I love teaching preschool activities to my kids. When we were foster parents, I also had the privilege to teach preschool at home for a few months. Scouring resources and coming up with learning activities are my wheelhouse! You don’t have to have special curriculum to get started either-you can just use items around your house!
Teach Preschoolers Responsibility
Preschool aged children love being trusted and being given responsibility. It helps satisfy their new taste for independence and keeps them busy. A few easy ways to teach responsibility through preschool activities:
- Give them a rag to help dust furniture.
- Let them hand wash any of your plastic dishes.
- Teach them the basics of making their bed (they will need help!)
- Let them sweep or swiffer the floors
- Set a timer to let them pick up toys when it’s time to go to bed.
Preschool Development with Sensory Activities
Sensory learning is crucial for preschool development! It helps them with fine motor skills, building confidence and so much more. You don’t need the latest wooden toys, either. You can use items around the house!
- Fill a bowl with black beans or rice. Hide small age appropriate toys for the kids to find! Kind of like the game “I Spy” but with sensory bins!
- Fill a bucket with water and let them wash some of their plastic toys
- Fill a bowl with shaving cream or whipped cream and let them play in it for a few minutes. Will it make a mess? Yep! But, they will remember it for years to come.
- Try making homemade play dough or slime. There are tons of recipes out there!
- Fill a bow with ice cubes. Let the kids touch the ice cubes. Ask them how it feels. Can they name the appropriate term “Cold”?
- Have the kids count a bag of cotton balls or pom poms!
Preschool Activities For Art
Art in preschool is the best! There are so many creative ways to teach kids the importance of art. It boosts morale, gives them a creative outlet among other things!
- Take a piece of paper to a tree and let the kids slide the color back and forth. It will make a unique design, plus it doubles as sensory learning!
- Try painting with cotton balls to make polka dots!
- Watercolor painting is a great calming activity.
- Drawing with chalk outside is always a great art project!
- Utilize the plethora of Art Classes hosted online! A quick google search should give you tons of ideas!
Other things to Teach Preschool Kids
- Site Words
- Storytelling (Ask them to tell you a story based on a word: Pig, Cow, Etc.
- Animal Names
- Difference between night and day
- Lyrics To Kids Songs (BIBLE, Old MacDonald, etc)
Read To Your Preschooler
Many teachers and education experts agree that reading to your children is a huge benefit and one of the most important things you can do for your child’s education. Here’s a few ideas:
- Read while they eat breakfast
- Listen to audio books while going for a drive
- Listen to audio books while cleaning
- Read to Them Before Quiet Time
- Read to Them Before Bedtime
Free Printables For Preschoolers
Take advantage of free printables for preschoolers! It’s a great boredom buster and kids feel accomplished when they complete them! Types of printables you can look for:
- Number Sheets
- Letter Sheets
- Copy Sheets (Copying words like Cat or Dog)
- Coloring Sheets
- Dot to Dot Drawing Sheets
Check out our free resources for printables and homeschooling here!
Have Fun With Your Preschooler
While homeschooling your preschool remember to have FUN! We’ve got a list of 25 Fun Activities For Your Kids!
Information meant for learning purposes only! I am not an education expert or teacher. Just a homeschool mom on a mission to share along the way!
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