Fun Play School Activities for Kids
Preschoolers are naturally inquisitive students, who have an itch to explore their surroundings and find out answers in all areas of learning. Their curious minds needa diversion, where the toys, technology and rules are given rest, and they are introduced to playful learning. Developing this sense of joy and learning at a young age plays a big part in their adulthood. Playful learning introduces children to literacy activities, science, mathematics and sensory play. In fact, nowadays play schools consider playful learning activities as the foundation of a child’s formal education, instead of worksheets at a table.
For young children, any activity where they can take the lead and follow their own instinct helps enrich their brain, body and life in important ways. From hide-and-seek to peek-a-boo and obstacle course to hopscotch, the many forms of play prepare them for the future. So, here’s a grab bag of fun kids play school activities that can provide valuable learning experience to the youngest students.
- Handpainted Leaves: This activity will help kids develop their motor skills. Give bowls of different coloured paint to the kids and ask them to dip their hands in it and press them on a sheet of paper (where a tree’s bark is already drawn) to make colourful leaves of the tree.
- Grow a plant: This is not just a science activity, but will help kids understand the lifecycle of a plant. Give each child a disposable plastic cup, mud, water, spouts and a spoon. Help them fill the cup with mud, spread sprouts on the mud and place the cup in the sunlight. Then let them water their plant and check its growth everyday.
- Cardboard Creativity: Let the kids’ imagination run wild with this fun activity. Hand them a big cardboard, coloured markers and stickers, and let them create their imaginary world. In between the activity, keep asking them what they are doing so as to help with the process of language development.
- Exercising: Teach some simple exercises to the kids for their physical development. You will see how they love copying you and enjoy doing different postures.
- Build with Lego: Indulge the kids in a game with Lego, where they are free to create different shapes and structures with their imagination.
Play school activities are a fun way to keep the kids involved, while making them develop a new skill set each day.