Beat those lockdown blues with these fun DIY kids games and activities!
Your kids can design their own threading card shapes, get your help for the cutting and hole punching, and then go to town lacing and unlacing.
Using either Crepe Paper ot Barrier Tape, create an intricate maze in a hallway for your kids to navigate their bodies through. Put the tape up high and down low, forcing them to step over and crawl under at various points.
Add the scoops to the cones – write the number of scoops you’d like on a seperate piece of paper above each cone, then you can re-use and change the numbers.
PEG LETTER MATCHING
Write uppercase letters on a piece of paper and lowercase letters on the ends of pegs, then ask you child to clip them on to the appropriate uppercase letters!
Set up your bowling “lane” with some painter’s tape and use plastic bottles or cups for pins. Use any type of ball to bowl, attempting to knock down as many pins as possible. Keep track of the score, or simply aim to knock them all down in one turn. Create a plastic cup pyramid to up the fun-factor even more.
Lay down a tic-tac-tow grid on the floor using your paper tape. Make a large "X" on the back of five of the paper plates and a large "O" on the back of the other five (use your markers or tape for this). Players take turns putting their plates in the grid in an attempt to get 3 of their plates (either X or O) in a row.
Turn a large cardboard box into a game of golf. All you need is a toy club and 2 balls. Cut the flaps off the box, turn it over, then cut out three arches (depending on the size of the box) that's big enough to fit the toy golf balls through comfortably. Write a number above each arch. The trick of the game is to add up the two numbers which the balls roll into.
MEASUREMENT POURING STATION
With pom-poms, marbles or pebbles and 4 empty bottles marked with tape, help your child with their hand steadiness as they pour the objects into each container in order to reach the line. You can ask questions like: How many pom poms will fit into this jar? Which jar has more pom poms than the other?
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