We’re starting on preschool for the fourth time in my house. This one will be our last, but we plan to make it super fun and special! I have been scouring the internet to find the best learning ideas, gathering tips, figuring out what does and does not work for my little one. While my daughter has special needs and has an extra need for hands-on preschool activities, I completely believe that preschool should be a hands-on experience for every child. With that in mind I’ve compiled some fantastic hands-on preschool ideas to share with you! Hands on preschool activities for math and reading

Hands-on Preschool Activities for the Alphabet

Learn about the alphabet through these hands on preschool activities. Make these fun alphabet peg dolls for a fun way to interact with the alphabet.

Letter matching on a tree from Mom Inspired Life.

Get the kids up and moving with this letter maze from Hands On as We Grow.

Explore letters using an alphabet box like this M is for Monster activity from Tot Schooling.

Here’s a great set of alphabet activities like an I Spy Alphabet Bag from Little Bins for Little Hands. Learn about the alphabet with these hands on preschool activities. These letter dominos from No Time for Flash cards would provide a fun game for practicing uppercase and lowercase letters.

Drilling the Alphabet from Mom Inspired Life.

This adorable teddy bear letter matching printable from Tot Schooling is a fun way to match uppercase and lowercase letters.

Learning to write is so much more fun when you use a rainbow salt tray like this one from Nurture Store.

Sort uppercase and lowercase letter cars into some homemade garages with this fun activity from Life Over C’s.  

 Hands-on Preschool Activities for math numbers

Hands on preschool number and math activities Exploring numbers with play dough from Simple Fun for Kids

Ten Apples Up on Top’ activities from Buggy and Buddy.

 Learning about the sizes of circles with apples from Gift of Curiosity.

Create some tactile number sticks like these from Where Imagination Grows.

Explore 2D shapes and build fine-motor skills with geoboards from Little Bins for Little Hands. Math and number activities for a hands-on preschool experience. Learn about non-standard measurement with these cool bean rulers from Pocket Full of Preschool.

3D Shapes come to life with this DIY shape sorting box from The Realistic Mama.

Learn more about shapes through painting with this fun activity from Buggy and Buddy.

Go on a number hunt like they did on Rainy Day Mum. Explore numbers with these play dough mats from Life Over C’s.  

You can get a free printable shopping list from Life Over C’s that is perfect for helping you stock your preschool classroom full of hands-on learning experiences. multi-sensory school supply list

I hope that this helps you plan a some fun hands-on preschool activities for your little ones!