At-Home Pre-K Activities

Vol. 2

Day 1

Reading Activity: Read with your child for at least 15 minutes. Ask your child to retell the story in their own words. For an extended activity, they could make a new ending to the story. They can simply explain it with words or draw a picture to represent the new ending.


Math Activity: Have your child count the number of rooms in your home. Discuss and draw a map to represent the rooms.


Family Activity: Ask your child to pick a game that they are interested in playing. Interact with them in their activity. This activity may include card games, board games, matching games, or you could help them create their own game.

Day 2

Reading Activity: Read with your child for at least 15 minutes. Discuss the book and let your child's thoughts lead your conversation.


Math Activity: Have your child draw a Spring picture (trees, flowers, animals, etc.) Ask your child to name the colors.


Family Activity: Pick an outdoor activity to play with your child. You could throw ball, draw with chalk, walk and talk, have a picnic outside, etc. If you happen to be up when it's getting dark you could lie down and stargaze with your child.

Day 3

Reading Activity: Go on a "word hunt" with your child. Read the words to them and have them tell you the letters in each word. They could even tell you the letter sounds that make up the word. Your child can practice writing/copying the words that you find together.


Math Activity: Have your child create a picture using only triangles, circles, squares, and rectangles. Display your child's picture creating a space just for their work (if you don't already have one). This is important to you child and creates a collage of items they can refer back to.


Family Activity: Make tonight "Kindness Night." Discuss ways to spread kindness to others (without spreading germs). This may include making a special treat for someone, calling a family member just to say hi, making cards to mail, giving compliments to one another, helping each other around the house, or another idea your family comes up with.

Day 4

Reading Activity: Have your child write his or her name fairly large on a piece of paper. Use unusual objects to decorate their name. You could even turn their name poster into a flag for in their room.


Math Activity: Have your child order their family members from shortest to tallest. Have them name the shortest and tallest person.


Family Activity: Have a friendly family competition. You could have a race, see who could clean their room the fastest, see who could find 10 alphabet letters first, who could make the funniest faces (please take pictures), have a staring contest, have your child teach you the quiet game, etc.

Day 5

Reading Activity: Read with your child for at least 15 minutes. Have your child pick one of their favorite books. See if your child can read the pictures to your first. Then, read and enjoy!


Math Activity: Have your child practice writing numbers. Write how many of the following objects you have in your home:

*Write the number of TVs in your home

*Write the number of beds in your home

*Write the number of family members that live with you

*Write the number of pets you have

*Write the number of chairs in your home

*Write the number of other objects of your choice


Family Activity: Ask your child what they want to do when they grow up. Have them draw a picture to represent their idea. Ask them to name their idea and tell why.