The Ultimate List Of Show & Tell Ideas For Preschoolers

This last year, my only daughter started preschool. We were both excited. New friends, new school clothes, new schedule- what could be better? As it turns out, when your kids start school, they aren’t the only ones that take on additional work. Signups to take home the class bird/mouse/whatever, making the monthly play dough and teacher gifts for every occasion quickly start to amass. Perhaps the most loathsome preschool activity is Share Time. Usually, we end up making a mad dash around the house trying to find an item that goes with the week’s highlight letter. And this morning took the cake, because the letter was U. U!!! So I decided enough is enough. I’m going to come up with a list of alphabetical share items in hopes I help some poor, exhausted mom who can barely remember to drink her entire cup of coffee, much less come up with a suitable share item for the world’s worst letter. I hope this helps a mom in need!


Apple, artwork, Ariel (the mermaid), acorn, airplane, avocado, album, Anna, arrow, astronaut, apron, Applejack (My Little Pony)


Blocks, board game, badge, bubbles, bracelet, blanket, beads, basket, beans, bank, Bible, boat, bath toys, Bubble Guppies, baseball items, bunny, Batman, bear, brush, blue, black or brown ANYTHING, Barbie, bag, ball (basket/tennis/foot/base/golf), book (*Bonus Share- Bring a book that starts with a letter other than “B” to go with another letter! i.e. “Green Eggs & Ham” for G day!)


Cap, circle, cereal, can, cupcake, camera, crayon, carrot, cage, Cinderella, castle, calendar, coloring book, CD, cleats, C3PO, Calico Critters, card, cat, chess, checkers, colored pencils, cookie cutters, Christmas items


Doll, Duplo blocks, Darth Vader, dollar, dime, Disney ANYTHING, daisy, dog, Daniel the Tiger, diary, DVD, Dodgers ANYTHING


Elena of Avalor figurine, elephant, Elsa, envelope, Eeyore, Easter items, eggs, earrings, earmuffs


Flowers, fruit, flute, Frozen figurines, feather, fairy, football, family photos, flag, firetruck, fork, fish, Fluttershy


Game, green ANYTHING, glasses, geodes, gold, glitter, gloves


Hippo, heart, horse, house, Halloween items, Hot Wheels, hat (*Bonus Share- Bring your favorite sports themed hat to match another letter for that week i.e. A Dodger hat for D day)


Ice, ice cream (probably toy would be best here, not real ice cream!), instrument


Jake & the Neverland Pirates figurines, jelly beans, jelly, jersey, journal, Judy Hops from Zootopia


Kangaroo, keyboard, kite, keys


Lite Brite, leaf, Legos, Lil Woodzeez. lion, lace,


Marshmallows, mask, markers, map, mitten, monster, mail, mouse, music, Mr. Potato Head, magnet, money, My Little Ponies, Magna Doodle, Mickey & Minnie Mouse, magazine, movie (*Bonus Share- Bring your movie to match another letter for that week i.e. Cars for C Day)


Note, nightlight, nickel, necklace, noodles, newspaper, neon


Octopus, orange ANYTHING, owl, Octonot figurines, Olaf, outfit, ornament, origami


Princesses, pink or purple ANYTHING, piano, penny, popcorn, penguin, piggy bank, Peppa Pig, paint, peach, prince, pen, Paw Patrol, pony, pig, photos (especially of trips or experiences), photo album, pictures, pillow, pirate, pencils, play dough, Pinkie Pie


Queen, quarter, quilt


Rainbow, red ANYTHING, racket (tennis), reindeer, R2D2, rose, rocks, rabbit, Rapunzel figurine, rocket, recipe, Rainbow Dash, Rarity


Sophia the First figurine, seeds, shoes, scarf, sandals, Sleeping Beauty, Shopkins, stickers, stencils, Snow White, succulent, silver, sand, shells, sunglasses, stuffed animal, socks, Superman, Star Wars items, Spiderman, soccer ball, shirt (*Bonus Share- Bring your favorite sports themed/character shirt to match another letter for that week i.e. A Lakers hat for L day)


Tiana figurine, teddy bear, tennis racket, tennis ball, T-shirt, ticket, thread, Thanksgiving items, toothbrush, tiara, truck, Twilight Sparkle


Umbrella, uniform, unicorn


Volcano, Valentine’s items, volleyball, vase, vehicle, van, video


Watercolors, Winne the Pooh, white ANYTHING, whale, watch, whistle


Xylophone, X-ray, foam or magnet letter X, map with X marks the spot


Yarn, yellow ANYTHING, yo-yo


Zebra, zoo animal, Ziploc, zipper, Zootopia figurines


show and tell

Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at Red Tricycle
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of Life As Mama and a writer for Red Tricycle . I get to share my life with my husband of 13 years and our beautiful, 5-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!
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