This week is the last week for our free preschool activity plan. It’s summer break so that means we get to do CAMP LEARN & PLAY our at-home summer camp. This will be the 5th summer of camp and we’ve added more themes for you to choose from. Check it out here. Our preschool plans for working parents and busy families have been super popular because anyone can do this. This preschool activity plan is simple, it uses things you probably have around your house or can get easily even during social distancing, and I will walk you through each activity. There is no doubt that one activity a day won’t replace preschool or your child’s day at daycare, but this isn’t meant to. My goal is to give you one idea a day that you can do, and hopefully, after a few days or weeks, you have learned so many ideas you can fit more in when you have time.
For more simple ideas, check out the previous week’s plans by clicking the links below.
How To Use Lunch Break Learning Weekly Preschool At Home Plan.
- Look over this week’s plan. Take a screenshot and save it to your phone, or if you have a printer, print it out.
- Read through the activity details. Take note of the “Make it harder/ make it easier” tips.
- Prep the activities either the night before or one big prep Sunday night. This won’t take long.
- Know you can do this. It’s going to be OK.
- Come back every Saturday for the next eight weeks to get your free plan.
Free Preschool Activity Plan – June 15th – June 21st
Preschool Activity Plan – Activity Details
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Get some plain paper and write letters on them. Use a mix of letters, but there is no need to use all twenty-six. Place them around a room with the furniture pushed aside, so there is room to move and groove when the music plays. Play the music and groove. Pause the music and CALL out a letter. Your child should stand on that letter. Repeat! If you only get to one activity from this preschool activity plan this week, please do this one!
Make it easier -> Use only a few letters and make them all different colors. When it’s time to call out the letter, call it out as ” RED H” or “BLUE T” whatever colors the letters are. This gives your child help to find the letters since they have the color as a hint.
Make it harder -> Make or write sight words instead of letters. Find sight words here.
Scavenger hunts are always fun, and after many weeks at home, let’s make sure kiddos are moving, even if they are stuck inside. Use some post-it notes numbers or just use paper, and hide them all over! Use at least ten and hide them around your home. Now it’s time to go hunting! What numbers did you find?
Make it easier -> Hunt together!
Make it harder –> Use a second set of post-it notes and line them up on your wall to make a number line. As your child find a hidden number have them come and match it up to the number line.
Make some heart art and send your creation to a friend or family member you haven’t seen during the quarantine. You can use plain crayons and paper or make something more in-depth. Get some ideas for heart art here.
Make it easier -> Keep it simple with crayons and paper.
Make it harder -> you can’t make art harder, but you can extend the learning to include writing a note or letter to the person you are sending it to.
Build A Tower … or a bridge
Make a tower with whatever you have on hand. How tall can you make a tower out of soup cans? What about pillows? Lego?
Make it easier –> If you have blocks stick to that to keep frustration levels lower.
Make it harder –> Make a bridge instead. Can you use items from around the house to make a bridge between two chairs? How much weight can it hold?
Science of Smell
Which smells better? Go on a nature walk around your yard and find some items to bring in and smell. Which smells the best? Which smells the worst?
Make it easier -> Keep the walk short and to the point.
Make it harder -> After you get home draw a picture of the best and nastiest smelling find from your walk.
Big Project Ideas for the Weekend
Working parents may have more time during the weekend. Here are some longer projects you might like to try.
Bed Time Reading Tips
Every week I include different ways to make your bedtime reading more focused on different skills, no matter what books you are using. This week after you read ask your child if they could be one of the characters in the book who would it be and why?
Supplies Needed for the Weekly Preschool Plan
These supplies are what is needed for the Monday-Friday activities.
Please note that weekend craft ideas have their own supply lists in the linked post. This list includes affiliate links.
Optional Additional Preschool At Home Activities
Lunch Break Learning Preschool Plans are purposefully simple, made for busy parents who need simple daily activities to keep their children learning without overwhelming their day. These activities are for you to browse if you have more time.