ACTIVITY OF THE DAY

Monday

HOT POTATOE

This indoor game can get a little giggly, so be warned! It is great though, because it is one of those games to play with kindergarten kids up through the older grade school ages. Simply get any soft ball or rolled up socks and underhand-toss it to a child. Instruct them to under-hand toss it to someone else as quickly as possible. Each child repeats this. When does this game end? Who knows?

Just get rid of it!

Tuesday

ANIMAL CHARADES

Before playing, first print off a page of animal pictures. Cut out each individual animal, fold each in half, and put them in a bucket. Begin the game by having the first child choose a piece of paper. The child then needs to act out the animal silently, while the other children try to guess what animal is being portrayed. Once the animal is guessed, choose another child who has not picked a piece of paper yet, and then they get to have their fun acting. Charades games are so versatile that they can be group games for 5 year olds, one on one games for 2 kids or even adult games with no kids at all.

SCAVENGER HUNT

If you haven’t done a Scavenger Hunt lately, then you just aren’t living! This was one of my favorite games with cousins when I was a kid. A scavenger hunt is all about finding items from a list in certain rooms or areas. Depending on how many items you want the kids to find and how many kids are a part of the game, you can either hand write the lists of items for each child, or type it up on a computer and print out copies. If the items will be in difficult hiding spots you can write clues next to each item on the list. The kids will love the adventure and challenge.

Thursday

FREEZE DANCE

If your kid loves dancing to music, he will going to enjoy this activity for sure. Play some music, your child’s favourite music and let your child dance his heart out. Pause the music every once in a while, and your child to freeze when the music stops. He should freeze in whatever position he happens to be in.

Friday

FAMILY HIKING

Not only does hiking work out the muscles but it also builds endurance in your children. Hiking is a way to also show your child the outdoors and drift their attention from screens. It is one of the best ways to get your child to interact with nature.

Wednesday

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