INSIDE: 30+ hands-on, playful and fun kindergarten activities. Check out this amazing list of learning activities for kids 5 to 7 years old.
Hands-On Learning For Kindergarten
Play is essential for kids to learning even for older children aged 5 to 7 (in fact, I would incorporate elements of play in learning for kids even older than 7 but that’s just me!).
In this post I focus on learning activities including literacy and math but in a fun play-based manner that is aligned with how children at this age learn. If you have a 5 to 7 year old you know that they need to move and their imaginations are still incredibly vivid. To help keep them engaged incorporating play into their learning activities will go a long way.
Other Kindergarten Activities
If you are looking to improve your kindergartners fine motor skills check out this post: 100+ Fine Motor Skill Activities.
When it comes to practicing shapes check out these fun activities: 10 Genius Colouring Sorting Activities for Kids.
If you are looking for more fun ideas to to with 5 and 6 year olds, check out this post of 55+ Easy Activities for 5 Year Olds. You will find fun arts and crafts, sensory play ideas along with tons of fine motor ideas as well.
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Sensory Play Kits for Kids
Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.
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Kindergarten Literacy Activities
Shaving Cream Sight Word Game – write sight words
Ocean Sight Word Sensory Bin – find and build sight words
Dot Sticker Sight Words – match sight words
Post-it Memory Game – remember and math sight words
Sticker Decoding CVC Word Activity – practice letter sounds and making CVC words
Painting Writing Tray – write sight words, name or sight words
Phonics Boards – make CVC words
Alphabet Zoo – initial letter sound matching
CVC Tree Words – make CVC words
CVC Hearts – make CVC words
Kindergarten Math Activities
DIY Post-It Dominoes – count and match values
Colour by Addition – Parents write simple addition or subtraction problems in each section of a colouring paper. Then create a key idenifitin which colour each answer should be. For instance if the answer is 3 then colour that second red.
Ice Cream Skip Counting Sticky Wall – Supplies: contact paper, masking tape, foam sheets, scissors and black sharpie.
Build A Magnetic Tile Clock – use magnetic tiles to make a giant clock. Use post it notes for the numbers or washable chalk markers.
Telling Time Sticky Wall – practice telling time
Rubber Duck Math Race – practice counting
DIY Egg Carton Ten-Frame Game – practice counting
Magnetic Tile Ten Frame Game – practice counting
Ten Frame Sensory Bag – practice counting
One More One Less with Dot Stickers – count one more/less
Mystery Math: A Crayon Resist Activity – practice addition
Toilet Paper Roll Skip Counting – skip counting using rings make out of paper towel rolls or toilet paper rolls and masking tape.
Piggy Bank Coin Sort – sort coins
Coin Sorting Sticky Wall – sort coins
Greater than Less Monster – identify the greater/lesser number using tongs as monsters that eat the greater number.
Heart Symmetry Math – symmetry drawing and counting
100 Counting Box: An Easy Math Activity for Kids – counting to 100 by 10s
Squeeze Pouch Lid Patterns – make patterns
Rocket Ship Patterns – pattern making
Star Counting – sort the simple math problems on written stars to the correct number written on a black construction paper.
This activity is great for kindergartners 5, 6 and 7 years old.
This Homemade Ice Cream recipe is great for developing the following skills:
- Gross motor skills
- Hand-eye coordination
- Fine motor skills
- Math skills
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- Pool Noodles
- String or twine
- Large Measuring Cups or a small jug