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.
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.
You can use colorful papers, cardboard or even an ordinary white paper to practice 10 more/10 less/1 more/1 less.
Are you ready to count? My 3 yo boy has been practicing numbers recently. Now it is 1-2-3 time for us. Let’s find something in nature to practice counting then. Sticks, leaves, cones and whatever you find is great to give a start. 1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣
Make a lovely sudoku to make your summer vacation more fun. Take with you wherever you go. Now it is time for you the decide what theme you want. Here is a bug themed sudoku for you.
Here is another cardboard puzzle idea for you. While matching colors and patterns, you can learn about symmetry, too. Very easy to make.
If it is time to learn about clock, then this paper clock is great as the first step of practicing it. We covered a rectangle cardboard with clear packing tape to be able to rewrite hours easily.