I think we’re all in agreement when I say this week was weird and uncomfortable. Suddenly teachers and parents were thrown into new situations and new roles. That’s why I decided to create these FREE hands-on home learning activities.
These activities will keep your preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten student active and learning even on an extended break. Yes, these were created with the coronavirus school closures in mind, but they could absolutely be used for summer learning.
Count Around the House
Count Around the House is a great activity to get your child up and moving while practicing 1-to-1 counting and number sense!
Your child will go around the house or the room counting the objects and then write the number they found on their page. I have included 4 different versions of this activity.
Ready for more? Try Add Around the Room:
Here, students will count the objects and write the number. Then, they will add the numbers together to find the sum.
Find Count and Add Around the House HERE!
Write Around the House
For this activity, students will search for words around their house to write. You can let them write any words they find or give them categories to find like “Find words that start with C.”
Not ready for words? Have them hunt for letters:
Find Write Around the House HERE!
Sticky Note Alphabet Hunt
For this alphabet hunt activity, you will write letters on sticky notes and place them around the house. Your child will find the letters and wither trace that letter on their page OR color a picture that begins with that letter.
This activity is great because you can easily differentiate if you have children of different ages!
Grab this letter hunt in the free Home Learning Pack below!
Targeted Letter Hunts
This letter hunt activity is similar to the one above, but for this one you will only choose 2-3 letters to target. You will hide multiple sticky notes with each letter around the house. When your child finds them, they can bring them back and match them to the correct mat.
Fine Motor Practice with Letters
When they are done, you can sneak in some fine motor practice by letting them decorate the letters! Stickers are great for this, or you can let them paint, use bingo daubers, etc.
These letter hunt pages are included in the free Home Learning Packet below.
Need to get outside? Go for a nature walk! You can bring this free Nature Hunt activity with you. There are two levels included. For the first one, your child will color the pictures when they spot it on your walk.
Or, you can have them trace the words when they find each object:
Find these Nature Hunt pages here!
Go On a Color Hunt!
This is one of my favorite home learning activities! Your child will search for objects that are each color and then color the crayon the correct color. This is great color word practice!
You could even take this activity outside and look for objects in nature that are each color!
This activity is included in the free Home Learning Activities pack below.
Color Word Practice Pages
Here’s the thing about home learning – it should be fun and sometimes you just need to color! These pages are great for practicing identifying colors, appropriate grip, and building fine motor strength.
These pages are also included in the free Home Learning Pack below.
Label Around the House
This is one of the easiest ways to practice stretching out words and writing the sounds they hear – let your child label objects around the house. Just give them sticky notes or index cards and then let them go!
Sight Word Hunt
Similar to some of the activities above, you will write either sight words or letters on a sticky notes and hide them around the house. Your child will search the house for words to write on each bug.
This activity is included in the free Home learning Pack below.
I know, there’s a lot of hunting going on! But that’s because its one of the easiest ways to get your child up and moving while still learning. This shape hunt is perfect to do around the house, on a walk, or on a drive.
This is included in the free Home Learning pack below.
Editable games are great because you can choose the letters or sight words you want your child to focus on! Find these editable games free in my store:
FREE Editable Letter ID Games
FREE Editable Sight Word Games
Daily Writing Journal
This daily writing journal is perfect for any elementary student. Students will first record how they felt, one thing they were thankful for, and then what they did each day.
The feelings pictures match the pictures in my Calm Down Kit book. You can easily use this kit at home to help your child deal with anxiety and other big feelings.
The writing journal is included in the free Home Learning Pack below.
Home Learning Activities for Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten
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