Week 2 Preschool Homeschool Activities Roundup
We’ve finished Week 2 of Homeschool Preschool activities. Here’s all the fun we’ve had!
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Missed our first week of homeschool preschool learning activities? Catch up here!
Camden is getting excited and asking what new activities we’re doing every day, so these activities seem to be working!
Guided Learning Moments in Week 2 Homeschool Preschool
Mouse Paint Book + Color Mixing Activity
We practiced mixing the primary colors to make secondary colors with this fun activity and a favorite book! Click here to read all about how to create and use this activity.
Independent Learning Moments in Week 2 Homeschool Preschool
Sandbox Coin Hunt
𝘚𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘗𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘥: digging, object permanence, finding, grasping and more!
𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘦: Choose an object that you have numerous of – I used plastic coins, but pouch caps, linking cubes, counters, etc will work too. Hide them in the sandbox – or fill a bin or baby pool with sand and hide the objects in there. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬. 𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙤𝙡𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡𝙨, 𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙮 𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙮! Place some other objects in there to distract from the hidden coins.
𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘜𝘴𝘦: Hype your kid up by telling them how fun it will be to find coins! Find a book about searching to read first if you want. Then offer them a shovel and let them dig for the coins any way they want. When they’re done, you can suggest they hide them all for you (or someone else).
𝘽𝙤𝙣𝙪𝙨: After they find all the objects, have them sort them by color or count them.
Treasure Chest Learning Moments in Week 2 Homeschool Preschool
Popcorn and Movie Night
𝘔𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘦 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭?? 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵:
𝘚𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘗𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘥: prediction, pouring, cooking, scooping, comparison, literacy
𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘦: Choose a movie that you also have the book for (you can grab the Little Golden Book or Early Readers version of most Disney movies at the library). Put popcorn and the book and, if you want, fun treat bags or boxes. I found these adorable football snack trays at @partycity for $4, so I got them for special events in our house!
𝘏𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘜𝘴𝘦: have you’re child open the treasure chest and guess what the activity is going to be. Cam was not able to guess without clues – clues are okay!
Once they’ve guessed, make popcorn together. We used a popcorn maker and let Cam pour popcorn while it was unplugged, but if you use the stove, help them learn to be careful! Talk to them about how the kernels will pop up – prepare them so they’re not startled! Let them watch the popcorn pop, and then let them scoop up some to put in their bowl or tray.
Eat popcorn while you read the book together – 𝘐 𝘴𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘷𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦, 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺’𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘵.
Then settle in and watch the movie together. Ask her occasionally to predict what’s going to happen – she should know, because you just read the book.
If you notice something is different in the book, talk about it with her.
𝘉𝘰𝘯𝘶𝘴: after the movie, have your preschooler show you her favorite part of the movie by finding it in the book. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳!
It is perfectly fine to have completely un-educational movie nights, but it’s also great to teach our children that we can learn from movies and that they give us things to discuss!
Skills Practiced: creativity, art exploration, motor skills, color identification, color mixing
How to Make: Decide if you have a purpose behind the painting or if it’s just going to be a free paint session. We had Cam’s grandma’s birthday coming up, so I added some craft foam for him to paint a card on for her. Gather fun brushes (we found all of ours on Amazon – a huge set for like $8). Add different colors of paint to the treasure chest. Have paper plates and painting paper ready to go – he is going to want to paint as soon as he sees the paint!
How to Use: Let your preschooler open the treasure chest and guess that you’re going to paint. If you’re wanting them to create something specific, talk about that. Then let them get to painting! Simple, but fun for them to discover and guess what they’re doing!
Bonus: Do this activity after the Mouse Paint activity. Then practice mixing paint colors together and predicting/remembering what color they will make.