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…

Sand Play

Activity 2: Sand Play Everyone loves sand play, the young and the old.  Well, the young may like it a bit more than the older, because the older has to clean it up and out of everything once playtime is over. Besides all of that sand play can be as big or as small as your child or the person who has to clean it, desires. This can be a part of a beach day or some afternoon fun in the backyard. The activity I have for today is hiding magnet letters and numbers in the sand and having the…

Outdoor Chalk Writing

Day One: Chalk Writing Outdoor chalk is one of the greatest tools invented (in my opinion).  The thick chalk is great for beginner writers, it helps build fine motor skills. Now with outdoor chalk, you can encourage your child to write their name and any sight words they may know. The greatest gift to a  Kindergarten teacher is for your child to write, identify, and spell their first and last name. I don’t expect your child to write out their full name outside on the sidewalk, for all the people we may not trust to see, but writing their first…