Monday, June 8, 2020

5 Preschool Summer Activities

5 Preschool Summer Activities - montessori preschool - Montessori West

Summer has arrived, and Montessori preschool kids are ready to spend more time outside and active. Keeping children engaged and active, especially with activities that broaden their horizons, will help every day flow smoother and add volumes to your child’s awareness of the world around them.

Water Balloon Pinatas

Montessori-inspired preschool activities should engage children on multiple levels, including sensorial and fine motor skills. Fill balloons with varying amounts of water, and hang them from a tree branch or other outdoor object. Add a young child with a stick and step back as the fun and wetness gets started. This is one of many exciting possibilities using balloons.

Explore the Area

Go for walks in the park, in the woods, or along the coast. Physical exercise is good for muscle development and fine motor control and stimulates young minds. Choose different locations to explore the terrain, climate, and biomes around your home and neighborhood.

Outdoor Art

Create montages of items collected on walks and excursions. Seashells, pine cones, and stones are excellent mediums for preserving an exciting day outside. On rainy days, make drawings or cutouts of sunny day things to brighten up the home.

Homemade Popsicles

Small children will love helping you mix up a batch of popsicles. You can use Kool-Aid or cut up bits of fruit to be blended into a freezable slush. Fruity popsicles are more nutritious and if you make more than one flavor, your kids can make a game of guessing what they get.

Something New

Make a game of choosing a list of new things to do every day. It doesn’t have to be anything major, but children are a blank slate when it comes to the world and a steady stream of exciting new ideas can work wonders for their participation and attitude.

Keep a notebook of your preschool child’s favorite activities so you can revisit again in the future, or present them a different way to add educational content. Learning is at the heart of all play-based activities, and summertime is perfect for discovering the world.

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