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Simple Summer Themed Activities

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The sun is shining and summer break is here! Looking for a few easy and doable summer themed activities to do with your child? If YES, then you’ll want to check out these hands-on ideas!

Summer Fun for KIDS!

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I love hanging these simple activity plans on our fridge and having an easy list to pick from during those times when we just need something to do!

These ideas are easy to prep and great for keeping your preschooler learning and playing!

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Check out all the summer themed activities on this plan below!

LITERACY: SAY AND SPRAY

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You can’t go wrong with a spray bottle activity in summer! For this one, write letters on cement with chalk. Then, fill a spray bottle with water and have your child name each letter and spray it! Switch it up by having someone say aloud a letter name and having your child hunt to find it then spray it. 

MATH: PAINT A SHAPE

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This activity can be done anytime, but it is SO FUN that it makes for the perfect simple summer idea! Draw various 2D shapes in different colors on a sheet of paper. Set out some water color paints and have your child name each shape and paint it the same color. EASY!

We love this Crayola Watercolor Pack!

GROSS MOTOR: BEACH BALL TOSS

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This activity requires two people. Grab a large towel and have each person grab and hold an end. Place a beach ball in the center of the towel and ask them to work together to toss and catch the ball. How many times can they toss and catch the ball?

SENSORY BIN: POURING STATION

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Look in your kitchen for various sized bowls, cups, and recycled containers. Set them all in a large bin and fill a few with water. Add color to the water by adding a drop or two of food dye to each filled container. Invite your child to fill and pour.

CRAFT: TORN PAPER WATERMELON

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Use a red and green marker to draw an outline of a watermelon slice on a sheet of paper. Give your child red, green, and black construction paper. Have them tear the paper and collage it onto the sketch to create a watermelon!

PRETEND PLAY: DAY AT THE BEACH

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Grab towels, pool noodles, an umbrella, beach toys, and fill a large bin with water. Play pretend day at the beach! Add some books for beach reading and how about packing a picnic lunch too?!

MOVE YOUR BODY!

Don’t forget to browse YouTube for fun summer movement songs for kids! Check out one of our favorites here:

Are you ready for summer? These preschool summer themed activities are meant to keep your littles learning and having fun! Remember activities don’t need to be complicated and can lead to lost of talk.

Grab your FREE SIMPLE SUMMER ACTIVITY PLAN HERE!

Need more summer themed activities? Check out these printable summer centers. This pack includes lots of hands-on math and literacy centers for preschool and pre-k! Print, prep, and go for fun summer themed learning!

CHECK OUT MY PRE-K SUMMER THEMED CENTERS AND ACTIVITIES PACK HERE!

Kelly McFarland

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