Every weekend I try to make a plan of activities for the coming week to start on Monday.
I start with the gauging what my child is interested in (using the “My Child This Week” sheet of the free weekly planner). I fill one out for each of my kids and what they’re into at the moment. I use this as my guide to plan our activities accordingly.
With each of my kids’ interests, I brainstorm 7 activities to do that week. I jot them down on the simple ‘Activities To Do This Week’ planner.
Below is a sample week of learning activities for preschoolers.
For a learning week for preschooler, I try to include the following:
- literacy (letters and letter sounds)
- math (numbers and counting)
- names (recognizing and writing)
- nature or science
Get 5 weekly plans of activities for each one year olds, two year olds, and preschoolers (plus a learning one too!)
Monday: Write letters on sticky notes and place them around the house (under and on top of the dining room table and chairs works great). Name a letter then stomp it! Repeat! Supplies: sticky notes, markers
Tuesday: Make a puzzle with the side of a cereal box. Write numbers in a grid, in order, on the back. Cut apart the numbers in various shapes. Count to put the puzzle back together! (Put it together again using the front side.) Supplies: cereal box, scissors, marker
Wednesday: Graph blocks. Make several columns on a long sheet of butcher paper. Draw the shape of the blocks you have at the bottom of each column. Sort blocks and ‘stack’ in each column to graph them. Supplies: butcher or art paper, marker or tape, blocks
Thursday: Find various pairs of leaves in nature. Tape one of each leaf on the back of a piece of paper. Rub crayons over front side of the paper to show the leaf! Match the remaining leaf to the crayon rubbings. Supplies: leaves from nature, crayons, white paper, tape
Friday: Squirt shaving cream on a baking sheet. Write letters and numbers or make shapes with your fingers. Supplies: baking sheet or tray, shaving cream
Saturday: Tape their name on the floor. Trace the letters using objects and toys from around the house. Supplies: painter’s tape, objects and toys
Sunday: Learn what every family member’s favorite color is today.
Family Time Tip! Leave Saturday and Sunday open for things to do as a family (like a movie night or cuddles).