Can you believe it’ll be May next week?! Already!! Each year I’m shocked at how quickly time passes and how fast graduation approaches but with schools closing, this year reallyyyyy seemed to fly by. Summer will be here before we know it so to help you all prepare, I decided to dabble in some preschool summer activities. Here’s a sneak peak at how we will be learning in the upcoming weeks!
Sorting by Size
Sorting by size is a brand new concept for this age group. Here’s a fun activity where your students will sort pictures between different sized beach scenes.
Summer Letter Activities
What’s more fun than bubbles? I can tell you that my toddler would say NOTHING! Bubbles are her favorite, along with so many other kiddos which makes this bubble blowing letter activity such a hit. Simply choose a card, identify the lower case letter name and it’s sound, and cover the matching capital letter on the game board.
Summer Subitizing Activity
Subitizing can be a tricky skill for little learners to master so I try to add it into my resources as much as possible. Subitizing is the act of recognizing how many objects there are without having to count them.
This is an important skill that kids will use often to recognize patterns and numbers. It also will help them advance to higher levels of mathematics through counting on, decomposing, and composing numbers, as well as understanding place value. As an educator, it’s important to lay a solid foundation so other teachers to come can build on that.
4th of July crafts for kids
This simple Fourth of July craft is a cute patriotic craft to do with kids
This simple Fourth of July craft is a cute patriotic craft to do with kids this summer. Have your children cut stripes for your flag and trace their hand on blue paper. Add star stickers to decorate.
FREE Summer Activities
Who doesn’t love freebies? I know I do! These are the perfect free summer activities for your toddler, preschooler, or Kindergartener to work on fine motor skills and math.
Number mats are always a hit in my house and with fellow teachers. I love how they incorporate the fine motor skills using Play-Doh, handwriting, number recognition, AND ten frames all in one!!!!
This set also includes 6 different summer themed Play-Doh mats!
Fine motor skills are essential for little ones to continuously build upon. Many parents worry because their toddler and preschoolers aren’t writing yet; however, that is perfectly normal. Research shows that the majority of children do not have adequate fine motor skills to hold a pencil correctly and write like adults.
To help build upon that, parents can have their children use child friendly tongs, scoops, and tweezers, roll play doh, stretch and wrap objects with rubber bands, or even add syringes and eye droppers to water activities.
But wait, there’s more. 😉 You can’t get through summer without celebrating a few of my favorite patriotic holidays. These activities are perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July. It includes a great counting and patterned activity,
some cutting and tracing practice,
and a one to one matching activity plus more! You don’t want to miss these free patriotic activities!
But wait, there’s more. Grab all 8 free summer activities for kids by clicking on the links below.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
Beach Counting Puzzles // Chanty Macias
Number Play-Doh Mats // The Primary Parade
Summer Poem // Little Learning Corner
Summer Learning Calendars // Sarah Chesworth
Ice Cream Emergent Reader // Sarah Chesworth
Summer Letter Matching Sensory Bin // Alleah Maree
Popsicle Number Puzzles // Fairy Poppins
Summer Pineapple Fact Families // Fairy Poppins
On top of all of those goodies, doesn’t an entire bundle of 66 free summer activities sound amazing? I’ve teamed up with some fabulous teacher authors to bring you enough learning activities to get you through the summer months! Special thanks to Alexa with Perfectly Purple Classroom for organizing this bundle for everyone! Enjoy!