Activities for 4 to 4 1/2 Year Olds

Preschooler activities that are perfect for 4 to 4 1/2 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 3.5-4 Year Olds and 4.5-5 Year Olds for more ideas!

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Counting with Dice & Blocks

  With just some blocks and a pair of dice, Henry practiced one to one correspondence counting, as well as building towers! And even a little bit of patterning, all on his own! We did a similar activity with our blocks and ABC Mat as well, the dice were a new thing to Henry. I […]

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Halloween Pumpkins: Monster Style

When we went pumpkin picking at my brother’s, the boys couldn’t help but pick a bunch of unripe, green pumpkins.  When I asked if they’d like to decorate some pumpkins for inside, Henry said only the green ones. So we decorated those. And they ended up kind of monster-ish. [Really, anything can be a monster, […]

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Foam Monster Treat Bags

  Monsters come in all shapes and sizes! That’s what’s awesome about them. They can be absolutely anything. [Perfect for little kids to make!] A square could be a face, or a flower can! It doesn’t matter at all. We made these foam monsters at Grandma’s using Creatology’s Foam Platters.   And added in googly […]

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A Sticky Spider Web Halloween Activity for Kids!

This sticky spider web activity Halloween activity can be done in any doorway, hallway or other somewhat narrow place that you have. I have pocket doors that are about six feet wide and it worked perfectly. I used painter’s tape and made a spider web to span the width of the door. I only made it on […]

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Shaving Cream Puffy Paint Ghost & Spider Web

Henry and I found something to do with the shaving cream puffy paint papers that George made! We extended it into ghosts and spider webs to display for Halloween!   Of course, after Henry heard that George got to play in shaving cream, he wanted to play as well. So, again, we got messy. Very, […]

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Sticky Foam: A Birthday Cake in the Window

To celebrate the week before George’s birthday, Henry made a birthday cake right on the front window. We received these foam platters from Michael’s Creatology line, that come in a brightly colored shapes one, as well as a sports edition with balls, trophies and so on.     These Foamies are perfect for sticking to […]