Educational Fun For Kids

Hopscotch

HopscotchLet’s face it-planning educational time with your kids can be difficult. There’s work and preschool and activities and don’t forget the third birthday party this month! However, it doesn’t take a lot of effort to put together some preschool learning activities that you and your child can enjoy together.

Remember playing hopscotch as a kid? It may not be at the top of your list when it comes to preschool learning games, but it’s a great way to spend some time with your kids! All you need is some sidewalk chalk and a rock! Draw a grid on the driveway or sidewalk, and spend ten minutes laughing with your little one as you attempt to make your way through to pick up the rock you tossed into the grid. Hopscotch is a great tool for developing fine motor skills, and I guarantee there will be at least one fit of giggles!

An old-fashioned game of Hangman is great to play just about anywhere. Today, when waiting in the doctor’s office or at the DMV, we tend to entertain ourselves with smartphones or tablets. However, with a piece of paper and a pen, you and your child can pass the time playing a word game-on paper!

For younger preschoolers, even bouncing a ball could be turned into an educational activity for kids. You could work on counting as you set a goal for the number of bounces, or make a game out of tossing or bouncing the ball back and forth to work on fine motor skills. Using the hopscotch grid, give your children basic math problems and have them bounce the ball on the square that holds the answer. For older kids, you could enlarge the size of your grid for more complex math equations.

If you spend a lot of time on the road, try those old car games that you used to play when your family went on vacation. “I Spy” is one of those preschool learning activities that has been around forever, and can be changed around to look for many different things, including license plates from different states, particular number sequences, or common business logos for early readers.

As you can see, opportunities for preschool learning games aren’t necessarily something that you must put on your calendar. If you can find a few minutes here or there, you can find ways to work in those educational activities, and give your kids a great way to remember spending time with their parents!

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