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Simple Cheap Preschool Activity

Sometimes the best things in life really are free. Sweet T and I had more fun with this simple cheap preschool activity than we have with many of her pricey toys.

Simply head off into the woods, your local nature trail, or your own backyard and collect 12 different objects. The adhesive is really optional, but it helps the little things you collect along the way to stay put. Sweet T and I found so many things we should have brought an 18-count egg carton!

simple cheap preschool activity


All you need is an egg carton, some double-sided adhesive, and the great outdoors.

We found:

  • Nut
  • Sweet gumball
  • Tree bark
  • Leaf
  • Purple flower
  • Acorn
  • Berries
  • Yellow Flower
  • Mushroom
  • Stick
  • Clover
  • Rock

We also found some lichen and fungi both of which are fun words to listen to a toddler repeat.

nature trail activity

Homeschool moms of older kids, step things up a notch by using the internet to properly classify everything once you arrive home. Yay for a fun biology day!

Often the best things in life are free, and it’s even better when it’s something we can do together with our kids. I’m talking about playing! Sweet T was eager to get her hands on this preschool activity because she always loves doing artsy stuff like painting or drawing pictures at home with me. She didn’t seem bothered by how simple it turned out either – that just means there are more opportunities for us as parents to create some fun memories through playtime activities too!

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