Entertaining preschoolers is not an easy task. Often, parents can get overwhelmed with the endless energy of their children. Preschoolers are at a unique age. They are bursting with energy, curiosity, and an eagerness to learn about the world around them. However, their lack of experience means they can get bored easily. To help alleviate any stress and make life a little easier for parents, below are several ways to keep them engaged.
There are plenty of ways to entertain preschoolers at home—but the best way to keep them engaged is to make sure you have a variety of activities available. This list offers suggestions that will appeal to all preschoolers, whether they’re interested in arts and crafts, getting outside, playing with others, or learning something new.
1.) Make a mess. There’s nothing more fun than letting your child finger paint on their own. If they’re old enough, they can even make a collage out of different materials. Other messy activities include making homemade play-dough and slime.
2.) Go outside: The backyard is a playground for kids. Let them jump in the grass, run around and pretend they’re on safari or pirates looking for treasure. Another activity to do outside is create an obstacle course using different items like hula hoops and cardboard boxes.
3.) Have a dance party: Kids naturally love music, so why not turn up the volume and get their bodies moving? Maybe you’ll even catch yourself dancing along too.
4.) Dress up: This can be as elaborate or simple as you want it to be depending on your child’s age, but there’s nothing more fun for little ones that dressing up as their favorite character or superhero.
5.)Find a play date: If you can’t find another kid in your area to play with, ask another mom if she needs someone to watch her kid while she runs some errands. You’ll both enjoy the break!
Make a fort out of blankets and pillows (and even turn off the lights for good measure).
6.) Get some water balloons and have a water fight!
7.) Go outside, look for bugs in the garden, then draw pictures of what you saw.
8.)Make up a story about your favorite animal character (think Curious George or Bambi).
9.) Get out the craft supplies and make something with paper plates and paintbrushes (like
How to Keep Single Children Busy
Single children can often be a handful, so it is important to keep them busy. Keeping single children busy requires patience and a gentle hand, but the results are well worth it.
First, take him to the zoo. Upon entry, let him know that his favorite animal is the hippo. When he screams in response, or becomes distracted by the other animals, remind him that he loves the hippo best of all because it is his favorite. If you have an extra adult with you, try putting on your favorite hippo costume and dancing and screaming at the top of your lungs for an extra special treat!
If there is no zoo nearby, try watching a parade. As with the zoo trip, make sure to tell him which float is his favorite before the parade begins. Then make sure he knows which ones are his least favorite. This will help him stay focused on what he likes most of all: the floats you like best.
If neither of these options are available, try taking him to a restaurant for a family meal. Show him how much you love him by letting him dump his food on your head and then force feeding it to you while screaming “CHICKEN TACO!” over and over again.
We’re here to help you keep your child busy and happy. Making sure your child is occupied and entertained will help them develop skills and interact with other.
Make time to play with your child, even if it’s just for a little bit each day.
Take your child outside or to the playground.
Let your child play alone or seek out other children to play with.
Play games together, such as board games, card games, and video games.
Encourage your child to learn something new by joining an extracurricular activity like dance, music, sports, or art class.
Play date with another child: Play dates can be fun for the whole family! You will want to make sure that you know your child’s friend’s parents, and that they are people you would trust with your child. You will also want to make sure that the two children get along well before you schedule a play date. Adults should supervise play dates at all times.
Play with playdough
Playdough is a simple and accessible way to entertain your preschooler at home. The great thing about playdough is that it can be used in many different ways. You can roll it into balls, make shapes, or even get creative and make characters from your preschooler’s favorite show or book!
Read books together
Reading books with your preschooler is a fun activity that you can do anywhere! It helps to develop language skills and listening skills for children who may not yet be able to read on their own.
Hide-and-seek is a great way to teach your child how to count while also getting some exercise! This game is perfect for any age group because there are so many variations on how long each round lasts or where people should hide themselves in order for everyone else.
Story of a Preschool Single Child.
I was a single child and my parents did a great job keeping me entertained. I had lots of friends. My parents were very involved in the community, so they made sure I was involved as well. As a kid, I got to go to all sorts of public meetings with them, from the city council to the arts council. I even got to help set up for these meetings.
My mother was also on the board of the local library, so we spent a lot of time there too. She taught me how to read and write before I went to school at age five. While my father worked at the banks downtown, he always took me along with him on errands and trips to see clients or potential clients. I learned a lot about business just by observing him and listening to conversations he had with other people.
My parents were very big on taking us camping every summer. They would rent out one of those huge tents that can sleep ten people easily! It was always fun because our whole family would get together there every year during vacation time from school or work for several days at least once per year when possible (it wasn’t always possible depending upon work schedules).
Activities to Keep 3 Year Old Busy at Home
You can keep your three-year-old busy at home by setting up activities for them to do.
One such activity is to give them paper and crayons to draw with.
have them help you sort the laundry.
You can also let them wash their own hands or brush their own teeth. Other activities include baking cookies, playing with puppets.
Make a paper chain: Fold strips of colored paper into loops and glue them together. Then you can watch as your child puts the chain on their head, around the dog, or down the stairs!
Build a fort:
Drape a blanket over a stool, table, or chair and hide underneath with your little one for some quality time. Or take a laundry basket and put it on its side for the perfect fort in seconds.
Play dress up: Find an old Halloween costume or two, or raid your closet for some clothes that are too big, and mix and match them to create endless combinations!
Make music: Save up those empty plastic water bottles, coffee cans, and other food containers so you can make an orchestra out of them—and let those sweet sounds play all day long.
Cuddle up for a story: Sit down with your little one and read them their favorite book again (and again) until they’ve memorized it.