Fun and Simple Summer Learning Activities that Kids Love

Do you need some fun and engaging summer learning activities for preschool and kindergarten kids? I’m sharing a bunch of engaging activities and printables that littles will love! We’ve got a little bit of everything for you today!

Grab a cup of coffee, or tea, and dive in! Use these activities to prevent summer slide, review skills, and prepare for the next grade.

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Summer Crafts

Crafting is such a fun activity. It is a great way to keep kids busy and get them to create! I loved doing arts and crafts when I was a little girl. My eldest enjoys it too!

Watermelon Paper Plate Craft

This is a simple craft that works on fine motor skills. Kids can snip the paper or can tear it and glue the pieces on the paper plate. The Watermelon Paper Plate Craft turns out so cute!

Crab Paper Plate Craft

Here is another cute craft for kids! This crab craft is perfect for the summer and can also be used with ocean-themed learning activities. Find the Crab Paper Plate Craft here.

Build a Sandcastle Craft

Build-a-craft activities are fun to create! This Build a Sandcastle Craft is simple to put together. Kids will color, cut, and glue. These build-a-craft activities are great because the color-in option is quick and no-prep. Kids also work on fine motor and scissor skills.

A fun an engaging summer activity for kids in preschool, kindergarten and 1st and 2nd grade.  The graphic displays the Build a Sandcastle craft.  It is a great summer learning activity for kids.

Summer Printables

Pirate Coloring Pages

Try these fun color-in pirate-themed printables. Kids can draw the face of the pirate and then color it in.

A graphic of a free pirate-themed printable coloring page.  Kids will draw a face on the pirate and then color in the picture.  

This pirate fill-in the face coloring page is one of the free summer learning activities for kids offered!

Summer Color by Letter

Kids really enjoy completing color by code activities because they are engaging. Kids will have so much fun that they don’t even realize they are learning, and working on different skills!

These Summer Color by Letter worksheets are great for practicing letter recognition, reading color words, and building fine motor skills.

The color by letter worksheets make a great summer learning activity.  The graphic shows a color by letter worksheet. 

There is an image of a color by code worksheet for kids to practice letter recognition, reading color words and building fine motor skills.

If you are looking for some addition practice and review this summer, there is also the Summer Color by Addition worksheets. These work on addition fact fluency to 10, 15, and 20.

The color by addition worksheets make for a great summer learning activity.  The graphic shows one of the differentiated math coloring pages in the pack.  
There is a image of a color by code worksheet for kids to practice addition facts to 20.

Hands-On Centers

Watermelon Count and Match

A hands-on and interactive activity for kids to practice one-to-one correspondence and number identification. The Watermelon Count and Match activity is perfect for the summer

A free summer learning activity for kids. The graphic shows the free watermelon count and match activity.  
This is a fun and hand-on summer activity for kids to practice counting and number recognition.

Watermelon Math and Literacy Centers

This pack has watermelon-themed math and literacy centers and activities for preschool and kindergarten kids. These printables are great for the summer as well as for the end of the school year.

Fun summer learning activities and ideas to keep kids busy and engaged during the hot summer months

Summer Counting Cards

Use counting clip cards as a quick way to practice one-to-one correspondence and subitizing. Kids will practice counting objects from 1 to 20. These cards are also great for building fine motor skills as kids open and close the clothespins.

A simple and fun math summer learning activity.  Here are some summer-themed counting clip cards for kids to practice one-to-one correspondence, subitizing and number recognition.  These counting task cards can be used with clothespin or another small manipulative.

Learning to Make 10

Practice making ten with this free hands-on Making Ten Ice Cream math center. This summer kids can learn the pairs of numbers that add up to ten and work on addition fact fluency.

Here is one of the free math summer learning activities kids can use to practice making ten and addition fact fluency.  
Kids will match the scoop of ice cream and the cone. The numbers when added together must make 10,

High-Frequency Words

Try this beach-themed literacy center for kids to practice their high-frequency words. This center is fun and hands-on. It also covers 220 sight words!

Seashell Letter Hunt

Make practicing letter recognition fun with this fun Seashell Letter Hunt printable. This free resource will help work on uppercase and lowercase letter identification.

This picture shows one of the free summer learning activities available.  It is the Seashell Letter Hunt printable.  Kids will pick a letter card, then find and dot the matching letter on the page.

I hope you find some fun ideas and inspiration for summer activities! Be sure to download your freebies and enjoy these summer learning activities for kids.

Happy learning friends and I hope you have a magical day!

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