Updated: Apr 2
Create a scavenger hunt (indoors our out) (https://heyletsmakestuff.com/printable-backyard-scavenger-hunt/)
Build an obstacle course
Write words with: old pasta, buttons, lego pieces, paper clips, buttons, raisins, sequins....and glue onto paper or just create a word list and re-do daily.
Play games like: Parcheesi, backgammon, chess, Uno etc, it builds executive planning skills and is fun.
Play Twister, you can make your own if you don’t own it, using an old sheet or a table cloth and making the circles with construction paper or newspaper or wrapping paper.
Make up crossword puzzles, and word searches.
Make play dough or slime (play dough: put 2 cups of regular flour, 1/2 cup of regular salt, 2 Tbs of Cream of tartar (optional, but this makes the dough stretchy) and 2 Tbs of vegetable oil in a bowl, Then add 2 cups of boiling water (if you want a color add a few drops of food coloring to the water before pouring it in the flour) Mix this with a wooden spoon until it comes together and put it on the counter. Let it cool down a few minutes and then knead it until it is soft Store in an airtight container or a zip lock bag for weeks) ( 3 ingredient slime: add 2 bottles of clear glue, 1 Tbs of baking soda, 1-2 drops of food coloring (optional), glitter (optional), mix it all up. Add 1 Tbs of contact solution or more if needed. Non-toxic slime, ready to play with!)
Use avocado pits to grow a plant or plant herbs or Lima beans.
Play Jax or marbles, builds fine motor skills.
Do a random act of kindness: write a note of thanks to police or fire fighters, health care workers, or someone else.