Summer Time Things To Do With Preschoolers

June 12, 2018

 

Summertime has rolled around as the school year has come to an end, and some days, it seems like there’s nothing new to do. When you search on Google to find fun stuff to do, most things that come up are too expensive, too messy, and let’s be honest, no one is actually going to try most of the crafts they have pinned on their Pinterest boards. Below are some ideas on how to have fun with your preschooler this summer!

Places to Go

Little Elm Park

Little Elm Park is the most popular park in the town. It has numerous amenities, such as a large lakefront where you can swim, a beach, beach volleyball, pavilions, a large playground, an amphitheater, restrooms, an athletic field, as well as walking and biking trails. Parking is free on the weekdays. On the weekends, there is a $10 parking fee. You can purchase a parking pass for the whole season (Memorial weekend-Labor Day weekend), which costs $25 for LE residents and $75 for non-residents.

You can visit their website here: http://www.littleelmtx.us/201/Little-Elm-Park

The Little Elm Splash Pad

The Little Elm splash pad is an extension of McCord park, located on Witt Road. It includes numerous water features, such as a slide, water soakers, and many more fun fixtures! It is free to the public and has a restroom facility. It is open Sunday-Saturday from 8;00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

You can visit their website here: http://www.littleelm.org/1344/Splash-Pad

McCord Park

Speaking of McCord park, it is so much fun! It covers a 38-acre lot and includes a long walking/biking trail, a fishing pond, as well as a playground! The playground has many features such as slides, a climbing net course, swings, and more. There are shaded areas, picnic benches, an 18 hole frisbee-golf course in the back half of the park, as well as a small stream. It is free for the public and is always open during the daylight hours.

You can visit their website here: http://www.littleelm.org/955/McCord-Park

Beard Park

Another fantastic park that is free to the public is Beard Park, a playground located near the Lake Lewisville Lakefront, close to Hula Hut.

You can check out their website here: http://www.littleelm.org/954/Beard-Park

Lego Building at LE Public Library

Every Thursday until August 2, LE Public Library is hosting Lego building. You can go with friends and family from 4:30-5:30 on Thursdays and build the creations of your wildest dreams. They ask that you register online.

Register here: https://lepl.ticketleap.com/thursday-lego-club/dates

Pajama Bedtime at LE Public Library

Every Thursday until August 2 (plus June 29), Little Elm Public Library will be hosting a Pajama Bedtime story, and you are invited to join! Register online, put on your coziest pajamas, and head on over to the library from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Register here: https://lepl.ticketleap.com/pajama-storytime/dates

Rhythm and Rhyme Storytime at LE Public Library

Get your kids and yourself moving every Sunday afternoon until August 5, at Rythm and Rhyme Storytime. The LE Public Library hosts a fun family story time with fun and movement! Register online and head on over on Sunday afternoons from 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Register here: https://lepl.ticketleap.com/rhythm–rhyme-storytime/dates

Family Crafts at LE Public Library

Every Monday afternoon until August 6, the library will be hosting family crafts from 4:00-5:00 p.m. for ages 2-9. Register online and get crafting!

Register here: https://lepl.ticketleap.com/monday-family-crafts-2018/dates

Kid Movie Days

Many local theaters like to help you celebrate summer! Many movie theatres will show children’s movies from years past in the mornings so your preschooler can enjoy some of their favorite movies with the full experience.

Things to do

Start an Indoor Herb Garden

Watching things grow is as exciting as it is fascinating! During the summer months, it is often too hot to grow vegetables or flowers, but a fun way to start an indoor garden is with herbs. You can find cheap ceramic pots, potting soil, and herbs. You can buy the herbs in seed form or in pre-grown pots. You can grow them in a kitchen windowsill and enjoy fresh herbs in your food, such as basil, cilantro, rosemary, and parsley.

Build a bird feeder

Watching the birds in your yard is fun! You can string cheerios on a pipe cleaner, put a thin coat of peanut butter on the outside, and hang it from your tree to attract birds. Draw the ones you see!

Do a scavenger hunt in the park

Scavenger hunts can increase observational skills! Make your own scavenger hunt (or use some of the ones you can find Scavenger Hunts for Preschoolers

Music Time!

Turn on some silly music or kid’s worship and dance! You can dress up crazy or use instruments too! Get all the wiggles out!

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