Preschool Holidays & Seasons Activities

Throughout the year there are many reasons to celebrate. From the changing of seasons to national and religious holidays, we have all kinds of ideas that will help your young learner get in a celebratory mood. While creating, gaming, and crafting kids will learn more about the holidays and the times of year that have cultural significance. Our holiday activities are also a great way to introduce your child to more obscure holidays as well as holidays that are widely celebrated around the world.

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... piece of cereal at a time into the cup. Have your child count all pieces of cereal to find the sum. Encourage your child to continue practicing one-to-one...
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... the family’s cans. Pull all of the cans out of the cupboard. Explain that she needs to classify or group the cans that have something in common. Instruct...
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....  Continue calling numbers until all of his cars have been parked.  toy car, toy cars, toy car games, car games, number recognition...
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..., ask your child to help you cut a particular number of flowers, or pull a particular number of fruits or vegetables from the plant. All these probing questions and...
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... story has a solid beginning, middle and end. Most of all, let your hair down! If you come up with creative and descriptive contributions, your child will follow your...
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...Few kids can resist the pull of an adventure, and the promise of hidden treasure. In between all that treasure hunting, preschoolers get a taste of how to use a map...
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... end don't always come so easily.  Ask a first grader to tell a story of the day, for instance, and often the result will be hilarious because it's all...
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... quite make sense yet, all that scribbling means that they’re starting to understand that written letters have meaning. You can help your child make the leap to the...
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... her fine motor skills, enhance her visual perception, and explore creative outlets. All of these combined will help her to develop stronger skills for writing. So...
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...A homemade shield with coat of arms is a great way to get your child thinking about what his family is all about, and it makes a fun addition to the costume box as...
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... three or four leaves to each branch, making sure to use all 26. Then set it aside to dry. Hand your child a marker and invite her to write each letter from the...
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...,” and either draw a picture of Dad or glue on a picture of him—all the better if it's a photo with Dad and kid together! While you're at it, make...
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... patterning and spatial awareness. And, she'll remember it all with a beautiful work of art. What You Need: Fall leaves, freshly collected from outdoors...
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... (1/2") just above the number so when the flap is folded down it hides the number. Repeat this for all five pages. While the glue dries, close...
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... designated as a safe zone, like a basket, or a couch corner.) Once all of his numbers are rescued, give your hero a chance to tell you about his adventures. Let him pick...
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... dots of glue on at a time. Picking up the little seeds is wonderful fine motor skill practice. Count the seeds together as he picks them up. When all of the seeds are...
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... mix them all together they can turn into something completely different! After 2–3 minutes of kneading, have her sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal. Show...
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.... Add walnuts (optional). Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Form a ball with the dough and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Spread flour on a...
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... in an indoor planter. Open the top of the milk carton all the way around, and then thoroughly wash and dry the carton. If the top is jagged or has tears, simply cut...
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... holes all the way around the circumference of the plate. You can ask him to measure out the holes, which should be 2–3 finger-widths apart from one...

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