10 Vocabulary Activities Perfect for Preschool

Reading, writing, and vocabulary are some of the most important topics to practice with your preschooler, but they can also be pretty tough on a toddler's attention span. Three year-olds want to run, play, and explore, not sit at a table and stare at a list of words. Whether your child is still learning the alphabet, struggles with their pronunciation, or is just starting to read and write, this list of our favorite vocabulary activities includes plenty of fun, active, and hands-on ways to reinforce, practice, and expand those crucial early vocabulary skills. 

  • Visual aid of how to complete Velcro Alphabet Banner

    Practice the alphabet with your little one any time with this velcro alphabet banner!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Alphabet Neighborhood

    Play and learn letter sounds with this Alphabet Neighborhood activity.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Printable Story Cards

    Looking for a fun way to fuel your kids' creativity and communication skills? These 30 story starters will stretch their imaginations and help them spin yarns worth weaving! Use the images to inspire plot twists and turns in a storytelling session that's fun for the whole family! Download the printable here.

    Help your little one build their creative confidence with KiwiCo's Rainbow Air-Dry Clay. This kid-friendly clay is soft, not sticky, so it’s easy to handle and shape into anything you can imagine.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Three-Letter Busy Bag

    This activity for the Pre-K level concentrates on visual-motor skills, hand-eye coordination, letter recognition, word identification, as well as picture-word matching.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Alphabet Game
    Alphabet Game

    (Ages 3-8)

    Make these easy and colorful paper mittens, then play games that teach your preschooler how to match upper- and lowercase alphabet letters, like hide and seek mittens, memory match, matching a mitten to an object with the correct beginning sounds and many more. We've had loads of fun with these all week!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Flashlight Word Game

    Turn that list of vocabulary words into a vocabulary treasure hunt using colorful flashcards and a flashlight! The added activity keeps kids engaged as they practice their reading, pronunciation, and vocabulary skills.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Homemade Flash Cards

    Making your own flash cards is a fun, crafty way to get your child to practice their vocabulary and math skills!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Word Game Magnets

    A set of homemade magnet letters are a fun, hands-on tool to us in games that reinforce spelling, vocabulary, and sentence construction! 

  • Visual aid of how to complete Alphabet Ball Game

    Get outside, toss a ball around, and practice matching words to letters with this fun, easy-to-make Alphabet Ball!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Giant Alphabet Mat

    Create this gigantic alphabet mat for your kids to make learning letters fun!

Get inspired!