Here are a few other things I do with my kiddos to make learning more hands on and like "big kid's school". I made a calendar last year that we used for preschool and I use it with my two girls almost every morning. I bought a large poster, a calendar, numbers, and months of the year from the dollar tree. Typed up a few things and taped it all together. Then I went to Ofice Max and got it lamenated (they have teacher discounts...even if you're just a mama teaching your kiddos at home). Our calendar includes the weather and seasons. It also has another side where we write or post the letter, number, shape and/or color of the week. Since it's lamenated I can use dry erase crayons or markers on it. Here's the pictures of it:
I also got some letters at the dollar tree that we taped around the girls' room (for now) to make a word wall from all the site words we'll be learning this year.
Here are some book resources that I recommend for home schooling preschool aged kiddos (just click on the link to see the items on amazon.com) :
The Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities: Written by Teachers for Teachers
THE MAILBOX BOOKS DAY - BY - DAY PRESCHOOL PLANS
Almost Ready to Read (PreK-K)
Getting Ready to Read
And of course there's all those wonderful ideas on pinterest and blogs out there that have amazing mom's doing awesome stuff with their kiddos! I've pinned a few of them if you want to check out what I've pinned.