This is a collection of all of our Preschool Learning and Play activities for kids aged 2 and a half to 5 (and Pre-K). We love creating, crafting, and playing with preschool-aged kids. It’s a season of growth and development in every skill area. Language, fine motor, gross motor, self-care, behavior, humor, direction-following, creativity, and social-emotional areas are all blossoming with tremendous growth during the preschool years. It is so much fun to see the changes that preschoolers go through in each of these areas. They truly develop into their own person. Play is essential for development in the child. It is my hope that these activities will inspire fun and creative play and learning with you and your special Preschooler!
Crafts with kids can get a bad rap. Some may say that crafts stifle creativity; that kids are not able to express themselves when they are given a definite end-product that they are to replicate. There is definitely a need for process-oriented free craft time without a specific end-result. Process art has it’s benefits for kids, and we definitely create a lot of creative painting art. Crafts with a product-oriented end result have a very different point for kids. Crafts provide kids with a specific end-result when tasks are done. You can assess tool use, direction-following, hand dominance, visual perceptual processing, fine motor strength, sensory discrimination, and so many more areas by completing a craft with children. Sure, you can assess these areas in a non-craft setting, but the assessment results may take much longer to achieve. Children are proud of the crafts they make. They gain self-confidence by completing a task to MAKE something. These Preschool crafts are perfect for fun or assessment of skill area. Have fun crafting and enjoy your time creating with your child! You can find more craft ideas on our Craft Page or on our KIDS CRAFTS PINTEREST BOARD.
Preschool Sensory Exploration Play
Preschool Color Learning
Preschool Math Activities
Preschool Letter Learning
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