Preschool Crafts and Activities for Hands-on Learning

Preschoolers love to build, create and play, and craft projects, games, songs and dances are a great way to introduce and teach educational topics while keeping energetic youngsters busy. You’ll find hundreds of ideas and activities that are sure to spark you and your preschooler’s creativity, from fun art projects to group activities to easy songs and hand motions, to outdoor games. Many provide step-by-step instructions in an effective how-to format that busy moms and teachers will appreciate.

You will also enjoy the many holiday-themed projects we’ve put together, including popular gift items that preschoolers can make and tote home to share with their loved ones. No matter whether you are looking for a group activity or some quiet one-on-one-time, you’ll find fun, educational crafts and activities for your preschooler, all carefully written and edited by early education professionals, preschool teachers and parents.

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  • Three Preschool 4th of July Crafts to Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue
    Get your students acquainted with some of the United States' most treasured symbols: the map and U.S. flag. Your preschoolers will learn how the stars on the flag stand for each state and how to make patterns. Celebrate Independence Day with these three cool crafts.
  • Let's Talk Turkey! Eight Preschool Crafts for Thanksgiving
    What do you have to be thankful for this year? Teach your preschoolers about the spirit of Thanksgiving through these creative crafts using all kinds of materials. From toothpicks to walnuts to plastic gloves to pine cones, there is something fun to make that will fit any classroom budget.
  • Back to School Bulletin Board to Welcome Your Toddler Class
    Learn to create simple back to school bulletin boards for toddlers. Samples include an idea using personalized school buses and colorful flowers to make your toddler class feel welcome.
  • Back to School Activities and Crafts for Preschool
    Heading back to school after summer vacation or starting preschool for the very first time can be stressful on young children. Ease them into the new school year with these enjoyable activity ideas.
  • Plants and Flowers: Preschool Art Projects for the Classroom
    Give your students a blooming good time with these preschool art projects. Plants and flowers make a great theme for creating colorful and unique art in the classroom. Read on for ideas.
  • Firecracker Table Decoration for Preschool
    Fireworks are a tradition on the 4th of July. Now your students can make their own firecracker table decorations using recycled materials. These fun and festive fireworks that will surely add a little "bang" to any patriotic celebration
  • Fore! Four Golf Themed Gifts for Preschoolers to Make
    Father's Day is the third Sunday in June! What better way to celebrate Dads love of golf than with a specially made gift for him from his favorite preschooler? These four preschool fathers day crafts for a golfer will warm Dad's heart for years to come.
  • Cute Preschool Craft for Father's Day: Personalized Question Booklets
    When Mother's Day has passed and July is still a way off, it's time to honor Dad! Get your class to think about and appreciate all that their fathers do for them with this craft. Father's Day question books are the perfect personalized gift that Dads will appreciate for years to come.
  • Father's Day Poems & Preschool Craft
    Father's Day poems are a great way to show your dad how much you love him. Check out these cute poems paired with a gift idea to help show your children's father how much they appreciate him.
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