ABCs of Summer: Summer Activities for Preschoolers {Letter D}


Keep your kiddos busy and engaged this summer with the ABCs of Summer daily activities, snacks, art, and science. Each day focuses on one letter of the alphabet with snacks. art or science, and a physical activity to go along with it.

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ABCs of Summer - Each day focuses on one letter of the alphabet with snacks. art or science, and a physical activity to go along with it.

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I was trying to think of a way to keep the kiddos busy this summer as well as help them work on their letter sounds, vocabulary, following directions, and physical activity. So, to give us a bit of inspiration and a jumping off point, I decided to go with a new letter of the alphabet each day. In addition to learning the sounds, practicing writing, and identifying new words, we have an art or science activity, a physical activity, and a snack revolving around the letter of the day.

ABCs of Summer Lesson Plan Letter D

 

ABCs of Summer: Letter D

Lesson Plan

Art: Peek-a-Boo Doors

Science: Color Changing Daisies

Snack: Dog Bone Protein Cookies

Physical Activity: Walk to find daisies

Additional Activities: Listing D words

 

peek-a-boo doors art project

Peek-a-Boo Doors

Supplies

  • Construction Paper
  • Crayons
  • Ruler or straight edge
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick or glue

 

Directions

  1. Cut a few different colors of construction paper in half
  2. Give each child two pieces of construction paper. On one of the pieces, use the ruler or straight edge to draw the shape of a door in pencil, with the bottom of the door being the bottom edge of the paper.
  3. Have the children color on the construction paper without the door
  4. If it is appropriate, have the child cut up one side and across the top of the door. Then fold along the third side
  5. With the door open, glue around the outer edges of the paper and around the door opening
  6. Place the glued paper on top of the colored piece of paper so the door opens to reveal the picture.

If you don’t have your supplies ready in time for this art project, see the additional activities below.

peek-a-boo doors art project

Snack: Dog Bone Protein Cookies

Anything silly will win the kiddos over… chocolate doesn’t hurt either. These cookies use a silicone mold for a funny dog bone shape kids love to eat. It also packs a punch of protein with the chocolate peanut butter Amazing Grass Superfood Protein Powder. Scroll to the end of the post for a chance to win your own!Dog Bone Protein Cookies for Kids

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate Peanut Butter Superfood Protein Powder
  • 2/3 cup brown rice flour (or your own favorite flour)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix the flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, and baking soda
  3. Add milk, egg, and coconut oil and mix (you can melt the coconut oil for better mixing)
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips
  5. Press them into your dog bone molds (we made 10 dog bones). You can also form them yourself or just roll them into balls for regular cookies.
  6. Place in the oven and cook for 12 minutes. Remove and cool.

Dog Bone Protein Cookies for Kids

 

Color Changing Daisies

This is a really fun project! If you have wild daisies in your area, get the kids out for a walk to find them for this project. Bonus! You get your physical activity in for the day just find your science project supplies.

ABCs of Summer - Color Changing Daisys

What you need

  • Food coloring
  • Small containers (These are perfect! Not too big and wide enough to support the stem)
  • Scissors for cutting the stems

Color Changing Daisies science activity for kids

 

 Directions

  1. Go for a walk to find some nice daisies
  2. Snip the daisy stems at an angle and the right size to fit in your container without drooping
  3. Have the kids add a few drops of food coloring to each container and place the daisies inside
  4. Wait an hour or two for the color to start to change
  5. Check back every few hours or the next day to see how much they change

 

color changing daisies

Additional Activities

Compiling D Words from the Day

As you do your activities for the day, it’s a great idea to take all of those ‘D’ words you’ve been incorporating into activities and write them down for the kids. Let them watch you write the letter, sound them out, and show them how you used the words during the day.

ABCs of Summer Letter D

It’s very simple and it can help them tie it all in together as well as help them with their reading skills and recognizing letters and sounds.

 

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What are you doing to stay busy with the kids this summer? Do you have any ideas for me?

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28 thoughts on “ABCs of Summer: Summer Activities for Preschoolers {Letter D}

  1. Amy Anderson

    Well I feel silly now, it took me a bit to long to figure out how to leave a comment. Must be bedtime? I’ve heard rave reviews of this product and missed out on the Green Moms Meet ambassador sampling a few months back. I think the vanilla would be just fab in some blueberry muffins!

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  2. Georgia

    Taking a brisk walk and getting outside helps me feel amazing. I’d be interested in the original flavor.

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  3. Melissa L

    Eating a plant based diet helps me #FeelAmazingEveryday. I’d like to try the peanut butter chocolate.

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  4. Nancy

    Eating lots of seasonal fresh fruits and veggies makes me feel amazing everyday. First I’d try the Chocolate flavor.

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  5. Mary Beth Elderton

    I would love the Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor! Being in my kitchen makes me #FeelAmazingEveryday. After all those many years of “putting dinner on the table” I am learning how to cook 🙂

    BTW–these are great activities for kids. Very good learning opportunities.

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  6. Morrighan Crowe

    I get plenty of exercise and eat a non gmo diet. #FeelAmazingEveryday
    I would love to try the vanilla.

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  7. Sarah Sobocinski

    Spending a little time doing my hair makes me feel good. I would love to try the peanut butter chocolate.

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  8. Virginia Rowell

    Going for a walk every day makes me feel amazing and I would love to try the peanut butter chocolate.

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  9. Maureen Ruble

    Vanilla pairs well with lots of different fruits and veggies in a smoothie so that is the flavor I would like to try.

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  10. sheila ressel

    I try to eat right, take my vitamins and keep a positive attitude to feel amazing everyday. I would love to try the peanut butter chocolate flavor.

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  11. Angela Saver

    Getting outside & exercising daily is what makes me #FeelAmazingEveryday! The flavor I want to try most of all is the Peanut Butter Chocolate!

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