I worked a little learning into an indoor obstacle course for the kids that may have let them climb and walk on my dining room table… it makes it fun when Mom says i okay to break the rules once in a!
Why is it week after week, I’ve been saying “I need to get the kids moving!”? Maybe because we’ve been stuck inside for what seems like an eternity and we are all going just a tad crazy in the house!
Briefly, when we doquick gross motor activities, we seem to get that energy out and back to what seems a little more normal. But, of course, we need to keep doing these activities to keep them moving and their energy focused in a positive manner.
For George, it was all about letter recognition.
I labeled a bunch of sticky notes with the letters of the alphabet and stuck them all over the dining room.
I placed the ones he knew well on the floor, the ones he was starting to get the hang of on the chairs, and the ones he was having a hard time with up on top of the table.
I was hoping the table would be the incentive for him to really try hard and think about what the letters were. Because deep down, I keep thinking he really knows them but just acts like he doesn’t. Okay… so he really doesn’t know them yet. He’s getting there though.
When he figured out the letter, then he’d get to stomp on it!
For Henry, I switched it up and made it addition facts.
Once he solved the problem, he stomped on it and chose another math problem to solve!
Henry was kind of funny, telling me how unsafe it was for him to be standing on the table. He was really nervous being up there, so mostly crawled around.
Overall, a success, and got a little learning done while having a lot of fun!
Now change it up to whatever your kids are learning these days. Colors, numbers, counting, spelling, sight words. Set up an indoor obstacle course for them to learn them! Have fun!
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