Summer Math Activities
You can even incorporate your summer theme into math lessons. Bring summer into your math center, teach graphs and participate in summertime sorting.
Give your students several choices of things they like to do during the summer, such as swimming, picnicking, gardening and camping. Then have each child choose a favorite summer activity. Make a graph to show the results. Give it a title such as “Our Favorite Summer Activities."
At your math center, provide containers filled with summery objects for counting. Some ideas are seashells, different types of seeds and sunglasses of different colors and shapes. The children can use the same objects for sorting and making patterns, as well.
Cut pictures out of magazines showing people participating in a variety of activities. Invite the children to help you sort them into groups of summer and winter activities.
After you have completed the sorting, give the children magazines and let them find their own pictures of warm weather activities for a collage or class book.
Children will have loads of fun with this preschool theme. Summer activities provide many learning opportunities for preschool children.