We have compiled here a list of activities for children that stimulate their learning and development. We are dedicated to providing educational activities not only for fun, but also to stimulate his knowledge, creativity, social skills and more.
At each activity, you can make the adjustments you feel are needed for pre-school, elementary school, or even older children.
- Craft activities for children
1.1 Teach your child to sew by hand. You can use a piece of cloth to teach him different ways to sew, stick buttons, grab a ring, among other things. This will allow him to develop the necessary knowledge and then do something else, such as making patterns to create clothes.
1.2 A very fun way to use this resource is to design puppets. This will eventually allow him to build a theater at home.
1.3 Recycling is important, you can use full bins showing him how to use a calendar to keep track of everything that is recycled and thrown away at home.
1.4 You can also offer them musical activities that will help the child to know the tempo and the notes. Create musical instruments with objects that you do not use at home. If you have musical instruments, teach him how to play them. If you follow these small recommendations, you will be ready to orchestrate a family concert. The other fun way to understand music is of course dance.
- Activities to develop memory and spirit
2.1 We know that most of the time, the child tends to be upset when collecting objects. Make this task an entertaining activity. For example: try to break a record by storing items as fast as possible. These types of dynamics are also very effective in improving the attention of children who easily lose their concentration.
2.2 Stack or line up the images near the wall in a certain way and ask the child to close his eyes, hide one and tell him to open his eyes, ask him again what is missing.
2.3 It is very important to talk to your children about measurable quantities because it will allow them to control liters, meters, grams, kilograms, among others. Use containers with graduations so they can understand them when cooking together.
2.4 It is essential to have weights at home, why is it useful? So that your son or daughter can guess the weight of his toys and even his pet. Then you can help him draw up a table with the results obtained.
2.5 You can also ask him to make comparisons, for example: do mom’s shoes weigh a lot? How do you see the glass? Empty, half full or full?
2.6 Geometric figures are one of the things children learn to remember most quickly. When doing an activity together, have them place circles, squares or triangles in their environment.
- Activities to do with children in the kitchen
3.1 In the kitchen, you can do the following activity: “I see something you do not see and its color is (color)”. Your child will be able to tell you if what he thinks you have imagined fits the description provided.
3.2 Another cooking activity for children is to ask them to talk about food before and after cooking, for example, the texture or color of the chicken.
3.3 When shopping at home, ask your child to name each of the foods you put in the bag, this will help them recognize them.
3.4 When they have taken all the bags out and it is time to organize and sort the food, tell them to gather and separate each of them: vegetables, boxes, fruits, etc.
3.5 When storing cans, ask them for size. If they are small, large, medium, narrow or wide. All of these activities allow your child to develop attention to detail.
- Activities to develop communication
4.1 Help them cut out drawings and illustrations in magazines so they can create a book on a topic of interest to them. It is important to consider the child’s suggestions.
4.2 Reading is also a good stimulant for developing the child’s communication. It is good to give the child the opportunity to read a book excerpt, a story or a magazine. You must listen to it carefully. Then, after he has finished reading, ask him what happened, who the characters were, and ask him to paraphrase the text.
4.3 If you do not like the idea that he watches television for hours, you can suggest that he write a letter in his hand or on the computer to stimulate his brain smarter.
- Activities to develop the organization in children
5.1 Have your child stack clothes in one place and classify them according to their characteristics or type of clothing, for example one-socks and underwear to another.
5.2 When folding your clothes in the closet, ask them to separate the clothes of each family member. For example, the father’s pants on one side and the mother’s pants on the other.
5.3 Ask him also to match the shoes or socks with their pair so that he learns to associate equal elements.
5.4 Allow your child to dress alone with very limited options. It does not matter if he ends up getting dressed in different colors and in a messy way because after all, he did it alone. Then you can ask him why he chose these clothes.
5.5 A situation occurs almost always: the child puts his clothes upside down. To avoid this, talk to him about the front and back of a garment to avoid confusion.
- Activities to develop the five senses
6.1 When you are facing the mirror with your child, teach him to recognize the parts of his body. Talk with him about what you can do with each body part and practice it in front of the mirror.
6.2 To teach them to use touch, talk about the textures of the objects they discover. Ask your child to use touch with each object, for example to describe how they feel when touched, whether they are smooth, rough, hard or soft.
6.3 In addition, make him feel different things so that the child differentiates odors.
- Activities to be done outside the house
7.1 When you walk in the park with your child, ask him / her to move at different speeds: run carefully, walk slowly or quickly.
7.2 The market is one of the most interesting places, because you can show your child the shape, color and size of each food and its use while putting it in the basket.
7.3 It is recommended while you are in a queue at the market to ask your child questions so that he can use his imagination, for example, “Today there will be a big banquet at home and we will create the menu What would you like to cook? “Ask your child what is his favorite dish, take the opportunity to tell him what yours is 🙂
Try to develop activities for children without losers, it will motivate them to continue to participate in the exercises again and again without feeling aggrieved.
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