These activities—from simple to complex—keep your little ones entertained while fostering growth in their hearts, minds and bodies.
What do you call a …
Can you find your way home?
Testing the weather with color
How is your name like my name?
What’s the coolest flavor?
Pavement –> Grass
And what will you be having?
Your words, your tune!
Exploring – locally.
What’s the brightest color you can find?
You know what they say about looking directly at the sun …
March to your own beat.
What does it taste like, how does it feel?
An easy fix for the common boo-boo.
What should we read?
Take learning to count to the park!
How does your face show what you are feeling?
What’s it like to get a little dirty?
Whose tracks are who’s?
Everybody’s tastes are a little different.
Let’s go on a tour.
A healthful way to practice counting.
Everything’s more fun with sound effects.
What’s your child’s favorite thing to eat?
Be sure to do the movements!
What’s your guess?
An easy homemade instrument.
This one’s easy – go outside!
Use ordinary objects found in nature to make paintbrushes for a fun, messy painting activity!
Any easy lesson in rhythm.
Sing, hum, let it out!
Share the love!
Carving pumpkins together is a great opportunity for quality time with your kids.
If your kid’s interested in dragons right now—or if you are—here’s a fun craft you can do together!
Kids are natural, talented builders.
Just like kids, robots come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors.
Help your child explore different types of movement.
The early science skills that infants develop include understanding simple cause and effect.
Your child’s curious mind can be engaged by the simplest tasks, like matching lids to containers.
Rodeos can be exciting and memorable times for Wyoming families!
Reusing and repurposing common objects around the house is a great way to keep quality activities inexpensive.
One of the easiest ways you can personalize a song is to insert the name of your child and family members into the song.
Today is the perfect time to encourage your child’s natural curiosity about the natural world.
Nature has all the colors of the rainbow!
A quick paper plate mask colored to look like an animal sets the stage for some silly fun.
Before bath time, write the letters of your child’s name on the tops of the plastic caps …
Turn bath-time or splash time into a learning activity!
Puzzles are great for building logic skills through visual stimulation!
Looking for a simple way to practice counting?
At birth, a baby’s retina is not fully developed, so they see best when there’s a large contrast between light and dark.
Play dough is great for strengthening little hand muscles and developing fine motor skills.
It’s important to help your child understand what sharing is and why we share.
Explain the concept of rights and ask your preschoolers to come up with appropriate rights for the classroom.
This is a great activity to do at home or in the classroom to help develop children’s fine motor skills.
When carrying your baby, switch them from hip to hip.
Babies need strong core muscles in order to eventually be able to sit, crawl, and walk.
Language & Literacy
Social & Emotional Development
Cognitive skills, general knowledge and approaches to learning
Physical development, motor skills and physical health
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Sources: WY Early Learning Guidelines, Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework