Preschool Language Activities
Teaching your child the preschool language skills they need can be simple and fun. The most important ways you are probably already doing.
Below are some more great ideas and activities to help give your child a boost into the world of preschool language.
My little tip
-Have conversations with your child while you go about your day.
songs and help your child memorize rhymes.
-Read with your child daily and let them look through
-Tell your child made up stories or some from your life.
-Give your child opportunities to experiment with writing.
Add On Story
Begin a fun story, then let your child add some to it. Then take turns adding to the story.
Bean Bag Toss
Toss a bean bag to your child and say the letter a. Each time the bag is caught say the next letter in the alphabet.
See what letter you can get to.
Body Full of Bones Letters
Explain that our bodies are made up of many strong bones. We can move them and use them for many different things.
Help your child form different letters using his body. You can also try making letters together.
Have the children sit in a circle. Turn on a flashlight and take turns shining the flashlight on each child while saying,
“Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight, I wish I may, I wish I might, find the star that shines so bright.” Whichever
child you end on, have him stand up and help him share some things about himself. Then do the poem again until each child is
Ask your child questions and write down his response. You can ask about his day, something that is coming up,
his favorite things, or anything else he wants to talk about.
Make a Movie
Let your child choose a favorite book or movie to act out. You can get creative and help your child make props and programs.
Let your child dress-up and have stuffed animals be the audience. Then get out the video camera and record it.
Afterwards, make some popcorn and watch it with your child.
Show the children a newspaper and explain that it has stories about what is going on around us.
Take a poster board and fold it in half. Then have the children cut out pictures from magazines and glue them onto the poster.
Have them come up with stories to go with the pictures.
Pipe Cleaner Letters
Let your child bend pipe cleaners into different letters. You can also make words. (You can find pipe cleaners in the craft section).
Make some puppets or use stuffed animals and help your child act out a favorite book or story.
Show and Tell
Have a special time where your child can present whatever he wants.
It can be an art project, a favorite toy or describing a vacation.
Make a sign by writing the name of different items around your preschool on pieces of paper.
Give a sign to your child, and have him place it on that item.
On a plate, pour a thin layer of sugar. Help your child write his name and other letters in the sugar with his finger.
The Amazing Blanket
Give your child a blanket. Explain that with this blanket you can do amazing things.
Then ask your child to hide under the blanket, jump over it, hop around it, roll in it,
wave it around or anything else you can thing of.
Throw The O
Help your child make a circle using a pipe cleaner. Then have your child throw the circle and you try to catch
it on your finger. Then switch and have you throw and your child try to catch it.
Have your child think of a word and an action to go with it. Then you think of a word and
come up with an action. Say the one your child thought of first, then say yours. Then it's your child's turn to add another one. Keep going and see how many
words and actions you can remember in a row.
Preschool Language Word Poster
Using magazines, have your child cut pictures of his favorite things. Have him glue the pictures on a poster board.
You can also glue pictures of family, friends, or pets. Then under the picture, write what it is.
Hang the poster in your child’s room.
Explain to your child what a statue is and show him pictures of some famous statues.
Have him choose what statue to be. It can be a tree or an animal, or whatever he wants.
Then have your children become a statue and hold it, while you count to ten, and see if he can not move.
Then choose another statue.
Write a Book
Have your child make his own story. Decide who will be the main character, and what will happen to him.
Write the story down, making sure to leave room for illustrations. With construction paper have your child make a front and back cover.
Explain that your child is the author of this book. Then explain your child will also be the illustrator and let him color some pictures.
Once he is done, have fun reading his new book together.
Zipper Hide and Seek
Find a variety of items with a zipper on it; pants, backpack, coat, or a purse. In each item put a variety of objects, then zip up the item. Let your child unzip an item and choose an object. Then have him say what letter the object starts with.
I hope you enjoy my preschool language activities.
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