Mix Kids: Tired of watching TV? Try our games instead

25 Aug 2012 @ 10.20 am
| Entertainment

If the kids are tired and and bored of watching TV then we may just have the answer!
Each week you will find fun things to occupy the kids right here at YorkMix.

 

Touch and Smell

Touch and Tell

Fill a large bag with different objects that you and your child find on a nature walk
Tell your child to close her eyes and reach into the bag, feel the object, and name it
Can your child tell you more about it? Where it comes from?

Nosing Out and About: What can you smell?

Put these items in a box and have your child smell each one as you hold it near her nose with her eyes closed:

Can she name each one?
Can she tell you a fact about each?

Here are some ideas for items to put in the box:

Cinnamon stick, garlic clove, coffee grounds, ginger, pine needles, compost, dab of perfume on a piece of cotton, mustard, peanut butter, dill, lavender, and any other items you can think of.

 

Colouring fun

4 Fantastic pictures for your mummy or daddy to print off and for you to colour in.

I wonder which characters you will find this week……..

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Explorers

Go on a nature walk with your child and help them become an outdoor explorer. You can do this activity many times.

Lie down in a park on a patch of grass or soft ground. Ask your child:

How many nature sounds he hears?
Is the sound from a bird, an animal, from the wind?

Look for different shapes and sizes of stones or rocks:

What are their colours and shapes?
How many do they see?

Ask your child to find something outside that is soft or hard:

Can your child tell friends or parents what these things are?

Look at the ground:

Ask your child to be very quiet and to watch and see how many bugs are working hard on the ground.

Look underneath a large rock:

Have your child count how many different kinds of bugs he can see.
What are the bugs all doing?

 

Colouring fun

4 Fantastic pictures for your mummy or daddy to print off and for you to colour in.

I wonder which characters you will find this week……..

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT

 

 

 

Spot the Difference

2 Spot the difference puzzles for your mummy or daddy to print off and help you solve.

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR PUZZLES

 

 

 

Chocolate Crisp Rice Cakes

Tasty and easy to make!

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check back next week for more fun activities!