Sometimes I think the best learning experiences happen naturally as we play with our children. Of course, a little guidance is needed to make sure these experiences happen fairly regularly :) The other day I was playing with the 3 year old I nanny for and came up with the idea to make "Color Soup". We then repeated the activity with shapes instead of colors.
-different colored blocks (or different shapes)
-Write up a recipe for your soup, listing the ingredients and then the steps for preparing it
-include pictures with the instructions and use different colored crayons if your child cannot recognize the color words.
-Show your child the recipe and tell them you are going to make pretend Color (or Shape) Soup together.
-Read aloud the recipe or have your child help read it
-Have your child find the correct color/shape of blocks to put the correct "ingredients" in the bowl.
-Stir the ingredients.
-Pretend to eat.
This blog is here for you to find fun learning activities to do with your children. We share great ideas we find and love on the Internet, as well as ideas we come up with on our own! We also like to share resources we find helpful.
To find ideas for your child, click on the age range blog label or on the theme/topic you are looking for (on the left side of the page). In each post, we try to list optimal age ranges for the activity, but you must judge for yourself if it is appropriate for your child. When you try an activity out, please comment and let us (and everyone else) know how your child liked it!