Discuss the sounds that different types of transportation make (clickety-clack, whistle blowing, vroom, etc.). Tell your child that words that sound like the sound they are describing are called onomatopoeia.Enjoy the action rhyme “I’m a Choo-Choo Train” with your child.
Freight Train by Donald Crews
Intentional breathing strategies bring oxygen to the brain to help your child focus and remain calm. Here is a fun way to help your child focus on their emotional well-being – this calming strategy is called S.T.A.R. breathing.
T– take a deep breath
Take your paper airplane outside. Set up a target (hula hoop, box, bin, etc.). Have your child throw their airplane toward the target. With more than one paper airplane you could get involved in the end.
Have your child create a boat out of foil. Test to see if it floats and make adjustments, if needed. Once it floats, see how many nickels (or other small items) it will hold before linking.
Challenge: Try a new design to see if it can hold more or less nickels.
Building a Bridge
- Create train tracks using strips of paper. Draw straight lines on a piece of paper about 1.5 cm apart. Have your child cut the strips, if they can. Encourage your child to glue the strips onto a piece of paper to resemble a train track. Your child could also create a train out of paper shapes (rectangles, squares, circles).
- Sensory Activity: Prepare a bin of soapy water to have a car wash. Use a toothbrush or small sponge for washing toy cars.
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/littlekids/ – This website contains videos, slide shows and games of animals and countries around the world.
https://frugalfun4boys.com/ – This website is full of ideas for boys and girls of all ages. Click on the “all posts” button in the upper right-hand corner of the home page. It will take you to a menu to choose the age group you are interested in finding activities for.