Providing a good education for kids is important as they are the next generation and what they learn now will directly impact society in the future. With that in mind I’ve created what I consider to be 9 of the very best educational activities for children.
1. Teach Kids to Cook
This is a great activity to do with your kids. You’ll have an absolute blast. You can take advantage of the opportunity to teach your kids about healthy eating and practical cooking skills that will last them a lifetime.
2. Take Your Kids on a Light Walk
Light walks were created to teach children about light and the sun. It’s a fantastic way to get out and enjoy nature with your kids as well as teaching them some solid science that will help them throughout their lives.
3. Catch a Firefly
Catch a firefly with your kids then work through a firefly educational book to figure what you’ve caught.
4. Build Paper Airplanes with Your Child
This is a great one for the fathers and sons. I had hours of fun building paper airplanes with my Dad as a kid. There are so many different types of paper airplanes you can create. You’ll be able to teach your kid about the basics of aerodynamics and gliding with this activity.
5. Alphabet Matching Game
This is a great game for young kids. Get some paper towel rolls and cut them into smaller cones. Next get some balls. Write uppercase letters on the balls and lowercase on the cones. The challenge is for the child to put the correct balls on the right cone then bring them to you. The game combines alphabet practice with coordination and balance.
This is a type of board where you can create geometric shapes with elastic bands. They’re very easy to make at home. Just get a rectangular wooden board and hammer in a whole bunch of nails, spread evenly apart. Make sure you don’t hammer the nails all the way through so they don’t stick out the other end. That would be pretty dangerous, so use wood that’s thick enough so that the nail can be planted in far enough to stay steady, but not so deep that it sticks out the other end. Once that’s done you can paint it white so it looks better. When it’s all dry, your child will be able to start creating shapes with different colored elastic bands.