- Keep a journal. It could be pictures or writing, or both, whatever you feel.
- Practice printing neatly
- I spy
- 20 questions
- Practice Phonemic awareness games, and more here
- Listening CAREFULLY to a song, do you "really" know the lyrics???
- Read aloud (listening to someone read, or reading aloud to someone)
- Silent Reading
- Describe your favorite character- see if someone can guess (ex. He is round, made of 3 circles, he makes funny jokes, he would melt in Florida)
- Categorize--- a chair, a bed, and a table are all "furniture" (excellent for kids using AAC devices and learning to navigate!)
- Face time a friend or someone in your family
- Tell time on your clocks at home.
- Time yourself doing something. How long did it take?
- Look at your favorite videos- how long are they. If you started watching them right now, what time would it be when the movie ended?
- For my Disney fans out there with big collections ov videos--- pop in a movie--- find something to count--- ex. how many times do Anna and Elsa say the word "sister."
- Does someone in your house have a collection? Like movies???--- count how many you have.
- Count and compare: How many chairs are in your house? In each room? Which room has the most? The fewest?
- Take a walk, count your steps from one place to another--- ex. from the front door to the mailbox, how many steps is it?
- Count money
- Count by 5s, 10s, 20s and 25s.
- Counting Games
- Make patterns with objects- ex. knife, fork, spoon, knife, fork, spoon....
- MEMORIZE your name, address and emergency contact phone numbers--- you should be able to write these AND tell them to someone in case of emergency (or pizza delivery)
- Help with chores! For real, you're going to be grown up one day.... if you want to be out there on your own, you gotta learn it!
- Exercise- whatever that looks like for you, do it! ;-)
- Help with meal prep and clean up
- Experiment with different outfits--- what's your style?
- Sort things out--- it's a great way to get organized- match socks, organize your closet by color (yes, mine actually is!), tackle pantry or cupboard organization
- Fold laundry- particularly towels and washcloths--- practice folding in half, in a quarter, or a third, and wah lah! Math and a clean house!
- Label things--- learn some new words- ex. grab some sticky notes or masking tape and have an adult help you write "chair," "cabinet," "oven" etc...
- Make grocery lists
- Get crafty! Color, cut, glue---whatever you've got.
- Odd sock art!
- Have a dance party- experiment with different types of music--- slow, fast, rock, classic
- Act out a scene from your favorite movie, be careful to memorize the words correctly and be dramatic!
Last Modified on March 20, 2020