Preschool at Home

Preschool At Home - Engaging Activities for Little Learners
Preschool At Home - Engaging Activities for Little Learners

Preschool at Home: Engaging Activities for Little Learners

ages 3-6 or so

Preschool At home

When my kids were little, we were very active. We were much more likely to be found jumping and feeling, searching and exploring than sitting quietly doing worksheets.  I tried to bring in a wide variety of activities to keep the looking forward to “doing school!”

Preschool HomeschoolingLetters and Letter Sounds ActivitiesTheme Tables: We often did themed weeks… which helped me rotate in games, books, puzzles, toys, pattern blocks and inspired me to find some creative, fun activities! I’d often make new felt board pieces for them so they could tell their own stories.

  • Here was our Princess Themed Week (My son had fun building the castle that you see in the back in the picture on the right!) We snuck in some sight-word practice (with a princess theme!).

Princess Theme Preschool Activity Table

Tsunami ActivityPreschool activities that include math, science, letter activities, and pre-reading skills can (and should!!) be fun and exciting to a young child!  Here’s an activity from when we were learning about tsunamis (and natural disasters!) LD (about 5 years old or so) made his own and was “wowed” by the pictures!

This is a long list of our posts with activities you can do with your 2-5 year olds! We have made a lot of printables over the years, many of them are free. 🙂 Hope you find some useful ideas here! Have fun!! ~Liesl

This is a huge, long list of more than 100 different activities that you can do with your 2-5 year olds.  I originally compiled this list when ED was three or so. I compiled this list when I was struggling to balance the needs of my preschooler with my older two school-age kids. Ultimately I came up with a three-page list of things to do with my preschooler.

Preschool Activity List - Homeschool Preschool Activity Ideas

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Preschool at Home - FREE Printable with dozens of hands-on activity ideas!

Felt-Board-Preschool-Play

Felt-Board-Math-Science

Poke-a-Dot

Letters-SandpaperLetters

Preschool Unit - Jack and the Beanstalk

Alphabet Worksheets and Cards

sh-ch-th-Free-Word-Sort-and-Worksheets

Here are some other blend materials I’ve made: L-blends such as BL, CL, FL, GL and PL

Consonant Blends - L-Blends - Worksheets Games and Activities

R-Blend Worksheets and Games

PreK-Math1

Numbers-1-to-20-Free-Worksheets-Activity-Pages

kitty-clocks

Place Value Activities

Math Challenge Worksheets Ages 4 to 6

  • K-2 Math BUNDLE – This bundle has 20+pdfs (more than 300 pages of worksheets, games and activities. At just $5.50, this is one of the best values!  Your older preschooler might be ready for some of these.  Find out more here. I know my kids were doing basic addition around 4 years old.
    • fact families,
    • shapes,
    • fractions,
    • temperature,
    • time/clocks,
    • days of the week, months of the year

K-2 Math BUNDLE

Addition-Subtraction-Game

Dragon Math Packet for Ages 4-6

Handwriting3

Milk-in-oil-and-water

ColorExplosion-in-Milk

ScienceExperimentPacket-675x476

Free Planet Worksheets - Solar System Unit

BrushYourTeethExperiment

What-is-in-your-cookie-Where-does-it-come-from

Free Living and Nonliving Cards Worksheets and Activities

DSC07257Vertebrates

Mitten Activity Pages

Mitten Activities Packet ages 4-6

  • World Animal Packet – When we learned about the 7 continents, we went on to talk about some of the animals from each of the continents.  This packet contains Montessori 3-Part cards with animals from the 7 continents as well as a number activity pages for each continent. You can find out more about this 60+ page World Animal Packet here:

World Animal Unit - Worksheets Activities Montessori Cards

Animal Unit (100+ pages)

Animal-Unit-100-pages-worksheets-feathers-fur-scales-skin-vertebrates-invertebrates-insects-spiders

Feathers Fur Scales or Skin Worksheets and Sorting Cards

Vertebrate - Invertebrate Worksheets

The 5 animal groups worksheets

Invertebrate-Groups-Activities

herbivore carnivore omnivore sorting cards and sorting mat

Cicadas Worksheet Packet

Winter Packet for Early Elementary

Arctic vs Antarctica WorksheetsPolar Animals WorksheetsSeals Penguins Worksheets and LapbookWhale worksheets and activities

Hibernation Unit for Kids

Five Senses Unit

This is a fun, hands-on unit!  Like many of our units, the Five Senses Unit will work with a range of ages if you have more than one child. 🙂

Five Senses Unit - Worksheets Sorting Cards Interactive Notebook Activities and More Five Senses Hands-On Activities Five Senses Sorting and Cut-and-Paste Activities

MathLapbook

Lapbooks

  • Our 60+ Page Dinosaur Packet (which includes Montessori 3-Part Cards, Letter and Number activities, a Dinosaur Lapbook, board games, addition activities and much more!

Dinosaur Unit Activities

DinosaurPacket-Lapbook-MontessoriCards-MoreDinosaur Montessori CardsDinosaur LapbookDinosaur Notebook Pages - Tracing

5Senses-Tongue

Where I Live ActivityWhere I Live Booklet (with coloring/tracing): This is the U.S. version, but there are also versions for Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand:

Where I Live Booklet - US versionMontessori World Map Activities and 3-Part Cards

DSC04518Pin-Map-Asia

landmark-activity

  • If your child knows their letter sounds, they may be ready to learn to read. Visit this post, Teach Your Child to Read,  for fun ideas that help your child learn to read – phonics games, word matching and more.

PhonicsGames-LearingtoReadTeaching Your Child To Read

Montessori Preschool Posts:

Free Living Nonliving Sorting Cards

Characteristics of Living Things Worksheet Activity

Vertebrate-Invertebrate-Sort --5 Vertebrate Groups Sort

WorldAnimalMontessoriCards

DSC04274Nocturnal-DiurnalAnimals

Rain Forest Plant Cards - Free Montessori 3-part Cards

Rainforest Unit Worksheets and Activities

Water Cycle Unit

Water Cycle Unit - Worksheets Notebook Pages and Activities

Water Cycle Booklet

P1180986world-biomes

Biomes Worksheets and Pictures

Of course, you can also do various unit studies with your child.  When the kids were little we did units on Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and more — including lots of arts and crafts projects. We also did units on the 5 senses, natural disasters and more!  I haven’t included those specific units in this list, but you can look at our CATEGORIES button if you are interested in doing a unit on a specific topic.

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Preschool Fall Theme:

Free Fall Preschool Packet

Fall-Sight-Word-Games-Activities

  • Free Fall Math Game Board – Use this game board for any type of math fact practice. Players move around the board until one person lands on the WIN space. My oldest used this to add positive and negative numbers… but you can use this for number recognition, easy addition, subtraction or multiplication problems. :)

free-fall-math-fact-game-board

Fill-in-Missing-Numbers

Thanksgiving Preschool Printables (free)

Thanksgiving-Preschool-Printables

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