✨ Free Play
Bring the Indoors Out
Bring a toy that’s typically kept indoors, outside! Lie a blanket in the grass with a favorite toy, set up an easel on the driveway, or spend some time doing puzzles under a shady tree in the backyard. The options are endless! Changing the environment introduces new stimuli which spark an exciting new play experience without purchasing anything new!
Colorful Food Hunt
Create a colors book by cutting a small rectangle from construction paper in each of the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) and stapling them together on one end. Head to the grocery store or a farmer’s market and bring your colors book along! Search for colorful food and match a few to the pages in the colors book. Choose a new colorful food to bring home and taste! Invite your child to help prepare the new food and host a taste test. What color food did you choose? How did it taste?
Then, practice the week’s nursery rhymes, poems, or songs.
🧠 Learning Activities
On The Go
On a piece of copy paper, in a sketchbook, or on the provided journal page write the following prompt: Where do you like to go? Expand on your child’s response by asking more specific open-ended questions. For example, if your child says they like to go to the park you might ask, “What do you like to do at the park?” rather than asking yes or no questions (“Do you like to swing?” “Do you like the slide?”)
Then, ask your child the prompt and record their response. Invite them to illustrate their response and label the picture if they provide any.