Get ready to splash into summer with some Fun Summer Lesson Plans for Preschool. Regardless of if school is out for summer, or you have year round schooling, these summer activities for preschoolers are a great way to beat the heat of the summer months and keep your kids busy. You never have to worry about hearing the words “I’m bored!” come out of your child’s mouth when you are prepared with these fun and interactive activities.

Whether you are a preschool teacher or kindergarten classroom teacher, a homeschooling parent, or just searching for some fun summer theme activities to do with your child, these lesson plans will be the perfect resource for you!

The best thing about these preschool lesson plans is that you are provided with fully detailed, comprehensive lesson plans that are already written for you.

Another added bonus is that they require minimal prep work and just a few simple materials you probably already have lying around your house.  You are instantly set up for success!

Simply download the lesson plans and print the accompanying activities to get started. No need to print the entire lesson plan book unless you really want to. (Some teachers LOVE putting the lesson plans into a binder for easy offline access!)

What’s Included In These Summer Preschool Theme Lesson Plans: 

This summer themed lesson plan unit includes over 20 lesson plans for you to use in your home or classroom.  The downloadable unit contains a detailed overview of how to use the lesson plan book, as well as a book list, song ideas, and suggested concepts for the preschool lesson plan theme of summer.

Within each individual lesson plan you will find:

  • A colorful picture of the activity to give you an idea of what it will look like.
  • Summer books for preschoolers for a literacy connection to the activity.
  • List of targeted skills
  • Materials list
  • A detailed “How To” section including instructions for preparing the activity, as well as how to use it with your children.
  • A section of extra ideas, modifications, and ways to adapt the activity.
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Reasons You Will Love These Lesson Plans and Fun Summer Activities For Preschoolers:

Hands On Activities:

From preschool craft ideas for summer to fine motor skill activities, these lesson plans are full of hands on kids learning projects and plenty of opportunities to play and learn! 

Children learn best when they are active in their learning activities. With each lesson plan there are plenty of examples of how you can get your child involved in the learning.

While they are busy creating summer artwork, making lemonade, and playing fun math games, your kids will be having such a great time they will never even realize they are having fun and learning at the same time!

– Life Over C's Close up of a child playing in the shimmery summer sensory bin.

Multidisciplinary Activities:

These lesson plans contain science experiments, bug art projects, interactive counting activities for kids, and so much more!

A book suggestion for each lesson makes tying activities in with literacy super simple.  There are endless opportunities to practice vocabulary words and work on developing literacy skills.

Activities For All Learning Styles:

As parents and educators we know that when it comes to teaching kids, there is no cookie cutter approach that will work with all children. 

With over 20 lesson plans full of fun crafts and a variety of different learning activities you will be able to choose the plans that will work the best for your child. 

Whether you have an auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learner, these lessons will bring learning to life for them.

– Life Over C's The completed torn paper watermelon art project from Summer Lesson Plans for Preschool.

Flexible Activities:

All of the activities can be easily adapted or modified to meet whatever your needs are.  Whether you are searching for an activity for circle time, a learning center, small group instruction, or independent practice, these lesson plans are full of options!

– Life Over C's Close up of the firefly counting clip cards printables.

Even though these activities are a part of the unit that is summer theme for preschoolers, they will last you far beyond the summer season. The summer theme preschool activities including counting activities, science experiments, and bug themed crafts will fit into a variety of other themes throughout the year.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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