If you need some easy summer crafts then this post is the perfect place to start as we share some simple June crafts for toddlers and preschoolers to make.
Although hot summer days are great for playing in paddling pools or at the beach I know as a mom that sometimes my kids need some chill out time indoors too and these themed crafts are perfect for this.
I’ve selected four of the most popular themes for June so that you can try out some summer craft ideas together and make some great memories this year.
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June Crafts For Toddlers
There are loads of topics that you could look at in July including butterflies and jellyfish but as I’m sharing themed crafts for each month of the year I thought the best ideas for July would be ice cream, beach, watermelon and Fathers Day.
All of these topics are normally really popular with preschools, kindergartens and parents at this time of the year so I hope that they’re ones that you will like too.
These are all simple crafts that are designed to be suitable for toddlers and preschoolers – so children aged two, three and four.
As you will know the toddler and preschooler years are ones of great change and development so look for the ideas that are best for your child’s abilities and interests and don’t forget to save this, any you don’t use this summer you can always use next year!
Free Printables for June Themed Activities
I’ve shared loads of free activities to download on this site because they’re a great way to help you be creative with your child without having to spend loads of money.
These are some of my favorites which I think would be great for June themes but for more inspiration you can check out all of our free templates or free printables.
- Rocket Fathers Day Card
- Watermelon Template
- Beach Ball Template
- Ice Cream Template
- Palm Tree Template
Toddler Crafts for June
Ice Cream Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers
Sponge painting is a great activity for toddlers and preschoolers and I think it’s fun to experiment with different ways to paint without using a paintbrush. Our sponge painted ice cream craft is really easy to make and while you could create this one using our printable template we made it using some recycled brown card.
Tearing paper is a great activity to help support fine motor skills so this torn paper ice cream is a fun way to include that. You can change the colors up depending on what your child’s favorite flavors of ice cream are.
I love this potato masher ice cream craft that Happy Toddler Playtime made with her preschooler.
We made this ice cream craft using paper bowls to give it more of a 3D effect but if you have paper plates at home or in your preschool then you could totally swap it out for those instead.
When my daughter was in preschool she came home one day all excited showing me an ice cream craft she’d made and I knew straight away where the idea had come from – it was these super cute egg carton ice cream cones from Anna at In The Playroom. This is definitely tried and tested in our home and one that we loved.
My Busy Toddler has got a very cool looking ice cream cone craft made with cotton pads.
Beach Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers
My kids started making suncatchers with me when they were toddlers so I know that this sea shell suncatcher craft is totally achievable for toddlers and preschoolers to make with a bit of assistance. We love displaying these in windows afterwards too and they’re perfect for brightening up a rainy day.
My kids made these seashell decorations after a trip to the beach.
We love a good paper plate craft and while this paper plate beach is suitable for kids of all ages you could easily make this craft project more suitable for younger kids by swapping out the parasol for some beach themed stickers like ocean animals, buckets and spades or maybe even some pirates!
Simple Everyday Mom shares a fun handprint crab craft that will look great displayed on a wall afterwards.
Another keepsake idea that I really like is this footprint flip flops idea from Fun Handprint Art.
Make a DIY paper plate fish following this tutorial from Taming Little Monsters that uses cardboard tubes to decorate it.
Watermelon Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers
Using pom poms is great for fine motor skills and while you’ll obviously need to supervise children while they use them I think this pom pom painted watermelon craft is definitely worth it with its fun bright colors.
I’m always keen to do paper plate crafts and this paper plate watermelon craft is a great summer activity.
This puffy paint watermelon from Crafty Morning would make a really fun summer craft and I think it looks fantastic too.
We love suncatcher crafts and these coffee filter watermelon suncatchers from 123 Homeschool for Me look fantastic, plus you can see from the photos that they’re a great activity for toddlers or preschoolers to get involved with.
Fantastic Fun and Learning has a sponge painted watermelon craft that looks really bright and cheerful, definitely one to add to your summer bucket list.
This watermelon paper plate craft from Happy Hooligans that uses coffee beans is a fantastic idea.
Fathers Day Crafts For Toddlers and Preschoolers
This printable handprint Father’s Day card was designed with toddlers and preschoolers in mind due to their small hand sizes. It’s really easy and quick to create and would make a fantastic keepsake for any dad.
Grab some colorful paper and make this fish themed Fathers Day card that uses finger prints to make it. You’ll find a little video tutorial on post to help you make it too.
This fan themed Father’s Day card is a great way for younger children to be able to show a bit of creativity as they draw their own design onto it and if that’s scribbles from crayons by their toddler then I’m sure any dad would treasure it just as much!
Buggy and Buddy share a great idea for a simple gift that preschoolers and toddlers can make, these tie shaped bookmarks using torn paper, glue and their free template.
I love this constellation themed Fathers Day card from I Heart Crafty Things.
Mama’s Happy Hive shares more toddler made Father’s Day cards.