21+ Fun Learning Activities for 3 Year Olds

It’s a few years since my daughter was a 3 year old, but the memories of her enjoying independent play and my eavesdropping on her playroom chats are happily fresh in my mind. Being 3 is all about playing, being curious, having fun and ‘more’ playing! – watch them get busy with these 21 handpicked activities for 3 year olds, from easy art projects to pretend play.

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Let’s play some fun activities for 3 year olds!

Learning Activities for 3 Year Olds

FELT SHAPES BOARD

A great quiet, calm-down activity to help engage little minds.
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STYROFOAM FISHIES IN A CARDBOARD BOX AQUARIUM

Making these creative little fishies is a really simple and fun craft “ perfect for home and the classroom.
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MOON SAND MAKING

Brace yourselves because this is the most awesome activity – wonderful for sensory learning and the kids can get involved in making too.
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VELCRO DOT CRAFT STICKS

Keep the kids busy while encoring creativity learning.
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BUSY FINGERS BRACELETS

Practicing fine motor skills with beads.
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Preschool Activities for 3 Year Olds

DIY T-SHIRTS

Kids love seeing their doodles explode with color
Just draw with sharpie markers, spray, air dry and wear.
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EVERYDAY CRAFTING FUN – 4 REALLY FUN IDEAS

With fruit loops, paper bags, packing peanuts and pipe cleaners – Oh how I love the packing peanut teeth!!
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DIY TODDLER DOMINOS

Suuuuuper easie peasie made with craft sticks and sharpie markers. Place your sticks in a plastic bag until you’re ready to play again, and again and again!
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Things To Do With 3 Year Olds Indoors

SALT DOUGH MOSAIC TILES

Salt dough is such a versatile and fun material. You can never run out of activities to do with it.
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PRETEND PLAY CITY WITH PAPER BAGS

A simple way to create a pretend city for your child to act out their imaginative stories.
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KID-DRAWN PLAY MAT

Fun for all with a roll of craft paper, a packet of crayons and the kitchen floor!
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These crafts are perfect for 3 year olds!

Crafts for 3 Year Olds with Glue

YARN FAMILY PORTRAITS

Doodle a bald family on a piece of paper and let the kids get creative with yarn and a glue stick. Oh what fun!
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TOILET ROLL DOLLS

Incredibly cute, and incredibly easy to make with just toilet rolls and scraps of fabric. Crafts that inspire play – my favorite type of crafts.
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EGG CARTON RAFT

With egg cartons, lollipop sticks and a glue gun make a sturdy raft with a mast and crows nest for hours of imaginative play.
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FREE PRINTABLE OWL PAPER CRAFT

Don’t stop at one – make a whole little owl family.
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Painting Activities for 3 Year Olds

PAINTED STICK INSTRUMENTS

Kid painted sticks, decorated with yarn and a few beads and bells and your 3 year old will be making sweet music.
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FIZZY PAINTING

Painting and science fun all in one.
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WHAT’S ON THE TELLY?

Painted card box box with button remote control – let teddy read the news!.
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Fun Food Activities for Three Year Olds

CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM PLAY DOUGH

This homemade play dough recipe can jumpstart that journey to owning their own ice cream shop, becoming an ice cream pastry chef.
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POTATO PRINT MONSTERS – FOR EVERYDAY FUN

With some potatoes, paint, googly eyes and a few cotton buds you have all the necessary ingredients for creating goofy, scary or pretty monsters ¦ potato printing is fun in the kitchen.
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Mess-Free Fun Things To Do With 3 Year Olds

CARDBOARD BUNNY LACING CARD

A simple cardboard bunny lacing card template to keep little hands busy and engaged.
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fun activities for 3 year olds - 3 images in collage - painted sticks, puppet theater out of a shoe box and chocolate icecream playdough you can make at home.

Time to get your crafty pants on!
Michelle xx

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One Comment

  1. this would be so fun to do with my 3 year old!

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