Homeschool Preschool Activities (w/Free Printable + a Link Party)

I’m not a stay-at-home mom, so I don’t “officially” homeschool, but as parents, don’t we all homeschool anyway?  After researching curriculum from various places, I created 10 weeks of preschool activities for my 3-year-old daughter. Feel free to use it with your little one too.

THIS IS JUST WHAT I NEEDED!  Homeschool Preschool | 2groovymoms.com

Although it looks very structured, we don’t have a formal homeschool time; most often, I just trick my daughter into learning.  Since I’m at work during the day, these activities usually happen on weekends and weeknights and many take place while we’re running errands.

The activities are probably best for ages 2 through 4 and they’re NOT based on a specific curriculum style such as A Beka or Montessori.  I include things that are important to my family such as yoga and Spanish, but if that’s not your thing, replace it with something else (like any of the activities left by bloggers below).

Each week, I’ll share a few details and photos of the activities we did.  Please subscribe to our blog so that you don’t miss the updates. I’d love to hear how you’re modifying the plans for your child.

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Week 1 Homeschool Preschool In Our House

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READING/WRITING: At bedtime each night, we read at least 3 books. I chose a few that related to this week’s goals of counting and Spanish clothing, such as Babu’s Babushka by Bronwen DeSena, What Can You Do With a Rebozo? by Carmen Tafolla, and Splash by Ann Jonas.  We practiced pointing to the titles & authors and predicting each book’s topic based on the cover illustration.  I noticed that when we went to the library later, she predicted quite a few books without my prompting her.

MOTOR SKILLS: Moxie already knows how to scoop and pour, but she usually makes a complete mess.  She’s just a baby, so I don’t expect her to have a surgeon’s hands, but she could improve her precision a little bit.  We did a lot of scooping and pouring — in our garden, at meal time, at the water table.  It was interesting to watch her scoop raisins. Since they were so sticky and packed into the bowl, it was a bit challenging, but she figured it out.

MATH: When she counts to 20, she always skips number 15 and she doesn’t easily recognize the numbers when she sees them.  So we did a few activities to strengthen her counting and number recognition skills.  One activity — that you see above with her jumping in the air — started off fine, but ended in a mild tantrum.  I wrote numbers 10-20 on orange paper and told her to throw them in the air to mix them up.  She LOVED doing that.  Then, I asked her to quickly find the numbers and put them in order.  She started off okay, but she wanted to go back to throwing them in the air.  I saw it turning into a fight, so we moved on to something else.  We did a counting activity with her favorite puzzle, a 24-piece Minnie Mouse.  I numbered the back of each puzzle piece, mixed them up, and had her find the numbers in order.  We also used the Numbers Educational Workbook by Good Grades.

SCIENCE: I forgot to take a picture, but for science we took a walk through the park and gathered leaves and rocks in a basket.  Then, at home, we sorted them by size and type.  She sped through that pretty well, so I’ll have to make it more challenging next time.

SPANISH:  We love the Spanish School Bus app because it has really cute videos.

Click here to hear Moxie singing the clothing song.

The lyrics are “Gorro, chamarra, pantalones, zapatos, pantalones, zapatos, pantalones, zapatos/ Gorro, chamarra, pantalones, zapatos/ Guantes, bufanda, reloj” (In English: hat, coat, pants, shoes/gloves, scarf, watch”).   The words she can really say clearly and understand so far are pantalones, zapatos, and bufanda.  We reinforced those words through the week when she dressed and read.


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26 comments

  1. Morgan says:

    This is such a sweet post! I won’t be a mom for quite some time, but one day I hope I am as proactive as you are in giving my little ones a great foundation for their education. I am so impressed with you, kudos! :)

  2. Megan Kubasch says:

    This is a phenomenal post. Very comprehensive and well written. I love how detailed you got with how you carry out these activities. Being a mom is so important, especially during those delicate developmental years. Keep up the awesome work!

  3. Michelle S. says:

    What a great post! I love the chart/spreadsheet you created to display the 10 weeks of at-home activities. I can’t wait until my little mini me is a big less mini so that we can work through this comprehensive list of activities. Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. Mama's Happy Hive says:

    I am sorry I missed your link party. Thanks for a wonderful post that I am going to refer back to as my Little Bee hits the preschool age! I pinned this several times! :) I really love the chart you created! Great job. :)

  5. Tina says:

    Oh man, my 3 1/2 year old girl can’t even identify numbers up to 20 and you already have yours doing basic addition/subtraction?!! And it sounds like yours speaks more Spanish than mine, even though we’re a bilingual household :S I know everyone advances at different speeds but wow! You’re clearly doing a good job teaching your little one in a way she can understand. Kudos!

    • MoxiesGroovyMom says:

      Thank you, Tina! Everyone learns at a different pace. I’m sure there are a ton of things that your daughter can do that mine can’t. No competition. :) By the way, I like your blog. I wanted to pin your canning post, but it wouldn’t let me since it didn’t have a pic :(

      • Tina says:

        Thanks very much, glad you enjoyed my blog. I’m a bit behind in the times (just discovered what Pinterest was a couple months ago…) but all my new posts have pics. After baby arrives I’ll have time to go through all my pages to add pictures to older posts for pinning, so keep an eye out!

  6. Bekki@a better way to homeschool says:

    While I adore all of your ideas, I loved how you opened this post. You may not be a stay at home mom, but yes we all do homeschool whether we know it or not. I personally have 5 boys, and have been a stay at home mom/Homeschooler for 15 years, but that is not what makes me a successful homeschool. The key to being good, is realizing what a gift a treasure our kids are and investing our time and energy to encourage them as they grow into adults. Every moment is precious. Opportunities to learn and explore are everywhere!

    I just loved this post. While my youngest is now 9, I can still remember how sweet that stage is! Savory every moment! It surely goes by quickly.

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