This activity is simple to create and very inexpensive. You will need two milk jugs, tape/markers/paint for decoration, and a ball (doesn’t matter what kind). During this activity, your kids will improve their hand-eye coordination and bilateral coordination. You can play with the jug catchers outside or in the water. Get creative and have fun!
Do you have tin cans lying around the kitchen? Keep them! There are so many fun activities kids can do using tin cans. This is a very inexpensive and hands on way to encourage your kids to be creative this summer. Reusing left over items from the kitchen/house is a great way to teach your kids about recycling cardboard, glass, plastic, etc…. Have fun!
Get your kids moving this summer by creating a chalk obstacle course on your driveway or side walk. You can create this however you like. Some examples are touch your toes, stomp, twirl around, jump like a frog, etc…. If you have younger kids, you might have to give verbal directions for each action. Get creative:)
This activity is awesome for kids to play with. They are able to practice their colors, as well as hand-eye coordination. I found this activity on Pinterest!
You will need:
Small and Medium Bowl
Fabric (six different colors)
Popcorn Kernels or Rice
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Colored Paper (to match the same colors of the material)
I was able to purchase all of the supplies at our local Walmart.
1. Trace six symmetrical circles on the tri-fold using the small bowl. Cut them out with scissors or a pocket knife.
2. Trace six circles on the colored paper using the medium bowl. Then trace the same circles using the small bowl. After you cut out the circles, this will create a border to go around the circles on the tri-fold.
3. Cut and fill the colored material. Use the hot glue gun to seal the material shut.
4. Decorate the board.
5. Test it out!
Do your kids hide behind your knee and act shy when you ask them to talk to people? Some kids feel uncomfortable “performing” on cue. Instead of insisting they introduce themselves to others, give them space and allow them to feel comfortable. Once they feel at ease with the situation, they will open up.