Stuck at Home!
With schools closed, a lot of our customers are wondering how they will fill the time and ensure their kids are learning. Try these fun ideas! We’ll share more over the coming days, so make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
- Have a scavenger hunt. Hide things around the house, write (or say) simple clues or riddles for younger kids or ciphers for older kids to solve. Or have a nature scavenger hunt outside.
- Create an extreme hopscotch on the driveway. Use hands, create obstacles, add math problems – be creative!
- Make your own board game. Kids can make the rules, create game pieces out of clay, draw a game board – lots of learning happening here!
- Build your vocabulary and grammar skills with Mad Libs. You can even make your own.
- Scrabble is also excellent for vocabulary and spelling. We allow a dictionary in our house – the learning is the thing.
- Write your own picture book (or novel for older kids). You can find writing prompts online.
- Cook something! Chemistry, math (make older kids double the recipe and simplify the fractions) and yummy snacks.
- Make potions. Let your kids mix up crazy ingredients from your kitchen. Vinegar and baking soda are always fun! It’s even better when it smells funny from spices or looks gross from things like ketchup. (Pro tip: use a cookie sheet to limit the mess.)
- Use boxes to make your own dollhouse (or troll house or stuffed animal house). Make furniture, decorate rooms, sew bedding if you’re inspired. Then play with it!
- Origami. You can buy kits in the store or look up tutorials online.
You can always call the store for ideas. We’re happy to discuss some things that might work, ring up your order over the phone and bring them out to your car. You don’t even have to come into the store.
Hang in there!