Summer isn’t just about hanging out at the pool and eating sno-cones, although we did do A LOT of that. It’s a great time for parents to work with their little ones of school skills. We have started to do some preschool activities that are fun and educational, that I feel like will get a jump start on the school year. Here are a few of my favorite preschool educational activities.
Who better to learn with than our favorite storybook cat, Pete the Cat. Pete the Cat’s Preschool Rocks Set will teach little ones 200+ fun, interactive lessons in reading, math, science, social studies, and MORE. Using the Pete Pen, preschoolers can touch an answer dot and Pete will answer!
I have a vintage globe in my work area and its so fun to take it down and talk about all the places on it. Seems like the perfect time to introduce this amazing puzzle globe that makes learning the continents so fun.
There have been several bake sales and lemonade stands on our street this Summer. As we make our way down to purchase treats there is always a discussion about wanting to have a “store” as he calls it. This fun Lemonade Stand game is great for building memory as well as teaching money concepts.
The Crazy Scientist Lab Kits were another great learning tool. These are developed for kids age 6 and up. However with adult supervision it was even fun for curious little ones. They have kits for everything from young detectives, water and gel experiments, survivor skills and magic mirrors.
Every evening when it starts to cool off we spend a few hours outside playing and exploring. This Leap and Launch Rocket was a great family activity and sparked conversations about how the rocket launched, how force works and why it falls back to the ground.
There are always the basics to work on like ABCs and 123s. These easy to store and use kits were perfect for learning letters and numbers and will continue to be used as we introduce counting and spelling as he gets older.
Now I’m not a huge fan of sand, find me one mom that honestly is and I will buy her a cup of coffee. It gets everywhere and you can never really clean it all up. So unless I’m at the beach I tend to steer clear of it. This adorable Mr. Sandbox mini construction site is perfect to allow kids to get their hands in the sand and build without having to get sand out from between there toes and shoes!
Speaking of construction site, we could spend hours building towers and knocking them down. Duplos are so fun at this age and are easy for preschoolers to grasp and connect.