Summer Crafts for Preschoolers

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Whether you’re taking a break from your homeschool for the summer, or working on a year round approach, these longer days are perfect for summer crafts for preschoolers.

summer crafts for preschoolers


Let’s take a look at some of the fun activities you can try to keep your preschoolers engaged this summer.
water play for preschool boys

Water Balloon Pinatas

Keep cool this summer with these water balloon pinatas. These would be great for summer birthday party games!

Looking for more ideas for water play for preschoolers?
sponge bomb fun

DIY Sponge Bombs

Grab your sponges and fishing line and make your own sponge bombs to take to the pool or use in your back yard.

Firecracker Cookies

While you’re reading 4th of July books this summer, save some time to make some Firecracker Cookies with your children.


summer crafts for preschoolers

Ice Cream in a Bag

Want to enjoy some ice cream with those cookies? You can make it yourself and even teach your kids some science along the way with this Ice Cream in a Bag activity.
jellyfish crafts for kids

Jellyfish and Octopus Craft

If you’re reading beach and ocean books this summer, you’ll need some hands on activities.

fun octopus crafts for kidsOur kids had fun making octopus and jellyfish crafts.


Going on a beach vacation this year?


Seashell Mirror

Don’t forget to collect shells to create this adorable seashell mirror as a memento of your trip.
summer crafts for preschoolers

Sun Prints

Take advantage of the sunshine to work on teaching your preschoolers some science with these fun sun prints


Summer activities don’t have to break the bank, either. Take a peep at these frugal ideas for summer fun.

Flip flops are a staple in my kids’ summertime wardrobe. I found a few ideas to make them even more fun!

preschool summer crafts

Embellished Flip Flops

Have girls at home? Grab some jewels and jazz up their flip flops. You could even make matching pairs.

summer craft for preschoolers

Dinosaur Flip Flops

I’m adding this to my list of dinosaur crafts and activities. After we read some of the boys’ favorite dinosaur books, I’ll bet we can create some fun dinosaur flip flops.


Googly Eye Flip Flops

If we’re in the mood for monster crafts instead, I think these Googly Eye Flip Flops will be a hit.


preschool summer craft mermaid

Handprint Mermaid

I love handprint art! This handprint mermaid is adorable and would look beautiful on my daughter’s wall! Just grab some paint and canvas, then you’re ready to begin!

Sunflower Art  

If mermaids aren’t your style, check out this Sunflower Art instead.


summer crafts for preschool

Sun Mobile 

Want some more cheery decor? This bright Sun Mobile would be perfect to hang up at home.
When the sun sets, it’s time to hunt for lightening bugs!


Lightening Bugs

I found two version of this summer craft for preschoolers.

Bandage Lightening Bugs

You’ll need to be on the lookout for some neon bandages to put together these lightening bugs.


Plastic Egg Lightening Bug

Do you have plastic Easter eggs lying around? Grab some tea lights and create these fun bugs with your children.
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Watermelon Fan

Before you set off for summer picnics with the kids, set aside craft supplies like paper plates and craft sticks to put together this watermelon fan.

Do you have more great ideas for summer crafts for preschoolers?

DiannaDianna Kennedy is the mother of six, writing at The Kennedy Adventures. She shares resources for Catholic homeschooling, including the list of Catholic saints her children will study this year. You’ll find advice for managing a large family, like tips for managing smoother mornings with your kids. Connect with her on G+, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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