Ideas for "My Home"
Build your home from whatever building kits you have-lego, duplo,blocks. Again add people.
Draw your home. Let your child create with pencils or felt tips. Talk about what the different rooms are for and what you might find in them.
Think about the story of the 3 little pigs. Can you make houses from sticks/?Bricks? Straw or grass?
Make homes for creatures in the garden. Bug hotels out of sticks and leaves, hedgehog nests from leaves. Or take toy animals out and make little homes for them with whatever you can find.
Give your child lots of socks and ask them to put them into pairs. Use odd ones to make sock puppets. Use the socks to measure things-how many socks long are you?
Use a baking tray and little objects for children to sort and count
Use a colander and dried spaghetti to post through the holes
Garden games…hide and seek, floor is lava, large scale painting, cleaning, drawing, treasure hunts, number hunts, scavenger hunts, colour match hunts
If you get the paint out-lots of kitchen utensils and household objects are great for printing and making patterns. Try old toothbrushes, forks, spoons, toilet rolls. These can also be great for making patterns in play dough
Play Kim’s game using household objects. Show your child some objects then cover them up. Take one away. Which one is missing? Build up the amount of objects. Great for memory!
Make obstacle courses inside and out
Make a treasure hunt, letter hunt, number hunt around the house and garden. If your child is not yet reading numbers, show them a number and ask them to find one like this. Then tell them the number.
Give your child some loose parts. This could be anything! Screws, safe tools, lids, old CD’s, jewellery, bottle tops, buttons. They will tinker and create. If you can find old equipment to take apart, then once you have made it safe they can mend and fix for hours. Old remotes, phones, etc are great for this. Make a tinkering box which you add to over time.
Here's some ideas for playing in beds!