Use two sticks of gum to make a great than sign, . Write two numbers on paper and have your child lay down the gum with the open side facing the bigger number.
Have your child use a highlighter to circle verbs in a magazine. Act out verbs together to show the action of the verb, “Tom listened to the speaker.” Put your hand up to your ear. “Betty consumed the bread.” Pretend to gobble up some food. Etc.
Tonight, while reading a book, take turns reading with your child. First you read, and then your child reads the same passage. Set the pace and tone for your child to mimic. Change up your voice and rhythm and facial expressions and gestures. Then have them do a reading performance for you to imitate.
Designate the left side of a room as “Even” and the right side of the room as “Odd.” Yell out a number. If it’s even, your child has to jump to the left side. If it’s odd, they have to go right. More kids = more fun. Put an X on each side of the room. First one to tap the X wins a point. Play to ten. Whoever wins gets to call out numbers next! 🙂
Invite your child to do something new with you that you enjoyed doing as a child. A ship in a bottle? Roller skating? Model airplane building? Kite flying? Hide and seek? Basketball? Ice skating? Double-dutch?
Write a morning schedule for your child to follow. Post the schedule so your child can read it independently. Number the items like 1. Make bed 2. Brush teeth, etc.
Have your child put a cup of water in the freezer. Ask your child to guess what will happen to the water? Take the cup out after an hour and discuss the outcome.