Preschool Classroom & Small Group Games

Looking for preschool group games, preschool classroom games, or small group activities for preschoolers? You've come to the right place.

Education.com has put together a fantastic collection of games and activities for preschoolers that get little learners up and about and ready to learn. Practice number recognition with Run Around the Numbers, reinforce verbal and listening skills with Hopped Up Hide and Seek, and more. This collection of preschool group games and small group games is perfect for a morning or afternoon of fun, inside or outside the classroom.

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When it comes to working kids' muscles, nothing beats an obstacle course! Here are some easy ideas for creating your own course at home.
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Play Number Dash with your preschooler and help him learn to identify numbers, write numbers and learn about organized play.
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In this variation on musical chairs, no one gets kicked "out" of the game -- instead, they get to tell other kids what to do!
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In this activity your little one will throw a beanbag at a numbered target to help improve her number recognition skills.
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Use old coffee cans and socks to make a beanbag toss game for kids in preschool and kindergarten. This activity is great for math and coordination.
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Bring the classic game of "Red Rover" up to date with color and shape recognition skills for your child.
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Preschoolers need to practice hopping, skipping, and other "gross motor" skills. Why not make it fun by challenging them to move like their favorite animals?
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This scavenger hunt game is simple, but it's fun, and it will arm your child with the directional vocabulary he should master in time for kindergarten.
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Play a phonics scavenger hunt no matter where you are. This game will have your child sounding out words and finding letter sounds in the objects around her.
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This fun game tests your child's memory and helps him recognize colors, listen well, discriminate between sound and silence, and stop and start on signal.
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This slightly tweaked version of "Hide and Go Seek" hones listening: a key skill for kindergarten.
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Use the appeal of the common road sign to your advantage by creating a game with hidden learning opportunities.
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In this leap frog activity, your child will use her muscles to jump over her friends and onto lily pads as she practices number recognition.
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This copying game is like a hopped up version of Simon Says, but it lets kids use their bodies to practice patterning, a key skill in early math.
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Celebrate your little one's move to big kid school by throwing a very special graduation party complete with friends, crafts, and lots of energetic fun.
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This fun math game will help develop your child's counting skills and number recognition skills.
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This outdoor game will help your child practice observational skills and visual identification while working in some exercise, too!
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Tell your child you want to work on kindergarten readiness skills and she's not likely to jump up and clap. But turn it into a game and it's a different story.
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This variation on the classic group game "Mother, May I?" can be played with one or more child and involves continual participation.
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This is an easy counting game for preschoolers and toddlers. Great for car trips!

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