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This collection of summertime crafts for toddlers is perfect for kids ages 2-4. They’re simple to make and (mostly) mess-free!
Each one of the crafts featured on this list can be made by young crafters. Most require supplies you’ve likely got lying around your crafting space.
You’ll find paper plate crafts, toilet paper roll crafts, paper crafts, and more.
These crafts are a great way to encourage toddlers to express their creativity while strengthen important motor skills as they color, cut, and glue to complete each one.
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.