31 June Activities and Crafts for Preschool Kids

With over 30 fantastic crafts and activities tailored around favorite June preschool themes, we’re serving up creativity for everything from Father’s Day and Juneteenth to summer vacation and beyond!

Holidays in June

The month of June has plenty of special days! There’s celebrations of identity, history, nature, and family. Here are some of the bigger celebrations observed in the United States.

  • The Whole Month: National Great Outdoors Month
  • June 14: Flag Day
  • June 19: Juneteenth
  • June 20-21: Summer Solstice (Longest Day of the Year)
  • Third Sunday:Father’s Day

What’s in this roundup?

We’ve rounded up a heap of themed activities for preschool and early elementary school students. From crafting adorable binoculars to coloring cardboard murals we’ve got a tons of creative ideas to keep the fun rolling all month long!

We’ve included a table of contents to help you navigate through this very long blog post. So, whether you’re itching to create Father’s Day masterpieces or dive into Juneteenth-inspired projects, simply give it a scroll and click away on whatever strikes your fancy. Come check out the fun!

National Great Outdoors Month Activities and Crafts

In honor of National Great Outdoors Month, these crafts and activities will have your little ones exploring the wonders of the world around them. From crafting binoculars for bird watching to learning about colors through the beauty outdoors, your kids will love these easy ideas!

Adventure Binoculars | Homan at Home

Adventure Binoculars

by Homan at Home

Make binoculars from two toilet paper tubes and little construction paper. Take these on the road to check out birds, animals, and clouds!

Pipe Cleaner Bird Feeders | Homan at Home

Pipe Cleaner Bird Feeders

by Homan at Home

Learn about birds, then string Cheerios to feed them. This simple bird feeder craft works fine motor skills without any mess!

Nature Crown Craft

by Homan at Home

June is a great month for nature walks! Take the kids out, have them collect flowers, grass, and leaves, then let them design their own nature crowns!

Color Match Tic-Tac-Toe | Homan at Home

Color Match Tic-Tac-Toe

by Homan at Home

Paint chips are a great opportunity to teach color recognition. Take your kids on some outdoor adventures and let them see what colors they can match to the beauty of nature. 

Leaf Art | Homan at Home

Leaf Art

by Homan at Home

Collect leaves and flowers, then glue them to white paper and let the kids turn them into animals, bugs, and more!

Flag Day Activities and Crafts

Hoist those colors high and wave your creative flag, preschool pals! It’s time to celebrate Flag Day with a burst of patriotic pride and crafting delight. Dive into a sea of red, white, and blue as we explore the history and symbolism behind the stars and stripes. 

Popsicle Stick Flag

by Single Girls DIY

Preschool children love painting, and this flag craft using craft sticks is perfect. Pair with a book about the meaning of the colors of the flag for an excellent educational opportunity.

4th of July Spinners | Homan at Home

Flag Spinners

by Homan at Home

This easy craft turns into a simple toy that keeps kids spinning for a while!

Flag Handprint Craft

by Crafty Kids Play

Handprint crafts are always a great way to get young kids excited. In this craft, their paper hand waves a flag.

Flag Door Hanger | Homan at Home

Flag Door Hanger

by Homan at Home

Decorate your home with this super simple door hanger easy enough for preschoolers, but perfect for kids of all ages.

Patriotic Sensory Bottles

by Two Kids and a Coupon

These simple bottles are great for sensory play and are a perfect way to calm kids on the go. 

Juneteenth Activities and Crafts

Kids are never too little to learn about history in age-appropriate ways. Through crafts and activities inspired by this historic day, preschool through 2nd grade can learn about the resilience and triumph of those who fought for emancipation. Check out the book list below to help the preschool teacher find appropriate ways to address this difficult part of our shared history. 

Juneteenth Flag Coloring Page

by Red Ted Art

Let your students color the official Juneteenth flag or the Pan African flag while you talk about the meaning and importance of this holiday. This post also includes a mini-quiz at the end!

Making Red Velvet Cake

by Cooking with My Kids

Pair this with the book Juneteenth Jamboree for a fun daily learning time! Red velvet cake is a staple food for this holiday. You can use this recipe, or simply make a box mix, which might be easier for young children.

Juneteenth Painted Pasta Necklace

from Happy Toddler Playtime

Practice hand-eye coordination while stringing pasta into this necklace!

Juneteenth Flag Handprint Craft

by Crafting a Fun Life

Turn a little hand into the Juneteenth flag in this simple craft. 

Juneteenth Watercolor Resist

by So Dang Fun

Use watercolors and white crayons to create a resistance art masterpiece. 

Juneteenth Books For Preschool

All of these books take a positive and age-appropriate approach to learning about difficult history.

  • Juneteenth by Van G. Garret – A young boy attends a Juneteenth parade and experiences the magic of the celebration while learning about its origins.
  • Juneteenth for Mazie by Floyd Cooper – As Mazie’s family prepares for the holiday, Mazie’s mom takes her through the history of Black emancipation in America. 
  • Juneteenth Jamboree by Carol Boston Weatherford – As Cassie makes traditional Juneteenth food, she learns about her history and then attends the town Juneteenth celebration.

Summer Solstice Activities and Crafts

Get ready to bask in the glow of the longest day of the year as we celebrate the Summer Solstice in style. Dive into a world of sunshine and warmth with crafts and activities designed to capture the magic of the sun’s radiant energy. 

Sun Suncatcher

by Fox Farm Home

This start of the summer activity is perfect for making after discussing the longest day of the year!

Sun Painting | Homan at Home

Sun Painting

by Homan at Home

Let the sun create designs on fabric using this simple tutorial!

Paper Plate Sun Craft

by Kids Activities.com

Make a cool sun from paper plates and a little paint!

Weather Playdough Play

by Homeschool Share

These free printable playdough mats let your kids crate weather-themed sculptures. There’s a sun mat that’s perfect for talking about the solstice!

Sun Sensory Bin

by Taming Little Monsters

Create a hands-on activity that allows kids to explore the sun while playing!

Father’s Day Activities and Crafts

Get ready to show Dad just how much he means to you with heartfelt crafts and activities that are sure to bring a smile to his face. From crafting personalized cards to creating DIY gifts that he’ll cherish forever, let’s make this Father’s Day one to remember with a dash of creativity and a whole lot of love!

Handprint Father’s Day Grill Card

by Little Ladoo

This super simple card is on fire! It’s a great way to celebrate the dads and grandpas.

Fathers Day Cootie Catcher | Homan at Home

Father’s Day Cootie Catcher

by Homan at Home

Let the kids colors and then help them fold this simple coloring page-turned-fortune-teller that lets kids get to know their dads and grandpas!

Printable Father’s Day Questionnaire

by Mimosas and Motherhood

Print this questionnaire and let kids get to know their fathers. It’s so much fun finding out about dad!

Father’s Day Bottle Cap Craft

by Crafty Kids Play

These adorable rocking bottle cap fathers are a fun way to celebrate the holiday.

9 Last Minute Father's Day Ideas | Homan at Home

#1 Dad Medal

by Homan at Home

Give Dad the award he deserves with this simple construction paper and printable craft.

Summer Fun Activities and Crafts

Get ready for a season of sunshine and smiles with a collection of summer crafts and cool summer activities that are sure to keep kids entertained. The start of summer is the start of the fun!

Summer Fruit Craft

by Mama of Minis

Celebrate the start of summer break with these delicious fruit crafts made from construction paper, markers, and glue. 

Cardboard Coloring | Homan at Home

Cardboard Coloring

by Homan at Home

The joy of this fun activity comes from using simple materials to create an exciting experience. Let kids color giant murals while taking advantage of the warm weather!

Ice Cream Craft for Kids

by Simple Everyday Mom

What would summer be without ice cream? Make this easy craft with the free printable from Simple Everyday Mom. 

Creative Paintbrushes | Homan at Home

Creative Paintbrushes

by Homan at Home

Summer months are perfect for creative play. Take the kids on a nature walk, then try to paint with what they find!

Plastic Bag Kites | Homan at Home

Plastic Bag Kites

by Homan at Home

An easy way to keep kids busy, this simple craft requires a plastic bag and some string! Let the kids run around the yard during those long summer days.

Fluttering Butterfly Wristbands | Homan at Home

Butterfly Wristbands

by Homan at Home

Pair this simple craft with picture books about butterflies and their life cycle. Little kids will love fluttering their butterflies around. 

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