Need a creative rainy-day activity that’s fun AND encourages adventurous eating? Try an apple taste test!
Collect a variety of apples such as: Gala, Red Delicious, Honeycrisp, or Granny Smith.
At home, line up the apples and make observations with your budding scientist. What do you see? Is the apple round or oval? Red, green, or yellow? Shiny or dull? Which apple would you guess is the sweetest? Continue reading “Apple Taste Test”
I Spy bottles can keep little ones interested and big ones busy. All you need is an empty plastic bottle, such as a water bottle or empty beverage container, and some interesting objects to put inside.
First, place some small items in the bottle such as beads, mancala stones, paper clips, crayons, small blocks, dice, small bouncy balls, Legos, tiny shells, or anything else you think might draw interest! Continue reading “I Spy Bottle”
Recently my niece and I had a fun afternoon making our own match game. I was gifted a set of blank matching cards and my girl and I divvied them up so we each had an even number.
You don’t need a fancy store bought set though. Instead, you Continue reading “Make Your Own Match Game”
‘Moving to the groove’ of the changing weather during spring time in the Pacific Northwest can be a challenge at times. There are days when the sun is shining for the whole day and it is the perfect time to get some vitamin D and play Continue reading “Red Light Green Light”
If you haven’t yet played balloon volleyball, you are missing out! This great game can be played with any number of people and only requires a balloon, which can be purchased cheaply from most stores. You can make many different variations of this game, but the simple rule is to keep the balloon off of the ground. Continue reading “Volley Ball Balloon”
In a recent study, children who play with blocks and puzzles have been shown to have better spatial reasoning ability. Spatial reasoning is the ability to reason and manipulate objects in space. Continue reading “Spatial Reasoning”