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.
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.
“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.
File folder games are an easy and fun way to help your preschoolers learn. Explore ideas, activities and the best links to free file folder games on the web. Learn how to incorporate all subjects in a fun and educational way.
As it gets close to the winter holidays, many students’ thoughts turn away from learning and toward fun and festivities. Finding educational Christmas games for preschool classroom centers will keep young ones entertained while sneaking in a lesson or two.
Now that preschoolers are becoming social beings it is important that they learn that they will not always feel happy. And that’s ok! When you talk about emotions, crafts for preschoolers get them talking and sharing. Here are several easy choices to include.
From the beach cities of Southern California to the mountain towns of Minnesota, preschoolers everywhere love learning about winter. This collection of fun, winter-themed preschool activities and crafts takes youngsters on a journey across a wonderland of snow, ice, hibernating animals and more.
Keep those nasty germs away from your children this year, help them maintain a beautiful smile, and keep them looking and feeling great with exciting activities, lessons, games and songs that cover proper hygiene, nutrition, dental and mental health.
If you’re tired of using the same old lessons plans and crafts every year, then pause here to check out some of my personal favorites. We have an awesome collection of great preschool art activities and lesson plans to use with children’s favorite storybooks, animals and all of the holidays.
It is important to teach preschoolers the value of families. A fun way to incorporate this concept is by creating lessons and activities that the students will enjoy. Learn about fun ideas that will help you create a fabulous family theme.
Are you looking for fun activities that will teach toddlers the basic shapes and develop new skills? Do you want to help them learn while they are having fun? If you are the parent of an active preschooler or a teacher with a classroom filled with curious youngsters, this guide is for you.
Do you need some fun ideas for crafts for your preschoolers? Have a great theme for the week but having a hard time finding craft ideas that coincide with your theme? This guide to fun and creative preschool craft activities will help you find appropriate projects for almost any theme.