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Summer Bucket List for Preschoolers That Will Make Smiles
1 Go to the Beach – Dig your toes into the sand and catch some rays on the beach. When you get home, read your sleepy preschooler a few ocean themed picture books on this list from The Kennedy Adventures.
2 Eat a Watermelon – There’s nothing better than a big, juicy summer watermelon. When you’re done cleaning up, create an easy watermelon craft and counting game from Homeschool Preschool.
3 Visit a Farmer’s Market – Your child will love to see the huge variety of fruits and veggies fresh from the farm. Enrich your experience by reading Eric Carle’s The Tiny Seed and experimenting with the seeds you eat with a preschool science lesson from Teach Beside Me.
4 Catch a Frog – Explore a nearby pond and catch a frog this summer! Find out more about frogs at home with this frog sensory table and counting activity from Early Learning Ideas.
5 Play Baseball – Batter Up! Take a swing this summer on a team or in your backyard. Or catch a game and root for your favorite team. Create your own baseball craft with instructions from Crafty Morning.
6 Toss a Water Balloon – Play a dangerously damp game of catch with your preschooler. Then, laugh until you cry. Looking for a challenge? Create a parachute for your water balloon and try to get it safely to the ground. Water balloon activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning.
7 Visit the Zoo – Check out the animals at your local zoo, aquarium, or nature center. Bring summer learning home with free summer learning zoo printables from Royal Baloo.
8 Have a Sleepover – Sleep over at grandma’s or have a slumber party with all your cousins. Be prepared with tips for a successful summer sleepover from This Outnumbered Mama.
9 Visit the Dentist – Teach good habits and learn about dental heath with your family or pediatric dentist this summer. Feeling nervous? Ease your child’s fears by learning all about teeth with books and activities from Some Random Lady.
10 Take a Trip – Whether it’s a day trip or a longer summer vacation, take a trip to somewhere new! You might need a few tips for summer travel from Look! We’re Learning.