In this course I will highlight 20 different activities you can do with your children or students to keep them busy and engaged.This is geared towards young toddlers to school age children. Each session's materials can be modified to fit your child's age range. The activities focus on summer and fall but really most of them can be used year round. I will guide you through these activities and give tips to help you create these activities. Most of these projects can be created with basic items around the house or dollar store items. You will benefit with some quiet time and your children will love it!
Session 1 includes highlighting an activity for kids using masking tape and matchbox cars.
Session 2 includes an engaging activity for a sunny summer day or warm fall day using chalk and a sponge.
Chalk Dress Up is Session 3's content. This is a new way to play dress up using chalk and old clothing.
Paper towel tube drop is an activity for the toddlers and pre-school children in your lives. It consists of using a paper towel tube, masking tape and pom poms.
Session 5 describes an activity for young children which includes pipe cleaners and a colander.
Sugar tray writing provides a way for your children to practice their ABC's or work on handwriting in a new tactile way.
This session highlights an activity you can add to your child's next slumber party or "camp" on a rainy day inside.
A different approach to bowling using materials found around your home.
If your kids love badminton or volleyball this engaging activity will keep them busy!
Have an old pool noodle laying around? You can use this to create a race track to keep your kids engaged.
Paper airplane landing is an activity combining paper airplanes and a target.
If your kids say "I'm bored, there's nothing to do!" or "What do I do next?" this activity would be great to implement with the children in your lives.
This session will show you a different approach to creating a reading nook.
Want to spark a bit of creativity in your kids? Using a trash bag and markers kids can create masterpieces.
This session shows a new approach to painting. It is even mess free!
Looking for something to calm your kids? Session 16 will show you the sensory bottle and how it works.
Session 17 will give you a different way to practice ABCs, sight words or spelling words.
Do you have a struggling reader? Reading buddies can be a way to get your kids reading without the pressure of reading perfectly.
Session 19 gives you a fun craft for kids of any age.
Crab art is a creative way to document your child's handprints.
I have a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree obtained from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I have experience as a tenured teacher, substitute teacher, nanny and daycare provider. I have a passion for children and academics. I look to design courses which will help people engage with their children or the children in their lives in various ways.