First Preschool Materials List

Basic materials for printable crafts, coloring pages and worksheets
Computer or mobile device connected to a printer [review printing tips]- Paper - Pencils - Coloring tools - Children's scissors - Glue or Glue Stick
Detailed list
  • Computer - mobile device and printer
  • Computer paper (white & colored)
  • Construction paper
  • Crayons
  • Traditional or erasable colored pencils
  • White and color chalk
  • Craft knife (for adults)
  • Pencils with eraser and pencil sharpener
  • Washable felt-tip color markers
  • Dry-erase color markers (great for penmanship practice on covered tracers (D'Nealian or Standard block with sheet protectors)
  • Tape & tape dispenser
  • Paint brushes
  • Hole punch
  • Paints: tempera, watercolor pan paints, watercolor pencils, tempera paints, poster paints, finger paints
  • Glue stick - washable glue
  • Wood craft sticks (small and large)
  • Scissors:  (extras: shaper scissors)
  • Cover up: old t-shirt
  • File box & files to organize activities and materials
  • Stapler
  • Stickers
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Paper plates standard 9" and dessert size
  • Easel or butcher paper
  • Poster board to use as a portable easel or bulletin board
  • Clear contact paper or laminating sheets
  • Glitter in small shaker container or Glitter glue
  • Cotton balls
  • Hole punch brass fasteners
  • Wax paper
  • Paints: acrylic and fabric
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Used craft sticks (from Popsicles)
  • Wiggly Eyes Round (Assorted colors & sizes)
  • Cookie cutters (100 pc. set)
  • Tissue Paper (various colors)
Materials for crafts
Note: Print black & white craft templates on scrap paper or color craft paper. Trace the templates over decorative wallpaper from old catalogs or scraps, left over pieces of construction paper, wrapping paper or foam sheets.
  • Cardboard tubes (sanitary, paper towel or wrapping paper tubes)
  • Drinking straws
  • Paper bags: lunch size & grocery size
  • Cardboard: cereal boxes, etc.
  • Sand paper scraps
  • Styrofoam trays
  • Newspaper
  • Large & small boxes and lids (shoe boxes)
  • Yarn, ribbon or string scraps
  • Plastic containers (margarine cups, etc.)
  • Old sheets or old pillowcases
  • Some large glass jars & jar lids
  • Old file folders
  • Tissue paper boxes and gift boxes
  • Felt or fabric remnant pieces
  • Catalogs, newspaper and old comic books
  • Clear plastic soda bottles & caps
  • Baby food jars
  • Old cookie sheets
  • Paper cups
  • Old socks
  • Milk cartons
  • Wrapping paper & wallpaper scraps
  • Clean sponges
  • Frozen juice cans & lids
  • Throw-away paper (junk mail that one side is clean for printing)
  • Aluminum foil scraps
  • Corks
  • Old pasta-assorted
Materials from Nature
  • Smooth stones or pebbles
  • Fresh or dry leaves
  • Pine cones
  • Sea shells
  • Sand
  • Wood shavings
  • Egg shells
  • Bird seed and other seed
  • Driftwood
  • Dried grasses
  • Twigs
  • Nuts
  • Dried beans
  • Popping corn
  • Dried flowers

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