Creative Preschool Activities
120+ simple and affordable ideas, designed for ages 2 & older! Try these 5 for free!
Flower power for fun! Preschool ingenuity and hand-eye coordination grow in this recycled garden. Ages 3 years & up.
Musical amusement is yours with 1, 2, 3 ingredients! Creating this DIY instrument gives preschool math, science and small motor skills lots of rhythmic practice. Ages 2 years & up.
Bring a rainbow to life with your child’s imagination. Explore color, foster creativity and exercise large motor skills at the same time! Ages 2 years & up.
Give your bitty boxes some personality! These DIY toys make recycling and preschool small motor skills practice a good time. Ages 3 years & up.
Rock, roll & print with marbles! This unconventional way of painting energizes hand-eye coordination and divergent thinking. Ages 4 years & up.
Early Education Articles
Get practical ways to optimize early learning with curated weekly guides & 90+ articles. Read these 5 for free!
Planning a day for young children is a challenge, but it is possible! Get 7 early education fundamentals to help make your daily preschool plan smooth sailing.
Say goodbye to toys that are ignored after a few uses! Today we’ve got eight easy rules for purchasing preschool toys that are built to last and to engage your child’s creativity.
Your preschooler’s emotional well-being has a powerful impact on their relationships now and in the future. Today we dig deeper into social-emotional learning, its 4 key areas and easy ways to enhance it.
Your child’s success depends on their ability to be a creative thinker and doer. Today we share 4 skills essential to creativity plus easy ways to help them to grow.
Making time to do things with your preschooler is the most effective method for their early learning. Get four everyday ways you can plan active learning experiences.
Fit your child's unique growth by age, activity type, skills & more! Try the free Child Development Guide.
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Mary Mayesky Holroyd, Ph.D. & Claire Holroyd, Co-founders
Mary and Claire are a mother-daughter team dedicated to bringing families simple ways to discover and invest in their children’s early learning and creativity. Mary’s 40+ years as an author, award-winning educator at Duke University and North Carolina's State Day Care Program Director makes sure that all of Skilly-do’s fun is full of learning. Claire’s 20 years of producing global, digital services with Playstation Network and Qualcomm is at work making Skilly-do delightful, trustworthy, and easy to use. Read more about us and how Skilly-do started here.
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