At home ideas to keep the KIDS busy!

March 23, 2020

 

At home ideas to keep the kids busy!

 

 

Here’s some details I’ve come up with so far as a mama and teacher by trade, this world we face ahead ain’t easy even from someone who spends their days in a classroom! Here’s some tips I have picked up so far….

 

Preparing an activity the night before is key!  While the kids are in bed, set up a little activity to get them started in the morning…Think like it’s December, and you have to come up with some creative idea for your “Elf on the Shelf” … you now have parent-homework ;)

Here’s some quick ideas to start your morning…

 

-Leave a game set up and ready to begin (ex. JENGA, Mousetrap, BOGGLE, card games, crossword, SODUKU, memory)

-Whiteboards with markers (practice alphabet, multiplication, spelling everything they see in the kitchen)

-Magnet blocks

-LEGO

-Building blocks

-Colouring books

-Play dough

-Pipe cleaner creations

-Beads

-New colouring pages…(search “printable colouring pages” on Google)

-Magazines to cut up and paste on cardboard

-Math questions (ask a neighbour friend to create a worksheet and drop off in the mailbox)

-Writing/Reading Worksheet (also free printables)

-CD & book read aloud

-Sensory bin (dry beans, pasta, rocks, leaves, wine corks ;)… something less maintenance for the morning)

-Take observation notes from the science experiment you have going for the week (ex. celery in coloured water, growing seeds, rotting apple core)

-Cookbooks to sticky note their favourite recipes they would like to cook

-Chores (ex. Unload dishwasher, sweep floor, fold laundry)

-Count the money left on the counter and record on a sheet

-Indoor scavendgar hunt (ex. Count the number of stairs in the house, the number of doors, number of tiles in the kitchen, collect objects that pinch or that bend).

 

A few cute videos to share!

 

Check this out… Ripleys Aquarium has a live shark cam….

 

http://ripleyaquariums.com/canada/shark-camera

 

Some cute penguins wondering around the aquarium in Chicago…

http://youtube.com/watch?v=DVfTGFBJ8a8

 

The Ministry of Ontario has now officially shared some online resources that are suited for elementary to secondary it’s called; Learn at Home . Find supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math and literacy skills and learn at home.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home

 

Pour des autres idees!... et en Francais!

 

Brought to you by Camp Tournesol…FREE French Workbook…and more offered on their site! Printable activities that keep the French Language growing.

https://www.camptournesol.ca/wp-content/uploads/Workbook-A-La-Maison.pdf

 

https://www.camptournesol.ca/ressources/

 

Great creative ideas here for any language!

 

https://www.trucsetbricolages.com/brico-enfant/35-jeux-a-fabriquer-pour-amuser-les-enfants-pendant-la-periode-de-confinement?ref=MDS&fbclid=IwAR0yhffcs2JbJ9LRErNjg5lxUenb2K5SfcwpD4LH2CJcs7GFzmf2rCoKSYk

 

Let’s all keep in mind… this ain’t easy! We aren’t all born to be care-givers and teachers, so let’s come together to make this process a little easier and share what does work! Stay healthy, humble and kind J

 

Please check out our new branch for outdoor and environmental education on Instagram; Simply Green Learning.

 

XO Nina

 

Your Guide to

Home-Schooling

(for the non homeschoolers)

 

 

8 am - MOVEMENT-Family workout-Yoga-Stretching

9 am- NUMERACY

10 am- OUTDOOR-adventure-exploration-activity

11 am- READING-WRITING-LANGUAGE

Noon- HEALTH-Baking-Cooking-LUNCH

1 pm- SCIENCE-Experiments-Hands on sensory

2 pm- ARTS-Creative-Music

3 pm- SOCIAL-Facetime-Video call- Game

 

 

 

 

 

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