Free One Week Planner for Preschool Children With Low Prep Hands-on Activities

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Having a plan at hand, especially during uncertain times, can only benefit busy and overwhelmed parents. Sometimes parents can be going through a period of transitioning when they work on establishing a new homeschooling routine.

There could be some weeks when all the responsibilities feel like they are too much to handle. Hence it might become harder to come up with easy-to-implement activities to stay on top of the child’s learning.

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I thought of something that I hope could ease the load and designed a one-week planner with activities that can be implemented with children aged 2 to 5.

Preschool hands-on learning is a great way to teach young children important skills while keeping them engaged and entertained. By providing hands-on experiences, children can develop their motor skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. Some great examples of hands-on learning activities for preschoolers include building with blocks, creating art with different materials, and exploring sensory bins filled with different textures and materials. These activities not only help children develop important skills but also provide a fun and exciting way for them to learn and grow.

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As a parent, I’ve decided to start homeschooling my preschool-aged child. I want to make sure they get a solid foundation in their education, and I believe that homeschooling is the best way to ensure that. I’ve been doing a lot of research on different curriculums and activities to incorporate into our daily routine. It’s been a bit of a challenge, but it’s also been very rewarding. I love seeing my child excited to learn and explore new things. It’s definitely a lot of work, but I know it will be worth it in the end.

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As a parent or caretaker, it’s important to know what skills your preschooler should be developing. Some important skills for preschool include basic literacy and numeracy, social and emotional development, and physical coordination. Encouraging your child to read, count, and write will help them prepare for future academic success.

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Additionally, fostering positive relationships with peers and adults, managing emotions, and problem-solving are crucial for their social and emotional development. Finally, activities that promote physical coordination such as running, jumping, and climbing will help your child build strong gross motor skills. By prioritizing these skills, you can set your preschooler up for a successful future.

I outlined preschool activities for each day of the week. I thought of hands-on explorations that are easy to set up and organize.

These activities require minimum preparation effort and generally can be done with items many households already have easily accessible, like LEGO, books, baking soda, food coloring and vinegar.

I know what you might be thinking, “I will do those activities for one week, and then what?”

Well, I also organized and linked Pinterest boards that contain Montessori-inspired, fun, educational, and practical ideas for all the subjects.

Plus I included a blank PowerPoint editable weekly planner to keep you going.

This way you can draw your inspiration from there, besides, it is probably unrealistic to expect to complete all activities in the planner in one day. You can stretch and swap them as you please ticking boxes as you go.

The following subjects are included in this one-week planner: Grace and courtesy, Gross motor, Fine motor, Language, Math, Science, and Practical life.

If you get stuck, you can click on the subject link in the planner and look up ideas for all the amazing educational explorations you can easily set up for the children.

At this age, children will enjoy the freedom of exploring in the most relaxed setting and playful atmosphere. It is important to engage their senses using items they are already familiar with and allow them to follow their interests.

This planner is a rough guide. Do not feel pressured to complete all activities for the day. Each activity does not need to be longer than 15-20 minutes.

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Aim for short and sweet. It is about the experience. Children may decide to work longer on one activity and completely ditch the other. It is about following the child.

Use the PowerPoint option to design your own program. You can add or remove table columns and rows as it suits you.

Preschool years should be all about learning to take care of self, the environment, and other people in it, learning to be independent, and developing the ability to concentrate. It is about following the child and allowing the freedom to explore on their own terms.

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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