1. Shaving Cream and Cars: Oh my word, if you have a truck/train/car loving boy—-this is definitely a MUST do activity! Put a little shaving cream on a big cookie sheet and let your little one go to town. You could really do this with any small toy (plastic animals, Little People, etc.) Aiden LOVED this activity! Once he was done playing, then we did a little car wash through a bucket of water and started it all over again!
- 2 T Cornstarch
- 4 T Water
- Approximately 6 Drops of Food Coloring
6. Flashcards or Mini Word Games.
7. Stickers and Numbers: I’ve been working with Aiden on counting and number correspondence. For this one, we separated our paper into six boxes. He picked a number for each box. I wrote the number in the box. Then, he placed that many stickers in the box and he attempted to write the number, with a little help from Mommy! Everything is more fun with stickers around here.
8. Playdoh Animal Tracks: Mix Playdoh with any pretend animal/dinosaurs you have—-and you will easily keep your kids content for at least 45 minutes! We created caves, lakes, oceans for the animals to live in. We created different food for the animals to eat. We created trees, volcanoes, and much more:) The opportunities are endless with this activity!
9. IPAD: We do LOVE our IPAD around here—we don’t use it daily as my husband is a train commuter and often takes it with him to help survive his daily commute. But occasionally he leaves it for us or he is working from home and we take full advantage of our IPAD moments. I have to ask our readers—please send me some of your favorite apps for ages 3-4?!?! I’m always looking for great educational apps that are worth the money! Right now, we are loving Monkey Preschool/Monkey Math, Team Uminumbers, Super Why, and the Monster at the End of this Book.
10. And last, but certainly not least, we are SAVORING every moment of our last days of summer! I know that before we know it, the weather will be cooling down and our days of swimsuits, sandals, and sunglasses will be ending.