Learning is more fun when it’s hands-on. Ditch the worksheets and engage your young learners with this collection of over 100 hands on preschool activities!
I had one child who loved workbooks, lapbooks, and printables of all kinds. My other two, however, would whine and cry anytime I put a sheet of paper in front of them.
So, I was always on the hunt for hands on activities for preschoolers to introduce and reinforce learning skills.
If you’ve got a hands-on kid like mine, this amazing collection of preschool activities is just what you need to homeschool your preschoolers without worksheets and tears.
Hands-On Preschool Activities
Scroll down to explore this growing collection of hands-on ideas for teaching math, science, and literacy.
Hands-On Activities for Preschoolers
Discover how to play Simon Says with preschoolers! You won’t believe how easy it is to teach basic skills while playing this fun game!
Turn a simple hopscotch game for preschoolers into a fun teaching session with these five tips! Your kids will love learning this way!
Find a new twist on an old classic with this list of our favorite preschool board games. Games teach little ones patience, logic, and more!
Start your school day off right! Use these calendar time activities to develop an engaging and interactive learning experience for your young learners.
Nothing is worse than bored kids stuck inside on a rainy day. Instead of listening to the kids whine, send them on a treasure hunt!
Whether you’re looking for something fun to do at home or around the neighborhood, check out these fun suggestions for a preschool scavenger hunt!
Preschool Hands On Math Activities
These fun hands-on activities for learning colors are such a great way to teach and reinforce preschool and kindergarten concepts. From sorting and matching to homemade games, there are so many fun activities here!
Ditch the workbooks and printables! Teach counting, math facts, and more with these hands-on preschool math activities.
Come discover how your students can practice addition facts with plastic Easter eggs! This activity is perfect for your spring homeschool lessons.
Are you looking for hands-on ways to teach preschool math? Discover seven hands-on ideas for teaching math with marshmallows!
Come discover a fun way to teach preschool numbers and counting with straws and toilet paper tubes. This simple, hands-on activity is the perfect preschool math activity.
Being able to sequence is an important skill for math and reading. Discover hands-on sequencing activities for preschoolers that are perfect for building a strong foundation.
There’s no better way to teach and reinforce number recognition and counting than with hands-on activities. These counting activities and number recognition games are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
Discover more than 20 engaging preschool activities to teach and reinforce shapes! Low-prep, hands-on fun for little ones.
Use your child’s favorite toys to help them count to twenty. This hands-on counting activity will keep preschoolers engaged for a long time.
This hands-on activity not only teaches shapes for kids, but it focuses on fine and gross motor skills at the same time. Preschoolers will love it!
Learning patterns at an early age builds predicting, observation and analyzing skills. Try this simple fall patterns preschool activity!
Practice counting to ten with this “Counting Spooky Spider Eyes” hands-on Halloween math activity for preschoolers. Perfect for Halloween, spider, and bug preschool units.
How to teach counting with coins. Four hands-on math activities for preschool and kindergarten kiddos. Make math fun again!
Here are five fun ways to teach preschool math to your child. These hands-on activities are sure to engage your little ones!
Summer is in full swing and it’s time to have fun with water! This sprinkler shape match activity is a great way to get outside, learn, and stay cool!
Hands On Science Activities
Introduce springtime STEM into your homeschool preschool lessons with this amazing collection of 20 STEM activities for kids.
There are so many benefits to gardening with kids. With this amazing collection of ideas and activities, your kids can learn about plants, try new foods, and tend their own garden spots.
I love being able to incorporate the holidays into our homeschool lessons. This easy candy science project is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Discover 22 easy STEM activities for kids that are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Find Skittle science, walking rainbows, catapults and more in this collection.
Spring is the best time of year to learn about butterflies. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to watch the entire life cycle. Come discover how you can celebrate Learn About Butterflies Day!
Making a rain cloud in a jar is a great way to explore weather with your preschoolers and young learners. They’ll see up close how clouds make rain.
Do your preschoolers love being outdoors? Do they love exploring nature? If so, they’re sure to love taking a nature walk with you. Don’t forget to print out your scavenger hunts before you go.
Combat summer boredom with five simple science experiments for kids. They’re perfect for summer, and they’re engaging for preschoolers and big kids alike.
Take advantage of all the new that spring has to offer, and incorporate as many of these spring science experiments for preschoolers as you can!
You won’t believe how simple it is to whip up a batch of slime with this birthday cake slime recipe! It’s perfect for birthday parties and playdates.Engage your preschoolers this summer with one or more of these jar science experiments! Easy science experiments for young learners!
Follow this simple recipe for homemade frozen sidewalk chalk for kids. You’ve likely got the ingredients in your pantry, and your kids will have a blast!
Follow this simple tutorial to make a frog life cycle candy science craft! Bring science to life with this fun, educational activity.
It’s time to gear up for back to school. Add one or more of these science activities to your apples preschool theme. The kids will love it!
As the leaves begin to change colors this autumn, it’s a great time to explore leaves with these engaging leaf-themed science activities for preschoolers.
Honey bees for kids! Get ready to learn this this spring and summer with these fun, hands-on honey bee life cycle activities for preschoolers.
Engaging, hands-on activities exploring bees for kids! Kids will love learning about honey bees with these fun facts and hands-on activities.
Pumpkins, apples, leaves, and more! Come discover 20 engaging fall fun science experiments for preschoolers!
Come learn how to make magic treasure rocks with your kids. Kids will have tons of pirate-y science fun for Talk Like a Pirate Day (or any day)!
Bring pumpkins into your homeschool preschool lessons with these pumpkin theme activities! Kids will love these hands-on pumpkin STEM activities for kids.
Hands On Literacy Activities
Being able to recognize their name in writing is such an important skill for little ones. This Find My Name – A Quick and Easy Name Recognition Activity will help your child be able to quickly recall their name and memorize how it looks.
It’s too easy to get caught in the drill and kill approach to letter sounds. But teaching phonics shouldn’t be dull. Use these 5 techniques and have a blast teaching letter sounds!
You won’t believe how easy it is to set up this “secret message” name recognition activity for your preschoolers! They’ll have so much fun making the secret message appear, and learn to recognize their name at the same time.
Teaching the alphabet to preschoolers doesn’t have to be intimidating. Just use these simple tricks and have fun in the process!
Set up this educational bean bag toss game! It’s a great way to help kids learn action words (verbs) and build gross motor skills at the same time.
Letter recognition is an important preschool skill and a building block for beginning readers. Discover an amazing collection of more than twenty letter recognition activities for preschoolers.
This fall, use this free printable Johnny Appleseed letter matching game to teach and reinforce letter recognition with your preschoolers.
You won’t believe how easy it is to set up this hands-on letter matching game for preschoolers. Kids will work on letter recognition and motor skills, as well.
These DIY Alphabet Story Stones are easy to make and a fabulous resources to have on hand when teaching the alphabet to young kids.
These literacy board games are sure to engage your preschoolers while they practice letter recognition, phonics, and more in a fun way!
Preschoolers learn best with hands-on activities, and these hands-on letter games are a great way to work on letter recognition and letter sounds.
Preschoolers love to play with play dough. It’s fun, it’s squishy, and it’s an excellent manipulative to have on hand when teaching the alphabet.
Sneak in some learning with this fun Pick Up the Alphabet dump truck game which involves trucks, movement, and letter recognition.
Hands On Preschool Activities for the Holidays
Do your preschoolers love jelly beans? Then you’ll be delighted to know that April 22nd is National Jelly Bean Day! Come discover five educational activities you can do with jelly beans.
This collection of hands-on, educational preschool Valentine activities will keep your young learners engaged for hours!
Did you know that February 27th is National Strawberry Day? It’s a wonderful day to enjoy some strawberries and enjoy thinking about spring!
This collection of hands-on educational activities for St Patricks Day is sure to inspire and engage your preschoolers and kindergarteners for hours.
Don’t let summer stop you from teaching your preschoolers. These pool noodle ideas are perfect for making your homeschool preschool lessons so much fun!
Encourage sensory exploration this summer by creating these awesome summer sensory bins! Themes include oceans, gardens, and so much more!
Save your plastic Easter eggs to create this Easter egg rhyming words game for preschool and kindergarten kiddos. Hands-on learning for the holidays!
What is your favorite hands on activity for preschoolers? Leave me a message and let me know. And, as always, if you’re looking for something specific, please let me know.