Happy & Healthy at Home: Idea #4

Thu March 19, 2020

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Practice Preschool Skills

  • Create a special art project for your teacher and give it to them when you return.
  • Practice cutting with scrap paper.
  • Practice counting noodles, buttons or objects around the house!

Play the “Sleeping” Game

  • Have your child pretend they are sleeping and chant “sleeping…sleeping” and when you wake up you are a...
  • At preschool we pick different animals, the child then pretends to act like that animal
  • Chant “sleeping…sleeping” and start again

Play the “Yahoo” Game

  • Use cards either numbers or letters
  • Pick 1 or 2 cards that are the Yahoo cards
  • When you flip to those cards your child dances and yells Yahoo.  
  • You can take it step farther and ask for letter sounds or have them count to that number

Have a Safari Hunt

  • Gather your favorite stuffed animals
  • Hide the animals
  • Time to go on a Safari hunt around your house!

Make Playdough


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix well
  • Add food coloring of your choice
  • Store in an air tight container

Make Slime


  • 4 pinches baking soda (about 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1  4-6 oz bottle of glue (glitter glue will work)
  • 1.5 tablespoons contact lens solution
  • add food coloring or paint for color


  • Add ingredients in bowl mix well
  • For a swirl like color stir color in slowly once it thickens
  • For stretchier slime, add more warm water
  • For slime with too much liquid add more baking soda

Create an Obstacle Course

  • Use tape to mark the stations


  • Jump over broom
  • Crawl under two chairs with a string tied across
  • Side step between two couch cushions that are standing up
  • Hop into squares that were made with tape
  • Create a line with tape and walk backwards

For a fun twist, have your child carry a stuffed animal or pillow while completing the course.

Play Tag

  • Tunnel Tag: One play is It. When a player is tagged, he/she must remain frozen in place, with is legs spread apart, creating a tunnel. He can be unfrozen if a non-It player crawls under the leg tunnel. When all the players are frozen, a new It is chosen and play begins again.
  • Turtle Tag: One person is It. If a chased player gets tagged, she becomes frozen until she is tagged by another non-It player. To avoid being tagged, players can lay down on their backs with their hands and feet in the air. Players can only remain safe like this for 10 seconds.
  • Shipwrecked: One player is It. Before playing, designate safe zone circles. The number of safe zones is one fewer than the number of non-It players. When a player is in a safe zone, he cannot be tagged. Only one player is allowed in a safe zone at a time. Tip: determine how long a player can stay in a safe zone at any given time, such as 10 seconds. When a player is tagged, he becomes It.