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Welcome! With 25 years as a preschool teacher tucked under my belt, I’m here to help you find the best play-based activities, tips, ideas and tools to use with preschool kids–at home or in a classroom.  

Play is Learning.

So, what would you like to play today? 

Are you looking for open-ended art activities?  Early math or literacy ideas?  Sensory play tips?

If you work and play with preschool aged children, you’re in the right place.

Browse the creative play and learning activities below.  Choose something just right for your little learners–at home or in the classroom.

 

Browse all the activities below, or use the menu above to narrow things down by category.

The Best Dinosaur Gifts for Preschoolers
The Best Dinosaur Gifts for Preschoolers

Got Dinosaurs? If you’ve got a preschooler in your life, you’ve likely got a dinosaur lover, too!  And there are TONS of dinosaur preschool toys and books out there.  Over the years I’ve seen them all...  Since the variety can be overwhelming, here’s a short list of...

5 Calming Holiday Preschool Activities
5 Calming Holiday Preschool Activities

Holiday Chaos Holidays can be hectic times for toddlers, preschoolers and adults alike.  But it’s important to involve young children in family and community traditions and celebrations. These holiday preschool activities and toys will help keep things calm while...

How To Choose Fine Motor Activities for Your Preschooler
How To Choose Fine Motor Activities for Your Preschooler

Fine Motor How To Are you worried that your toddler or preschooler isn't developing the fine motor skills to be able to write “on time”?  Well, the good news is that you’re probably worrying about nothing!  If you’re providing lots of play opportunities, reading...

2468KIDS!
2468KIDS!

Rachel Arnold Sager is the creator of 2468 kids.com.  She has been breaking the rules that say girls should only wear flowers and boys should only wear blue for a number of years. Instead, she creates clothing and artwork that illustrate and encourage the natural...

5 Screen Free Dinnertime Activities
5 Screen Free Dinnertime Activities

It's Dinner Time! When it’s time to make dinner (or fold laundry…or put your feet up for two minutes to relax…) the temptation is strong to switch on the TV. Or give your toddler or preschooler your phone with a fun app. Gah—you just want some screen-free play options...

Build Your Preschooler’s Math Skills Through Play
Build Your Preschooler’s Math Skills Through Play

Preschool Math through Play? Playing is fun, and you read everywhere that “play is learning”.  Well, great—you definitely want your kids to be learning as they play!  But can your child really learn preschool math through play?  Is it as simple as just sticking a toy...

The Only Play Dough Recipe You’ll Ever Need!
The Only Play Dough Recipe You’ll Ever Need!

Play Dough at home or in a classroom... Soft and squishy, bright and colorful--what's not to love about play dough?  Upon entering my preschool classroom, it was one of the first activities the children were greeted with each day.  And it was one of the most popular...