Take a variety of scented items and have your child try to identify them by scent.
Some items to try:
- Sage leaves
Some of the leaves can be crushed between the children’s fingers. Others can be scraped and smelled.
You can blindfold the child and see if he or she can identify the scents.
Memory Match Smell Game
- Take a variety of scented items and have your child try to identify them by scent.
- Cut pictures out of magazines or print them offline. Items like flowers, skunks, foods, and garbage.
Five Senses Snacks
Eat with your fingers for one snack day.
Eat smelly foods blindfolded another snack day. Let the kids guess what they are eating by smell and taste only.
Or buy some baby food jars and let the kids guess what they are by taste.
Holidays from New Years to Christmas are a great excuse to teach your preschool child with crafts and activities.
- Valentine’s Day
- President’s Day
- Earth Day
- Cinco de Mayo
- Mother’s Day & Father’s Day
What Starts with this Letter?
Draw a big Letter U and glue pictures of things that start with this letter.
President’s Day Crafts are such fun for kids. Teach the kids about the President’s and introduce some history in the process.
President’s Day Finger Puppets
Trying to teach preschoolers about some of our holidays can be a little bit frustrating. What 3 year old cares about President’s Day? They know it means something because they have heard Mom and Dad talk about it and how it has affected their day or week, but they have no idea what it’s all about.
President’s Day finger puppets are a great way to help preschoolers understand what this holiday is all about. They are easy to make and the kids can have some fun with them while getting a little information about why we celebrate this day.
You will need a penny and a nickel for each child. You will also need blue and black construction paper, tape and glue. Cut the construction paper in strips. Measure the strips to each child’s index finger on both hands. Once you have the strip measure red, glue it so it fits like a tube over their finger.
Tape a penny to the top of the black construction paper tube and the nickel to the blue one. Cut a piece of black construction paper to look like a stovetop hat. Tape it to the top of the penny for Abe’s hat. Now cut a piece of blue construction paper into a triangle. Tape it to the top of the nickel for Washington’s hat.
Slip the tubes over the children’s fingers so that the money faces the inside of their hand. Now they have puppets to put on a little play about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Tell them some facts about each president and explain to them why we celebrate their lives.
This gives your preschoolers a fun lesson in President’s Day and what it’s all about. They learn while playing and having fun. Before you know it they will be telling everyone they know about President’s Day and why it’s so special. Won’t they all be in awe when their preschooler knows what it’s all about?
What Starts with this Letter?
Draw a big Letter Z and glue pictures of things that start with this letter.