Prepare for a fantastic selection of summer preschool themes to spice up your Learn At Home preschool lesson plans!
During the long days of summer, we can explore a ton of exciting themes to enrich preschool learning. From the wonders of the beach and ocean to the magic of camping and outdoor adventures, there’s no shortage of engaging topics that will spark curiosity and foster a love for exploration.
Our Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans are designed to be convenient and easy to implement, utilizing simple household materials. This user-friendly approach makes them an ideal choice for both parents and teachers, whether they’re engaging with children at home or in the classroom setting.
These summer preschool themes also pair beautifully with our Daily Lessons in Literacy and Math Preschool Curriculum.
What to Teach in Summer Time
Summer is the perfect time to engage preschoolers and take the learning outside! I have a plethora of hands-on activities that celebrate the joys of the season.
Summer themes like beach adventures, camping, and under-the-sea explorations add excitement and enthusiasm to their learning journey. These interactive activities not only keep children engaged but also foster their creativity, critical thinking, and social skills.
Whether it’s splashing in water play, creating colorful summer crafts, or going on nature scavenger hunts, these hands-on preschool activities for summer provide the perfect platform for little learners to explore and grow in a fun and meaningful way.
Preschool Theme Ideas
It’s awesome to have preschool theme ideas for all the seasons. Check out the following posts for curated lists of preschool themes based on the time of year.
- Spring Preschool Themes
- Summer Preschool Themes (you are here)
- Fall Preschool Themes
- Winter Preschool Themes
- Anytime Preschool Themes
For more details on why I advocate for thematic learning, this article about thematic lesson plans is a must-read.
Summer Preschool Themes
Summer theme can be a broad preschool theme and you might find yourself wondering what to teach in a summer theme in preschool. There are tons and tons of smaller theme ideas that fit well. Here are some ideas.
- 4th of July
- day and night
- ice cream
- water fun
Summer Theme Preschool Activities
Get ready to celebrate the long summer days with a variety of exciting themes that enrich preschool learning.
Dive into beach adventures where children can explore seashells, build sandcastles, and learn about ocean habitats. Engage their imaginations with camping-themed activities, where they can pretend to roast marshmallows around a pretend campfire and learn about nature.
Take their learning to the great outdoors with nature walks and scavenger hunts, discovering the wonders of the natural world. With summer themes like water play and under-the-sea explorations, children can cool off and learn about marine life at the same time.
These hands-on preschool activities for summer make learning an exciting and interactive experience, fostering a love for exploration and discovery. Let’s make the most of the sunny season with these summer learning activities!
Summer Math Activities for Preschoolers
Introduce basic addition and subtraction skills to preschoolers with this simple “more and less” math activity. With a strawberry lemonade theme, these counting mats seamlessly complement your summer preschool lesson plans.
Make practicing counting to 12 fun with these free watermelon printables. This watermelon activity is a quick and easy way to sneak in some summer math while having fun.
During the summer, preschoolers and kindergarteners have a great opportunity to strengthen their number identification and counting skills. This versatile “searching for sunglasses” worksheet is a fantastic choice, especially for kids who enjoy coloring!
Summer Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers
Having a wealth of summer alphabet activities will keep your preschoolers engaged in practicing and recalling letter names and sounds, preparing them for kindergarten. These printable sunglasses alphabet matching cards facilitate letter recognition and beginning sound skills.
Summertime is finally here! This week has been hot and humid so I thought a fun ice activity would be the perfect way to cool off! Alphabet Ice Cube Sensory Play is a simple sensory play idea that is great for preschoolers and older kids!
As summer arrives, the learning doesn’t have to stop for preschoolers! Ensure your little one is all set for kindergarten in the fall with these engaging summer-themed beginning sound activities. These activities beautifully complement your preschool phonics lesson plans and will keep your child on track for a successful transition to kindergarten!
Free Summer Lesson Plans for Preschoolers
Discover our selection of free summer lesson plans, thoughtfully curated for preschoolers.
Engage young minds with summer activities centered around the wonders of summer, from beach adventures to camping fun and exploring nature. Let their creativity bloom with arts and crafts projects and hands-on gardening activities.
Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, these resources will bring a refreshing variety to your preschooler’s theme lesson plans throughout the summer season. What’s more, these summer preschool themes seamlessly complement our Daily Lessons in Literacy and Math Preschool Curriculum.
Free Summer Lesson Plans for Preschoolers
All the above links are completely free lesson plans for preschoolers. They have been hand-picked to be included in our summer themes for preschool.
However, to save you some time, you can get all the above lesson plans for a summer theme, in addition to all our other Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans, in a single convenience bundle.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.