Playful Preschool Learning Ideas for Home or School

Over 25 playful learning activities for preschool aged children

I love hands-on, play-based learning – particularly when it comes to learning activities for preschool-aged children! I was thrilled to contribute to the new Three to Five: Playful Preschool ebook (affiliate link) with several of my favorite bloggers! This ebook is full of wonderful activities you can download and complete with your child using household materials. It’s perfect for homeschoolers, and I’ll be using it with my four-year-old this summer. Actually, my eight-year-old is using it to run play preschool for my four-year-old this summer. It’s a great way to keep both girls learning and playing together, all summer long! This $8.99 ebook, (just like the Zero to Two ebook I contributed to along with several of the same bloggers earlier this year) includes several printables, and all of the activities and printables are original – you won’t find them on our blogs. Here’s a fun preview:

Cathy James of NurtureStore created a list of topics that we then signed up for, so the book covers the full range of topics you would expect a preschooler to learn about – from art ideas to pretend play to math, literacy, and science. My preschooler loves to keep busy, and I was looking for some sort of a playful curriculum we could use to give her summer some structure. This ebook is exactly what I needed – and so beautifully photographed! Here are a few of the art activities:

playful preschool learning ideas - art, math, science, and more!

Science activities:

playful preschool learning ideas - science, art, math, and more!

And Math activities:

Math is fun! Playful ways to introduce your preschooler to mathematics

Plus my favorite of the printables – a  fun city scape!

Pretend play and playful learning ideas for preschool aged children.

Does this look like something your family would enjoy? You can download your copy here:

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What are your favorite activities for 3-5-year-old children? Painting is a big favorite in my house right now – such a delightful sensory art activity!

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

11 thoughts on “Playful Preschool Learning Ideas for Home or School”

  1. Such cute ideas! My preschooler’s favorite activities include painting, cutting paper, coloring, and play dough. Oh and he also likes to build pretty cool structures using blocks. I love open-ended activities like those!

  2. Elisa | blissfulE

    Beautiful! Love all the colours. My preschoolers participate as much as they want in our homeschool and otherwise play with blocks/Duplo/my pots and pans/balls, etc. I don’t do much structured activity with them, but I’m sure they would love the activities in this book!

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