Wednesday, March 18, 2020

CoVid19 Ideas for Activities for Elementary Kids to do at HOME!

List of Activities for Kids at Home

  1. Alphabetize the spices in your family’s kitchen.      
  2. Ask each family member to give you 3 to 5 words each. Use your collected words to tell a story or write a poem.
  3. Be completely silent for 60 minutes, then write about the experience.
  4. Build a fort out of blankets and chairs. Camp in it all day while you create stories to tell your family over dinner.
  5. Call a person who speaks a language you don’t know. Ask them to teach you five common words or phrases.
  6. Choose the perfect vacation spot. Research what your family could do there. Plan the trip. Create a budget for the trip.
  7. Classify twenty everyday objects by shape, size, color, height, mass, and material.
  8. Collect leaves from ten different (non-harmful) plants. Sort them by size, color, and texture.
  9. Collect rocks. Paint them. Write an encouraging word on each rock.
  10. Color in a map with every state you (or your family) have visited.
  11. Construct a family tree.
  12. Create a board game about your favorite hobby. Play the game with your family.
  13. Create a math game using dice or playing cards. Play the game with your family.
  14. Create a nature journal … draw the trees, plants, animals, birds in your yard.
  15. Create and use a secret code.
  16. Create a Venn Diagram that compares and contrasts the interests and talents shared between you and a family member or friend.
  17. Create your own bubble solution. How might you measure the bubbles you create?
  18. Design a cartoon strip.
  19. Design and build puppets that perform a show about a math concept or a period in history.
  20. Design and play minute-to-win-it games with your family.
  21. Design a tea party for your mom or grandmother or favorite aunt. Invite them to the tea party.
  22. Determine and chart the times that different liquids require to turn solid in the freezer.
  23. Determine the volumes of ten containers, them display them in order on your porch.
  24. Draw a map of your home and neighborhood.
  25. Draw a self-portrait … or a picture of your pet.
  26. Evaluate your school playground. What would make it better. Write a persuasive letter to your principal about what is needed to improve the playground. Email the letter to your principal.
  27. Find, pick, and dissect a flower.
  28. Find a favorite painting online. Draw or paint a copy of it.
  29. Find an old deck of cards - build a card house. How many cards can you use? How big is your house?
  30. Find ten rocks ... organize by shape and size.
  31. If you have stairs, walk up and count them. Walk down and count by twos. Walk up and count by threes. Continue through tens.
  32. Imagine, create, and fly a full size flag that tells the world about you.
  33. Interview a family member. Record or write down your interview.
  34. Keep a daily diary of your activities while you are out of school. Email your diary entry to your teacher each day.
  35. Keep a record of all the birds you see in your yard. Draw each kind of bird.
  36. Learn, practice, and perform a magic trick.
  37. Learn, practice, and tell three new jokes.
  38. Learn how to knit or crochet. Knit or crochet a simple project.
  39. Learn Morse Code and use it to communicate with your siblings through walls and floors.
  40. Learn ten new big words. Write them in marker on your bathroom mirror.
  41. Learn to shine a pair of shoes.
  42. Measure the area and perimeter of each room in your home.
  43. Measure the length of your bed using five different nonstandard units.
  44. Organize your toys. Organize your Legos by color.
  45. Plan 3 healthy meals that you would like to help your parents prepare. Look up the ingredients on weekly ads on the Internet. Create a shopping list. Determine how much the groceries for three meals will cost.
  46. Plant a garden.
  47. Sit silently for 15 minutes while you write down every sound you hear. When you are done, classify the sounds (high/low pitch, high/low volume, manmade v. naturally occurring, etc.).
  48. Solve a puzzle … Sudoku, KenKen, Crossword, Jumble, or other.
  49. Stay up late and stargaze.
  50. Stir together your own clay recipe. Create a clay family or super heroes to create a stop motion story.
  51. Use household materials to make and play stringed, percussion, and wind instruments.
  52. Use vocabulary words that describe your favorite hobby to create a crossword puzzle for your parents or friends to solve.
  53. Using household materials, build a working rain gauge, barometer, and wind vane.
  54. Using one type of paper (constant), build three different paper airplanes (independent variable) and test to see how far they fly (dependent variable).
  55. Using paper, tape, and string, design, build, and test a device that warns you when someone opens the kitchen cabinet.
  56. Write and mail a [real] letter to your teacher, principal, a grandparent, aunt, cousin or friend. Address the envelope yourself.
  57. Write a picture book for a younger friend or family member.
  58. Write a poem on your sidewalk using chalk.
  59. Write down every adjective you say for one full day.
  60. Write or tell a story about traveling to the future to your city 300 years from now.
These ideas are not original with me ... I borrowed them from numerous websites across the Internet.

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