Try These Easy Toddler Activities & Preschool Worksheets!
It’s never too early to help your little ones start learning but we know it can seem overwhelming! After all, where are you supposed to find toddler activities and preschool worksheets that help keep your kiddos entertained and engaged? Well, look no further because you’ve come to the right place! From literacy and number practice to art and sensory ideas, this list has it all! In addition, everything is super easy, affordable, and totally kid-approved. Are you ready to check out the content? Keep reading!
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What Activities are Good for Toddlers?
The best toddler activities and preschool activities at home focus on literacy, number practice, and art/sensory. And you’re in luck because we’ve included ideas for each of those categories! Get ready to have some serious fun learning with your little ones.
Magnetic Letter Bin (ABC’s of Literacy) – A few simple supplies are all you need to create a fun sensory learning experience.
Hot Chocolate Alphabet Game (Toddler Approved) – Here are some simple DIY preschool worksheets that makes letter recognition more creative.
Alphabet Pencil Puzzles (Fun Learning for Kids) – Use pencil puzzles as a fun spin on the typical preschool worksheets!
Ice Cream Sight Word Match Up (A Dab of Glue Will Do) – Use this cute ice cream activity for learning sight words.
Halloween Writing Trays (Play to Learn Preschool) – When it’s time for spooks and spirits, you’ll definitely want to crack out these Halloween-themed trays.
Snowy Day Alphabet Writing Tray (Modern Preschool) – Turn a lazy snow day into a learning-filled one with this wintery idea.
Alphabet Post-It Wall (Busy Toddler) – If you have post-it notes laying around, this is a great letter recognition activity for toddlers.
Tracing Letters With Loose Parts (Fun Learning for Kids) – This idea will help kids with forming the shapes of letters while also providing a wonderful tactile experience.
Ice Cream Bar Sight Words (Planning Playtime) – Spelling out ice cream shaped sight words in a tray of sprinkles? This is a preschooler’s dream! Plus it’s a lot more fun than your typical preschool worksheets.
Easy Alphabet Match (Busy Toddler) – Write out letters on an old cookie sheet and have your littles match up magnetic ones. So easy!
Name Recognition Soup (Play Teach Repeat) – We think this is the perfect literacy activity for a cold day. Make your own letter soup!
Secret Letters (Busy Toddler) – This literacy activity doubles as an art project. Paint and learn letters with your toddler!
Pumpkin Seed Name Activities (Fun-A-Day) – Save those Halloween pumpkin seeds for this clever preschool activity.
Wavy Name Puzzles (Teachers Pay Teachers) – Print, cut, and piece together these wavy puzzles. Your kiddos will get great practice with letters and problem-solving.
Dirt Playdough & Rock Writing (Frugal Fun For Boys And Girls) – Get down and dirty with this super easy writing practice.
Paper Cup Letter Recognition (Planning Playtime) – Quick and easy is the name of the game. That’s why we love that you only need paper cups for this fun toddler learning activity.
Spider Name Activities (Early Learning Ideas) – Another Halloween letter activity your littles are sure to love!
Alphabet Kaboom! (The Many Little Joys) – Beware the Kaboom! We want to play this game as much as our kids do!
Say It, Make It, Write It Mats (You Clever Monkey) – This clever 3-step process ensures that newly learned words will stick. The best type of toddler worksheets are the ones you can use over and over again.
Fine Motor ABC Match (Learn-Play-Imagine) – Young learners will love this idea that helps with letter recognition and fine motor skills.
Feed the Shark Alphabet Game (Toddler Approved) – A hungry shark is waiting to be fed in this super fun game.
Letter Hunt (Busy Toddler) – Send your kids on a dig through cornmeal to find the missing letters. A great addition to a dinosaur unit!
Letter Board Name Search (Preschool Inspirations) – So many of us have felt letter boards in our homes and this idea is another great use for it.
Ideas for Preschool Activities at Home
If you’re looking for number, counting, and math-related preschool worksheets and toddler activities, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for some of our favorite ideas!
Button Counting Grid Games (Life Over C’s) – Grab some oversized buttons and these free printable preschool worksheets for some fun counting games.
Math Counting Game (Meg O. On the Go) – Math and snacks combine to make the perfect learning activity.
Number Monsters (Messes to Memories) – Raise your hand if you’ve got little monster lovers in your life! They’ll have so much fun with this number learning activity.
Spider Counting Mats (A Dab of Glue Will Do) – These creepy crawly counting ideas makes for the perfect Halloween preschool worksheets.
Teeth NumbersGames (Totschooling) – For some serious smiles, be sure and check out these tooth-themed number games.
Straw & Pom Poms Counting Game (Nurture Store) – This hands-on idea will help your little ones explore through play! You probably already have all the supplies you need.
Mitten Math (Stir the Wonder) – We can’t wait to use this idea during Winter. Learn counting skills and make cute mittens at the same time.
Crayon Number Packets (In My World) – Preschoolers must match their crayons with the correctly numbered crayon packet.
Kite Themed Math (Teach Beside Me) – Help their math skills fly high with this kite-themed math activity.
Sun Rays Counting (Planning Playtime) – Put the correct number of rays around the sun. All you need to do is print these preschool worksheets!
Counting Snowman (CBC Parents) – Use this counting activity for preschoolers to practice letter recognition. Put the right number of buttons on each snowman!
Ice Cream Math (Fun-A-Day) – Have your kids count out each scoop of ice cream using Pom Pom balls.
Pumpkin Counting Mats (Fun Learning for Kids) – Sweet and simple, these pumpkin preschool worksheets are an excellent fall resource for little ones.
UNO Card Counting (Planning Playtime) – If you’ve got UNO cards lying around, you’re in luck!
Fall Tree Number Matching (Fun Learning for Kids) – Add these number matching preschool worksheets to any fall unit or activity!
Ice Cream Counting (Mrs. Plemon’s Kindergarten) – Put the right number of sprinkles on your ice cream cone. Just print these preschool activity sheets and you should have the rest of the items laying around your house.
Roll & Cross Math Game (Busy Toddler) – Giant dice and markers? For kids there is no counting game better than that.
Touch & Feel Counting Cards (Teach Me Mommy) – These cards are the perfect blend of sensory and counting practice.
Monster Counting (Fun-A-Day) – Give your little monsters some more practice counting with these fun monster preschool activities at home!
Pipe Cleaner Counting (Planning Playtime) – If your little ones love pipe cleaners, they’ll be all over this idea to aid their counting skills.
Kite Counting (Fun With Mama) – Be sure and check out these fun counting kite preschool worksheets.
Bug Jar Math (PreKinders) – Bug lovers will adore this math-in-a-jar idea.
Apple Tree Addition (CBC Parents) – Perfect for September, this apple-themed math activity is sweet and simple.
Fish Number Puzzles (Childcareland) – Make a splash with these fish-themed number preschool worksheets.
How Do I Start Teaching My Toddler at Home?
One of the easiest ways to start teaching your little one by doing art and sensory preschool activities at home. Take a look at the following ideas and watch them unleash their inner Picassos!
Edible Marshmallow Playdough (One Little Project) – PlayDough that tastes as good as it looks? You can even sneak a bite!
Ice Painting (Powerful Mothering) – Frozen paint is a fun twist on a favorite kid activity.
Cookie Cutter Painting (Busy Toddler) – Use your cookie cutters like stamps and let the artistry begin!
Rainbow In a Bag (Powerful Mothering) – We love this art idea because it’s easy, fast, and best of all—no mess!
Baby Wipe Tye Die Art (I Can Teach My Child) – This washable idea is not only cool, but also has a super easy cleanup!
Cotton Candy Puffy Paint (Crafty Morning) – Take a break from standard preschool worksheets and ix glue with shaving cream. It makes for a DIY puffy paint that’s super fun!
Handprint Q-Tip Cherry Blossom (Glued to My Crafts) – Dipping and dabbing is the name of the game with this easy idea using Q-tips.
Rolling Pin Painting (Teaching 2 & 3-Year-Olds) -We’re obsessed with this new painting method. Check it out!
Snowy Day Tissue Paper Art (Fireflies & Mudpies) – Leave the toddler worksheets behind, all you need is a little snow and tissue paper for this fun winter art project.
Handprint Rainbow Painting (Kids Craft Room) -We adore rainbow crafts and your little ones love getting down and dirty.
Plastic Wrap Process Art (Buggy & Buddy) – This art process will help you create a colorful texture on your paper. So cool!
Toilet Paper Roll Car Craft (A Little Pinch of Perfect) – Vroom-vroom! Little racers will love creating their very own speedsters.
Silky Soft Playdough (This Grandma Is Fun) – If you’ve been looking for a great at-home playdough recipe, you’ve found it!
Rainbow Shaving Cream Art (Hello, Wonderful) – It’s hard to believe that such simple prep creates such stunning results!
Painting With Bubbles (Early Learning Ideas) – Paint and dish soap take center stage with this unique activity idea for toddlers.
Frozen Paint Process Art (Busy Toddler) – Another frozen paint method that we can’t get enough of!
Fall Tree Foil Art (Play Teach Repeat) – Give fall a huge welcome with this foil ball paint method.
Mesh Dabber Painting (Picklebums) – Little ones will adore these squishy and squashy mesh dabbers.
Shaving Cream Painting (Fun With Mama) – Does this shaving cream art activity is so fun for little kids and big kids alike.
Sponge Painting Process Art (Busy Toddler) -If you’re looking for a simple art project that uses items you probably already have on hand, this is it!
Foil Painting (Frogs Snails & Puppy Dog Tails) – Use this foil painting idea the next time you’re looking for a rainy day activity.
Egg Carton Pumpkin Patch (Glued to My Crafts) – The perfect way to celebrate fall (and recycle!) while give your child a chance to be creative.
Fizzy Flour Paint (Playdough to Plato) – Flour, baking soda, food coloring, and water are all that’s needed to create this non-toxic fizzy paint!
Guess the Scent Smelling Station (Play Teach Repeat) – Pull out your cooking extracts and these smelling station printables for the perfect ‘scent’-sory activity.
Duplo + Beans Sensory Bin (Toddler At Play) – Little ones will love playing with their Legos in beans and other items.
Hair Gel Sensory Bags (Mostly Under Control) – Simply squirt some hair gel into ziplock baggies, tape them up, and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Bubble Foam (Busy Toddler) – 3 ingredients are all that’s needed for this fabulous homemade foam.
Oil & Water Sensory Bottles (My Baba) – We know oil and water don’t mix but now your kiddos will know it too!
Sugar Sensory Sand (Create. Play. Travel.) – Make your own ‘sand’ out of sugar, cornstarch, and food coloring. It’s a total hit!
Noodle Sensory Table (Pocket of Preschool) – If you’re looking for simple… this is it! Simply display dried, colored pasta and a few kid-friendly tools.
Pom Pom Ice Cubes (The Paige Diaries) – What do you get when you freeze pom poms in ice cubes? A crazy FUN idea for preschoolers.
Sift & Find (Busy Toddler) – It doesn’t get much easier than this. Simply hide plastic letters in sand or cornmeal, and let your little ones sift for them!
Pipe Cleaner Magnetic Water Play (Modern Preschool) – Introduce children to some magnet fun with this clever concept.
Sensory Sticks (Kids Play Tricks) – Looking for an easy and portable sensory idea? Try these sensory sticks!
Auditory Sensory Play (Fun Learning Ideas) – Introduce your little ones to many new sounds with this auditory sensory idea.
Fun, Hands-On Preschool Activities
Fill in the gaps and keep them busy with these hands-on printable preschool worksheets and toddler activities!
Beginning Sounds Worksheets (The Measured Mom) – Help your little ones learn their beginning sounds with this set of printable preschool worksheets.
Dot the Rhyme (This Reading Mama) – If you don’t have dot markers, pennies or other manipulative items will work great with this toddler worksheet.
Weather Wheel (Adventure In a Box) – Keep your eye on the weather outside with this printable weather wheel.
Scissors Cutting Practice (Living Well Mom) – This idea will help them develop their cutting and tactile skills.
Hidden Letter & Number (Typically Simple) – Help your little ones with letter recognition and deductive skills.
Pumpkin Number Worksheets (Look! We’re Learning) – We’re obsessed with all things fall over here, so this worksheet is definitely going on our list.
Winter Dot Painting (The Resourceful Mama) – The perfect free printable for a wintery day.
Fall Line Tracing (Supply Me) -Trace the line from the falling leaves for a great autumn worksheet.
Disney Alphabet Worksheets (123 Homeschool 4 Me) – Where are our Disney lovers?! Your kiddos will be all over these bad boys.
Human Body Pack (Free Homeschool Deals) – Discover all the amazing parts of the human body with this complete printable pack.
Days of the Week Wheel (Arrows & Applesauce) – Help your little ones learn the days of the week in the most colorful was possible!
Birthday Hat (Primary Playground) – Show your preschooler a little extra love on their birthday with this printable birthday crown.
School Name Cards (Mandy’s Party Printables) – With multiple designs to choose from, we can’t get enough of these darling school name cards.
Alphabet Letter Hunt (Totschooling) – Every letter of the alphabet is included on these free printable letter hunt worksheets. What a steal!
Fall Worksheets Pack (Mess for Less) – Tracing, counting, stringing, letter practice! It’s ALL included in this printable fall preschool worksheets pack!
Alphabet Book & Practice Sheets (Easy Peasy Learners) – These printable alphabet sheets are complete from A-Z and allow kids to write and color!
Drive & Trace Activity Pages (Preschool Mom) – How cute are these?! Just pull out some pencils and hot wheels to help little ones learn their shapes.
November Worksheets (Planning Playtime) – Turkeys, apples, and acorns, oh my! SO many fun fall themes are available on these worksheets.
Morning Work (The Super Teacher) – Keep your preschooler busy in the morning with this printable morning work idea.
Ending Sounds Worksheets (This Reading Mama) – This idea is the perfect companion to the beginning sounds preschool worksheets above.
Spring Preschool Pack (123 Homeschool 4 Me) – Give spring a big ol’ welcome with this printable worksheet pack.
Big & Small Worksheets (Planes & Balloons) – These big and small worksheets will help your preschooler get a firm grasp on comparisons.
Honey Bee Life Cycle (Trillium Montessori) – Teach your little bug all about the life cycle of the honeybee with these printable materials.
Halloween Tracing Worksheets (Totschooling) – Preschoolers everywhere will have a very happy Halloween with these tracing worksheets.
A to Z Activity Pages (This Reading Mama) – These activity pages are packed with goodness and are complete from A-Z!
Now that you have looked at all of our printable preschool worksheets and activity ideas, take a peek at these ideas for even more kid-related fun: