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I love filling up my classroom with fun and educational things for my students to enjoy!
Here is a HUGE list featuring my top favorite toys for a 2 and 3 year old classroom.
Maybe you might find something here for a Christmas gift!
I just love this dollhouse set because of its cheery colors and simplicity! One time one of my students put a raisin from his snack inside the bowl of the little toilet – hahahaha!
Blocks are a necessity in a preschool room! The best part is knocking our super tall towers over!
My students like the way these feel and they stick together very easily.
These foam blocks are a soft and fun way to mix things up!
We LOVE these jumbo blocks! My students have the greatest time building skyscrapers. But watch out, these blocks do not come assembled. You might need a vacation after you finish this task.
Y’all. The boys in my class are CRAZY for trucks and cars. Seriously. I had to put them away in my closet for a time-out the other day because they were ‘driving’ them around our classroom (which basically meant they were running from one side of the room to the other and taking down everything – and everyone – in their path).
This fire truck is one of the most beloved toys in my room. Our classroom catches fire several times a day, so this truck comes in handy.
Every preschool room needs a good train set. We also have a train table that gets used EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Another type of blocks that my boys love. These are also fun for sorting by shape and color.
The kids are OBSESSED with this workbench. Someone is always at the tool table pounding away at something.
One of my favorite toys to develop those fine motor skills! The kids love popping the buttons through the holes and creating different pictures.
The girls AND the boys love our classroom dolls. Someone is always changing a baby’s diaper, or feeding a baby, or laying one down for a nap in our baby cradle.
My kids love this little cash register. We use it for when we go grocery shopping.
Toy phones are a great way to help kids develop their language skills. I like this one because it is wooden and it makes cute sounds.
I LOVE MR. POTATO HEAD. This set is perfect. I like to put the tiny glasses on and tell the children that I need to go work on my calculations and computations. 🙂
We have so many puzzles in our classroom, but the Melissa and Doug ones are always my favorite. That fish one in the center above is a hot commodity.
The kids LOVE these magnet tiles! These tend to be a little pricey, but I have found them at Homegoods every once in awhile for quite less.
I don’t have this shopping cart in my classroom because someone would probably get run over with it, but this is one of Happy Baby’s favorite toys.
I love Melissa and Doug’s wooden food and kitchen sets. The kitchen is a favorite spot in our classroom and we keep it well stocked with various foods and dishes.
Kidkraft Deluxe Let’s Cook Kitchen
Speaking of the kitchen, this one is my ABSOLUTE favorite. Happy Buddy got this for Christmas when he was 2 (you can see that post HERE) and he STILL plays with it to this day.
Pretty much any Little People toy is beloved in our room! We have the airplane, school bus, farm, castle, and the Noah’s Ark.
I love this wooden easel. My students use the chalkboard side almost every day. An upright surface helps strengthen the wrist which helps develop fine motor skills.
I have invested quite a bit of my budget in stocking our little dress-up bin with princess dresses, fireman jackets, purses, doctor coats – you name it! The children love to pretend! Plus, my Else and Ana dresses have won over my most hesitant of new students!
The children love these toy cupcakes and they help them learn their shapes! Every day after school Happy Baby tries to sneak these cupcakes into his pants pockets and take them home.
The kids enjoy stacking these colorful pegs and seeing how high they can go before the whole thing topples over.
My students love to pretend play doctor. Apparently I have high blood pressure and need about 75 shots every day.
What toys do your preschoolers enjoy?
– Julie 🙂