Activities for preschoolers

Activities for preschools at home and in school including art activities, crafts, games, poems, songs and stories. Shared by parents, teachers and caregivers along with photos of the fun in action!

455 Preschool (3 - 4 years) activities

Mancala (Mankala) Counting Game

Game by: MamaLicia

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Who can win the most game pieces? Young kids get to practice counting while older kids get to practice thinking ahead and planning strategies.

Painted Glass Jar Vase with Handprint

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 24 hours 20 mins

Personalized glass vase created by the child as a gift for a loved one.

Pumpkin Feather Decoration

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Holiday decoration for Thanksgiving, reusing Halloween pumpkins.

Preposition Hide and Seek

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Teach your child prepositions by hiding and finding toys.

Wash Your Hands (Hepatitis song)

Song by: Seattlemum

Ages: 12 to 48 months

Time:

The "hepatitis song" reminding people to wash their hands, thus stopping spread of disease. The ditty stuck in my head for 25 years,...

Whale with Water Blowing Out of His Spout

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 50 mins

Create a finger-painted whale on paper with fuzzy pipe cleaners for water blowing from the spout.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Song by: Meghan

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time:

The unofficial anthem of baseball, sung by fans of baseball everywhere.

Little Bo Peep

Poems & Rhymes by: MotherGoose

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

Popular English nursery rhyme about a shepherdess who has lost her sheep.

Patty Cake

Poems & Rhymes by: MotherGoose

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Rhyme about making a cake.

Do Your Ears Hang Low?

Song by: Seattlemum

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

Song often sung at preschool and camps. Melody of the song partially taken from Turkey in the Straw. Common belief is that the song is about...

Pease Porridge Hot

Poems & Rhymes by: MotherGoose

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

Classic rhyme about a porridge made from peas with gestures for children to practice hand coordination.

Stencil Painting with Sponge Texture

Arts & Crafts by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 20 mins

Child gets to make stenciled artwork while improving hand and eye coordination and fine motor skills.

My Beautiful Garden

Poems & Rhymes by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Poem about six different flowers that can be found in gardens or natural settings.

Tie Dye Art

Arts & Crafts by: Nancy M.

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 35 mins

Simple craft that blends colors to make beautiful artwork.

Carnation Osmosis

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 8 hours 20 mins

Children will develop an understanding of how water travels through the stem to other parts of the plant.

Sorting Beads

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 10 mins

Teaches the concept of sorting and color identification.

Pot Painting

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Make your own colorful pots. This helps in improving the child's imagination and creativity.

Identifying Each Other By Voice

Game by: arjun

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

This game helps build children's hearing, listening and observation skills through voice and sound recognition.

Seasonal Collage

Arts & Crafts by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

This activity helps the child understand images and activities associated with each season.

Paper Blowing

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Explore the concepts of weight (light versus heavy) and movement