Preschool Language Activities

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Preschool Language Activities

Preschool language activities can be simple and fun:

  • Have conversations while you go about your day
  • Sing fun songs to help memorize rhymes
  • Read daily and look through a variety of books
  • Tell a fun story from your life or make one up
  • Provided opportunities to experiment with writing




Alphabet Bean Bag Toss

SUPPLIES:


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Toss a bean bag back and forth.
  2. Each time the bag is caught say, in order, the letters in the alphabet.
  3. See what letter you can get to.

Body Letters

INSTRUCTIONS

:

    Explain:
  1. Our bodies are made up of many strong bones.
    We can move them and use them for many different things.
  2. Child:
  3. Form different letters using your body.
  4. Try forming letters together.





Pipe Cleaner Letters

SUPPLIES:

  • Pipe Cleaners


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Have a variety of pipe cleaners, you can find them in the craft section.
  2. Child:
  3. Bend pipe cleaners into different letters.
  4. Try making words or spelling name.

Sugar Letters

SUPPLIES:

  • Sugar
  • Plate


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. On a plate, pour a thin layer of sugar.
  2. Child:
  3. Write letters in the sugar with finger.




Zipper Hide and Seek

SUPPLIES:

  • Items with a zipper on it: pants, backpack, coat, or a purse
  • Small objects


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Put the small objects into the zipper items.
  2. Child:
  3. Unzip an item and choose an object.
  4. Say what letter the object starts with.

Add-On Story

SUPPLIES:

  • Creative mind power


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Begin a fun story and stop.
  2. Child:
  3. Add another part to the story, then stop.
  4. Go back and forth until the story is complete.




Make a Movie

SUPPLIES:

  • Camera
  • Props and costumes


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Have children dress up and act out a favorite book.
  2. Make sure to record them.
  3. Let them watch their movie.
  4. For fun, pop some popcorn.

Puppet Show

SUPPLIES:

  • Puppets or stuffed animals


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Use puppets or stuffed animals to act out favorite book.




Flashlight Spotlight

SUPPLIES:

  • Flashlight


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Have children sit in a circle.
  2. Shine the flash light on each one, while saying:
  3. Star light, star bright
    First star I see tonight
    I wish I may, I wish I might
    Find the star that shines so bright
  4. Have the child you end on stand up and share some things about himself.

Show and Tell

SUPPLIES:

  • Item or picture to share


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Have children sit in a circle.
  2. Let each child take a turn standing and explaining an item.




Newspaper Poster

SUPPLIES:

  • Newspapers
  • Poster
  • Scissors and Glue


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Explain:
  1. A newspaper has stories about what is going on around us.
  2. Help:
  3. Fold the poster in half.
  4. Cut out pictures from newspapers.
  5. Glue onto poster and come up with stories to go with the pictures.

Journal Entries

SUPPLIES:

  • Notebook
  • Pen


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Ask questions and write down response.
  2. Add pictures or drawings to entry.




Write a Book

SUPPLIES:

  • Notebook
  • Pen


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Choose a main character.
  2. Write a story about what happens.
  3. Add a cover and illustrations.
  4. Have fun reading together.

Sign Finders

SUPPLIES:

  • Paper and crayons
  • Tape


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Make a sign by writing the name of different items around your preschool on pieces of paper.
  2. Child:
  3. Tape the signs on the correct items.




The Amazing Blanket

SUPPLIES:

  • Blanket


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Explain:
  1. With the blanket you can do amazing things.
  2. Child:
  3. Hide under the blanket, jump over it, hop around it, roll in it and wave it around.

Word Add-On

SUPPLIES:

  • Awesome words


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Think of a word and an action to go with it.
  2. Say the first word, then think of another word and action to add on.
  3. Keep adding words and see how many you can remember.




Word Poster

SUPPLIES:

  • Poster
  • Magazines
  • Scissors and glue


INSTRUCTIONS:

    Help:
  1. Cut pictures from magazines of favorite things.
  2. Glue the pictures on a poster board.
  3. Under each picture write what it is.




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