Hopscotch Fun

  Activity 6 – Hopscotch The famous game of hopscotch continues to be a great go-to for outdoor fun and learning potential. Using numbers, you can have your child write the numbers in the boxes and identify the numbers as you play.  Another great way to learn is to have your child add two of the numbers the rock lands on. A variation of this game is to use letters that spell sight words, your child’s name, or letter blends. Take this opportunity to practice letter sounds. How to play hopscotch Instructions from kidspot Advertisements

Bubbles

  Activity 5 – Bubble Making Nothing marks the beginning of summer like bubbles.  There are so many great ways to enjoy bubbles and this activity allows your child to make their own. Measuring and numbers will be the hidden learning factor of this fun activity. Below are the ingredients and measurements to make a homemade bubble solution.  I have also included some great websites that show you how to create different sized bubbles. Bubble Recipe 6 cups of water 1/2 cup of dish detergent ( I used Dawn, I read it works better) 1/2 cup corn starch 1 tbsp…

Water Play

  Activity 4 – Water Play Water play is the best for having fun and cooling down.  This activity can take place in a pool, a water table, or a homemade water play station.  These activities are not intended for you to spend money or travel far from home.  These are fun learning activities that can take place at any time of the day, on any budget, and the time spent doing the activities is totally up to you and your child. With water play, you want to add the learning by gathering some toys or safe objects out of the…

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Activity 3: Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt I love to take walks through the neighborhood, especially on cool mornings.  If you don’t have the luxury of taking morning walks, afternoon and evening walks are great too. When the kids are in the mood to tag along for the exercise, they are usually playing and running around not noticing the beautiful things in our neighborhood.  With my younger ones I like to challenge them to show me things in the neighborhood, there could be hidden gems in front yards and in trees. For activity three I thought a neighborhood scavenger hunt would be…

5 New Year’s Eve Party Activities for Kids

If you are a parent of young children, you are already trying to decide if you are going to party with or without your children, when bringing in the New Year. Now, if you are anything like me, you already feel the guilt of leaving your children with someone else at this momentous time. I mean, welcoming in a New Year without the joys of seeing your children destroying your home, acting delirious because they are sleepy but need to stay awake, or the best one yet bouncing off the walls because they have had too much sugar so late…

You still have time for last minute summer fun

I would like to apologize for the lack of pictures, for some reason I have not been able to download them (error every time I try) and I did not want to keep putting off posting because of pics, so I hope you find the information informative and not judge me to harshly for the lack of photos. School starts back for many youngsters within the next couple of weeks, but it is not to late to get in a few more summer fun activities.  Myself, like many working households have not had an opportunity to take a nice long…