Fun and easy preschool activities

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Are you happy with your life? Let us help you answer the important questions that determine whether you will enjoy your life’s journey! Use this multi-sensory activity to improve letter recognition, sound recognition, and letter formation. Have each youngster take a turn dipping a finger into water and writing a letter of the alphabet on the board. Once the letter is formed, his friends say its name and sound in unison.

As the letter fades away, youngsters will be delighted with this disappearing act. Crossing the ABC River added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown Little adventurers will step gingerly across this rushing river–if, that is, they recognize the letters of the alphabet. If a child steps onto a letter other than the one called, he “falls into the river” and must begin again from his original position. When everyone has safely crossed the river, the steppers return to their original places and become the callers so the callers can become the steppers. Around the World added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown Have your youngsters sit in a circle. Choose one student to stand behind a neighboring student. For these two youngsters, flash an alphabet card.

Digging the Alphabet added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown This ongoing center activity is one your youngsters will definitely dig! Nearly fill a dishpan with Styrofoam packing pieces. Note: Do not leave packing pieces out where toddlers can put them in their mouths. Sunny Prints added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown Got a sunny day? On a sheet of dark blue construction paper, have each child arrange a length of heavy gift cord to resemble a letter. Writing in the Sand added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown If you’re interested in providing your youngsters with open-ended writing opportunities, you’re going to love what happens when they get their hands on these boxes.

Looking Up Letters added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown Looking for a really unusual approach to letter review? Try this suggestion as a before or after nap transition. It’s easy to convert this idea into a game for any holiday or special occasion. Just replace the shell cutouts with others to suit the occasion and replace the word “seashell” in the song. Skip to my Lou, my darling. Lucky Charms added 11-9-98 Original Author Unknown Charm your youngsters into beginning-sound practice with this magically simple center. Draw six 2″ circles on several 5″ x 8″ index cards.

Then the other team comes to bat to play in the same manner. On each shoe-sized rectangle, write a letter of the alphabet. Make large letter cards or put a letter on the wall with masking tape. Turn off the lights, and let children “trace” with a flashlight.

This allows large-motor practice of letter formation, and is very interesting. On the other side of each fish put a magnetic strip. Attach a piece of yarn to the end of a stick or pole. Flip all the fish over so kids can only see the magnetic strip.

To practice letter recognition, give children a paper with a bunch of letters or the whole alphabet. They can then search the classroom for those letters which can be found on books, posters, labels or anything. When they find a letter, they cross it off on their paper. Having them work in teams or with a partner might be more fun for them and will encourage cooperation. When they finish finding all the assigned letters, they get a little prize like a sticker. Making this tasty treat is fun, delicious, and a great way for your child to explore measurement. This classic family game is the perfect way to pass the time on road trips while recognizing mathematical attributes.

Road trips are filled with lots of interesting things to spot. Use this activity to help your child keep track! Follow these easy steps to make your own finger paint. Then join your youngster as you practice painting numbers and shapes. Use this Weekly Planner to help your child prepare for the days ahead and keep track of weekly schedules. Wild Kratts App Teaches Young Children How to Care for Animals In this app, kids are charge of feeding, washing, and playing with baby animals. To Encourage Curiosity “when people are curious about something, they learn more, and better.