Activities

Try these fun, simple activities that can be shared with children at different times during the day. Any time is a good time to help build vocabulary!

Around Town

Heading out somewhere? Download and take an activity sheet with you.

  • Going on a Letter Hunt

    Letter Hunt is a game you can play with your child as you drive home from school, look at books, or grocery shop. Have fun looking around for letters.

  • Talking, Talking, Talking

    When you and your child are riding in the car, or on the bus, spend time talking about what you see.

  • Say & Play with Words at the Park

    Look around while you are at the park and mark off the items as you see them.

  • Say & Play with Words at the Library

    Look around while you are at the library and mark off the items as you see them.

  • Say & Play with Words at the Grocery Store

    Look around while you are at the grocery store and mark off the items as you see them.

  • Say & Play with Words at the Doctor's Office

    Look around while you are at the doctor's office and mark off the items as you see them.

  • Say & Play with Words at the Salon or Barber shop

    Look around while you are at the barber shop or hair salon and mark off the items as you see them.

Math & Science

Looking for great math and science projects? Download these activities to do in or out of the house.

  • Bring the Stars Inside

    This activity can be done outside in the evening and at night in your home!

  • Sink or Float

    Which items sink? Which items float?

  • Scavenger Sock Terrarium

    The next time you take a walk outside with your family, or play in your backyard, or a park, take an old sock and put it OVER your shoe!

  • Patterns, Textures, and Colors

    Oh My! Picking out clothes for work and school can be bun for the whole family.

  • Mix it Up

    Mix and create recipes in your own kitchen

  • Math Hands

    Help your child practice some simple addition and subtraction problems with his or her fingers while you tell a fun story

  • Fossils

    Make Your Own Fossils. Help your children make their own 'fossils' with toy dough or moldable clay the next time you are exploring outside.

  • Fizzing Fun

    Make some fun fizzing eruptions with baking soda.

  • Backyard Dig

    Create Your Own Backyard Dig Site

Quiet Play

Time for sitting still? Download and use these activity cards for quiet play interactions.

  • Touch Your Name

    Young children like to touch and feel things that have texture. They also are very interested in their name.

  • Play With Letters

    Playing with alphabet letters is a great way to help your child see the difference between letters.

  • Share That Book

    While you read to your child, ask questions that require more than a one-word answer.

  • Let's Talk

    Take time to read and talk with your child.

  • Rhyme Time

    Have fun with words.

  • Sharing Stories

    You and your child can share stories with each other.

  • Adding More

    When learning to talk, young children often speak in one word statements such as "milk," "truck," and "play". You can add more words to help them hear and learn complete sentences.

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