Fun and Easy Activities to do with Kids
Fun and Easy Activities
Day 1- Fingerpainting Outside
One of my favorite things to do is get outside. Fingerpainting can be messy and gets everywhere. With that, fingerpainting outside is a simple solution to keep the little ones busy. Extra bonus since the paint is washable, there was no concern about paint landing on the patio. After they are done you can use the hose to wash them up and the floor for a super quick clean up.
I was able to incorporate teaching him colors by naming the color he was painting with. For example, he would put his paint brush or hand in yellow and I would repeatedly say yellow. I would even put my finger in the paint, show him the color, and name the color. Don't be scared to get dirty with them. In addition, I only selected three colors for him to use to not overwhelm him. Painting with a brush also helps fine motor skills. I gave him two options for brushes to feel the different textures. One was a sponge brush and the other with long bristles. Have fun and follow for more!
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Day 2- Simple Edible Playdough
Benefits and Learning
Playdough is great for them to show their creativity. Use safe kitchen tools, cookie cutters, and toys to get creative. It is very effective to calm children and encourage them to slow down. Lastly, it is a fantastic way to have them use multiple senses. You can mention to them what their five senses are while they are interacting with the play dough. Ask them what they hear, see, feel/touch, taste, and smell. For smaller kids have them taste and say taste or eat. Help guide them and talk about what you see, feel, taste and smell. For example, feel the playdough with them and say descriptive words like soft, mushy, and squishy. For sight, say the color and have them try to say the color with you. Comment below for more tips.
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Day 3- Animal Dive
Directions plus Learning Opportunities
Water beads can promote learning and development by children using sensory, fine motor, color recognition, and fine motor skills. Water beads are a great way to introduce topics and transformative learning.
Put small plastic toy animals in a bin filled with water beads or slime. If your child is old enough they can help with the setup process. (Prepare water beads the night before) Next, allow your little one to search the bin with their hands or tools. When they pull the animal out say the animal's name and the animal's noise together. For example, your child pulls out a cow, and you both look at it and say moo. Repeat with the animals placed in the bin. I like to show animals in the same population. You can add more learning opportunities by reading a book about the animals you used before or after. While doing so make the noise the animal does with your child. Mix it up with a different animal population. Furthermore, you can also work on their colors and ask what colors they see.
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Day 4- Egg Carton Sort
Preparation and Learning
Eggs at the moment cost an arm and a leg. I wanted to be able to create a learning activity out of something that is in every household. As promised in, How to prepare your child for kindergarten this page will cover some of that content. I am here to help guide you through each expectation and show you a fun learning ideas. In this activity, children will practice sorting, counting, and recognizing numbers.
Now to get started you will need an egg carton. I suggest an 18 or 30 count depending on their mastery. (I emptied our eggs into our fridge egg organizer.) Next, I painted the inside creating columns of different colors with my little one. (As shown above) After the paint dried I wrote 1-18 on the bottom of each section going in rows. Then you can use pom poms, MM'S, or anything small enough to fit into each egg slot. Sort the colors of the items to match the colors in the carton. Read and say the number the item was placed in. Bonus fun: You could have your child go on a scavenger hunt and find items around the house that match the color and count them up to 18. I hope this makes buying eggs not too much of a hassle. 😉 I would love to know how the activity worked for you in the comments. Enjoy learning!
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