Summer is here! Have fun while learning this season with these bright and cheery summer theme preschool activities! The Summer Preschool Math and Literacy Pack includes 30 preschool math and literacy activities that are perfect for keeping little minds busy during the summer. Add these to your June morning work tubs or homeschool morning baskets!
30 summer theme preschool activities included!
These hands-on summer activities for preschoolers are wonderful for classroom or homeschool use. Simply grab your favorite manipulatives and supplies – play dough, mini erasers, mini clips, pom poms, markers, etc. Click on my Amazon shop link if you’d like to see the materials I used.
Many of these summer theme preschool activities are sized especially for task boxes. Classroom teachers also love using these in their June morning work tubs, July morning bins, small group lessons, preschool summer camp themes, or any other way you can think of!
Popsicle Shape Playdough Mats
Grab your favorite playdough and pair it with these popsicle shape mats for a fun summer theme fine motor activity! Perfect for June morning work tubs!
2D Shape Tracing
Practice pre-writing skills and 2D shape recognition with these super easy-to-prep shape tracing sheets! Laminate and pair with a dry erase marker for multiple uses.
Practice completing patterns with these adorable summer patterning strips. Pair with small clips to attach the pieces to the strip.
Sailboat Counting and Number Formation
These sailboat number formation cards are perfect for number writing practice and counting small objects – like these cute shark mini erasers!
1 to 1 Correspondence Mats
Pair these 1-to-1 correspondence mats with mini erasers, dot markers, crayons, or markers for a quick fine motor counting activity.
Pineapple Number Formation Cards
Practice proper number formation with these pineapple number writing task cards. Great for math centers or writing trays!
Watermelon Number Cards
Grab your favorite math manipulatives, like these watermelon mini erasers for this fun invitation to count. Students pick a numeral card and count the mini erasers. Pair with tweezers for an added fine motor element.
Sandcastle Ten Frames
These sandcastle ten frame cards are perfect for a summer or beach theme! Preschoolers pick a card, count the dots, then find and trace the number on the worksheet.
Count and Cover
Here’s another fun mini eraser math center! Students simply count out and place mini erasers on the numbers. The optional number writing sheet is great for practicing number formation. Perfect for June morning work tubs and July morning bins!
Summer Count the Room
Summer theme preschool activities should include movement opportunities! With the warm weather, now is the perfect time to take your count the room activity outside! Place the cards around your classroom or playground. Students walk around with their recording sheet, clipboard, and marker searching for the cards. Once they’ve found a card, they will count the pictures and record the number on their sheet.
Summer Hole Punch Cards
This fine motor task box activity is perfect for students practicing counting to 10. Students punch a hole on the pictures according to the number on the hole punch card.
Beach Scene Counting Cards
This beach scene counting activity is super fun and wonderful for a summer or ocean preschool theme. Students count the pictures according to the numbers on the card and place them on the mat.
These adorable crab and seahorse ten frames are perfect for practicing counting and writing numbers to 20. Pair with your favorite math manipulatives like mini erasers, felt balls, or pom poms. Add a tweezer for fine motor practice!
Strawberry 1-20 Counting Mats
Practice counting to 20 with this sweet strawberry counting mat. You can use this mat with the printable strawberries or red pom poms!
Seashell Addition to 10 Clip Cards
Adding numbers with these seashell cards is super fun with small shells or mini erasers!
Work on phonological awareness with these summer themed syllable counting cards. Preschoolers place a manipulative in each box to represent each syllable. This is a great visual for physically counting how many syllables are in the word.
Popsicle Dot Marker Worksheets
Grab your dot markers and pair them with these fun popsicle worksheets! Your preschoolers work on hand-eye coordination by filling in the circles with a dot marker. These sheets are also great with stickers or paint!
Ice Cream Colors Playdough Mats
Summer theme preschool activities wouldn’t be complete without playdough! Your kiddos will love practicing color recognition while working on fine motor dexterity with these ice cream color playdough mats. Laminate these and keep in your June morning work tubs for a familiar go-to activity your preschoolers love.
Summer Vocabulary Playdough Mats
Learn some summer vocabulary words while creating the pictures with playdough. Keep these on hand all summer long in your June and July morning work tubs!
Beginning Sounds Match
Match the alphabet letters to the pictures with these beginning sounds match cards. Pair with plastic links for an added fine motor element.
Beginning Sounds Clip Cards
These beginning sounds fine motor task boxes are perfect for preschoolers learning their alphabet sounds.
Alphabet Q-tip Painting
This fun ice cream alphabet q-tip painting activity is the perfect summer craft! Preschoolers work on fine motor skills while practicing letter recognition.
Match the letters of the alphabet with this summer letter matching activity. Uppercase and lowercase matching options are also included.
Ice Cream Alphabet Letter Formation Cards
These colorful ice cream alphabet letter formation task cards are perfect for summer literacy centers. Preschoolers may use these cards to practice forming uppercase and lower case letters. Laminate the cards for multiple uses.
Ice Cream and Popsicle Alphabet Flash Cards
Ice cream and popsicle alphabet flash cards are great for placing pony beads, playdough, or your favorite loose parts to form the letters. Sized perfectly to fit in task boxes for an easy prep literacy activity.
Rainbow Fish Find and Cover
Students pick a rainbow fish card then find and cover the letter on the worksheet. Use dot markers, mini erasers, or stickers to cover the letters.
Ice Cream Handwriting Practice Strips
Practice proper letter formation with these ice cream handwriting practice strips! Instead of cutting into strips, place the whole page in a plastic sheet pocket (as pictured) and pair with a dry erase marker.
Popsicle Beginning Sounds Coloring Sheets
Practice beginning sounds with this colorful popsicle read and color activity! Preschoolers pick a popsicle, say the letter name or sound, then color the matching picture on the sheet.
Watermelon CVC Clip Cards
These CVC clip cards are perfect for preschoolers learning to read short vowel words. Your students pick a card, read the word, then place a clothespin on the picture that matches the word.
Summer Color the Room
This picture hunt activity is great for inside the classroom or out on the playground. Get your preschoolers up and moving by placing the cards around the room and allowing your kiddos to search for the cards. Once they find a card, they color the matching picture on their sheet. A Write the Room option is also included in this pack so students can trace the beginning letter of the word.
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