- Have your child write their spelling or vocabulary words using bubble letters.
- Create a homemade word search by hand or by using a free online tool such as PuzzleMaker, then have your child find their vocabulary terms in the word search.
- Use shaving cream to allow your child to write out their words as you say them. (Heads up - this is a bit messy 😁)
- Read books together, then discuss the main ideas.
- "Buddy read" every other page of a book with your child.
- If you have multiple children and one is older, have them read a favorite book to the younger one, or record each child reading their favorite book to a stuffed animal.
- Listen with your child to audiobooks from your local eLibrary or Audible Stories, then ask them questions about the story.
- Work with your child to find current events in newspapers, online databases, Time for Kids, KidsPost, or another kids news outlet (See a list here). Once your child finds an article, discuss the topic with them.
- Have your child select a city or country where they would like to visit, then research historical destinations or events in that area.
- Work with your child to make your own lava lamp using a clear plastic container, water, vegetable oil, food coloring, and fizzing tablets.
- Baking can also be used to demonstrate science concepts, along with reinforce math concepts such as measurement.
Computer Science and Engineering:
- Design activities to promote thinking. For example, provided a set number of marshmallows, gumdrops, and toothpicks, try to build the tallest freestanding tower.
- Take apart an old device to see what is inside.
- Build something using only everyday objects you can find around your home.