Check out this list of 50+ easy and fun and simply awesome preschool learning activities for toddlers and preschoolers at home! These activities are great, if you ask yourself what should I be teaching my 3 year old? Use them to to keep your 3-year-old happily busy all day! Hands-on, learn and play, these activities are great for ages 2-5. Check out also our free printables and worksheets in our shop.
These great preschool learning activities are a daily part of our homeschool daily schedule for our 3-year-old and include the following categories:
- Language & Literacy
- Math, Logic & Problem-solving
- Science & Social Studies
- Motor & Sensory
- Personal & Social & Practical Life.
You can download the list as a free printable here. Also, check out the free printables for some of the activities here.
If you need some inspiration how to organize and plan your homeschool preschool routine and set you schedule, check out the Ultimate Homeschool Preschool Planner – Preschool Planner & Materials.
What are fun activities for preschoolers?
So here is our list of what are our favourite fun learning activities for preschoolers and toddlers at home:
- Letter Hunt
- Letter Rescue
- Alphabet Balls and Tunnels
- What’s my name
- Match the Letters (Free Printable)
- Montessori Letters Puzzle
- Words on Magic Paper Towel
- Match the word
- Dot to dot
- Writing Letters in Tray (Salt, Sprinkles, Flour)
- Read to me
- Trace numbers 1-20
- Pizza Stickers
- Build a house for the duckies
- Magnetic math
- Compare – sort big, medium, small
- Line up – who is first in line, who is last in line
- Number Rescue
- Add one, add two, add three…
- Shape Hunt
- Candle & Water Experiment
- Magic Milk Experiment
- Insect Hunt
- Insects Play Doh
- Ice Fishing
- Microscope imagining station
- Germs Play Doh
- Animals, humans, plants and non-living objects
- Static Electricity
- Space – Play-Dough Planets
- Space – dwarf planets
- Seasons – Winter
- Seasons – Spring
- Seasons – Fall
- Seasons – Summer
- Cut me out
- Letters Sensory Bin
- Stencil Tracing
- 5 Senses
- All about me
- My Family
- Send those germs down the drain
- Brush the Teeth
- Fire safety
- My emotions
Videos, descriptions and images will follow next week.
How can I teach my preschooler at home?
It’s easier than you think! Choose the right activities, be flexible and let them show you how it works!
#24 Microscope Imagining Staion
Set it up easily with few empty packaging that you surely have at home and some tape.
#48 Brush the Teeth – Germs Theme
#3 Alphabet Balls
#11 Number Tracing
No matter whether you can call them numbers or numerals, these DIY sandpaper numerals are super easy to make and a great way to learn counting and practice number tracing.
#34 Space – Play-Dough Planets
#33 Static Electricity
#7 Words on Magic Paper Towel
Inspired by the Magic Paper Towel experiment by Active Littles we tried this fun word reveal game. Well worth to try it out once in a while. For us this activity is not environmental friendly as our little learner wants to waste so much paper towel that it hurts to watch it. So, try it, but don’t do it regularly. Our kids need the planet more than 10 seconds of fun.
We will try it again for Easter.
#22 Magic Milk Experiment