This is a great idea to keep kids busy indoors or outdoors, while working on their matching skills, their abilities to deal with frustration and perseverance, as well math skills. Paint rocks and other objects in different colors and hide them around your house or yard. Your child then has to find the colored items and put them in different piles. You can make the game harder for older kids by drawing numbers instead of colors or even have them add up the numbers to reach 10.
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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.
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
You're going to need a water gun and a couple of pingpong balls and draw a finish-line with chalk. Have kids "push" the ball towards the finish line. Another great adaption is to use a straw in the bathtub, to push the ping pong around in the bath tub.
(This is a great idea from therapy fun zone, feel free to look around at other great ideas they have)