10 EDUCATIONAL AND FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUR KIDS FROM HOME!
With all schools being out of classes currently, it can be a challenge to still include some FUN educational activities, but we have the perfect list for you and your children to enjoy! No need to worry parents! We hope this list will make being teacher a bit easier!
1. “READ AT HOME” BINGO
Schools may be out, but that doesn’t mean that reading needs to stop! With this fun activity your little one will continue practicing reading out loud while also playing a fun game of Bingo!
Start a new book series! This fun Bingo game can go on for the duration of the pandemic and it will be a nice incentive to read everyday to win!
Create your own Bingo board or you can Click the link to download the FREE Bingo board pictured!
2. ANIMAL FACT SHEETS
Go outside and start studying some local critters or Go Online and Check Out Animals From Around the World on the EarthCam Website! Creating an animal fact sheet can be the perfect way to make the backyard animals or live online videos interactive! And it’s a good way to check that they were taking in the information! With each video there is a new animal as the main subject. The facts can go as simple as “they have feathers” all the way to what they eat or anything they hear during the video! The below sheet can be the perfect way to organize their facts and also gives them a chance to draw the animal for themselves!
3. TRAIN YOUR DOG
Training your furry best friend may not seem like your typical educational tool, however it has been proven to teach discipline within children. Teaching your dog things such as “shake”, “roll over”, and “sit” are simple things, however it will also get your smaller children more comfortable with their furry friend and show them some responsibility!
Need a little help with where to start? Watch this Youtube video on Dog Training 101
4. KEEP A SCHEDULE
Keeping a schedule is one of the most important things you can do with your children during a pandemic. Children thrive off of a schedule, (although they may not initially like it). Keeping the same schedule they had during their typical school day will keep them more focused as well as help in the long run of them going back to school.
If you are unsure of the schedule they had, teachers are also still working, and we’re sure they would be more than happy to send over a schedule for you to have!
5. GO TO MARS
This is, for sure, an Out of This World experience! Not many people can say they have visited Mars, but with this link you and your little ones can both have some great stories and facts for everyone after quarantine! This interactive 360 camera is bound to put a smile on their face! There are 3 options at the beginning for Learn, Move, and Travel which will all create amazing experiences!
Are you ready? 10, 9, 8, 7….. Click this link to Go to Mars!
6. MAKE A SPACE FOR LEARNING
Along with keeping a schedule, making the perfect little work space for the kids will help improve work-flow as well! It is important to have a space for school and play, so setting up a specific place for school is not only a fun thing for you to spend some quality time with your little one, it will also get them in the perfect mindset to get their work done!
7. WATCH BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY
Bill Nye the Science Guy is a staple with every science class and has been for many years! Many can attest that hearing that iconic Bill Nye theme song was some of the best memories of school! Well, your children do not have to miss out on that! The link below will take you to science experiments that you can do along with the man himself, Bill Nye!
Check out this link to Try Out Some Science Experiments with Bill Nye The Science Guy From Home!
8. WRITE A LETTER
Writing a letter is always a fun activity and can be a great way to practice spelling and grammar. They can write a letter to whomever their heart desires and after you can check for spelling! You can also test them on words they have misspelled until they get them correct. When the letter is complete you can teach them how to mail it to their loved one for some added education!
9. DON’T FORGET RECESS!
Taking a break from the school is just as important as the school work itself! It is important to give them a break to relax. The weather has been gorgeous so the best thing you can do is to take them outside for some fresh air! In the previous week we added some outdoor activities for how to keep your children entertained and those can be perfect activities for recess!
Click the Link for the Previous Weeks Activities which includes both Outdoor and Indoor Activities in case it needs to be an “indoor recess” for your little one!
10. HOMEMADE WATER CYCLE IN A BAG
If you’re on the lookout for a simple, fun kids’ science activity, you’re in luck! This water cycle in a bag is a quick prep activity with a BIG payoff because you can watch the water cycle for days while learning about the steps that water naturally takes to sustain our world!
Click the link to check out the simple step-by-step tutorial on How to Make Your Homemade Water Cycle In a Bag
Keeping a good educational schedule is always important in a children’s life. The Scene75 Family hopes these educational activities will put a smile on their face and make great memories for both you and them!