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What a fun preschool activity calendar for April! Celebrate holidays and special days with books, printables, and hands-on activities for tots and preschoolers.
April is full of unique holidays and learning opportunities that toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy. Today, I’ve got another installment of my preschool activity calendar that will help you get your kids in the mood for spring.
In April, kids can explore several holidays, read great books, make fun crafts, and more! I’m looking forward to sharing some great toddler and preschool activities with you.
Preschool Activity Calendar: April
Print out this month’s tot and preschool activity calendar. Tape it to your refrigerator, or hang it up in your playroom. Each morning, check the calendar for a new activity. If there is no new activity listed, let your preschooler choose a fun activity to do for that day.
Here are some links and ideas to help you complete the activities on April’s preschool activity calendar:
April 1: Easter – Celebrate with a fun Easter egg hunt!
April 2: Children’s Book Day – Fill your book basket with all of your preschooler’s favorite books. Read as many of them as you can today. Here are a few of my favorite preschool books:
April 4: World Rat Day – In honor of World Rat Day, watch Ratatouille with your preschoolers today!
April 5: National Dandelion Day – Pick dandelions today. Let your little ones make a wish and then blow the seeds in the air. Afterward, come inside and make a fun fingerprint dandelion craft.
April 7: Caramel Popcorn Day – Here are a few caramel popcorn recipes you can try if you’d like to make homemade popcorn with your kids today.
- Grandma’s Caramel Corn – Sally’s Baking Addiction
- The Best Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe EVER – 12 Tomatoes
- Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn – Lil Luna
- Easy Stove-Top Caramel Popcorn – Blessed Beyond Crazy
- Old Fashioned Caramel Corn – The Pudge Factor
April 8: Draw a Picture of a Bird Day – Read about James Audubon today. We enjoy The Boy Who Drew Birds. When you’re finished, try one or more of these tutorials with your preschoolers:
- How to Draw a Flying Cartoon Bird from a Lowercase “h”
- How to Draw Lovebirds
- How to Draw Cute Cartoon Bird from Arrow Shape
- How to Draw a Bird on a Branch: Easy for Kids
April 9: Name Yourself Day – Years ago, we had to call my daughter Ariel for the entire day as she strutted around in her Little Mermaid swimsuit and plastic crown. Read Chrysanthemum with your preschoolers today. Then, let them choose a new name for the day.
April 10: National Siblings Day – If you have more than one child, encourage them to show their siblings some love today. You can read books about siblings, too.
April 12: Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day – Try a new grilled cheese recipe today and serve up a tasty lunch!
April 15: World Art Day – Try a new art medium with your preschoolers today. Read a kids’ biography about a famous artist. Explore ways to introduce your preschoolers to art.
April 19: National High Five Day – Can your preschooler find five people to high five today?
April 22: Earth Day – Celebrate Earth Day by picking up litter or planting seeds with your preschoolers today. You could also enjoy an engaging Earth Day Preschool Pack to add some themed activities to your homeschool preschool lessons this week.
April 25: World Penguin Day – Introduce your preschooler to penguins with one or more of these awesome penguin books. Then, try one or more of these fun crafts:
- Paper Plate Penguin Craft for Kids
- Circle Penguin Craft
- Handprint Penguin
- Easy Penguin Craft for Kids
April 26: National Pretzel Day – Have you ever made homemade pretzels? We made them a few years ago, and it’s so much fun. We may have to try it again this year. If we do, we’ll try one of these recipes:
April 28: International Astronomy Day – Celebrate this day with one or more of the books featured below. Then, let your preschoolers use these space-themed writing prompts.
Which day are you and your preschooler most excited to celebrate in April? Be sure to mark it on your preschool activity calendar so you don’t forget!