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