I’m so excited to share this huge list of summer activities for preschoolers with you today – it’s a big one so it’s taken me ages to write but it’s been so worth it as there are so many brilliant ideas in this that I’m sure you and your kids will love it. There’s everything from super cute summer crafts to outdoor art ideas, summer themed sensory play and even fun science experiments that preschoolers can do – all you need to do is pick the ones you want to try first!
Summer Activities for Preschoolers
As I’m sharing so many ideas today I’ve split it into two headings to make a bit easier to navigate – Summer Crafts for Preschoolers and Easy Summer Activities for Preschoolers. There are already over 40 fun ideas but it’s likely that I’ll be adding more to this list as summer progresses!
This frozen flower activity is one of our favourite summer activities that my kids enjoy year after year, it’s been crazy popular on Facebook too and if you watch the video you’ll see how easy it is to make!
For each list below I’ve listed the activities in the order that they appear in the collage above them, there’s loads more ideas than just in the pictures though so do take a look through to find some new inspiration for this summer. Want to make sure you don’t forget any of these great ideas? Make sure that you bookmark this page or pin an image so you have all these ideas to hand when you need them!
Want more fun activities for preschoolers? Check out the bottom of this page for even more fun inspiration.
Summer Crafts for Preschoolers
Handprint ice creams from Fun Handprint Art
Paper plate sea collage from Crafts on Sea
Paper plate watermelon from Crafts on Sea
Egg carton flowers from Happy Hooligans
Paper bowl ice cream from Crafts on Sea
Glowing campfire craft from Buggy and Buddy
Paper plate donut from Happy Hooligans
Easy campfire craft from Crafts on Sea
Sponge printed ice cream from Crafts on Sea
Doily sun from Crafts on Sea
Sponge painted ice cream from Crafts on Sea
Sea shell decorations from Crafts on Sea
Paper plate crab from Crafts on Sea
Handprint paper plate sun from Crafts on Sea
Peg paper plate sun from Crafts on Sea
Button flower from Crafts on Sea
Seahorse craft from Crafts on Sea
Doily ice cream craft from Crafts on Sea
DIY Bubble wands from Natural Beach Living
Sun puppet from The Inspiration Edit
Popsicle craft from Creating Creatives
Paper plate sunflower from Happy Hooligans
Dot-a-Dot flower from The Kindergarten Connection
Easy Summer Activities for Preschoolers
Name writing nature hunt from Adventure In A Box
Lego ice play from Crafts on Sea
Frozen paints from Crafts on Sea
DIY Sponge water bombs from Messy Little Monster
Tide pool science experiment from Buggy and Buddy
Butterfly number stones from Crafts on Sea
Lemon play dough from Crafts on Sea
Frozen flowers sensory play from Crafts on Sea
Flower play dough from Crafts on Sea
Making stone faces from Crafts on Sea
Ice cream shape sorting from Look We’re Learning
Ice cream worksheets from Look We’re Learning
Frozen treasure from The Chaos And The Clutter
Thrown cotton ball painting from The Chaos And The Clutter
DIY water wall from There’s Just One Mommy
Coloured water play from There’s Just One Mommy
Beach scavenger hunt from Natural Beach Living
Rock Pooling from Rainy Day Mum
Water pistol painting from Messy Little Monster
DIY Bubble snake blower from Messy Little Monster
Alphabet ice boats from School Time Snippets
Exploring ramps and friction on a slide from Buggy and Buddy
Want more fun ideas? We love this roundup of flower activities and crafts!
Or how about getting some ideas inspired by healthy eating when the suns out with these fruit activities.
Finally we’ve got over 30 summer activities for toddlers with loads of ideas preschoolers will love too.