Story Stones to Make for Playful Learning

Kids love rocks. There’s just something about the weight and feel of them that draws children in....more

Name Activities with a Butterfly Craft

It’s no secret that we do a ton of name activities in my preschool craft. Names are important to the kiddos, and learning their names is something every preschooler strives for....more

Preschool Busy Bag Ideas for a Dinosaur Theme

Need some busy bag ideas for a preschool dinosaur theme or a dino-loving kiddo? I have a few to share with you, along with some free printables to get you started. These busy bag ideas would be perfect...more

Crayon Resist Cupcake Liner Ladybug Craft

This oh so very simple ladybug craft helps children explore science and art concepts. Be sure to check out the bottom of this post for more #PLAYfulpreschool ladybug ideas. They’re perfect for an insect theme or just because! ...more

End of the School Year Activities for Preschool

I cannot believe it’s almost May already! I’m pretty sure I exclaim that in shock every year! There is a LOT that goes into closing out a school year, but for now I’m focusing on some fun end of the school year activities for kids and teachers ....more

Engineering Projects for Kids | Castles in the Block Center

In my classroom, the block center is open and available a good chunk of our preschool day. It’s heavily used, and so much playful learning takes place there. It’s the perfect area to introduce engineering projects for kids that get them thinking, planning, and creating ....more

Colorful Science and Art Experiment for Spring

The preschoolers and I have had an amazing amount of fun with science and art recently. It was one of those activities that I thought they’d enjoy, but I couldn’t have predicted their level of interest!! In addition to the enjoyment factor, we learned a lot about science, math, and art concepts along the way ....more

Preschool Alphabet Fun Using Magnetic Letters

If you’re a regular Fun-A-Day reader, you know I am all about FUN and MEANINGFUL learning for kiddos. This mantra of mine applies to preschool alphabet activities, too, of course. Inspired by P is for Preschooler, this week’s Share It Saturday features are all about the fun ways to use magnetic letters to teach ....more

Earth Day Making Words Activity & Sensory Bin

Recently, we put together an Earth Day sensory bin filled with math activities. It was a hit around my house with kids from preschool through second grade. Since I am all about reusing sensory materials, we turned that bin into a making words activity bin! ...more

Teaching Word Families with Ping Pong Balls

Young children need hands-on activities to learn, and literacy is no exception. Using ping pong balls when teaching word families certainly allows the children to get their hands busy! In addition to being a little fun and silly, it’s a great way for kids to get in some fine motor practice ....more