The #PLAYfulpreschool crew is gathering preschool summer activities to help you plan some summer fun! Be sure to check the bottom of the post for even more ideas. For my part of this super summer planning spree, I’m sharing summer activities that are all about coconuts! Coconuts make me think of tropical beaches and lazy summer days. I hope the ideas inspire you and your kiddos as you head into summer!
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coconut-themed preschool summer activities
Make some taste-safe coconut cloud dough with the kids! It’s perfect for older kiddos, preschoolers, AND little ones who are still mouthing things. It provided hours and hours of playing at my place last summer.
Let children explore coconut eruptions – a super fun science and sensory experience. The “secret ingredient” made the “explosions” super foamy and coconut-scented. We did this experiment over and over (and over!). The only reason we stopped was because we ran out of vinegar. It was a hit at home with my son and his buds, with children I babysat, AND at a preschool summer camp I taught last year.
Bowl with coconuts! As some of my preschoolers pointed out, coconuts look like bowling balls anyway! 🙂 It’s a fun summer game the kids can play together. Plus, it’s even sillier when using a coconut.
Grab some paint and use coconuts for a giant version of “marble” painting! Oh my word – this activity was absolutely hysterical to watch. Based on the smiles and laughs, the kids thought it was awesome.
Have the children help make, and play with, coconut water beads. This was an amazing sensory bin we created last summer, and we all loved it. It smelled wonderful, and the kids spent so much time pouring, counting, and running their fingers through the water beads.
Create a 5 senses activity using a simple coconut! My preschool summer campers had a little too much fun exploring the coconut using their five senses. I loved listening to their observations and opinions throughout the experience!
Of course, I also have to suggest reading books about coconuts! There are some interesting, and silly, books that kiddos will enjoy . . . all about coconuts! A preschool favorite is definitely Chicka Chicka Boom Boom – check out 10 more activities just focused on that book, alone.
If you’re a regular reader, you already know I like to dye sensory materials (like corn) bright colors! So I couldn’t put together this list without including And Next Comes L’s rainbow coconut sensory bin!
Twodaloo shares a simple way to make your own coconut shell instruments! My son saw these the other day (he likes to check out my Pinterest account for “lots of those fun ideas, Mama”) and has already put in a request to make them this summer.
Don’t forget the play dough! The Imagination Tree has an amazing coconut play dough recipe to try! It smells divine, and it feels oh so soft in your hands.
more TOP 10 preschool summer activities
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10 Preschool Summer Activities All About Coconuts by Fun-A-Day!
Top 10 Ocean and Beach Activities for Preschool! by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
10 Ladybug Learning Activities by Tiny Tots Adventures
10 Summer Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers by Mom Inspired Life
10 Ways to Play and Learn with Sand by Still Playing School
10 Ways to Learn About Colors with Your Preschooler from Life Over C’s
10 Fun Math Activities to Keep Your Preschooler Learning all Summer by The Educators’ Spin On It