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Don’t miss this month’s preschool activity calendar. It’s full of hands-on activities, book suggestions, and printables to help you celebrate the month of July!
July is full of a vast array of holidays and special days that will excite and engage your toddlers and preschoolers. Today, I’m sharing a brand new preschool activity calendar that will help you and your preschoolers celebrate the 4th of July and other special days this month.
Throughout the month, you and your preschoolers can explore those special days with books, printables, crafts, and more!
PRESCHOOL ACTIVITY CALENDAR: JULY
Print out this month’s activity calendar. Hang it in a prominent place so you can reference it all month long. Each morning, check the calendar to see what that day’s activity is. If there isn’t an activity scheduled, have your child choose a fun summer activity to do.
This month, celebrate each special day with these activities or come up with one of your own:
July 1 – Canada Day
Celebrate Canada Day by reading about Canada and Canada Day. Then, have your kids complete some of the activities in this free printable Canada Day preschool activity book. Or, make some maple scented Canada Day playdough.
July 3 – Stay Out of the Sun Day
Learn about shadows on Stay Out of the Sun Day. Share these books with your kids, too. They’re going to love making shadows on the ceiling.
July 4 – Independence Day
I have a great collection of patriotic activities for you to do with your preschoolers. You can read books, make crafts, or do some printable activities before heading to a local cookout and/or fireworks show.
July 5 – National Apple Turnover Day
Adam and the Apple Turnover looks like a fun story to read with your kids today. Afterward, enjoy some homemade apple turnovers with your preschoolers. Here’s an apple turnover recipe that looks pretty easy.
July 7 – National Strawberry Sundae Day
You can’t let National Strawberry Sundae Day go by without enjoying a sundae with your kids! Of course, if you want to read a Strawberry Shortcake story while your kids are eating, that’d be okay, too.
July 8 – National Blueberry Day
Our favorite blueberry-themed story is Blueberries for Sal. After you read this book to your preschoolers, enjoy this free Blueberries for Sal preschool pack. Then, enjoy some fresh blueberries with your kiddos.
July 9 – National Sugar Cookie Day
Read Clara the Cookie Fairy today while you enjoy some homemade (or break and bake) sugar cookies with your kids.
July 10 – Teddy Bear Picnic Day
July 11 – National Blueberry Muffins Day
Let your preschooler help you mix up a batch of homemade blueberry muffins. While they’re baking, read More Blueberries, a story about a set of twins who can’t get enough of their favorite snack.
July 13 – National French Fries Day
While your kids are munching on french fries with today’s lunch, read The French Fry King. Discover what happens to Roger the sausage dog as he dreams of becoming King of the French Fries.
July 14 – Shark Awareness Day
Read one or more of your favorite picture books about sharks. Then, try out a new shark craft with your kids. I love this newspaper shark craft. It is easy to make, and it’ll look great on display this summer.
July 15 – National Ice Cream Day
You know what I’m going to suggest as today’s dessert, right? Ice cream, of course! Whether you grab your favorite flavor from the freezer or you head out for a special treat, you should enjoy a scoop of ice cream with the family today.
July 16 – World Snake Day
Verdi is one of my favorite books about snakes. If you haven’t discovered it yet, give it a try today. Then, let your kids make this fun paper plate snake craft. You could take a trip to the pet store or your local zoo to explore snakes up close.
July 17 – World Emoji Day
I love this emoji paper plate craft! Your kids can whip up a batch in no time. Then, talk about emotions. Give them examples of situations, and then have them hold up the appropriate emoji. For example, if you took a surprise trip to the ice cream shop, how would you feel? What if your ice cream melted? How would you feel then?
July 18 – National Hot Dog Day
Will you eat hotdogs for lunch or dinner today? Be sure to read The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog at some point today.
July 20 – National Moon Day
I love Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle. In this story, Monica wants to to play with the moon so she asks Papa to get it for her. Spend some time this evening looking at the moon and discussing it with your preschooler. How far away do you think it is? How long do you think it would take to get there? What do you think it looks like up close?
July 22 – Hammock Day
If you have a hammock, spend time relaxing in it today. Gather up some books, and read to your preschoolers in the hammock.
July 24 – Amelia Earhart Day
July 26 – Aunt and Uncle Day
Read What Aunts Do Best/What Uncles Do Best, a fun flip book from Laura Numeroff. Be sure to have your preschoolers send their aunts and uncles some love today.
July 28 – National Day of the Cowboy
Read Armadillo Rodeo, and then let your preschoolers pretend to be cowboys today.
July 29 – International Tiger Day
Take a trip to your local zoo today to explore tigers up close. Read Sleep Like a Tiger when you get home.
July 30 – International Day of Friendship
Host a “best friends” play date today. During the play date, read Frog and Toad Are Friends to the kids. They’ll giggle at the antics of these two friends.
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