Do your kids have the shelter-in-place blues? Just because we have to stay at home doesn’t mean we have to be bored!
Here are 5 fun activities for kids you can do from your own home that help our little ones move their bodies and stimulate their brains.
Craft an art project:
Listen to a story:
Do a science experiment:
Make a snack:
You can find these activities and much more on our website at https://www.healthstartfoundation.org/snackscience.html.
2. Practice Reading Skills with a Scavenger Hunt
Ahoy Mateys! Do you want to learn vocabulary words and hunt for treasure at the same time? If you have a child who is practicing reading skills, try setting up an indoor scavenger hunt!
3. Experience the Animal Kingdom
You don’t have to go outside to learn about nature! Bring nature to your child by having them learn about different animals.
4. Take a Nature Walk
Feeling a little stir-crazy? Gather the whole family and take a walk outside to check out the area around you! This is a great opportunity for kids to learn about different landforms, plants, and animals as well as practice observation skills in order to discover and identify the unique qualities of what they see.
5. Create a Sock Puppet Theatre
This activity is fantastic because it is a combination of a crafting, writing, and dramatic play rolled into one!
Do you have a favorite stay-at-home activity for kids? Feel free to share it below in the comments for other families to see. Be sure to join our Snack Science Video Series and try out these activities so we can stay healthy and strong together, at home!
References: Richards, Mari. "7 Super Fun DIY Sock Puppets." Handmade Charlotte, March 4th, 2014. https://www.handmadecharlotte.com/7-diy-sock-puppets/
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2/11/2022 08:34:11 pm
It helped when you mentioned that taking a walk outside can allow our kids to learn more about plants and animals. This is helpful because my husband and I want our son to develop his skills even at a young age. I guess we should look for animal activities near our area on Friday so he can have fun and learn more about animals.
3/7/2022 09:44:57 pm
I think an indoor scavenger hunt will capture my children's interest, especially you mentioned it can practice their reading skills. I am also considering the world war I map activity for them to increase their thinking skills. These are good ideas to keep my children engage in learning while having some fun.
3/19/2023 10:05:38 pm
3/19/2023 10:08:11 pm
Thanks for sharing these fantastic ideas for stay-at-home activities for kids! As a parent, it's always a challenge to keep children engaged and learning while staying indoors. I especially like the idea of creating a scavenger hunt or building an obstacle course, which not only promote physical activity but also enhance problem-solving and creativity skills. Reading and storytelling are also excellent ways to stimulate a child's imagination and improve their literacy skills. Thank you for these valuable suggestions!
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