Updated: Jun 25
As a trained and seasoned educator coming up with educational and fun ideas of things to do with children is second nature for me. It might not be as easy for others who are not used to spending all their time with young children, and so here are some ideas and I’ll keep them coming every few days.
Here are the first 10:
When making meals, let the kids help. Make a recipe with pictures and make it a math lesson with numbers and time.
Museums have virtual tours, check them out: American Museum of Natural History, Children's Museum of the Arts,The Cloisters Museum and Gardens, The Frick Collection, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Botanical Garden are ones in New York with virtual tours.
Hop scotch is great for a math or letter lesson ( land on a certain letter or number to spell or add).
Have your child write the grocery list for letter practice and if they are adding, research prices and have them add up what it would cost.
Write stories and illustrate them.
Make puppets out of old socks, glue on parts, or sew them on and have a puppet show.
Make a playlist and then host a karaoke party you can FaceTime people with this.
Make necklaces with pasta or beads to practice patterning.
Look up a famous building on line ( Leaning Tower of Pisa or a castle or a Gaudi building in Barcelona or the Coliseum) and replicate it with blocks or Legos.
Make a newspaper with the news of the day or week, illustrate it or cut out pictures from magazines
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