Junior ScientistDo you see any animals, birds, or bugs when you're out and about? Take a moment to observe what it’s doing.
Face OffMake a face that expresses a feeling and ask your child to make a face that expresses the opposite feeling. If you make a happy face, they should make a sad face.
Shadow PlayUsing a light or the sun shining on a wall or the ground, show your child how to hold up their hand and make shadows. Make different shadows together, like when you both hold your hands up, and talk about what you both see.
Counting WalkAs you walk, ask your child to pick a landmark, like the next corner or an upcoming sign, and count how many steps it takes to get there.
Body BridgeInvite your child to crawl under the Body Bridge you make with your legs. Can they fit?
Wacky WalkGoing on a walk doesn’t have to be ordinary! Take a Wacky Walk with your child outside or around the house. Every five steps, take turns changing the way you walk.
Math MunchingAt mealtime or snacktime, create math stories with your child: “Imagine you’re a hungry bear and these crackers look yummy.”
Tube TowersCollect used, clean toilet paper tubes and encourage your child to build a tall tower with them. Ask him questions like, “How many tubes can you stack until the tower falls over?
Hop, Skip, Or Jump The Line!Make a line on the floor with coloured tape, string, or use the lines in the sidewalk.
Scavenger HuntMake a list with your child of things to search for around the house that involve the five senses—things you can see, taste, smell, hear, or touch.
Indoor Sound SearchWith your child, go on a search for sounds inside your home. Encourage them to close their eyes and describe what they hear in each room.