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Wrapping Up the School Year with Preschool Learning Fun

As the school year draws to a close, it's an exciting time for preschoolers to reflect on their growth and celebrate their achievements. While summer vacation may be just around the corner, there's still plenty of opportunity to engage young minds in enriching and fun learning activities.

In this blog post, we'll explore creative ways to wrap up the school year with preschool learning fun, ensuring that these last few weeks are filled with educational excitement.

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Outdoor Adventures:

Make the most of the pleasant weather by incorporating outdoor learning activities.

Here are some great ideas:

  • Take field trips to local parks, gardens, or nature reserves. Encourage children to observe and interact with the natural world, identifying different plants, insects, or birds.

  • Engage them in nature-inspired crafts or sensory activities that promote curiosity and exploration.

  • Try a shape scavenger hunt! Can you find:

    • 2 shapes can one be another circle?

    • 3 shiny surfaces or objects

    • 3 things that start with your initial

    • 3 wet things

    • 4 blue items

    • 5 green things

  • Mirror, mirror Activity: The child and parent face each other. The child starts moving very slowly and the parent tries to mirror the movements as closely as possible. Or, two children can mirror each other and the parent tries to guess who is leading the movement.

Summer Reading Program:

Introduce a summer reading program to foster a love for books and literacy skills during the break.

Here are some great ideas:

  • Create a cozy reading nook: Set up a special reading area with comfortable cushions, blankets, and a shelf filled with age-appropriate books. Make it a cozy and inviting space where your preschooler can immerse themselves in the magic of stories.

  • Make regular library visits: Take your preschooler to the local library and encourage them to explore different books. Let them choose books that catch their interest and curiosity. Libraries often have summer reading programs and storytelling sessions, providing additional opportunities for engagement.

  • Read aloud together: Spend quality time with your preschooler by reading aloud to them. Choose books with vibrant illustrations and captivating stories. Use different voices for characters and engage them in discussions about the plot and characters. This shared experience creates positive associations with reading.

  • Check out this great list of preschool books and encourage your whole family to participate, making reading a family affair. The Best Children’s Books In 2023, According To Educators And Parents

  • Listen to the story of Bear who just can’t wait

Games and Activities:

Incorporate educational games and activities into the daily routine to keep the learning momentum going. From memory games and puzzles to sensory bins and hands-on experiments, these activities engage preschoolers while reinforcing important concepts and skills they've learned throughout the year.

Here are some great ideas:

  • Practice shape recognition!

    • June 2nd was National Donut Day! Donuts come in all different flavours but they are all circles. How many circles can you find in your house and how many outside?

    • Make a donut out of paper! Start by cutting out a donut shape from the paper. Then, color the donut with markers and add sprinkles, frosting, and other toppings with glitter and sequins. Get creative and have fun! The possibilities are endless!

    • Listen to the story “Circles all around us” – fun developing friends just in time for summer fun!

  • Sing this song and learn how to recognize a circle!

  • Make a word chain: Choose a topic, such as food. The first person says a word, the second person says that word plus his own, the third person says the first two words plus her own, and so forth, continue until someone can no longer remember the word chain.

  • Scrap of paper drop: Drop a small scrap of paper. Try to catch it with two fingers before it hits the ground.

  • Fortunately/Unfortunately OR Good news/ bad news: One player begins with a sentence such as "Fortunately, the bus is coming." The next player counters with a sentence such as, "Unfortunately, it turned into an airplane and flew away!" The next player starts again with “Fortunately…"

  • Turn a magazine into a scavenger hunt: Ask kids to find certain items. For example, “ Find something purple that starts with a C," or "find a blue animal.”

Wrapping up the school year with preschool learning fun ensures that children continue to thrive academically and emotionally until summer break. By engaging in reflective activities, outdoor adventures, artistic projects, reading programs, and educational games, we create a memorable and impactful end to the year.

Let's make these last weeks count, celebrating the achievements of our young learners and igniting their passion for continued learning.


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