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.
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.
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.
Do you like nature crafts? Dried flowers? We really love creating with dried flowers.
All you need is cardboard and playdough. This is great activity to foster fine motor skills. You jus make different size of holes on a piece of cardboard and fill them with playdough. You can also use different materials instead of playdough such as dyed rice, salt, oat etc.
Another fun puzzle idea with winter theme. ❄️ Just match the mittens and have fun while fostering motor skills.
I love creating DIY puzzles for my kids. I usually use cardboard but for sure popsicle sticks, wooden blocks and even fabrics can be used to make DIY puzzles. My favorite one is cardboard, because it is always very easy to give shapes and color cardboards.
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
Sometimes seeing your family in a very cute format makes you feel cheerful. At the beginning we created very small family with mum, dad and a baby, but then my second boy offered me to add our baby and his big brother. I hadn’t realized until that moment that he created his own family. So it turned out our weekend fun to craft our family who was enjoying hammock in a forest on a rainy day. 😊