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Children learn through experiencing their world. Things they see, hear, smell, touch, and taste send signals to the brain, which processes the information. Activities that engaged the senses not only help children learn, but they’re also fun! Here are some fun learning activities you can do with your preschooler at home:

  1. Paint Samples: Grab some free paint sample strips from your local home improvement store and take your preschooler outside to color-match things in nature. You can even bring the items home and draw them for some extra fun. (Don’t forget to wear a mask!)
  2. Build a fort: Build a fort with some blankets, chairs, tables, and whatever you can find in your house! This process requires planning, collaborating, and uses gross motor skills.
  3. Nature Scavenger Hunt: Grab a bag, your mask, and a short list of things you want to find (e.g. a flower, a rock, and a stick) and head out to find them in nature! When you’ve found everything, head home and draw what you’ve found on a piece of paper and use crayons or markers to match the colors.