• - Practice buttoning (shirts, pants)

    - Practice zippering (jackets)

    - Practice shoe tying

    - Cut out pictures from magazines and newspapers and write sentences to describe each pictures

    - Cut out words or letters to spell out sight words, their names, or names of family and friends

    - Cut out pictures and words to create a collage (About Me collage, Sight Word collage, All My Favorite Things collage)

    - Highlight sightwords in newspaper and magazines

    - Word searches on the back of a cereal box

    - Cook a meal together. Have the child read the directions, measure ingredients, and stir the food! 

    - Go on a neighborhood adventure. Make up stories about people and places that you see while walking.

    - Go on a scavenger hunt inside your house or outside

    - Go outside and run, skip, hop, and jump

    - Have a dance party or freeze dance

    - Use chalk to make a pavement twister board or hop-scotch

    - Go on a nature walk. Find pinecones and rocks, then paint them!

    - Read a book

    - Do a puzzle

    - Draw silly pictures

    - Play a board game

    - Build with blocks, LEGOs, or Lincoln Logs

    - Make music together. Try using household pots and pans or cardboard boxes with rubberbands to sing your favorite songs or to create new one

    - Play hide-and-go-seek

    - Draw or write in paint, sand, salt, or shaving cream (place materials on a cookie tray to keep it less messy)

    - Use aluminum foil to mold into sculptures

    - Sit down outside and draw what you see – tree, flower, etc

    - Put on a play

    - Create an obstacle course 

    - Write and illustrate a book

    - Create your family tree

    - Buid a blanket fort and tell stories

    - Create crafts from upcycled items like toilet paper rolls, milk cartons, etc

    - Grab a blanket, go outside, and watch the clouds – what shapes do you see?

    - Play I Spy

    - Make necklaces out of pasta and string or dental floss

    - Play indoor volleyball with a balloon

    - Play the Listening Game. Sit quietly with your child for 1 minute, then talk about what sounds you heard. (Air conditioner? Washer/dryer? Firetruck siren? Wind blowing? Leaves blowing?)

     

    - Make playdough!

    In a saucepan, combine:

    • 2 Cups flour
    • 1 Cup salt
    • 2 Cups water
    • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
    • 2 Tablespoons Cream of Tatar
    • 2 Tablespoons food coloring of your choice

    Cook them all together until it pulls away from the sides of the pot in a ball. Remove from heat and allow to cool, kneading it occasionally.