28 May - Creativity and language...
Hi there. It's Sumari from EasyHealthyKids.com. This week's activities use items that you likely already have in your home, and they teach creativity and language, while having fun.
Art activity - Painting on foil
Why not try letting your kids paint on a different medium than paper?
Painting on foil is a fun activity that helps develop your child's creativity.
Quiet time activity - Clothes pin activities
Clothes pins are great for quiet time, since you likely have some at home already, and they help develop your kids fine motor skills.
Here's a great list of clothes pin activities, our favorite is the "Clothespins and Mega Bloks" one.
Indoor activity - Playing Simon says
While my toddler boy doesn't exactly understand this game it's still fun to play and helps with his listening skills.
When I say Simon says, he has to do what I say. When I don't say Simon says he should stand still.
He loves it when he gets it wrong and laughs out loud.
Sensory activity - Rainbow soap foam
I like this rainbow soap foam sensory activity because you only need things that you are sure to have in your home (soap and water), and it is not too messy.
You can use any colors you have in your home, or just leave it white if you don't have coloring.
Educational activity - What's in the bag
This "What's in the bag" language development activity is a fun way to teach language and reading, even in difficult cases.
I like this activity because you can use whatever you have in your home, and children of all ages can learn from doing it.
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.