Preschool Classroom Activities
Put several colors of food coloring into a container of ice cubes. When they are frozen, place two colorful ice cubes into a ziploc bag and give a bag to each child. Talk with your preschooler about mixing color combinations, and let your toddler enjoy the sensation of pushing the ice cube around the bag.
Run to the shape called. Fun inside game! Could do with sidewalk chalk outside as well. Try with #'s or letters.
Tot School ~ Letter L - 1+1+1=1
The Ultimate Guide to Hands On Toddler Activities - Brittany Estes
Invitation to build with cardboard and tape. Encourage creativity and independent thinking through open-ended play.
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Foam Dough = Shaving Cream + Corn Starch
Feed the Frog is a fun way to practice counting, sorting, and fine motor skills with pretend play! My little girl had a blast pretending she was in a pond, giving treats to her amiable amphibian friend.
Q-tip Painting to practice writing letters
Turn free play into fun learning time with ideas like Alphabet Parking Lot. Match capital and lowercase letters using toy cars! New concepts and skills will settle more securely into the young brain when you teach them through play. http://www.icanteachmychild.com/2013/05/alphabet-parking-lot-matching-capital-and-lowercase-letters/
Making squishy fishy aquariums in preschool
Sort and Count Maths Bottles - The Imagination Tree
Fun for kids: fill plastic bottles with colored water for lawn bowling! Drop in a glow stick for 'night' lawn bowling!
Seashell Letter Match Sensory Bin with Coconut Cloud Dough Sand from And Next Comes L
I didn't have a full set of blocks so I couldn't use their template, but I made my own cards to fits the colors/sizes that I did have and it was a HUGE success with our pre-school co-op. My 4 yr old loved playing with them for days after that pre-school lesson and his friends that have come over to play loved it as well.
Duplo & Lego Pattern Towers Busy Bag
Toothpick and Gumdrop Construction: Cost: $1 for the box of toothpicks and $1 for each boy a giant box of gumdrops SOO FUN!!! Definitely will do this again. Great for Cub Scouts - could use for constellations or for science molecules. Fun for FHE, too!
Indoor Snow! "Fluffy Stuff" (2 boxes cornstarch and 1 can shaving cream; color if desired) -- moldable.
Play Create Explore: Summer Snowball Fight with Fluffy Stuff
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