Try this indoor activity for fun and learning.
shoe boxes scissors tape paper shapes and patterns music
What to do:
- Make pretend skates out of your child's shoe boxes and let him figure-skate on paper shapes and taped patterns on the bare floor.
- Put different shapes on the floor so he can tell you what he lands on when he freezes.
How to play:
- Play some skating music! Encourage your child to skate around the room going around the shapes until the music stops.
- Then ask him to point to the shape closest to him and describe the shape to you. If he already knows the shapes, put math symbols, math fact problems, vocabulary words or spelling words on the floor!
Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.
- What shapes or symbols would you like to skate around?
- How is this kind of skating different from ice-skating or roller-skating?
While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop large muscle skills, balance and thinking skills.