Preschoolers: Is your child one? Interested in teaching them to learn? School isn’t the only place where kids can excel. The only teacher they have at home is you. However, everything doesn’t have to be like a classroom lesson. As preschoolers, they enjoy playing and discovering new things. Why not use their playing habits as a teaching tool?
You don’t get it, do you? Make their playtime productive by engaging them in effective learning activities. This will enhance your kids’ learning skills and knowledge. So how do we know which learning activities are most effective for kids? It’s a pleasure to have you here. We’ve compiled a list of preschool learning activities that are fun and useful. We’ll now bump into the list to get to know them better.
Before that, know why learning activities are required for preschoolers.
Why Fun Learning Activities for Preschoolers?
Just because your child is a toddler, it doesn’t mean their learning path hasn’t started. They can learn things like counting and writing through fun learning activities.
Here we go with the activities:
Fun Learning Activities for Preschoolers
1. Identify Colors
Children are more likely to be interested in learning about colors at an early age. It is always good to begin your preschooler’s learning with color identification.
How to teach Color Identification?
- Pack of colorful pom-poms (or) color papers
Place the colored pom-poms in their path and let them identify them. The activity not only helps you teach colors but is also used to teach counting. In addition, this activity encourages your child’s gross motor skills and fine motor skills.
2. Building Blocks
Children learn to recognize different shapes, sizes, colors, orders, spatial thinking, logical reasoning, and many other skills by playing with blocks or shape sorters.
How to play Building blocks?
- Building blocks (or) Shape sorter (or) Jigsaws
Place the blocks in front of your child and help them to stack the blocks on top of each other. Encourage your child to knock the block down and let them start over to innate their towers. This will help your child in enhancing their self-confidence.
3. Identifying Objects
Teaching your child to identify objects is quite a simple method to teach. If your child is a little familiar with the alphabet or numbers, this game will be more suitable for them.
How to play object identification?
- Objects like Numbers or Alphabet
Let your child physically touch the object and teach them what object it is. This activity helps them learn the alphabet and numbers and will enhance your child’s brain function. Furthermore, kids who are more advanced in their object identification skills can blindfold their eyes and find what it is. However, the game can be played with or without closing your child’s eyes.
4. Memory Game
Our toddlers’ minds are young and energetic, so they always doubt and guess things happening around them. For parents, it’s a great advantage. So, if you’re interested in improving your child’s learning skills, play memory games with your child.
How to play Memory games?
- Index cards
- Word list
- A marker
Choose the words based on your child’s age and write them on the index card. Now, lay the index cards face-down in a row. Flip the cards randomly and let your child see the words on the card. Then, let your kids find which two cards match the same. If they find the wrong match, repeat the game until all the cards are matched.
5. Play Punctuation
We all learned the essential traffic rules by playing the RED Light, GREEN Light game when we were children. Right? With a little update, let’s play a punctuation game with our child.
How to play a Punctuation game?
- Index cards
Write down a comma, period, exclamation, and question mark on each index card. Now, for each punctuation indicate some action like
- Period – stop
- Comma – slow down and walk
- Exclamation – wave the hands
- Question mark – thumbs down
Then, begin playing the game by letting them choose the card.
6. Word hunting
It is like playing a detective game.
How to hunt words?
- Magazine or Newspaper
Take a white paper and write a few words that are in the newspaper. Then handover the paper with a word list to your kid and let them identify those words in the newspaper and highlight them. By doing so, kids can learn new words in their life.
7. Sense learning
It is a great game that kids definitely love playing. In addition, it enhances their sensing skills.
How to play a sensing game?
- Any objects or food
Blindfold your kids’ eyes and play the game. For instance, if you have a flower, place it near your kid’s nose and let them find what it is. Likewise, make use of any object and make them sense through their sensory organs (ear, nose, lip, hand, eye).
8. Map game
This game helps your child learn the names of the places and where they are located.
How to play the map game?
- Map (it can be either a world map or a particular choice of yours)
Initially, teach your kids about the places on the map. Then provide a non-filled map and let them identify the places on the map.
9. Jump Rope
It is one of the best games for getting your child physically and mentally active.
How to Play the Jump Rope?
- Jump Rope
Get your rope and head to your backyard or sidewalk. Make sure your child counts each jump with you. This will help them learn to count without making mistakes. Playing jump rope will provide them with the best physical activity and keep them balanced.
10. Sentence Race
It is a vocabulary game that the kids most often like.
How to play Sentence Race?
- Words in paper pieces
Sentence race is called sentence phrasing. To play it, you need a list of words and some paper pieces to write them on. Then fold the paper pieces and place them in a jar or box. You can ask your children to pick out a piece of paper. Then, they must frame a sentence with the word they found on the paper. It is more beneficial for kids to learn words. Additionally, it enhances their creativity.
There are many fun things you can do with your child to help them learn. These are just a few of them. The games will, however, be interesting to play. Furthermore, these games will not only enhance your child’s learning ability. Their life skills are also enhanced. These games are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Don’t miss out on the fun.