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Summer Preschool Centers

Hi everyone! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s included in my Summer Preschool Centers packet.

PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample pages from my Summer Preschool Centers packet. You can download the free sample pages by clicking on the photos. Samples have not been included for all activities. To purchase the complete Summer Preschool Centers packet, please click here!

Summer Preschool Centers

The Summer Preschool Centers packet contains a collection of printable activities for use with children in Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten (Prep).

FREE Preschool Summer Centers

Contents and Directions for Use

Following is an outline of the activities included in this unit and suggestions for preparation and use.

1. Watermelon fine motor practice mat
To prepare the mat for use, print and then laminate it for durability. You will need to supply children with pom-poms, gems, beads, beans or any other small objects that will fit inside the circles.
The aim of this activity is for children to place a small object in each of the circles.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Watermelon fine motor practice mat.

2. Summer write and wipe alphabet tracing cards
To prepare the cards for use, print and then laminate them for durability. Cut the cards apart along the dashed lines. The cards can be kept together in a book-like format by making a hole in the top of each card with a hole punch and securing together with a key ring or pipe-cleaner.
Provide children with dry-erase (whiteboard) markers and encourage them to trace the letters on each card several times, following the directional arrows to ensure correct letter formation is learnt.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Alphabet tracing cards for use with an erasable marker.

3. Shells beginning sounds match (26 pages)
To prepare the activity for use, print and then laminate the pages for durability. Cut out all the pieces.
The aim of this activity is for children to match the lower case letter and beginning sound picture on the shells to the bucket that displays the matching upper case letter.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Upper-lower case letter match and beginning sounds bucket and shell activity.

4. Summer syllables (2 pages)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart. Provide children with some small pet-themed objects, such as bottle caps with animal stickers on top, paw-print buttons, clothes pegs with paw-prints glued on the end, etc.
The aim of this activity is for children to identify the number of syllables in each picture and represent their findings by covering the corresponding number on the card.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Count and clip the number of syllables.

5. Popsicle word family sort (2 pages)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them out. Cut out each coloured section to separate the word family pictures.
The aim of this activity is for children to identify the pictures and them to the correct word family popsicle stick.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Popsicle CVC word family activity.

6. Rhyming sunglasses (3 pages)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them out.
The aim of this activity is for children to match the two pictures that rhyme.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Sunglasses rhyming activity.

7. Pre-primer sight word sandwiches (44 words)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart.
The aim of this activity is for children to make a sandwich by matching all the sight words.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Build a sight word sandwich.

8. Colored summer clothes for bears (11 pages)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them out.
The aim of this activity is for children to sort the differently colored summer clothes to the matching colored bear.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Dress the bear in the correctly colored summer clothing.

9. Summer and winter sorting (3 pages)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart.
The aim of this activity is for children to sort the pictures to the correct season mat.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Summer and winter picture sorting activity.

10. What doesn’t belong? summer cards
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart.
The aim of this activity is for children to clip a peg on the picture that doesn’t belong.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. What doesn't belong?

11. Which picture is different? summer cards
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart.
The aim of this activity is for children to clip a peg on the picture that is different.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Which picture is different?

12. Summer shadow matching (2 pages)
To prepare the activity for use, print and then laminate the pages for durability. Cut out all the pieces.
The aim of this activity is for children to match the different pet cards to their matching shadow cards.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Shadow matching activity.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Shadow matching activity.

13. Life cycle of a honey bee 4-part sequencing cards (2 versions)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart.
The aim of this activity is for children to order the cards correctly to show the life cycle of a honey bee.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Life cycle of a bee.

14. Ice cream size sorting (small, medium, large)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart.
The aim of this activity is for children to sort the ice cream scoops by size above the correct cone.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Sort by size.

15. Ice cream number representations (1-10)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart.
The aim of this activity is for children to sort the different number representations above the correct ice cream cone.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Number sense sorting activity.

16. Shell shape sorting (18 pages)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart.
The aim of this activity is for children to sort the 2D shell shapes to the correct bucket. This activity can also be used for sorting colors.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Bucket and shell shape sorting activity.

17. Watermelon seeds counting (1-10)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart. Alternatively, if you don’t wish to use the seeds included in this packet, you can supply children with small buttons or pom-poms.
The aim of this activity is for children to count out the correct number of seeds as shown on each watermelon slice.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Counting watermelon seeds.

18. Summer patterns (AB, AAB, ABB)
To prepare the cards for use, print, laminate them for durability and then cut them apart. Attach the pictures cut out from the bottom of the page to the end of a clothes peg using a hot glue gun.
The aim of this activity is for children to identify the pattern on the cards and to clip the correct picture in the empty box to complete the pattern.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Patterns.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Patterns.

FREE Preschool Summer Centers. Patterns.

I also have available a no prep preschool summer packet which you can view in my store by clicking the picture below.

Preschool Summer Review Worksheets and Activities

Happy Teaching 🙂

One Response to “Summer Preschool Centers”

  1. Krystina says:

    Super cute materials for the summer!

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