My preschool year is coming to an end, and Engineer’s almost done too. Which means SUMMER is upon us! To welcome the season, I put together a list of fun summer snacks the kiddos (and their parents!) could enjoy.
delightful summer snacks for kids
S’mores on a stick | Fun-A-Day!
My son loves making s’mores during the summer, but we don’t always have a campfire. These simple, tasty summer snacks are a great alternative.
Ice Cream in a Bag | Buggy and Buddy
I love that this summertime treat doubles as a science experiment!
Watermelon Ladybug Pops | Twodaloo
Almost too cute to eat. Almost!
Homemade Snow Cones | Nothing if Not Intentional
In my opinion, snow cones are a MUST during the summer! This snow cone syrup recipe has just 3 ingredients, and the kiddos can help make it.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles | My Nearest and Dearest
Turn a favorite smoothie recipe into a frozen summer treat. How delicious!
Seashell Snack | Fantastic Fun and Learning
A sweet treat that looks just like the beach! I can see the kids having a blast making and eating this!
Watermelon Popsicles | Coffee Cups and Crayons
A chilly, refreshing snack for those hot summer days! This snack reminds me of making my own popsicles when I was a child!
Frozen Grape Caterpillars | Sugar Aunts
I love how simple this summer snack is. The kiddos can even work on their fine motor skills while they help make the caterpillars!
Fruit Cones | A Mom with a Lesson Plan
This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” snacks! Perfect for a summer camp out, or just because.
Watermelon Cake | How Wee Learn
A beautiful “cake” full of vibrantly colored fruit! Make it using seasonal summer produce – with help from the kids of course.
What are your kids’ favorite summer snacks? I’d love to have more ideas on-hand as summer approaches!
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more summer fun ideas
Wet and Wonderful Summer Ideas for Kids | Powerful Mothering
Summer Flower Sensory Bin for Kids | Adventure in a Box
Summer nature art & craft ideas | Messy Little Monster
Summer acts of kindness for kids | Mum in the Mad House
Color Your Summer: Sidewalk Chalk for Kids | Child Led Life
Low Stress Summer Fun for Kids | Mama Smiles
Awesome Backyard Ideas for Summer | In The Playroom
Summer STEM Activities for Kids | Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Top tips for creating a Summer fairy garden | The Gingerbread House
100 Budget Friendly Summer Activities | Something 2 Offer
5 Amazingly Cool Summer Activities for Little Kids | Peakle Pie
How to Make Awesome Summer Juices for Kids | Witty Hoots
Ultimate Guide to Summer Sidewalk Chalk | Cutting Tiny Bites
Ideas for Summer drawings | Hodge Podge Craft
Summer Alphabet Relay Obstacle Course – Mom Inspired Life
Summer Lego Ice Rescue – Multicraftingmummy
27 Simple Summer Science Experiments for Kids | Edventures with Kids
Summer Evenings – Family Fun Ideas with young kids | Rainy Day Mum
Summer Survival Guide For Busy Moms and Toddlers | Words n Needles
Celebrate Summer with Sun Crafts! | Artsy Momma
Summer Fun Activities For Toddlers | Adventures of Adam
35 Beach & Ocean Themed Sensory Play Ideas | Golden Reflections Blog
20 Ideas for Summer Fun with Preschool Kids | Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Planning a Summer Garden for Kids – Mama’s Happy Hive
10 Summer Snacks for Kids to Make – Fun-A-Day!
Quick and Easy Frozen Summer Watermelon Pop | Little Bins for Little Hands
Frozen Watermelon Cubes for Fruit Flavored Water | Little Bins for Little Hands
Summer Alphabet Activities– Growing Book by Book
Fun with Zoo Animals for Kids – My Bright Firefly
Summer Bubble Fun For Kids – Just Another Mom
Epic Light Table Ice Legos & More for Summer! – The Natural Homeschool
Summer Preschool Activities – Living Life and Learning
Free Summer Printables – Montessori Nature
Hands-On Preschool Materials
It is imperative that we keep our classrooms stocked with materials that will give our students the hands-on learning experiences that they love (and need!). There are a few specific things that I always keep on-hand in my classroom. Check them out in the list below.
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- Safety scissors
- Dramatic play items
- Math manipulatives
- Dry erase markers
- Sensory items
- Play dough
- Craft supplies
- Playground balls
- Music and movement tools
- Books, books, and more books!
When it comes to preschool, this list is really just skims the surface of the wide variety of materials that can be used. The best thing about this age group is that they learn the most while playing. So, whether they’re playing on the playground, building with blocks, or creating a masterpiece, rest assured that the children are learning so many important skills, all while having fun!