Foster fine motor skills while learning and matching the colors. Rubber band are great for developing hand muscles and always too much fun for little ones to stretch rubber band by hand.
Just grab some buttons, beads and metal wire and create your own wall hanging. Actually they were hanging on our window all winter long, but the original idea was for making wall hangings. 🙂
A great embroidery practice for kids and good beginning for sewing. Pre-holes make it even easier for smaller kids. I can say that this is great exercise for 6+. For smaller kids you can use plastic needle and make it even much easier with pre-holes.
In winter the best thing to have fun at home with kids is crafting. While hipping your hot tea, you can make a lovely art collage with your kids. This is a spontaneous one, you can create yours as you wish.
Buttons are great for making DIY cards. Here is a card idea which we made this to announce our new family member on social media.
Painting has never been this fun. You can draw flowers, vehicles, shapes and whatever you want. Just take a white crayon, draw and then paint with watercolor. You can use candle instead of white crayon.
👕Do you throw away your ripped clothes right away or do you patch up and give them another chance? MB was so interested in when he saw me patching his small pants for OT. 🙃I immediately prepared a very practical patching activity for him. It has been a great activity for learning daily life skills. With a small touch I added shapes, too. So that we gained many skills. 🥰
Autumn is the best time for creating a nature rainbow. We used clear tape to cover body of the tree and then stuck leaves on it. Please do not forget to remove the tape, when you complete your activity. As it is plastic, it is dangerous, poisonous for he nature.
It is possible to prepare many cutting exercises only using an A4 paper. You can draw funny faces, shapes, flowers etc. This time try adding theme on it. you can use even newspaper, if you don’t have colored papers at home. Following the lines while cutting develops hand-eye coordination, as well.
Sudoku is great for all ages. If you are a beginner, you can try 3*3 sudoku with your kid just to understand its logic. For sure, you can choose your own theme. It might be space theme, shapes, animals, flowers and too many options you can find. Our previous theme was bugs. This time I prepared an easier one for my 4 yo boy. It is mushroom themed sudoku, because I made this in autumn 2022 while it was mushroom picking season. After a 3*3 sudoku, next level can be 4*4 and for bigger kids it can be even harder. Starting directly with numbers might be boring and seems more difficult to kids, adding visuals always make it more fun.