Get a large sheet of paper and let your kid’s imagination run wild! For toddlers, this is a great activity to learn how to hold crayons properly and learn to draw. For older kids, this could turn into awesome creative fun! Try using a theme to give them a starting point. Such as rainbows, cars, a day at the park etc. Here are some more things you can do with Crayons!
I’ve loved papercrafts since I was a kid and there is nothing more fun than folding random bits of paper to make something cool!
Have a look at this link for some easy ideas
Yes, you heard that right. Getting your kids to do chores around the house is great for their development and understanding responsibilities. Of course, don’t expect them to be good at it! Saying that they will get better and better as time goes by.
Some tips and ideas to get started here
Before I had Eloise, I hated the idea of stickers and getting them off of things. Now, things are much different! I love stickers and so does Eloise! Especially as they keep her occupied for a longer than 10 minutes (that’s a win in my book!) and also helps her with neat pincer grasp/fine motor skills. Try this activity to start with and see how your little one gets on with it.
5. POST-IT NOTES
A lot of us are working from home and one of the things you will find in your stationery drawer is a batch of post-it notes. Put them to some good use by drawing faces on them with your kiddo. This is great for kids to learn about emotions and how to express them. See this link for more info.
6. WASHI TAPE
I don’t even know why, but I seem to have a box full of them! I think I just like the cute colours and patterns, or I am turning into a washi tape hoarder. Could be either TBH. Anyway, I found this great post of activities I am going to try with Eloise. Why not give it a go yourself?
7. PLAYING CARDS
I still remember the many monsoon days and night I spent with my family playing card games. Being stuck indoors meant we had to do something to keep ourselves occupied and playing card games was a fun thing to do with my siblings. For younger kids, you can use them to teach counting and matching! Here are some easy games to try.
Take painting to a whole new level with this activity. All you need is water colour and some Q-Tips. See this for inspiration.
9. PAPER TOWEL ART
Another art activity I know, but it really is fun and teaches kids about water absorption. Paper towel dip – a water absorption experiment
10. DRESS UP PLAY
I love this! Grab some costumes or old clothes and play dress up! Click here to read about the benefits of dress-up play.
Stay safe and have fun!