It’s wet, wet, WET throughout this week (and more to come). Here are some things that keep us occupied while staying dry. 😉
Create a story box
Story boxes are a great tool to allow children be their own storyteller. They encourage creativity, imaginative play and literacy development. It can be a scene from your child’s favourite story book, a show, or anything they imagine!
Things needed: any empty boxes, paint, crepe paper, paint and any craft materials you find at home.
My first attempt to get Hannah to “sew”. She follows a pattern and learns hand sewing basics. Like, the idea of the needle going up and down through the board.
Things needed: (I’m using a purchased set) sewing/lacing cards and yarn or shoelaces.
It’s a collaboration between parent and the kids. One person starts the drawing and the other builds on it by adding elements.This is an interactive drawing activity for kids (and adults) of all ages.
Things needed: drawing paper and markers.
Kitchen Science Experiments
I’m all for science experiments under 10 minutes! This project was to create a tornado in a bottle.
Things needed: clear (preferably narrow) bottle with cap, water, dishwashing liquid, and good arm power.
Washi Tape Wall Art Project
Let your child be the artist of your wall decoration! Straightforward and mess-free: a winner for kids and parent.
Things needed: blank canvas or sturdy cardboard and Washi tapes.
Geoboard is not only a Mathematical manipulative, it is also a wonderful tool for encouraging fine motor skills. Look beyond teaching perimeters, shapes and areas, and you might find your child creating art with rubber bands. 🙂
Things needed: Geoboard and rubber bands.
Train a Plant
How do plants know which way is up and which way is down? You can actually “train” a plant to grow in any direction you want. If you look closely, the roots of this plant is growing upwards. This phenomenon is known as geotropism.
Things needed: Ziploc storage bag, paper towels, fast-growing bean, stapler water, tape, marker. Instructions