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As the temperatures rise, you may need to find some indoor things for your preschoolers to do. Try one or more of these summer themed crafts!
Provide your preschoolers with a chance to work on some crafts and art projects this summer, and you’ll give them an opportunity to strengthen fine motor skills, express creativity, and more!
Which ones will you add to your list of preschool activities for summer?
Summer Themed Crafts
Make this bald eagle toilet paper roll craft with your preschoolers to celebrate July 4th. It’s also a fun craft to add when learning about birds. Homeschool Preschool
This paper plate beach ball craft is super easy for kids to make with supplies you’ve likely got on hand. About a Mom
Gluing colorful tissue paper squares onto these colorful popsicles is a great fine motor activity for little ones. A Dab of Glue Will Do
This paper plate and craft foam watermelon craft almost looks tasty enough to eat! Glued to My Crafts
This summer sun paper plate craft will brighten everyone’s day! The Pinspiration Edit
Inspired by the ocean and perfect for summer! Kids can make this adorable seahorse art project with colored paper and bubble wrap. Perfect to do alongside Mr. Seahorse by Eric Carle. Homeschool Preschool
This paper loop pufferfish craft is just about the cutest thing ever! Our Kid Things
Turn your child’s handprint into a melty scoop of ice cream with this handprint ice cream cone craft. Crafty Morning
The boingy tentacles on this easy jellyfish craft are to elicit some giggles from your preschoolers. Simple Every Day Mom
Gather leaves, twigs, and flowers on your next nature walk. Let kids turn them into nature hearts! The Pinterested Parent
These egg carton ocean animals crafts are perfect for summertime! Decorate recycled egg cartons and turn them into cute sea creatures. Homeschool Preschool
Preschoolers will love painting their very own paper plate sun crafts to put on display this summer. Simple Every Day Mom
Preserve your little ones’ fingerprints with this torn paper watermelon craft. Fantastic Fun & Learning
Pom poms, paper doilies, and construction paper come together to make. a super cute ice cream cone craft for summer. Crafts on Sea
This handprint campfire keepsake craft is perfect for summer crafting sessions. Glued to My Crafts
Entice the birds to visit your backyard when you hang this bird feeder preschool craft in a nearby tree. It’s perfect for backyard nature study! Homeschool Preschool
Try making some cupcake liner fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July! A Little Pinch of Perfect
This lacing pineapple craft is a great way to encourage some fine motor work this summer. Kids Craft Room
Hang a few of these suncatcher jellyfish in your window for pop of color this summer. I Heart Arts and Crafts
Here’s an easy and fun handprint crab craft your preschoolers will love. Simple Every Day Mom
Whip up some paper lemonade this summer with paper, paint, and straws. Fun Family Crafts
I love this campfire nature craft your kids can make outdoors. Box of Ideas
Warm summer nights are perfect for catching fireflies. Your kids will love making these Eric Carle inspired firefly suncatchers. I Heart Arts n Crafts
Let your kids get creative with this paint splat ice cream cone craft. Glued to My Crafts
Kids can practice their scissor skills as they make a paper plate sun craft. Kids Activities Blog
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT SUMMERFill your book basket with a great collection of summer picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Summer is Here! – Pick blueberries, see a caterpillar grow from an egg to a butterfly, or take a trip to the lake or beach with your family. Peek under rocks, look up in the trees, dive into the water–there is so much to learn and so much to discover together when you read Summer is Here!I See Summer – Follow Dad, Grandma, and other family members as they pick and count. Hidden numbers on every page give readers an opportunity to search and learn. Summertime in the Big Woods – The winter is finally over, and now it is summertime. Laura and Mary are busy all day helping Ma in the garden and playing outside.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
If you love using peg dogs in your imaginative play area, you don’t want to miss these eco-friendly Summer Peg Dolls decorated with hand painted summery flowers!
Storytelling is part of the learning process. Add some summer story stones to your reading and literacy centers.