Simple Preschool Activities to do at Home
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Easy ways to teach your child at home whether you homeschool preschool or supplement learning at home. These are frugal and touch a variety of learning domains.
Kids create a chart from free printables to track what foods they are eating in a day to make healthy choices when it comes to food and learn about the food groups.
Using REAL pumpkins, make simple puzzles to encourage matching skills. An ordering activity is included too.
With these tips you can break up an indoor day with some active sensory and gross motor play! Get moving with this simple and fun sensory exploration activity for preschool.
Using a box, stickers and a toy hammer, you can create a simple learning activity to teach letters, colors, and even sight words!
Great for Summer or any time when the weather is nice, we discovered a way to make our chalk art even more fun! My art-loving child thought this was so fun.
This activity is featured in the Story Book Summer Series where bloggers share activities that connect with books and explore concepts and themes kids love! This activity shows you a simple way to create DIY dinosaur footprint sponges to create painted dinosaur tracks. Great book and a lot of fun!
Create these easy waterproof shape mats so your child can learn to form the shapes while playing with shave cream!
Free printable letters and paper plates make this a fun and easy learning game to teach preschoolers how to spell their name. A process-based activity, this one incorporates art and literacy skills.
Use play dough to create this simple self-correcting counting game that helps children learn counting, number identification, and one to one correspondence.
Combining art and pre-writing practice to learn how to write the alphabet letters. (Great for reluctant learners and children who love to paint!)
Teach your child to spell their name and count numbers in order with two simple songs!
A running series of activities that require only one item to prep for a bunch of learning and fun.
Three supplies are all you need to create this simple hopscotch mat for indoor gross motor play. Keeps kids moving on the indoor bad weather days.
Two free printables plus the child’s own picture help even the young child see what their bones look like in their body. Book list of children’s books about the human body also included.
Simple busy bag activity that teaches the math concept of patterning. You can use sorting bears or Legos!
With a package of multi-colored tape purchased at your local hardware store, you can create a simple and educational table activity for your preschooler to learn about patterns.
Part of the 40 Days of Sensory Bin Fillers series. I include a few quick tips for using sensory experiences indoors.
Here is a simple idea for teaching kids about their environment, personal responsibility and taking care of the Earth.
Do you have a ton of stickers in the house and not really sue how to use them up? Try this easy-to-create activity that reinforces shapes and/or letters.
A few preschool activities for summer time whether you are playing indoors or out.
Cardboard tubes are great for creating and these activities use cardboard tube trees as the base for learning a lot of math and literacy skills-7 activities are explained!
Toy animals are always a hit in our house, and we added a little literacy with this preschool activity.
A simple fine motor exercise, art activity, and practice using glue. All you need is paper, yarn and glue!
I shared a few ideas for activities using old DVDs and DVD cases. They make great quiet time preschool activities, or activities for your next car trip.
The I Spy bottle is an often shared idea on blogs. I decided to make mine extra large to add some fun and extra objects. This post also shares how to make your own search worksheet to create a fun write-on activity from the I Spy Bottle.
Homemade bean bag tutorial and a toss game that teaches math concepts but only requires a cardboard box.
You can find even more preschool activities HERE!
For more information about the development of Preschoolers, check out my post:
This list of preschool activities is featured in A Complete Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms: Kids Activities. It includes a BIG collection of activities for infants, toddlers and preschool.