Category Archives: how preschoolers learn

Make family puppets and act out a fun trip or experience

Supplies needed: Paper lunch sack for each family member Colored markers or crayons Construction paper Scissors Glue String or yarn Fabric and other sewing scraps Sit down with whole family and think of a fun time you had on a … Continue reading

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Art Fair for Charity

  Supplies needed: Art work plus clothesline and clothes pens or fence to display them Construction paper for making tickets, and advertisement posters Simple refreshments, with napkins and paper cut Decorations, streamers, balloons,etc. Tape record with music Card table or … Continue reading

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Make your own finger paint

Supplies needed: 3 Tablespoons of sugar 1/2 cup cornstarch 2 cups of cold water Several colors of food coloring Liquid dish detergent Medium size sauce pann Muffin tin or several small size cupts Freezer paper or shelf paper with one … Continue reading

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Outdoor Painting

This is one of my favorite activities with toddlers and Preschoolers.  It is so easy and they just love it.  Supplies needed: Small foam paint brush (disposable type) or a real small brush you don’t care about. A small bucket … Continue reading

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Shaving Cream Bath Paint

Supplies needed: Muffin tin Spoon Can of shaving cream Food coloring This will be a very special bath time Squirt shaving cream dollops into each section of a muffin tin.  Add a couple of drops of food coloring to each … Continue reading

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Make a Picture Phone Book

Preschooler are beginning to learn their numbers by sight and by name.  They also need to know how to use the telephone or cell phone in case of emergency. This activity will help them with those skills but also let … Continue reading

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Take apart old machines

Curiosity and creativity go hand in hand. Children have a head full of questions to ask.  This “on hands” activity will delight them and keep them busy and learning in the process. Supplies needed: Hammer, screwdriver, plier Newspaper Small appliance or … Continue reading

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