A Home for a Bug 

Learning Area(s): Language and Communication, Science | Age Group: 3 years old, 4 years old, 5 years old
Learning Objective: In this activity, you and your child will make a home for a bug that takes care of all of its needs. Then you will go on a neighborhood or backyard walk and find a bug for your bug home.

Baby Massages 

Learning Area(s): Language and Communication, Social and Emotional | Age Group: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months
Learning Objective: After bath time, give your baby a massage on her arms and legs while talking in a calm, loving voice and naming parts of her body.

Be a Storyteller

Learning Area(s): Language and Communication, Reading and Writing | Age Group: 4 years old, 5 years old
Learning Objective: In this activity, your child will use pictures from a book to retell a story.

Bean Bag Balance 

Learning Area(s): Language and Communication, Physical Development | Age Group: 24-36 months, 3 years old, 4 years old, 5 years old
Learning Objective: Toddlers and preschoolers enjoy using physical skills such as walking, running, and crawling to play games. This activity encourages children to combine two skills by balancing a bean bag on different body parts as they move.

Body Part Rhyme 

Learning Area(s): Language and Communication, Social and Emotional | Age Group: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months
Learning Objective: Babies naturally love to hear rhyming chants, and this chant helps babies become familiar with common body parts. Face-to-face play also promotes bonding with a baby’s parent or primary caregiver.

Body Part Rock 

Learning Area(s): Language and Communication, Social and Emotional | Age Group: 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24-36 months
Learning Objective: Your child will become familiar with her body parts by hearing a rhyme paired with gestures.

Bug Photo Hunt 

Learning Area(s): Language and Communication, Science | Age Group: 3 years old, 4 years old, 5 years old
Learning Objective: In this activity, you and your child will walk around a park, your neighborhood, or your backyard, talking about and taking pictures of bugs you find.

Build a Bridge 

Learning Area(s): Language and Communication, Science | Age Group: 4 years old, 5 years old
Learning Objective: In this activity, you and your child will work together to build a bridge using household items that are strong enough to hold up a toy animal.

Build It Like Me

Learning Area(s): Language and Communication, Math | Age Group: 3 years old, 4 years old, 5 years old
Learning Objective: This building activity encourages children to recognize shapes and to use math-specific vocabulary to talk about a structure they are building.

Building with Boxes

Learning Area(s): Language and Communication, Science | Age Group: 3 years old, 4 years old, 5 years old
Learning Objective: In this activity, you and your child will build something sturdy out of a cardboard box.