This fun matching activity is a great way for your child to practice his visual perceptual skills.
Kids learn how to play Jan-Ken-Pon, Japanese rock-paper-scissors, in this fun preschool activity.
Make matzoh more fun! Help your preschooler or kindergartener design a matzoh puzzle from broken pieces of the flatbread.
Healthy eating may sound dull to kids, but it doesn't have to be boring. Add a little pizazz to snack time by holding a snack hunt!
In this variation on musical chairs, no one gets kicked "out" of the game -- instead, they get to tell other kids what to do!
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.
Here's Twist 'N Turn: let your preschooler or pre-kindergartener be outside and active while learning about shapes, colors, directions, and word recognition.
Get your preschooler to practice a steady hand and celebrate Read Across America Day with this challenging stacking activity inspired by Dr. Seuss.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good for indoor and outdoor play, this patriotic tossing game uses lightweight pieces that can be found in almost any household.
In this game, your child and his friends will need to use their observational skills as they try to figure out who's got the peanut!
With this "tightrope" game, your child will practice balancing skills and gain experience with the directions forward, backward, and sideways.
This variation on the classic group game "Mother, May I?" can be played with one or more child and involves continual participation.
Your little preschool elf will develop some important fine motor skills while creating an entertaining game: Pin the Star on the Christmas Tree!
Help your preschooler combine a lesson about numbers with a silly, snowy game of hopscotch.
Bring the classic game of "Red Rover" up to date with color and shape recognition skills for your preschooler!
In this fun game, your child will be challenged to find the right outline of different abstract shapes.
When it comes to working kids' muscles, nothing beats an obstacle course! Here are some easy ideas for creating your own course at home—inside or out.
Make your own volleyball net! This beach ball game is a great activity for kids of all ages to develop coordination and teamwork.
This slightly tweaked version of "Hide and Go Seek" hones listening: a key skill for kindergarten.
This simple preschool bowling game improves eye-hand coordination and visual tracking. All you need are some empty bottles to get started.
Help your preschooler practice counting, matching, and learning colors with this fun game!
This outdoor game will help your child practice observational skills and visual identification while working in some exercise, too!
Enjoy the warm spring weather outside and indulge in a colorful game of I Spy while you're at it! It's just as fun as classic I Spy but twice as educational.
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.
A treasure hunt is fun. And it's a great introduction to using a map--something kids will build upon as they move through school.
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.
Play Number Dash with your preschooler and help him learn to identify numbers, write numbers and learn about organized play.
In this activity your little one will throw a beanbag at a numbered target to help improve her number recognition skills.
Build this beanbag toss! Aiming beanbags at holes and tossing them in, gives preschoolers practice with gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination.