You've been looking for loads of preschool activities to do at home that don't involve "virtual learning" or
"remote learning." You're of putting your kid in front of a screen, but looking for something easy to do with them that's educational! But it's time to expand outside of the house! Let's take the learning outdoors! These preschool learning activities will encourage creative hands-on learning!
Check out our list of ten preschool learning activities to do outside of your home!
1. Nature Scavenger Hunt
Okay, hear me out...You know that baby shower game where everyone writes down what they think the mother is going to get, and while she opens presents, the guests play BINGO? Okay, think of THAT game, but with your preschooler and nature. Help your child list (or draw) things he/she thinks you will find outside. Then take your paper outside and cross off each item as you find them! You can even have a contest to see who can find them first!
2. Sword Fight
As a boy mom, we have LOTS of sword fights! While being stuck at home in quarantine, we also have been ordering almost all of our purchases online! And you know what that means...a plethora of BOXES! Using recyclables, each person creates his/her own sword! Take the swords outside to slay the dragon tormenting your home!
3. Color Scavenger Hunt
Place colored construction paper in ziplock bags. Then go for a walk looking for items that match each color. Collect the items and place them in their matching colored bag!
4. Sidewalk Letter Squirt
Using sidewalk chalk, write a variety of letters all over your driveway. Call out a letter and have your child race over to the letter and squirt the letter with a spray bottle (or water gun)!
5. Sink or Float
Sink or float is simple, but surprisingly fun for preschoolers! Simply fill up a big container with water. Select some items around the house. Have your child predict whether it will sink or float and then test it! This is a fun and easy science experiment that often ends in some water independent free-play!
6. ABC Hunt
Think "Easter Egg Hunt" but with foam bath letters! Hide them around the yard and have your child go on a hunt!
7. Car Wash or Animal Wash
Collect toy cars, ride-on toys, or plastic animals. Break out a bucket of soapy water and a sponge, or even a sprinkler and a hose and give them a good washing! It can also be super fun to "drive" a ride-on toy through the car wash (aka sprinkler)!
8. Slide Painting
Unroll large paper on a slide. Squirt some paint on the paper. Send cars and balls down the slide and watch the pattern they create on the slide!
9. Save the Alphabet!
Put foam alphabet letters in a bowl, cover them with water, and pop in the freezer! The next day take the frozen block outside and let your child chip away at it with toy hammers, squirt bottles, spoonfuls of water to save each of the letters!
10. Magnet Tiles on the Garage
Invite your child to release his/her inner architect! Magnet tiles stick to your garage doors which makes a super fun HUGE canvas for building!
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