20 Creative Not Boring Learning Gifts for Preschoolers
Preschool is a time to introduce learning skills through activities and play to prepare younder kids ages 3 to 5 for Kindergarten. Preschoolers love to create with art activities, building sets, and pretend play through dress up and toys. I’m sharing my favorite learning gifts for preschoolers today!
I have two preschool-aged kids at home, one of which will be entering Kindergarten soon. It’s important to me that we use preschool as a time to play and have fun and not just sitting around with structured work. A good balance of learning for this age means active play for gross motor skills, table work for fine motor skills, and plently of play to make their experience fun!
My kids love toys like evey other kid who is between the ages of 3 and 5, and they have plenty of them. Most of their toys are sitting in a toy box unused because they’ve lost their excitement. The kids know the letters that the electronic voice tells them to press or they’re side tracked by learning apps on their Kindles.
I think it’s important to get the kids off of elecronics (though trust me, we use them and love them!) and sitting down with some scissors or play-dough.
My Top Picks for Learning Gifts for Preschoolers
Matching games like this one help with image recognition and creating concepts. Matching the animal’s heads to their tails is a cute alternative to the classic memory matching game.
Preschoolers aren’t too young to start learning science! This Primary Science Lab Kit will help preschoolers identify and use basic scientific tools.
Did you grow butterflies or other insects in your preschool when you were a kid? We’ve had everything from prehistoric fish to ants to ladybugs in our homeschool preschool, but we haven’t tried butterflies! I had a set just like this one when I was younger and can’t wait to try it with my own preschool-aged children.
TinkerToys are a rainy day recess must have for preschoolers. Keep warm or cool insode with this classic building toys where kids can let their imaginations grow t new heights.
Make school work even more fun fot little ones with this box full of brightly colored scissor skills activities. Alex Toys has other great busy boxes you should check out too!
Wipe Clean Learning Books are a fun activity to take in the car or as a quiet activity. Kids trace letters with a dry erase marker and then you can wipe it clean to reuse over and over again.
Little nature lovers can pretend to fish with this play fishing set. Take it al;ong on a family vacation or use it at home to develop early social and language skills.
Play-Doh sets get little hands molding and shaping which developes fine motor skills. Kids can use this set to squeeze different shapes from the included Play-Doh mold.
LEGO DUPLOs are a huge hit in our house. We have several sets and my two preschoolers play with them almost every day. This set geared towards 1.5 to 5 year olds has enough pieces to get kids stared with building and is good for younger and older preschool-aged kids.
My son and daughter love to dress up and play pretend. This set of three includes a fire chief costume, a construction worker costume, a train engineer costume and all the fun accessories needed for pretend play.
Kids can pretend to be a chef, hair stylist or veterinarian in this unique pretend play dress up set. Funn accessories included!
This KidKraft kitchen is a cute retro style for a great price! Preschoolers can pretend to prepare their favorite meals in their very own kitchen
This kit has everything preschoolers need for restaraunt, grocery, or pretend kitchen play.
When I get the sniffles my favorite two pretend doctirs always check my temperature and check my heartbeat to make me feel all better. Kids love to use this set to take care of dolls and stuffed animals too!
Are you looking for something that meets todays educational standards to guide you in your homeschool preschool? This science book for preschoolers meets common core standards while building key skills.
Colors and counting in preschool is more fun with these cute bear shaped counters. Kids can also learn colors while counting by sorting the bears into colorful cups.
Spot It! has been a favorite family game in our house for years and we can’t wait to try out the alphabet and number games with my preschoolers.
Cute scissors add a little whimsy to basic cutting skills activities.
Melissa and Doug always makes quality learning toys, and this scissor skills activity pad is no exception.
Learn colors and shapes with a bean bag toss or enhance those fine motor skills with a hop over the shape game using these shapes beanbags.