1. Keep activities short. Preschoolers have short attention spans. Make sure that every activity or step has a purpose. The longer an activity goes on, the odds are you are going to have to spend more time on behaviour management. That is no fun for anyone.
2. Keep the activities simple. In my experience, the fewer steps that preschoolers or staff have to do, the more success the activity will be. The activity will move quickly. The children will understand and be able to complete the activity more independently.
Whole group activities are lots of fun to do, and they are most successful when they are well thought out. Also know this, that not every whole group activity will be successful. Don’t be afraid to end an activity early and I usually have a plan B activity in my back pocket. Reflect on what went well and what you need to change.