10 Homeschool Activities for Preschool

Need ideas for homeschool activities for preschool and kindergarteners to use while at home during illness, inclement weather, or other events.

As a certified K-5 educator who taught kindergarten and first grade, I am more than happy to share what we are doing in our home to stay on top of curriculum while quarantined at home.

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Preschool Homeschool Activities

There are so many activities that can be done at home using traditional school supplies and other items you probably already have on hand. Here’s a list of 10 activities that my children enjoyed and that I highly recommend (with free downloads)!

Supplies You May Need for These Activities:

Spring kit craft template to develop fine motor skills.

Spring Kite Craft


To start our day, the kids cut out templates to create a kite craft. This is a great way to engage them right off the bat and work on those fine motor skills. Scissor skills are definitely a must-have for the preschool crowd!

Cutting out spring kit craft template to develop fine motor skills.

Since we’ve been studying spring weather, I wrote spring weather words in the cloud recording sheet in highlighter. They traced over the words in pencil.

Spring kit craft template to develop fine motor skills, shape recognition, and writing skills.

You could use this craft for any number of things – from recording letters, spelling words, vocabulary and more! Make it work with the content.

Highlight-a-number (ZERO) to help develop number recognition and number sense.

Math Activities


Today, we continued working on the number zero. Though it has everything to do with multiplication and nothing to do with quantity, we watched Zero the Hero by Schoolhouse Rock for no other reason than they sing about zero and it’s entertaining.

Kids watching Zero the Hero by Schoolhouse Rock!

We followed it up with our Highlight-a-Number activity. Insider tip: using highlighters makes an activity infinitely more engaging. Trust me.

If you have students struggling with number sense, this comprehensive math intervention curriculum can be a great addition to your RTI or small group time! This resource can be used in so many different ways. It was initially designed with kindergarten RTI in mind, specifically to meet the needs of students struggling with number sense. Additionally, it could be used to support your numeracy instruction in pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, within a small group, for ESL/ELL students, or for remediation in second grade.

The complete math curriculum for numbers 0-20 can be found here! So many good resources for teaching early numeracy!

Download this daily incentive chart that motivates your preschoolers and kinders!

Incentive Chart


We are still using a daily incentive chart. The reward? iPad access. Works like a charm.

Using the iPad as incentive to complete school time at home.

Brain Break

Today, we watched and learned about Fiona the Hippo from the Cincinnati Zoo! They have lots of great videos on their page. Your kiddos will probably be just as engaged as mine!

Download this sight word activity that focuses on building sentences using the word "a."

Sight Word Work


The focus today was building sentences using the word a. We’ve been working on a all week, so they were already familiar with the structure of the sentences.

A desktop pocket chart is a great tool for creating sentences!

I modeled the first sentence and then they put the remaining sentences together. (Since they are emerging readers, these sentences are super simple and repetitive.) 

This Count Your Home activity is so much fun!
Here’s a link to our portable whiteboard in case you love it like I do!

Count Your Home


Every day, my son’s preschool teacher (whom we love and adore – Faith had her last year), has been posting a daily challenge on her class Facebook page. Today, she wanted them to count different objects in their home. I LOVED THIS!

Download this recording sheet for students to use when counting items in their home.

This was a great way to get them up and moving around and practice counting! I made a recording sheet to go along with her instructions, including a blank template and an option for counting items in your pantry/fridge, too.

FYI: We only counted the items on our first floor to simplify it a bit! I think it would’ve been hard for them to keep track of otherwise! 

Download this Letter of the Week (V) worksheet and break out the dot markers!

Letter of the Week: V


Continuing with the letter of the week focus on Vv, we dotted words that began with the /v/ sound. Say the name of each picture aloud, and if it begins with the /v/ sound, dot it! 

These are the daubers we use, by the way! So many fun colors to choose from. And, along with highlighters, make activities a little more fun!

It always amazes me how much using a highlighter increases student engagement, attention to task, and activity completion. This is a set of alphabet activities that use a highlighter (or dry erase marker) to help students practice letter recognition and identification, phonemic awareness and handwriting. There are six different activity mats included. Check them out over at The Inspired Apple! #preschool #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #literacy #ELA #literacycenters #letterpractice #school #teacher #alphabet

Also, the full Highlight a Letter pack that includes six activities per letter can be found here! I’ll be pulling from it frequently over the next several weeks.

Nothing makes review activities more fun than a train track!

Review Activity with Train Tracks

To review the skills that we’ve been working on this week and get in some building, I had the kids build a circle using train tracks. (If you don’t have train tracks, tape on the ground would work just fine!)

Around the track, I placed sticky notes with numbers, letters, words, and our phone number on them. They chose a train and placed it on the track (a car would work, too). I called out something on the sticky note and they would drive their train to the right note. Here’s what it looks like in action:

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Read aloud "Bruce's Big Storm" by Ryan T. Higgins to your preschoolers and kindergartners.

Bruce’s Big Storm Read-Aloud

Lastly, we concluded our time together reading Bruce‘s Big Storm! If you haven’t read book about sweet and grumpy old Bruce before, I highly recommend this series! Always frowning, but always loveable.

A great choice when studying spring weather, too, of course!

This FREE printable contains three differentiated activity mats to use with cheese crackers as manipulatives! Use the large space to write number sentences, create number stories, make number bonds, write equations, count, or whatever else you can think of! Each page has either a five frame, ten frame, or two ten frames for working with numbers 0 to 20. This is a great number sense activity for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!

Up next…

I’m planning to use this fun activity in our math lessons soon! You might like to use it, too! Plus, FOOD! Who doesn’t love to learn when cheese crackers are part of the curriculum?!

I hope this post was helpful in sharing homeschool activities for preschool and kindergarteners! If you do something at home or in your classroom, please share it with me by tagging me @babblingabby on Instagram!

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Abby is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher who channels her passion for education into creating engaging activities and resources for the kindergarten and first grade classroom. When not dreaming up or working on her next project, you’ll find her enjoying her family – most likely in her minivan on the way to a soccer field.


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