Creative Learning Ideas for Younger Kids to do at Home

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One of the Camp Directors at my camp, Alison, used to be a 6th grade teacher. She never wanted to homeschool her own two children (Greta, age 4 & Ellie, age 7), but this week (and for the weeks to come), she’s found herself – like many of you – in the role of being her children’s teacher.

One of her fun ideas for her “students” involved sticky notes:

Here’s the text she sent me with the video:

You’d like this…I made post-it labels for the girls to label things around our house. We are limiting outside time when other kids are outside. Greta’s post-its are real, tangible items and locations around the house. She can try to sound out the words and then run through the house to label the item. Ellie’s are more abstract. They’re adjectives. Some are good for sparking conversation…valuable, expensive, treasured, fascinating, complex. Some are good for vocabulary development…redundant, translucent, toxic. And some are fun…mom’s favorite, helpful, sticky, old.

Here are some of her other strategies.

A Daily Learning Projects Checklist:

Daily Checklist

A Quote of the Day (traceable for her 4-year-old):

Quote plus some learning for the 7-year-old

Life skills!

Ellie will be Ready for Adulthood in no time!

Scissors and paper (and Mr. Potato Head) can keep Greta busy for awhile:

Alison is my go-to resource for creative crafts and ideas, and I’m loving all of her ideas for keeping young kids engaged while they’re at home. I’ll continue to share what’s working for her!

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