Children have limited attention spans. As a result, you will need to take steps to design activities in a way that will prevent children from becoming bored. These fun activities will help children improve their memories, foster creativity and improve coordination.
Matching games are educational and can help children learn to identify different objects. If you give the children pictures of triangles, squares and circles, they can then match them and develop the ability to identify different shapes.
Mirror painting is another fun activity for kids. Have kids paint half of an object, such as a volcano or a mountain. Then, fold the paper over and allow the paint to soak into the other half of the paper. This will create a mirror image of the object.
As kids get older, they have more coordination to play more difficult games. One fun activity for kids is bean bags. It is relatively safe because the kids are unlikely to be hurt by the bean bags. Also, most kids are able to understand how to play it by age four.
Scavenger hunts help kids identify objects and can also help improve their awareness of their own surroundings. You can either have the kids work alone or assemble them into teams. One way to give kids more incentives to find things is to hide candy and toys around the home. Whoever can find these items can keep them.
Kids can learn tracing by drawing with their hands. Give them crayons and have them place one of their hands on a piece of paper. Then, the kid traces along the hand. Kids can draw turkeys, bunnies and other animals using their hands.
Follow the Leader
Follow the leader is a simple game that can help kids learn to follow directions. Designate one kid as the leader. Then, all of the other kids have to follow the leader. Then, at some point, designate someone else as the leader.