A list of simple kids’ activities, each with varying preschool themes, will really come in handy as you make plans for your students. Don’t get me wrong – there are some preschool activities that are more complicated, with more moving parts, that are full of tons of fun and learning for the children. But sometimes the simpler, the better!
That’s where this list of simple preschool activities comes into play. Each of these projects can be done with three or fewer items. Check them out and let us know your favorites in the comments below!
I am definitely of the opinion that children can have fun without too much fuss! So today, I’d love to share some simple kids’ activities that include 3 items or less! Many great ideas were shared at last week’s Stress-Free Sunday, but I wanted to focus on those with the easiest prep time today. Without further ado . . .
Below are kids’ activities from last week’s link up. Each of them has 3 “ingredients” or less to create some FUN for the kiddos!
With our love of open-ended, hands-on, easy play, you know Fun-A-Day has some ideas to contribute!
I would love for you to share what YOU have been up to this week! If you’re a blogger, link up below. If you’re not, leave me a comment — I really do enjoy hearing from you. 🙂
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Now, grab a cup of coffee and join me for the Stress-Free Sunday link-up. You can link up anything family-friendly . . . it doesn’t have to be related to the ideas I shared above. Please keep in mind that, by linking up, you’re giving me permission to share a picture and a link back to your post. I can’t wait to see what you share this week!
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Hands-On Preschool Materials
It is imperative that we keep our classrooms stocked with materials that will give our students the hands-on learning experiences that they love (and need!). There are a few specific things that I always keep on-hand in my classroom. Check them out in the list below.
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- Safety scissors
- Dramatic play items
- Math manipulatives
- Dry erase markers
- Sensory items
- Play dough
- Craft supplies
- Playground balls
- Music and movement tools
- Books, books, and more books!
When it comes to preschool, this list is really just skims the surface of the wide variety of materials that can be used. The best thing about this age group is that they learn the most while playing. So, whether they’re playing on the playground, building with blocks, or creating a masterpiece, rest assured that the children are learning so many important skills, all while having fun!
Done-for-You Preschool Resources
Planning meaningful lessons for students week after week while balancing other teaching responsibilities and a personal life can be a daunting task. That’s where Preschool Teacher 101 comes in to save you time!
Preschool Teacher 101 has created some amazing preschool lesson and activity plans that will be perfect for your classroom. Click on the images below to learn more about some of our fun lesson plans!
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Amy mayen says
Looks like you had a crazy busy week! Good job keepin’ em’ learning! Thanks for hosting!
Thanks for stopping by again, Amy! Yes, the summer has been busier and gone by faster than I thought it would. We’re happy with all the craziness, although my house is just a disaster right now. 🙂
chelsey @buggyandbuddy says
Thank you so much for sharing our toddler fine motor activity, Marble Pop! Hope you are having a great weekend!
Thanks, the weekend went well! I just love that marble pop. I’m hoping that Little Hurricane and I can recreate it in the next week or two. He’s really into marbles right now, so I know he’d have a blast.
Thanks for including our Flat Stanley’s Adventures!
I looove Flat Stanley, Ashley! Thanks for sharing such a fun book extension idea with us!
Shaunna @ Fantastic Fun and Learning says
What a neat collage format! Thanks so much for including our jar candle.
Thanks, Shauna! I was trying out something new this week — hopefully everyone can access the links and pictures easily!
Thanks so much for the party! I stumbled across it from a tweet but had already bookmarked your blog ages ago. So glad to join you tonight!
I am SO glad you stopped by! I have so much fun reading what you’re up to! Can’t wait to see what you’ve linked up. 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing our Snow Cone Sensory Play idea! Love seeing all the other fun ideas shared here as well.
Lauren, I loved the snow cone play — I am positive my kiddo would love it too! I am planning to use it during an upcoming summer camp at preschool. 🙂
Thanks for hosting as always! I love Stress Free Sundays! Thanks so much for double featuring us! 🙂 Love the collage with Kingston’s little toes!!
Thanks, Blayne! I love the carrots, and Kingston’s so cute . . . I couldn’t resist picking that picture for the collage!! 🙂
Awww thanks MC! 🙂
Sugar Aunts says
Thanks for including our Wet chalk driveway painting! This is a great collection of simple play activities!
Thanks, Sugar Aunts! It’s fun to see how kids get sooo into simple activities, isn’t it? That wet sidewalk chalk painting looked like a lot of fun! I know things like that keep my kiddo and his buds entertained and happy for hours. 🙂
So excited to be able to link up this week! What a great collection of activities. Can’t wait to check them all out!
Thanks, Stephanie! Looking forward to seeing what you’ve linked up this week. 🙂
Amy @ Wildflower Ramblings says
I love the simple ideas 🙂 Easier to accomplish — fun with kids doesn’t have to be complicated 🙂 Thanks for hosting. -Amy
Glad you stopped by, Amy! I agree, it doesn’t always have to be complicated. Simple ideas can still lead to HOURS of fun for the kids. 🙂