Tired of the same, ole, Thanksgiving activities? We were too! So here are some new tricks to try!
1/2 can cranberry sauce
1 1/2 Cups Cornstarch
Mix, adjust amounts based on the amount needed & the desired consistency.
Patterned or Zen-Turkey:
Time to bring out the good markers or gel pens and sneak in pencil control for writing.
Make a "stroke pattern sampler" to encourage different ways to fill in the picture. Examples: wave lines, little circles, cross-hatches, spirals
Make a board with tape, rope, yarn, on paper, etc
Use: yellow for corn; orange for pumpkins, red for apples or cranberries and of course, brown for turkey! How about a round robin tournament to include all ages? Remember different throw lines for different ages!
Stuffed Turkey Toss:
Staple and stuff brown bags to make the target. Use crumbled paper to toss. Different size balls for different points. All can play!
Popsicle Stick Puzzles:
Tape sticks to the table to keep stable.
Help draw or trace an image on the sticks.
Carefully color or paint.
Separate when dry for a fun self-made puzzle!
Time to get a little messy! Fresh cranberries & toothpicks or plastic coffee stirrers are used as the building tools. Demonstrate making some basic structures. Then allow to add on or build their own creations.
Fun Featured Game:
K-Basketball (kinesthetic game)
K-Basketball (a kinesthetic game)
An eyes closed, basketball themed game, designed specifically to work on kinesthetic motor skills. Not many games can do this! How does it work?
The 11" x 17" dry-erase surface depicts a basketball court, complete with men (printed circles & squares in 2 different colors scattered about) and a scoreboard. The object of the game is of course to score. To do so, you place the tip of a dry erase marker on your shape at center court. Decide which of your teammates you want to "pass" to and practice that move 2-3 times with your eyes open. when ready, make that same move but with your eyes closed. If your dot lands totally inside your shape, then, it was a successful pass and you get to go again. If you missed your mark, ball goes to the other side. Feeling lucky?...go for that 3 pointer! It's loads of fun and everyone's sensory system gets a real workout! Helps improve awareness of body position for young and old alike.