preschool Math Worksheets
These summer worksheets cover a variety of early math skills. Teach kids shapes, counting, number order, color by number, and number recognition with these fun math printables.
Summer Preschool Alphabet Activities and Worksheets
We are constantly working on early literacy in preschool. These Summer literacy worksheets allow you to differentiate between a variety of learning levels. Younger preschoolers and pre-writers can start with the sorting whereas more advanced learners can work on letter sounds and letter tracing.
More Summer Preschool Worksheets
You will also want to include other skill options for your preschoolers to work on like tracing, shapes, and maybe even coloring. Get that practice with these cute summer-themed printables for preschool.
More Summer Preschool Activities
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