Cut up some plastic cups, put a sliced balloon in the top and add something to shoot (marshmallows, pompoms, paper balls, Legos, etc) This is great for a child's pincer grip as well as hand-eye coordination. Put a bucket on one end of the bathtub during bathtime and make this is great game for them.
Kids go through phases where they like different cartoons and tv shows, personalizing games like we did with this memory game and "Super Why" (animated educational program) helps keep novelty in the activities, gets kids motivated to participate keeps them engaged in the task.
Here's a great way to have your kids move around and get some of their gross motor work done at the same time! Here are some additional ideas for kids to do:
-Spin three times
-Jump on one foot 4 times
-punch the air three times
-Touch your toes 5 times
- Crawl like a bear to the wall and back
-give yourself three big hugs
-walk like a crab for 4 steps
Here is a great idea from intellokids of what to do with that popping wrap left over from Christmas presents!! Cut it into squares and have kids jump on them by number. You can also give them as many toys as the number they have to jump on, to make it more fun. Jump away!!
What a great way for kids to practice counting while having fun. You can change the game for girls and have them count flowers, barbies or marbles. The dice can easily be made with a small box or felt toy.