Aside from benefits, forts are fun. So why not make a fort with the whole family? Here’s a few reasons you should do this.
From fort building to counting, the list of the best learning activities for kids goes on. It’s always a great idea to prepare various supplies to make learning a more fun activity. You can always have art supplies, blocks, and a fort building kit at home. Securing those supplies will guarantee a non-stop fun of learning all day! Build a fort, stack blocks, color in books, it’s up to you to make learning fun!
Educate the children through games.
Play games that make the kids think about various topics and bring learning into action. A simple game about farm animals, numbers, color, and shapes for preschoolers is always a great place to start. You can adapt the same games for school-aged children about anatomy, global governance, foreign language, and culture. The only exception to what you can teach in this game is your creativity.
If you want to teach them all about creativity and playing with their imagination, fort building is always a great game to teach them. It teaches the children about playing with others and also allows them to get creative with their fort. There are also many activities these children can do in their fort.
Don’t forget about reading and writing.
Among the most amazing things you can give your child is the ability to learn. Learning the foundations of phonics teaches children spelling and reading preparation.
You don’t have to sit in a chair for hours on end repeating letter sounds. There are exercises you can try that transform phonics lessons into a fun experience rather than a boring tutorial. Bring their phonics lessons to life by allowing them to turn it into a game. Let them look for items that begin with those sounds or search for letters. Turn it into a creative activity by letting them make their alphabet books. There are various ways to teach phonics to a child. Always keep it fun and creative. We know how easily kids get bored.
Let them write practice sentences.
Writing is a talent that your children will use throughout their lives. Teach them to write using tools other than a pencil and paper. Allow them to be resourceful. You can allow them to trace a line to make letters or even complete arrows. If you want something more fun, you can always let them shape letters out of Play-Doh or draw letters using crayons or chalk. They’ll be amused but still understand they’re preparing for classes.
If you have preschoolers, show them the alphabet and how to write each letter. Encourage school-age children to develop their penmanship by assisting them with their daily writing assignments.
Bring out the art materials.
At a young age, children are interested in colors. Teaching them about colors would be fun for them and even for you. It’s time to bring the art materials out. You can also place a pack of bright pom-poms on a path to distinguish colors.
That way, they also get to practice their counting and even learn everything they need to categorize, all while encouraging motor skills. By allowing them to pick up the small things, you are assisting them in developing their fine motor skills. Teaching them all about colors might be the activity your kids want to do.
Teach them how to count.
Teaching your child to count may seem an easy task, but reciting numbers in the correct order is only the beginning. Play a game where they can directly touch the items they are counting. Studies suggest that hands-on tasks stimulate children’s minds and make them perform more.
Children with specialized counting abilities should attempt a version of the game that will challenge them to think about counting to three and how many things they see in front of them.
It’s time to add and subtract.
Since math is everywhere, it is a simple subject to teach. You can turn this into a fun trip, too! If you find yourself at a restaurant, let them add the number of customers waiting in line at a restaurant. Or challenge them by counting how many are female and how many are men. The upside is you can reward them with sundae!
Preschoolers will get a head start on number identification. You can turn the fun game of I Spy into something related to counting and num. For school-age children, use math-themed toys, an abacus, and even cookies to solve fractions and other advanced math problems.
Complete the experience with music.
Nursery rhymes may be on repeat in your kids’ playlists. But there are so many more musical things you can do as a family to instill the love of music that they can take with them throughout their lives.
Pleasant music lessons, designing your instruments, and playing musical games can help you hit the right note. Create a trivia game and act out the answers, or record instrument sounds and plays them back to see if your child can guess the answer. Preschoolers enjoy one-on-one time with their guardians, and school-age children may want to participate in particular music classes to develop their musical ability.
Create fun science experiments.
When you think “science experiment,” you might imagine a chemistry lab explosion. Your kitchen does not have to become a war zone to teach your children science at home.
Preschoolers will love basic science activities that don’t take much work on their part but are jam-packed with exciting learning opportunities. Your school-age children should pursue more involved science projects that won’t leave your house in shambles after their science experiment.
Gardening shouldn’t be off the table.
Planting a garden entails more than just putting a seed in the dirt and waiting for it to sprout. Gardening teaches science, diet, and discipline, all in one plot of soil in your backyard.
A greenhouse tells preschoolers about the life cycle of plants. It’s also a simple way to educate them about diet and get them to eat their vegetables. School-aged children can keep a gardening journal, learn more about plants’ scientific names, and cultivate even more plants. Make it more fun by allowing them to make a fort in the garden. That way, they’ll be more inclined to spend more time outdoors.
Build a fort.
Place the textbook down. A little imagination will help you educate your child about the world. Teach them all about how to make a fort. Allow them to use everyday household items to build a fort. Fort building is a fun activity that also promotes independent play. They will enjoy the activity and even learn to be independent along the way.
Let them make a fort indoors and outdoors. Teach the kids all about using their imagination and get creative with their fort. You can even involve the whole family with this fort-building activity. Plus, you can always include counting and colors while the family builds a fort.
Preschoolers will have fun doing these different learning activities. Feel free to adapt these activities to the ages of your children. You can also customize and even start other activities to serve as a fun learning activity for your children.
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