Activities for Preschoolers
children like to jump, ride tricycles, play ball, use crayons, and
Let children play with sand in buckets. Give them scoops, muffin
tins, funnels, rolling pins, and salt shakers to use (check with
the parents first). Almost any containers and utensils are fun to
play with in the sand.
Make soap bubbles. Add 1/2 cup of liquid dish soap to 2 quarts
of water. Have the children blow bubbles with small plastic containers
(frozen juice) open at both ends. They can also use straws or green
plastic berry baskets. Also let the children wash dishes.
Preschoolers like to make things with blocks and plastic building
pieces. Check to make sure wood blocks are smooth and free of splinters.
Poke holes in the bottoms of plastic margarine tubs. Have the children
fill them with water and watch it dribble out.
When these children play with water and sand, give them toys like
egg beaters, watering cans, and squeeze bottles.
Preschoolers like to pretend. They learn how to share, and it helps
their imaginations grow. Set up a corner of a room like an ice cream
store. You will need a table, clean ice cream containers, ice cream
scoops, and cones made from paper. To make a pretend beach, you
will need bathing suits, towels, sunglasses, a radio, and beach
toys. To make a supermarket, gather empty food boxes and containers,
play money, and toy shopping carts. You can also get ideas from
the children for pretend play. Always check with the parents before
using objects in their home as play things.
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