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.
Kids feel important when they help their parents around the house. Who knew when kids help set the table they are learning so many things? In addition to sorting, counting, and placement kids are learning responsibility by having a job to do at meal time. It also helps them develop a sense of importance to their family. There is a natural order in things we do. Preparing for the meal is the beginning, eating the meal is the middle, and cleaning up after the meal is the end. When kids participate in each step, they have a clear understanding of this concept.
Reading to your kids while they are young is so important. As your kids grow up, rent or buy books that interest them. Some inexpensive ways to do this include borrowing books from your local library, visiting second-hand stores, going to garage sales, checking out online websites like Amazon, and taking advantage of the Scholastic Book Fairs.