Kindergarten learning games and activities

How you can help at home: These games and activities will provide hours of fun, and help your child succeed in kindergarten, too.

By GreatSchools Staff

Looking for some fun games and activities to do at home with your kindergartner? Check these out!

Create a Personalized Placemat

This activity will help your kindergartner build reading and writing skills.

Sorting Beans

By sorting and categorizing beans, your kindergartner will begin to build math and problem-solving skills.

Amazing Bubbles

This fun activity engages your child's curiosity and builds observation skills, which will become important as your child studies science.

Telling Tales

By sharing family stories, you will reinforce an understanding of family and how things are similar or different from generation to generation. This provides a building block for studying social studies.

Making Hieroglyphics

By delving into the art of ancient Egypt, you'll be giving your child a glimpse of art history.

Letters in Clay

Forming letters out of clay is a fun and easy art project that gives kids a hands-on feel for learning handwriting.

Create a Name Book

Using a computer word-processing program and a digital camera, your kindergartner can learn basic computer skills by making this name book. Once the book is complete, he can read it over and over, and practice his reading skills.

Make a Personalized Bookmark

This easy project will help your child begin to learn the letters of the alphabet, and how to spell her name.

Make Music in a Kitchen Band

Banging pots and pans, and beating on an oatmeal tin can teach the basics of finding the musical beat.

Counting Coins

By counting pennies, nickels and dimes, your child will learn how to count by ones, fives and 10s.

The Right Shoes

Pick shoes for your kindergartner that are designed for ease of movement.

Make a Story Map

Have your child make a story map to sequence the beginning, middle and end of a story.

Shape Walk

Go outside with your child and look for shapes.

The "Scents" of Smell

Have your child explore the sense of smell by having her guess different scents.

Letter Collage

In this activity your child explores letter sounds by making a collage.

Word Family Flip Book

Have your child create this fun flip book to practice reading.

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

Try printmaking to make your own wrapping paper!

Fruit Fractions

Here's a clever and tasty way to review fractions with your child.

Make a Storytelling Board

In this activity your child acts out a story with a hand-made storyboard.

Living Things and Nonliving Objects

Have your child find living things and nonliving objects.

Name Puzzle

In this activity your child makes a puzzle that helps her spell and recognize her name.