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Mel Gravely

Summer Activities for Preschoolers

There are plenty of fun and engaging activities for preschoolers to enjoy during the summer. Here are a few activities you can share with parents to help them not only keep their preschoolers entertained, but also encourage their creativity, physical activity, and appreciation for nature.

Do you have some more ideas? Leave them in the comments!

Water Play: Preschoolers love water play! Set up a sprinkler in your backyard, take them to a splash pad, or let them play in a kiddie pool. You can also fill balloons with water for a fun water balloon toss.

Backyard Camping: Pitch a tent in your backyard and roast marshmallows over a fire pit (with adult supervision, of course!). Tell stories, sing songs, and enjoy the great outdoors.

Sidewalk Chalk: Turn your driveway or sidewalk into a giant canvas with sidewalk chalk. They can draw pictures, hopscotch squares, or write messages.

Nature Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of things for your child to find on a nature walk, such as different colored leaves, different types of bugs, or different shaped rocks.

Bubbles: Blowing bubbles is a simple activity that can provide hours of entertainment for preschoolers. You can even make your own giant bubbles with a hula hoop and some dish soap.

Sensory Play: Sensory play is a great way for preschoolers to explore their senses. You can create a sensory bin by filling a bin with rice, beans, or pasta and adding in different objects for them to find. You can also make play dough or slime for them to squish and mold.

Art Projects: There are endless possibilities when it comes to art projects for preschoolers. They can paint, draw, color, or even make collages. You can find inspiration online or in a children’s art book.

Building Activities: Building activities are a great way for preschoolers to develop their fine motor skills and creativity. They can use blocks, Legos, or even Duplos to build anything they can imagine.

Dress-Up: Preschoolers love to dress up! Provide them with a box of old clothes, hats, and shoes and let them transform into their favorite characters.

Puppet Shows: Put on a puppet show for your child or let them put on a puppet show for you. You can use store-bought puppets or make your own from socks, paper bags, or cardboard boxes.


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