Home again? Us too. Here is your five day kid’s activity play plan.
Things are humming along until boom. – Quarantine life. When your predictable routine shifts to unplanned chaos, this is your five-day kid’s activity play plan.
Think of these like emergency sub plans for parents. We all need them.
Five Activities, Five Supplies
Yep. We are going to keep things simple.
When you are in a pinch, you don’t need to search the house for different daily supplies. As a busy mom of three, I get this.
To make our life easier (yours and mine), let’s have an emergency play plan using items we already own and enjoy.
The best news? You can PRINT OUT THE PLANS to put on the fridge when needed.
FIVE MAIN SUPPLIES
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Go ahead! Download it or print. It is FREE and for YOU!
So what activities are on the download? Some of our favorites, of course! We should repeat good ideas.
Want to know why?
Every time your child approaches an activity, they will meet it with new background knowledge based on experiences.
The first time your child sees a graph, they may stop when all the bears are graphed.
Now give it a few months and jump back in. You may notice a bear graph and discuss how many more and how many less of each color.
Remember, GOOD IDEAS ARE WORTH REPEATING. – Yelling that from the rooftops.
DAY ONE – BEAR SOUP
Bear Soup imaginary play for kids at the water table is a blast!
Call it what you will, but this Bear Soup imaginary play for kids idea will allow your preschooler to take the lead.
Play in a large under-the-bed storage bin, or toss them in the bathtub. A fan favorite!
Read more about Bear Soup imaginary play here.
DAY TWO – CUT AND RESCUE THE BEARS
The best activity for cutting practice is this idea right here!
No joke, this scissor practice is repeated with my toddler and preschooler.
Let’s skip the dull printouts and get business with this epic cutting activity for kids. Simple to set up and guaranteed to be a success!
Read more about this cutting activity here.
DAY THREE – MATCHING BEAR PAIRS
Ready for a game of matching pairs? Let’s play Bear Pairs.
Yep! This idea is a lot like its sister activity, Sticker Pairs – only this time played with bears.
See that? We can take ideas we have used in the past, switch up the supplies, and BOOM, use it again. Isn’t that great?
We don’t have time to work harder than it needs to be! I set this up in 98 seconds. Crazy fast, right?
Read more about Bear Pairs here.
DAY FOUR – BEAR GRAPH
Graph the counting bears could not come at a better time!
We are somewhere between holidays looking for a bit of balance mixing in old faithful preschool activities.
Well, here it is! Graphing the counting bears is a classic math activity enjoyed by many stages and ages.
The best part of this easy idea is the bears. You know the ones I am talking about – that bin of colorful bears you had no idea would bring you so much joy.
Read more about Bear Graphs here.
DAY FIVE – MEASURE THE LINES
Let’s measure the lines – with bears!
Do you have set one of our activity cards? If so, this nonstandard measurement activity probably looks familiar! If not, you can check them out below—another set of grab-and-go ideas you can have at your fingertips.
Here, we take a familiar idea and swap out the supplies.
There you go! Your five day activity play plan!
Will you do them in order or skip around?