Activities for restless children of 3, 4 and 5 years

Activities for restless children of 3, 4 and 5 years

Apply these activities to control restless children of 3, 4 and 5 years

Having restless children is a reality that all parents and teachers face, no doubt these two beings, who have to deal with this problem every day, is complicated but has a solution, and we should not be alerted.

In the school, preschool teachers, we have restless children in large percentage, which is normal, at this age it is almost impossible for a child of 4.5 or 6 years to remain quiet.

These activities are not intended to make the child of 4 or 5 years stay quiet for long hours, this is impossible to achieve, and could only be presented if the teacher imparts fear. In Techniques for Teachers, we are against these attitudes. These activities that we will present below have a single purpose, and should not be confused, the purpose of this activity is to take advantage of the great energy forces of the infant and make them use them in productive matters, to improve their learning and school performance .

Activity for restless children of 3, 4 and 5 years


Restless children are constantly looking for issues where they can pay close attention, are distracted by “Anything”, because they are in the age of “Discovery”, where any color, shape or figure will get their attention.

The stories, are a good idea, especially if this has many illustrations with bright colors, colors are the main attraction of infants, and if you add to this feature, a little suspense, emotion or sadness, depending on the theme , the results will be better.

Some very common stories in Latin America are for example: The story of the Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the 7 dwarfs, The Wizard of Oz, The Ugly Duckling, among others.



Theaters are another way to take advantage of the energy of restless children, this activity can arise in two ways: Interpretation by children or Observation in a theater, if for example, you read the story of Little Red Riding Hood to your students, you can organize a theater for an important date, such as mother’s day, child’s day or teacher’s day, in this event you can present this number, where your children of 3, 4 or 5 years interpret each character, it will also help you also for the development of artistic skill that many children unfortunately never come to discover.


Another way to maintain the concentration of restless children is to go to see a play, this activity greatly awakens the imagination of children, for them there is nothing better than watching their favorite characters come to life. If you decide to do this activity try to have a good organization, invite parents to help you in the care of children and step to enjoy this pleasant activity with your children.


Arming Games

For the restless children, a good option is the Arming Games, like puzzles, legos, cubes, these games help the cognitive development of the child and enhance their concentration, start with a basic puzzle and as you see that the student is able to put it together quickly, he proceeds to use a more difficult one.



Restless children like to paint, may not be very orderly at the time of this activity but over time many develop great artistic skills, give your children images of characters that they like, do not put rules for the painting, give them some freedom so that they can let their imagination fly.

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