Activities for 4 1/2 to 5 Year Olds

Preschooler activities that are perfect for 4 1/2 to 5 year olds.

Please note: This is just the age that we tried these activities in our house.
These activities may be suitable for other ages. As well as not suitable for your child that is of this age. Please take into consideration the level of development that your child is at.

Check out Activities for 4-4.5 Year Olds and 5 to 6 Year Olds for more ideas!

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Sticker Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

A simple Christmas tree craft for kids using stickers is a great for the holiday season to get the kids excited to decorate the real Christmas tree!

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Simple Machines for Kids: The Pulley

A fun way to learn about simple machines for kids. And it was simple. This one is all about the pulley. I’m not sure if the boys saw this in a show or not, but they were trying to make their own pulley around a door knob. But they just weren’t quite getting it. What an […]

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Learning Patterns with Blocks

Henry loves to pattern. Once he began learning patterns, he calls them out all the time. Everything seems to have a pattern, I swear! But… I noticed something. Henry only knows how to pattern with colors. Maybe he did know how to do it other ways… which I now know that he now does. But […]

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A ‘Spy Game’ Scavenger Hunt

A fun and easy way to get the kids moving. Go on a ‘spy game’ scavenger hunt. Scavenger hunts are always a hit here. It’s an easy way I can get the boys moving without little effort on my end. And they love, love, love them! A couple of ones we’ve done recently: Rainbow Scavenger […]

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Bean Bag Toss as a Sight Word Game

The ABC mat came in handy, once again, as a mat for a bean bag toss that came into play for a fun sight word game for Henry. We’ve used the ABC mat in the past for learning an ABC learning game, as well as counting blocks of towers. Its kind of funny to think […]

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Spot the Sight Word

A new thing for us. Henry’s learning sight words! This has been such a treat to practice with him. I set up a simple ‘assignment’ [wow, am I the homework mom now?] to begin learning sight words. Henry mastered his letters long ago, and recently also [apparently] mastered letter sounds [that’s all from preschool, we […]

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Mixing Colors on the Window

I set up an activity for mixing colors, without actually mixing them physically, just with light. As you may know, I love activities and crafts for the window. We have a huge picture window in our living room that just begs to be played with. This activity was pretty easy and fast to set up. […]