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.
Take the month of December to make recycled art projects to be used as classroom decorations and/or gifts. Partaking in these crafts help young children develop their fine motor skills and creativity, along with bringing in the spirit of Christmas.
This collection of lessons on the five senses will help you plan the perfect unit for your students. You’ll find great activities for science, math, language arts, crafts and more. They will serve as the perfect introduction to science for preschool learners.
Poinsettias are a cheerful flower - which ever the year-end holiday you are celebrating. This poinsettia is made from construction paper and includes a free downloadable PDF template for the petals. The pattern can easily be cut out with safety scissors. Pictures show every step.
For preschoolers, learning to recognize familiar names is one of the first, important steps toward becoming a reader. How can you, as the clasroom teacher, help your students make these connections?
“The Itsy Bitsy Spider” is a favorite song with young children everywhere. Try these correlating activities while singing the song to help preschoolers work on phonological awareness, comprehension and sight word recognition.
Starting your day with a circle time routine is a great way to get your preschoolers ready to learn. Discover creative ideas to make circle time fun. Use these resources to help you devise a fun learning environment during the morning routine.
Preschoolers can learn about birds through fun and simple crafts. You will find easy crafts and ideas that will accompany any bird thematic unit or lesson plan. Use this guide as a tool to help you create or enhance your preschool bird projects.
Running a playgroup is never an easy undertaking. You want the little ones to have a nice time, but are also aware that teaching them things as they move on to kindergarten is important too. The real issue is keeping their attention, and no other activity is likely to do this better than crafts.
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.
Crafts for preschool children work very well when paired with a specific religious verse. By doing this, you are giving the young ones a creative outlet to express their feelings about the Bible reading, but also a chance to understand the lessons.