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60 activities for children

60 Activities and Ideas for parents and children to do.

  1.      Write numbers from 1 to 100.  
  2.    Find an object in your house that begins with each letter of the alphabet.  
  3.    Write 10 sentences. Use a number word in each sentence. 
  4.    Make something in the kitchen involving the use of measuring cups. 
  5.    Go outside and find things for every colour of the rainbow. 
  6.    Write a story about your pet or a pet you would like to have. 
  7.    Write a letter to someone.
  8.    Write the names of five friends, now make as many words using the letters of their names as you can.
  9.    Make a scrapbook of animal pictures.  You might want to choose an animal you like.  See if you can find some old magazines or calendars to look for the pictures.  
  10.   Read a story to someone.  
  11.     Count the money in your wallet or ask mum or dad to give you some coins to count.  
  12.   Keep a journal of what you do during the Summer.  Write in it at least 2 times each week.
  13.   Write numbers backwards from 20 – 0 in words. 
  14.   Write the alphabet three times in your best cursive writing.  
  15.   Go outside. Find things for the sense of touch, things that are smooth, rough, prickly, sharp, hard, soft, dry, wet, etc. Make a log book of what you discover.
  16.   Correctly spell as many colour words as you can, try some of the harder ones too like turquoise and burgundy. 
  17.   Write numbers in 5’s to 50. 
  18.   Make little signs to name things in your room. Put them up in your room.  
  19.   Draw a picture of something outside. Write 5 or more sentences about it. 
  20.                 Write all the number facts that will add to 10. (6 + 4 = 10, etc. )  
  21.   Go on a nature hike. Collect things and put them in a picture. 
  22.                 Pretend you are a giant. Write a short story about it.
  23.                 Write the names of all of the 2d shapes you can find at home. 
  24.                 Cut out words from the newspaper - one for each letter of the alphabet  
  25.                 Use the letters in the word UNITED KINGDOM to write as many words as you can. 
  26.                  Find a recipe that uses a colour word in it's title and help your mum or dad make it.  
  27.                  Count out loud to 100
  28.                  Write 10 sentences. Use a colour word in each sentence.  
  29.                 Write numbers by 2’s to 100  (2, 4, 6...) 
  30.                 Write a fairy tale.  Then read it to someone younger than you. 
  31.   Write a poem about the weather, an animal or a plant.
  32.                 Plant something outside or help take care of a garden.   
  33.                 Imagine that you have an alligator as a pet. Write a story about it.  
  34.                 Cut apart the squares of a comic strip. Mix them up. Rearrange them in the correct order and then rearrange them into a funny mixed up story. 
  35.                 Compare your bike with a friend’s bike. How are the alike? How are they different?  Then do a safety check on both bikes.
  36.                 Make a sandwich. Cut it in half and then in quarters.
  37.                 Make a list of everything you can find that is orange.
  38.                 Cut out words from a magazine. Make sentences out of them.   
  39.                 With your parent's permission, find one person who is elderly and offer to help them with their garden work one afternoon. 
  40.                 Write any ten numbers between  1 to 50.  Cut them out and mix them up. Arrange them again from smallest to largest. 
  41.   Cut out a picture from an old calendar. Cut it into puzzle pieces and then put it back together.  
  42.                 Choose a flower out of your garden, learn everything you can about that flower.   
  43.                 Make price tags for several objects in your room. Make some play money and use it to buy the things in your play shop.
  44.                 What would you do if you lived during the time of dinosaurs? Write a story about it.  
  45.                 Write a postcard and send it.
  46.                 Draw a map of your garden, put a treasure (a small box with a few treats) somewhere in your garden and mark it on your map.  Invite your family to try to find the treasure. 
  47.                 Find objects around your home that begin with the sound SH . Draw a picture of each of them or have someone help you write them down. (sheets, shoe, etc.)  
  48.                 Write your name. Cut out each letter. Arrange the letters in A,B,C, order. 
  49.                 Pick anywhere in the world and find out more about that place by going to the library or searching on the internet.  
  50.                 Read 26 books, starting with a book in which the authors last name begins with A, and then B until you get to Z.  
  51.   Write numbers by 10’s to 500. 
  52.                  Go to the library and check out some books about space.  
  53.                 Go outside and find 3 different kinds of leaves. How are they alike and different?  Try to find out what types of leaves they are. 
  54.                 Write numbers from 701 to 1000.    
  55.                 Go outside. Learn which direction is north, south, east, and west. Walk 10 steps north and then 5 steps west. Where are you? (Stay out of the street!)    
  56.                 Volunteer - ask your mom or dad to help you find someplace in your community where you can volunteer once or twice a week to help (places like the library, a veterinarian clinic, a senior's home).  
  57.                 Collect bottles from your neighbourhood and donate the money to a local charity.
  58.                 Write all the names of animals you know and have a friend do the same thing.  Who can write the most names in 5 minutes. 
  59.                 Find pictures of objects that when matched will make a compound word. Suggestions: a horse and a shoe: a nut and a shell; a tree and a house; a cow and a boy. etc..  Then have a younger relative try to match all the pictures.  
  60.                 Look for rocks in your garden.  See if you can find 10 unusual rocks.     
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