Can you believe it’ll be May next week?! Already!! Each year I’m shocked at how quickly time passes but with schools closing, this year reallyyyyy seemed to fly by. Summer will be here before we know it so to help you all prepare, I decided to dabble in some preschool summer activities. ☀️ Here’s a sneak peak at how we will be learning in the upcoming weeks!
Sorting by Size
Sorting by size is a brand new concept for this age group. Here’s a fun activity where your students will sort pictures between different sized beach scenes.
Summer Letter Activities
What’s more fun than bubbles? I can tell you that my toddler would say NOTHING! Bubbles are her favorite, along with so many other kiddos which makes this bubble blowing letter activity such a hit. Simply choose a card, identify the lower case letter name and it’s sound, and cover the matching capital letter on the game board.
Summer Subitizing Activity
Subitizing can be a tricky skill for little learners to master so I try to add it into my resources as much as possible. Subitizing is the act of recognizing how many objects there are without having to count them.
This is an important skill that kids will use often to recognize patterns and numbers. It also will help them advance to higher levels of mathematics through counting on, decomposing, and composing numbers, as well as understanding place value. As an educator, it’s important to lay a solid foundation so other teachers to come can build on that.
FREE Summer Activities
Who doesn’t love freebies? I know I do! These are the perfect free summer activities for your toddler, preschooler, or Kindergartener to work on fine motor skills and math.
Number mats are always a hit in my house and with fellow teachers. I love how they incorporate the fine motor skills using Play-Doh, handwriting, number recognition, AND ten frames all in one!!!!
This set also includes 6 different summer themed Play-Doh mats!
Fine motor skills are essential for little ones to continuously build upon. Many parents worry because their toddler and preschoolers aren’t writing yet; however, that is perfectly normal. Research shows that the majority of children do not have adequate fine motor skills to hold a pencil correctly and write like adults.
To help build upon that, parents can have their children use child friendly tongs, scoops, and tweezers, roll play doh, stretch and wrap objects with rubber bands, or even add syringes and eye droppers to water activities.
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My girl, Josephine, also has some GREAT tips that I think you’ll love. If you’re needing some good educational programs to prevent the notorious “summer slide”, you should check out her post on the Best Educational Programs for Preschoolers! She shares some great insight on programs and products that prevent regression and keep your kiddos learning, even while school is out!
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