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Preschool Ideas

Collection by Allison Sonnier


Counting games, early literacy, and ideas for learning through play. Equipping young children for grade school with hands on activities.

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Grab a Granny Smith and some Babybel cheese to re-create Cute Food For Kids' very hungry caterpillar. Source: Cute Food For Kids Toddler Meals, Kids Meals, Toddler Food, Chenille Affamée, Kreative Snacks, Cheese Snacks, Babybel Cheese, Cheese Fruit, Hungry Caterpillar Party

22 The Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired food creations

If you have or had young kids at home, you probably are familiar with the famous kid's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. ...

Crafts for Kids: Caterpillar Necklace Craft We love spring crafts for kids, and this is one of my absolute favorites! Children will have fun creating a caterpillar necklace while also practicing patterning and fine motor skills! Spring Crafts For Kids, Easy Crafts For Kids, Toddler Crafts, Art For Kids, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities, Kids Inspire, Eric Carle, Preschool Crafts, Preschool Kindergarten

Very Hungry Caterpillar Necklace Craft for Kids

Make your own very hungry caterpillar necklaces in this fun craft for kids! It’s a great way to practice fine motor skills, patterning, and creating. Be sure to add this easy craft to your Eric Carle, insect or bug, spring, or butterfly unit, or do it at the beginning of the school year! Follow our Spring …

Old Lady who swallowed a fly! Make her with a flip lid trash can. When it gets to each item in the reading of the book, then kids "feed" the old lady! We already have the book, and i think this will be great! Kindergarten, Preschool Literacy, Early Literacy, Literacy Activities, Activities For Kids, Preschool Books, Literacy Bags, Preschool Ideas, Reading Activities

Trash Can Old Lady

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly! This is our old lady! I made her with a flip lid trash can. Then I found an object that goes with everything that she swallowed. I hand them out to the kids. When it comes to their object in the book, then they "feed" the old lady!

Bubble wrap print dinosaurs to go with the book "dinosaur roar" by Paul Strickland. Fun book based craft for kids, works well for toddlers. Dinosaur Theme Preschool, Preschool Crafts, Dinosaur Crafts For Preschoolers, Dinosaur Dinosaur, Dinosaur Classroom, Eyfs Classroom, Montessori Classroom, Dinosaur Birthday, Dinosaurs Eyfs

Bubble Wrap Print Dinosaurs to go with Dinosaur Roar - In The Playroom

I’m back with another of our fun monthly craft challenges with my Kids Craft Stars friends. This month our theme is crafts that go along with popular picture books for kids, and we chose Dinosaur Roar which is one of R’s favourite books. We used bubble wrap printing to create dinosaurs in lots of different shapes […]

Fine motor art for kids - painting with marshmallows& colored vanilla pudding Motor Skills Activities, Sensory Activities, Fine Motor Skills, Preschool Activities, Nursery Activities, Painting For Kids, Art For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Preschool Painting

Painting Rainbows with Marshmallows

Marshmallow Rainbows - Fine Motor Art for Kids Today we pulled out a favorite activity, painting rainbows with marshmallows. We ...

Love this idea, could be adapted for other books: Goodnight Moon Sorting Activity from Munchkins & Moms Preschool Literacy, Preschool Books, Early Literacy, Literacy Activities, Toddler Preschool, Preschool Activities, Movement Activities, Educational Activities, Montessori


A great sorting activity to pair with Margaret Wise Brown's popular bedtime story, Goodnight Moon!

Train Track Paper Play Mat {Inspired by Freight Train} - Mama. Trains Preschool, Preschool Crafts, Toddler Crafts, Preschool Education, Toddler Play, Transportation Activities, Train Activities, Toddler Activities, Vbs Crafts

Train Track Paper Play Mat {Inspired by Freight Train} - Mama.Papa.Bubba.

A homemade train track paper play mat made with a POOL NOODLE!

50 sensory bins to explore nature Sensory Tubs, Sensory Activities, Sensory Play, Learning Activities, Preschool Activities, Kids Learning, Kindergarten, Spring Activities, Play To Learn

Sensory Bins to Explore Nature

Nature Based Sensory Play Nature inspired play is so important in early childhood. Children learn best through exploration and hand...

We have a preschool name writing activity that really pops! It's a fun and hands on way to practice name writing and tracing. Name Writing Activities, Preschool Literacy, Kids Learning Activities, Learning To Write, Alphabet Activities, Early Literacy, Early Learning, Preschool Activities, Motor Activities

Preschool Name Writing Activity

We have a preschool name writing activity that really pops! It's a fun and hands on way to practice name writing and tracing.

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Number Game for Preschoolers Number Games Preschool, Preschool Learning, Toddler Preschool, Math Games, Toddler Activities, Preschool Crafts, Preschool Activities, Toddler Learning, Teaching

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie Number Game for Preschoolers - Toddler Approved

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. Every month we love featuring a new author as part of our Virtual Book Club for Kids. This month we are featuring Laura Numeroff and we decided to do an activity inspired by If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. Since we are big fans of chocolate chip cookiesContinue Reading

Sink or float with a twist - combining an object that sinks with one that floats to see what happens from Learn Play Imagine. This is a fantastic bath time activity for kids! Montessori Science, Kindergarten Science, Elementary Science, Science Classroom, Teaching Science, Science Activities, Activities For Kids, Science Ideas, Activity Ideas

Sink or Float

Water Science for Kids Everybody loves the classic sink or float game, right? We play this often, and my boys especially enjoy f...

spring activities for preschoolers gross motor Gross motor color recognition game - an active way to learn colors Activities For Adults, Gross Motor Activities, Movement Activities, Spring Activities, Gross Motor Skills, Infant Activities, Kindergarten Activities, Physical Activities, Learning Activities

Gross Motor Flower Color Hop

Spring Activities for Kids ~ Gross Motor Activity We're back with more spring activities for kids, a month long series with Jaime...

ABC Eruptions - An exciting prewriting exercise with erupting sidewalk chalk paint! Build fine motor skills and learn letter strokes while creating cool eruptions. No vinegar needed! Preschool Literacy, Literacy Activities, Early Literacy, Toddler Preschool, Activities For Kids, Preschool Ideas, Outdoor Activities, Kindergarten, Learning Through Play

ABC Eruptions

Prewriting Activity with Erupting Sidewalk Chalk Paint You probably know by now that I have a slight obsession with sidewalk chalk ...

Toddlers will go wild for this colorful shower surprise!m @ Learn Play Imagine shares how to teach math and colors with a bathroom paint by number project. Cute idea for kids bathroom Math For Kids, Craft Activities For Kids, Math Activities, Toddler Activities, Projects For Kids, Crafts For Kids, Thanksgiving Activities, Fun Math, Giada De Laurentiis

Paint by Number in the Shower

Math Activity in the Shower I cannot tell you how much my boys, J-Bug (3) and JZ (5) are loving the shower activities I've been p...

Teach name recognition and letter formation with this sensory name building activity. This is perfect for kids in Pre-K or preschool. Name Writing Activities, Preschool Literacy, Kindergarten Reading, Kindergarten Activities, Toddler Preschool, Alphabet Activities, Early Literacy, Fun Learning, Learning Activities

Teaching Kids to Write Their Name the Fun Way! - The OT Toolbox

We are working a lot on writing lower case letters these days. My five year old has been trying so hard to write his name and is a trooper when it comes to practicing. Sometimes it’s not a child’s interest to write letters of their name (and other letters needed in handwriting, too!) This letter ... Read more