These March activities for kids include shamrocks, gold, rainbows, and garden themes. Perfect for kids for the month of March.
March is a wonderful month to celebrate! For children, it’s the perfect time to discuss holidays such as St. Patrick’s Day and the coming of Spring with rainbows and gardens.
These March activities for toddlers are great for tot school, preschool, or learning and fun at home.
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March Activities for Kids
Babies love to play by using their hands. They are carefully exploring their environment and learning at a rapid pace. Toddlers are extra busy learning and exploring! This is an age where children have discovered their independence as well as their own learning style. Older preschoolers are taking their play to new levels, engaging in fantasy and thinking predictively.
Some children like to sit back to watch and observe, and might be averse to messy play, whereas, others might love to dive right into to play and activities making them 100% their own.
These February activities for toddlers include something for everyone, from messy play to simple arts and crafts, many involving hearts or a love and friendship theme, as this is one close to a toddlers heart.
Many of these are in our printable March calendar of activities for toddlers and preschoolers, which requires a password to print from our Exclusive Content for Subscribers page (if you already have your password for that page, go ahead and grab it from there, or sign up in the March calendar post to get yours!)
Why are Hands-On Activities so Beneficial to Kids?
Activities for toddlers are best when hands-on, experiential learning is encouraged! When children touch, smell, hear, and engage all the senses, they can remember information much better.
Tell me and I forget,
teach me and I remember,
involve me and I learn.
What can I expect developmentally from my kids?
There is a range of what ‘babies’ are able to do. Spanning from about 6 months to age 2, children are:
- learning to use their fingers and hands
- learning to crawl, stand and walk
- saying their first words
- understanding directions
- developing object permanence
- run and jump
- play pretend
As toddlers (2-3), they are:
- developing language skills
- recognizing and understanding emotions
- developing motor skills like running and jumping
- tuning fine motor skills like pincer grasp, cutting, and holding a pencil
- beginning to engage in pretend and imaginative play
- sorting and classifying colors and shapes
As older preschoolers (3-5), they are:
- beginning to write letters
- understanding the concept of counting
- able to think critically and make predictions
- engaging in fantasy play
- recalling parts of a story
- view themselves as whole children and can better understand emotions and the feelings of others
How fun is it to be able to encourage and foster all of this through play?!