Can you feel the heat?! It’s July and time for some fun in the sun! This month’s vacation-themed Ways to Play Every Day July Activity Calendar for Preschoolers explores summer road trips to the campsite, the beach, and the mountains. Encourage learning through pretend play, outdoor fun, and literacy opportunities whether at home, in childcare, or at summer camps. Ways to Play Every Day: July … [Read more...] about Ways to Play Every Day: July Activity Calendar for Preschoolers
Summer Theme for Preschool We've just added a new theme for playful learning all summer long. What you'll get in this theme: The Summertime Thematic Unit is a 182 (total) page unit for use in a home, classroom, or center setting with Preschool and Kindergarten students/children. The unit includes FOUR themes in one: Bubbles General Summer (ice cream, picnics, and more) Beach … [Read more...] about Summer Theme for Preschool
PAINTED HANDPRINT SUNSHINE Draw a large circle on a white sheet of paper. Make a DOT in the center of the page as a guide for the handprints. Invite the children to use a small paintbrush to paint the palm of one hand with washable tempera paint (our kids used orange and yellow.) Make handprints in a circle, turning the page to make the prints (younger children will need assistance). Let … [Read more...] about Fun Sunshine Crafts to make the Summer Last!
Bouncing Beach Ball Inflate a beach ball and write a letter, number, shape, or sight word on each section of the beach ball. Kids take turns tossing the beach ball to one another and as a child catches the ball, they have to read the letter/number/shape/sight words that their two hands are touching on the ball.If a student does not know the letter/number/shape/etc. name, they can ask a friend … [Read more...] about Activities for “those days” when kids say…”I’m bored:)” Summer MOVING and LEARNING!
Summertime offers many opportunities for playful learning with preschoolers! Below are just a few sorting and counting games to help get started on a summer of fun! General Summertime Introduction - Sorting Game Set out two baskets in the middle of the room. Label one SUMMER and the other basket NOT for SUMMER. In between the two baskets, set out objects, clothing, and accessories that … [Read more...] about Summer Sorting and Counting Games for Preschool!
If you are looking for activities for Summer, the beach theme activity suggestions below will help provide hours of playful learning at home or in the classroom! Introduction Game for a Beach Theme: Lay a beach towel on the floor, have the children close their eyes (no peeking!), and then put one beach item under the towel. See if the children can tell what is UNDER the towel without … [Read more...] about Beach Theme Activity Suggestions for Preschool!