Showing posts with label preschool activities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label preschool activities. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Activities for Preschoolers In The Summer

Summer is here - finally! Although it is a bit cooler than normal for around this time of year, it is still nice to see the sunny days and clear skies.

Summer is a great time for you to get outside with your kids and try out some unique activities for preschoolers. Physical activity is something that children need more of these days. With the growing popularity of video games over the last couple decades, as well as television etc. we see alot of children and preschoolers being baby sat by the tv sets.

Don't get me wrong, television can be fun and even educational, but everything has to be in balance.

Childhood Obesity:

Yes, there are more cases of childhood obesity happening today than ever before. Too many boxed and processed breakfasts, lunches and suppers for children. No thought or little thought goes into providing nutritious, healthy snacks for kids, healthy preschool lunches and suppers for kids.

Treats always seem to be candy for children. What about providing wholesome delicious snacks that are good for children and adults!

Outdoor Activities For Preschool Kids  and Children:

Kids can play in splash pools at the local park, supervised of course. There are many outside games and activities like hide and go seek, tag or what about simply kicking a ball around, helping you clean up the yard or helping you to pick up litter around the house.

Being outside gives you opportunities to teach kids about nature, talk about the different animals and wildlife and why we have to respect them and take care of them and respect living things. Also, we can develop respect for the environment and the earth by teaching kids about pollution and littering and why these are bad.

Preschool Outdoor Art Activities:

Preschool Art Activity #1

You could do something as simple as let your kids sketch with some crayons, drawing the trees they see, the sunny sky or different birds or animals they may see.

Preschool Art Activity #2

On a summer day you can give your kids some bigger paint brushes and a bucket of water and let them paint using the water on a flat concrete or brick wall. The water of course evaporates and no harm is done. Kids Love it!

Preschool Art Activity #3

Along a section of a chain link fence, between a couple of trees or on an old wall you could tie an old 'white sheet'.

Give the kids some paint brushes and some non toxic children's paint and let them paint anything they want and a variety of colors etc. The 'white sheet' acts like a big white canvas!

It's alot of fun!

Well, thats it for this post on preschool activities for the summer time! Visit our preschool & kids websites for more great activities, kindergarten printables and more!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Preschool Activities-Summer

Fun Summer Activities For Kids:

Sometimes on a wonderful summer day, we just want to stay outside for as long as we can. But what can you do for so long without getting bored?

Here’s an idea for a fun filled day in the sun.

Send notices home with the children saying that they will need to bring a swim suit, towel, and sun screen to stay in their cubbies for the beautiful summer days ahead.

When you have one of those day where you just don’t want to go inside why not set up the playground/yard like this:

1. Set out one kiddy sized pool with floating water toys in it.

2. Set out a sensory bin or large basins with water. Try decorating the water with sparkles or foam shapes and put different sized plastic cups and scoops for the children to explore and practice pouring.

3. Have a “bubble station”. Buy a few packs of bubble solution, *(or make your own). Dump the bubble solution in a large bowl and put a bunch of bubble sticks in it so the children can easily blow bubbles when they go to that station.

4. Fill up some balloons with water and encourage the children to try and toss the balloons back and forth without breaking them, or just have fun and throw them around.

5. Put a sprinkler on for the children to run through.

Enjoy hours of fun in the sun!

Feel free to do all or some of these activities at one time. Just make sure you have adequate supervision around the kiddy pool.

Your playground/backyard will be the talk of the town.
Have a blast this summer!

*Please visit and click on the Pre K Science link in the left hand menu to find the recipe for making your own bubble solution.

To make things easier, we recommend buying the bubble solution as you can get it cheap at dollar stores. Making the bubble solution could be an outside summer science activity with the children on a different day.

Enjoy these fun ideas and we will be sending more out soon.
Preschool Learning Online Team

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Monday, June 04, 2007

Preschool Learning Games-Kids Games To Play


Preschool learning kids games to play online can be difficult to locate. Fun kids games, preschool learning games and activities that teach different skills and fundamentals can be found on our preschool learning online website.

Learning to count, learning shapes, colors learning, learn numbers, drag and drop kids games and more can be found online at our preschool Learning website.