SOS: Save Our Sanity!! Part 1
Team Mobi here! If you are a parent, you have probably been scouring the internet like most others looking for activities for your kids that are somewhat educational as well as time consuming. We talked to some of our teacher friends and fellow parents to see what they’ve been up to in the first couple weeks of quarantine 2020.
Jen is an elementary school teacher-librarian and has the 2 sweetest girls, Isabelle (age 8) and Sophia (age 5). They’ve been spending their days doing TONS of fun, creative, and educational activities. Normally, Isabelle is an avid dancer and Sophia loves her basketball classes, but since we are practicing social distancing in Toronto, their usual activities have been put on hold. Here is one very fun day that secretly incorporated some educational components!
Plan a Party For Your Best Stuffy!
You can make this event a whole day of learning incorporating math, literacy, and creativity based on play.
- Create nets (ie. to make a cone shape) to make party hats and measure length for straps. For younger kids use non-standard units of measure like paper clips, cubes, or buttons - anything that is the same size. For older kids, guide them on how to use a ruler.
- Decorate the hats. Find any of the odds and ends craft supplies in your house and use them to make super fun party hats!
- Make presents for the birthday guest – Isabelle and Sophia made little bags and wallets out of paper
- Make guest giveaway loot bags: for example, pipe cleaner bracelets and tickets to a puppet show (do your own puppet show later)
- Find recipes online and in children’s cookbooks and create a menu together
- Cook and bake together (chopping, washing, stirring, measuring)
- Come up with a theme for the party, get dressed up, take out your crystal and fancy plates... make anything possible!
Did you end up trying this out? Leave a comment below and let us know how it went!
Tune in for more ideas from our friends and family to yours!