3-5 Years

This is the age of pretend play…in the mind of a 3-5 year old, they can be anyone or anything they want to be.  Whether it is an astronaut walking on the moon or a princess waiting to be rescued by a big, bad dragon, your child’s creativity is at its finest in these years!

These posts are specifically targeted for your “little Einstein”:

Ten Steps to Teaching Your Child to Read

71 Things Your Child Needs to Know Before Kindergarten

Alphabet Parking Lot:  Matching Capital & Lowercase Letters
Alphabet Train Game
Animal Mix Up Legos
Apple Garland (The Fruit of the Spirit)
Apple Graphing
Apple Patterning
Apple Seed “A”
Apple Star Stamping
Apple Theme Sensory Tub
Apple Toss
Apple Turkey
Autumn Tree
b, d, p, q spinner
Balance Beam with Fiery Leaves
Balloon Terrarium
Bathtub Painting
Beach Scene
Biggest to Smallest with Dinosaurs
Butterfly Tie-Dye Craft
Capital and Lowercase Matching with Clothespins
C is for Cow (Alphabet Craft)

Candy Wrapper Snowflake
Car Painting
Caterpillar Counting
Chicken Beak Counting & Guessing Game
Christmas Box Counting & Number Matching
Christmas Countdown to Santa
Christmas Present Patterning
Christmas Sticker Letter Tracing
Cloud Dough
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” Sensory Play
Color Sorting Hunt
Counting Kisses Game
Day 1 of Creation:  Light
Day 2 of Creation:  Sky
Day 3 of Creation:  Flower, Plants & Trees
Day 4 of Creation:  Sun, Moon, & Stars
Day 5 of Creation:  Birds & Fish
Day 6 of Creation:  Animals & Man
Day 7 of Creation:  God Rested
Diffusing Temper Tantrums
Dinosaur D Alphabet Craft
Dinosaur Fossils
Do-A-Dot Number Activity
Dr. Seuss ABC Letters in Shaving Cream
Early Graphing Activity
Edible Playdough
“Feelings” Matching and Memory Game
Fine Motor Practice (Before Dinner)
Flashlight Spot-and-Tell
“Heart Breaker” Number Game
Hot Air Balloon
Hula Hoop Jumping
Ice “Fishing”
Icy “I Spy”
Indian Attire

Indoor “Ice” Skating
Interactive Counting
Invent Your Own Indoor Kite
“I Spy” Activity Bottle
“I Spy” Mats
Leaf Bracelet
Leaf Rubbing (Personalized)
Letter Boxes and Scavenger Hunt
Letter Recognition using Cheez-Its
Letter Scavenger Hunt at the Park

L is for Leaf
License Plate Rubbings
Lick-and-Stick Stickers (DIY)
“Little Cloud” Activity
Making Rain

Measuring with Dinosaur Feet
Mixing Colors {in a most unique way}
Octopus O
Painting at the Pool
Paint Sample Rainbow Fan
Pattern Train
Peach Pit Painting
Pedicure Stegosaurus
People, Places, Things Farm Sort
Penguin Puppets
Pound-a-Sound (phonemic awareness activity)
Pounding Golf Tees into a Pumpkin (fine moto)
Race-Car Snack
Rain in a Jar
Reading Comprehension Beach Ball
Red Hot Applesauce
S is for Sunflower
Sand Numbers
Santa Says
Save, Spend Give Coin Bank
Sensory Tub with Shredded Paper
Shape Chick
Sight Word Bingo
Silver Bells Memory Game
Snowflakes (Puffy)
Sorting a Snack with Dinosaur Teeth
Spaghetti Designs
Sponge Relay
“Spooly” Pumpkin
Stoplight Beanbag Toss
Story Sequencing {The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything}
Submarine Art
Sword Fighting
Tangled Pumpkin
Ten Apples Up on Top (Literature Activity)
Throw a “Snowball”
Turkey Toss of Thankfulness
Venn Diagram with Letters
Vertical Writing with Window Markers
“Why do I need to wear sunscreen?” Experiment
“Will It Slide?” Science Experiment
W is for Window
Wordless Picture Books:  Their Hidden Value
Ziploc “My Shapes” Book


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