Here are a few activities that will not only awaken the sensory systems but continue advancing our children’s development through experiences:
- Scavenger Hunts for textures, shapes, and sounds. Get creative. Yes, the outdoors provide a whole new world to explore but the everyday things around the home offer some great things, too.
- Roasted Marshmallows in the comfort of your own home. No need for a campfire when you have a stove. You just need some long skewers and some large marshmallows to roast away. Want to up the fun? Pull out the chocolate and graham crackers for some S’mores.
- Roll Down the Hills minus the hills, of course. Let the kids see who can roll all the way across the room. It’s a lot harder than it looks and the kids could have rolling races from one end to the next.
- Turn the bath tub into a Water Table. Children can enjoy their bath time while pouring water, spraying and squirting toys, etc..
- Obstacle Courses using pillows and couch cushions as stepping stones, tables and blankets as tunnels and tape as a balance beam.
- Sidewalk Chalk. With all the chalkboard options anymore, this is an easy activity to bring indoors. There is now chalkboard paint (for walls and furniture), spray paint (for anything) and even chalkboard fabric. You can make a chalk-ready surface almost anywhere inside.
- Gardening by bringing in some plants for the household rooms. Not only do the children get to enjoy the process of digging through dirt to plant seeds, they get to enjoy the process of watering and nurturing their plants as they watch them grow.
- Blow Bubbles by clearing some space in the kitchen or in an area that allows for a bubbly mess.