Pre-k & Preschool Ideas

Activities and Crafts that are perfect for Preschool aged children!
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Make Window Clingies with just 3 Ingredients! 

🎨Just mix 3 Tablespoons @Elmersproducts White School Glue, 3-4 drops dish soap, and 8 drops of food coloring. 

Dip a paint brush in the mixture and paint a design onto a sheet protector. We painted different shapes to use to build a flower garden 🌼🌱

Let dry for 60 minutes and peel. Stick the clingies to a window to “plant” your own window garden! 

👉🏻Click to visit Elmer’s Creations to explore more DIY hands-on activities featuring Elmer’s Glue to inspire and celebrate the magic of making! 

#ElmersPartner #ElmersCreations #ReadySetCreate
Use an empty egg carton to create an outdoor scavenger hunt for your next nature walk! Label each spot with the name or drawing of a small nature item that the kids can look for along the way and add to their carton. Free printable!
Make this simple sidewalk chalk paint with broken and leftover pieces of chalk. Fun outdoor sidewalk chalk art activity for kids and toddlers!

Activities

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👉🏻Click to visit @elmersproducts Creations platform to explore more DIY hands-on activities featuring Elmer’s Glue to inspire and celebrate the magic of making like this Soothing Smoothing Glue Art! #ElmersPartner #ElmersCreations #ReadySetCreate
Tap the link to download 4 free printable snowflake templates ❄️ Draw or trace a snowflake using school glue ❄️ Cover with salt and shake off any excess ❄️Let dry (I like to prep this overnight or in the morning to allow for drying time) ❄️Using watercolors, tap a wet brush on different sections of the snowflake; paint will spread and blend along the salt lines!
Fingerprint Flower Pots • Make this cute spring craft with the kids for Mother’s Day (or anytime!) Here’s how: You’ll need terra cotta pots, acrylic paint, paint marker and/or sharpie.

Crafts

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5min · 1 serving

 

Mix together : 
 • 1 cup Flour 
 • 1/2 cup Salt
 • 2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
 • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
 • 1 Tablespoon Ginger

In a separate container, combine:
 • 1 cup water
 • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
 • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla

Mix together in a sauce pan over medium heat. Keep stirring until a ball forms. Remove from heat and let cool. Have fun!!
Make a gingerbread playdough cookie play kit! Homemade gingerbread playdough recipe
 

More play ideas at @jessicagrant14 on instagram! The base of our fall sensory bin is one of my favorites, dried garbanzo beans. It is less messy than something like rice or sand and the larger pieces are easy to cleanup once play is over. I then hid a set of hand-painted wooden acorns in the beans and added felt leaves on top. Kids can count and sort acorns by color into coordinating bowls. We borrowed the squirrel from Sneaky Snacky Squirrel (a favorite game!) for a little extra fine motor muscle strength practice

Sensory

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Children's Books for Spring » Spring Book Lists
Children's Books for Spring » Spring Book Lists

Books

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Playroom Artwork DIY- Soothing Smoothing Glue Art for kids with Elmer’s
👉🏻Click to visit @elmersproducts Creations platform to explore more DIY hands-on activities featuring Elmer’s Glue to inspire and celebrate the magic of making like this Soothing Smoothing Glue Art! #ElmersPartner #ElmersCreations #ReadySetCreate
DIY Window Clingies | Elmer’s Creations
Make Window Clingies with just 3 Ingredients! 🎨Just mix 3 Tablespoons @Elmersproducts White School Glue, 3-4 drops dish soap, and 8 drops of food coloring. Dip a paint brush in the mixture and paint a design onto a sheet protector. We painted different shapes to use to build a flower garden 🌼🌱 Let dry for 60 minutes and peel. Stick the clingies to a window to “plant” your own window garden! 👉🏻Click to visit Elmer’s Creations to explore more DIY hands-on activities featuring Elmer’s Glue to inspire and celebrate the magic of making! #ElmersPartner #ElmersCreations #ReadySetCreate
Winter Snowflake Art for Kids - Salt + Watercolor Craft Activity
Tap the link to download 4 free printable snowflake templates ❄️ Draw or trace a snowflake using school glue ❄️ Cover with salt and shake off any excess ❄️Let dry (I like to prep this overnight or in the morning to allow for drying time) ❄️Using watercolors, tap a wet brush on different sections of the snowflake; paint will spread and blend along the salt lines!
35+ Links for FREE Yoto MYO Card Content!
35+ Links for FREE Yoto MYO Card Content!
Fingerprint Art: Flower Pot Kids Craft for Mother’s Day
Fingerprint Flower Pots • Make this cute spring craft with the kids for Mother’s Day (or anytime!) Here’s how: You’ll need terra cotta pots, acrylic paint, paint marker and/or sharpie.
three flower pots with flowers in them and the words fingerprint flower pots on top
Fingerprint Art: Flower Pot Kids Craft | JessicaEtCetera.com | by Jessica Grant
DIY a fingerprint flower pots kids craft! A fun and easy art craft for kids that also makes a sweet Mother's Day gift.
Gingerbread Playdough Recipe
5min · 1 serving Mix together : • 1 cup Flour • 1/2 cup Salt • 2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon • 1 Tablespoon Ginger In a separate container, combine: • 1 cup water • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Mix together in a sauce pan over medium heat. Keep stirring until a ball forms. Remove from heat and let cool. Have fun!!
a child is making gingerbread cookies on a table
Gingerbread Playdough | JessicaEtCetera.com | by Jessica Grant
Make a gingerbread playdough cookie play kit! Homemade gingerbread playdough recipe
Fall Sensory Bin for Kids
More play ideas at @jessicagrant14 on instagram! The base of our fall sensory bin is one of my favorites, dried garbanzo beans. It is less messy than something like rice or sand and the larger pieces are easy to cleanup once play is over. I then hid a set of hand-painted wooden acorns in the beans and added felt leaves on top. Kids can count and sort acorns by color into coordinating bowls. We borrowed the squirrel from Sneaky Snacky Squirrel (a favorite game!) for a little extra fine motor muscle strength practice
an egg carton filled with lots of different things on top of a white table
Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for Kids
Use an empty egg carton to create an outdoor scavenger hunt for your next nature walk! Label each spot with the name or drawing of a small nature item that the kids can look for along the way and add to their carton. Free printable!
Celebrate World Emoji Day with Kids - July 17 !
Visit JessicaEtc.com to find more details including DIY instructions!
Fashion, Outfits, Adorable, Puffy, Emoji, Emoji Faces
DIY Emoji Backpack: Potato Print Craft | JessicaEtCetera.com | by Jessica Grant
a drawstring bag with emoticions painted on it and some thread next to it
DIY Emoji Backpack: Potato Print Craft | JessicaEtCetera.com | by Jessica Grant
Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to design a fun DIY emoji print backpack using a potato stamp for Emoji Day (July 17)!
DIY Emoji Backpack
Visit jessicaetc.com for complete details! World Emoji Day is July 17!! Make a DIY emoji backpack! • cut a potato in half to make a stamp • dip cut side of potato into yellow acrylic paint • stamp circles at random to make assorted emoji faces • let dry • add details using puffy paint
Rainbow Playdough: how to make homemade playdough recipe!
10min · 1 serving Ingredients • 1 cup flour • 1/2 cup salt • 2 tsp cream of tartar • 1 cup water • 1 tbsp oil Instructions • Combine 1 cup flour, ½ cup salt and 2 tsp cream of tartar in a saucepan. • In a separate container, mix 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1 cup water • Place saucepan over medium heat and slowly stir in the wet ingredients. • Stir constantly until a ball forms, about 3-4 minutes • Remove from heat and let cool on a piece of parchment paper. • Knead until smooth. • Keep in a sealed container or plastic bag; it can be kept for months! For homemade rainbow playdough, divide the dough into as many colors as you would like. Add a drop of food coloring or squirt of paint (if using paint you may need to add a little more flour to balance the consistency). To