Rainy Day Math Games - This easy-to-make math game is inspired by a rainy day…and perfect for playing on a rainy day! It’s a great way for your preschooler to practice number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, and patterning.
Let shadows be your child’s guide for this activity. In the morning (8 a.m.) or late afternoon (4 p.m.), place a table in a sunny spot where long shadows will be cast. Unroll paper (Easel Paper Roll, $14; alexbrands.com) along one side of the table, and arrange a variety of objects along the paper’s edge. Have your child trace the shadows with markers.
PHD.p4.1: Demonstrates locomotor skills with control, coordination and balance in active play. I think this is a great way to switch up outdoor play. Children will naturally run, jump, climb, etc. Doing a sidewalk chalk action route provides children with a fun way to move and focus on certain skills. The route can be modified to be made more difficult or easy. Children can also help in designing.
Nature Faces! ... I remember doing this as a kid. Out in the garage my dad gave us each a piece of hardboard. We'd use leaves, walnuts, and sticks plus any odds and ends of bolts and things that dad gave us to play with. We were entertained for hours making and remaking our temporary art! :] great for stimulating kids' imaginations