27 Aug - My Favorite Indoor Activities...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com. We have been spending a lot of time indoors over the past couple of months. Because of that, this week I've selected my favorite indoor kids activities from the last month or so.
The family: Fred is my headstrong pre-school boy, and Sarah is my sweet little toddler girl.
Educational indoor activity - Learn the alphabet with car tunnels
Kids of all ages can enjoy learning the alphabet with this Car Tunnel activity.
You take a couple of minutes to set up the tunnels, and then kids can drive their cars through the tunnels.
Teach them the letters as they go along, challenge them to drive their cars through in order of the letters in their name, and have some fun.
Indoor activity - Move like an animal
This Move Like An Animal activity is a great indoor or outdoor gross motor activity for kids of all ages.
They get to throw the dice and then move according to the block the dice fell on.
Just grab an old tissue box, print the printable, stick it, and you are ready to play.
Indoor activity - Balloon gross motor weather activity
Have a fun windy balloon party indoors.
All you need are about 10 balloons, a fan, and the kids can run around, jump around and play with the balloons.
Setup a fan to blow on the balloons and you are all set for some fun.
Indoor activity - Camping imaginative play
You just need a few rolls of cardboard, the printable and some imaginary flames to do this imaginary camping activity.
Kids can pretend to camp and toast food at the campfire. You can use torn tissue paper for the flames, or find a flame printable online.
Free discipline printable
I like the idea of rewarding positive behavior with my kids.
I think this rewards system (free printable) can help to encourage more positive behavior in kids. It includes a behavior chart and printable money tokens.
You move the marker for your child up or down depending on their behavior, then at the end of the day they get a money token that's the same as the marker place they end up on.
It's worth trying with older kids, such as preschoolers.
Do you have any great recipes or fun activities that you want to share? Let me know by replying to this email.
Talk to you next week.
P.S. If you try any of these activities or recipes, let me know! I'd love to hear how you found them.