The mandated community quarantine led to millions of moms to stay at home and have more time for their little children. While this is the most welcome change for any mother around the world, a mom must have a few tricks up her magical sleeves. These tricks are meant to keep a child preoccupied so that a busy work-from-home mother can accomplish other tasks to secure the future of her child. Mothers are truly special-- which is why they need all the help they can get to properly raise their loved ones.
If you are a mother who is working from home with little children running around the house, there is a high chance that you are reading this article to look for tabletop activities. Look no further on the internet because this article assures that the activities listed below are meant to be fun, imaginative, and educational for the preschoolers at-home.
Children love a good doodling session. What better way to do that than to make it a highly entertaining and educational experience all at the same time? You just need the Height Adjustable Whiteboard Standing Desk by Flexispot to get doodling. This standing desk can be your workstation and at the same time, it can be transformed to a whiteboard for your children’s enjoyment and learning.
To do this activity, simple ask your children anything that can stimulate their imagination. Ask them to draw an animal that they would like to have as a pet. The animal can be real or imagined! Another thing that you can ask them to doodle what their future house would look like. Will it be a spaceship that is always ready for take off? Or maybe it will be like Barbie’s dream house? Go ahead and tell them to make up stories that they will have in their future house with their funny or awesome pet too.
As long as their imagination runs wild, the sky is their limit. You do not need to worry about the Height Adjustable Whiteboard Standing Desk because it would hold up to the weight of your children. This guarantees a good and safe doodling session with your children. That is not all because the doodles they will leave can easily be erased with a soft microfiber cloth-- making fun learning times a breeze to clean up after.
Water and Color Play
Lots of children are fond of playing with water. There is just something so amazing and entertaining about the water’s movement. What makes it even more fun is that you can add any color you want to start this activity.
You will need some cups filled with water. It would be better if the cups are different shapes, sizes, as well as transparent. Once you have all of your needed cups, get some finger paints as these are safe and made for children since these do not have any volatile ingredients in the mix. The risk of developing a rash is also low for these finger paints but do make sure to do a patch test first just to be sure. If you have some old droppers lying around your cabinets, now is the best time to use these as this activity can get pretty messy.
Start this activity by showing your children that the water inside the cups can take on the shape of the container. This presents a great opportunity for you to explain that water is a state of matter that is liquid. It is your call if you want to do a full lesson complete with drawings (courtesy of the Height Adjustable Whiteboard Standing Desk by Flexispot) or you will leave it at that and start adding colors to the water. After that, add different kinds of colors to your colored water to see what it will come about once you drop another hue. How much paint you put can also intensify the colors if that is what they prefer.
Tracers is a simple activity that has a lot of benefits. You will just be needing lots of beads (make sure to keep an eye on them while they are playing with the beads because it can be choking hazards), the Height Adjustable Whiteboard Standing Desk, an erasable marker, and tons of imagination.
Draw some lines, shapes and doodles on your Height Adjustable Whiteboard Standing Desk and let your children trace those with the colorful beads that you provided. This fun activity is great for developing and strengthening their fingers and hand-eye coordination while they are still young.
Make Kinetic Sand
While you can buy ready-to-play kinetic sand, making it is more fun and cheaper than purchasing from a store. The messiness also adds to the charm of making kinetic sand from scratch. In addition, your kids can join in on the fun of creating their personalized sands.
Before you dive right into the entertaining mess, prepare your materials first. You will need a mixing bowl, measuring cups, and spoons as equipment. Once you have gathered all of the mixing and measuring materials, you need to complete your ingredients.
The ingredients for this fun kinetic sand are;
Fine white sand (you can buy this online)
Liquid dish-washing soap
food coloring of your choice.
A cup of water
The process of creating kinetic sand from scratch also develops your children’s fine motor skills and gross motor skills. To start, pour as much as you like of the dry white sand on a mixing bowl. Next, let your children scoop two spoons of the cornstarch. You can also add more depending on how many fine sand that you have. Mix the white sand and cornstarch thoroughly to make sure that both are fully-combined. After you are done mixing, concoct the colored soap solution by putting together 1 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of the dish soap. After that, you can add any color that you want and slowly combine the dry and wet ingredients together with your hand. Slowly adding the wet ingredients will assure you that your kinetic sand will look like the ones on the box.
Flexispot cares about your whole family. So while most of the furniture on the website are meant for the working adults, it can also transition to play time with your children’s creativity.
After all, a fun learning environment for your children will guarantee treasured memories spent with your family.