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Socks, Socks, and more Socks... Sock Activities for Kids

Updated on January 13, 2011

Just look down, look no further than what is covering your feet. Socks can teach math. Socks can teach reading. Socks are fun for many activities.

Socks are fun, they just are and we can do many things with them besides put them on our feet. We can do crafts with them, we can learn math with them, we can even learn to rhyme with them. Join me on this sock filled journey, to explore all the things you can do with socks, because they sure are not boring. Be sure to bring to wear your favorite, just for fun.

Start your Sock Fun with a Sock Poem

Be sure to wear your crazy socks, the kids will love it!

My mum bought me a pair of socks

With tiny circles and mighty blocks

Pink and purple, blue and white

Aren't they a pretty sight?

My feet were cold, my toes were numb

Not wearing socks sure was dumb.

I put them on and they were snug

I gave my mum a very big hug.

I wore them even while I slept

And on my feet, they were kept

They are brown, once they were pink.

They were clean but now they stink.

Now all I need is a new pair of socks.

With tiny circles and mighty blocks

Pink and purple, blue and white

Won't they be a pretty sight?

By Gulrukh Tausif

Ask questions to get your sock talk started.

What are socks for?

Do you like socks?

Which is your favorite pair?

What happens to that lost sock?

Socks, Socks more Socks - Great Books about Socks!

A Great Activity for Children - Easy to do sock puppet.

Needed:

Clean Black Socks

Pipe Stem Cleaners (4)

Large Google Eyes (2)

Tape

Hold your socks on! We need them for math.

A Pair of Socks by Stuart J. Murphy - Reading the book together.

Before reading the book, talk about the cover with your child, reading the title of the book. Be sure to ask your child what they think the book is about. To encourage involvement, invite your child to turn the pages for your.

Try One of These Sock Matching Games

ONLINE SOCK MATCHING GAME

This is a great game to sit and play with your child that is learning about computers and math. Very Fun.

AROUND THE HOUSE SOCK MATCH GAME

How to Play

1. Put several pairs of socks in a bag or box. The socks should be separated from their mates. You'll need at least five or six pairs of socks, although the more the better.

2. Have your toddler and preschooler reach into the bag or box and pull out a sock. Continue pulling out socks until all have been matched.

3. Helping with the sock drawer is also a great alternative.

Just One More Great Math Book... - Math and socks make a great pair

Materials Needed

* 1 plastic cup or other small mug

* 1 old sock or feet of nylons

* About a fist full or so of potting soil

* Grass seed

* Things to decorate with (felt, cloth, glue, etc.)

Grass Sock Pet

How to make it

1. Take a small handful of grass seed and shake it to the bottom of the sock or nylon.

2. Then stuff a few handfuls of potting soil, packing the "head" as you go. When the "head" is the size that you want it to be, take a small rubber band and tie up the neck, or tightly tie the panty hose where the neck would be.

3. Hot glue wiggle eyes where his eyes should be. Use fabric paint to paint the features. Use red for the mouth, black for eye lashes, and you can draw on mustaches, glasses, eyebrows etc. You can use pipe cleaners for glasses. Be Creative.

4. When the fabric paint has dried, set "Hairy" in a cup or mug filled with water, making sure he is saturated for a day. Then "stand" him up in the bowl, or glass, and within a few weeks, he will have a head of hair. Make sure the tail of the sock or nylon acts as a "wick" into the water, so that the water in drawn up into the head. You can also trim "Hairy's" hair as it grows.

Socks, Socks, more Socks Books

Just for Fun...

Be sure to remember your socks.

Crazy Sock Day - have everyone wear their craziest pair of socks, then get the oldies and have a crazy sock hop. Great for way to get the wiggles out.

Make a Crazy Sock - cut out a sock pattern from construction paper. Make sure that each child has a pair. Let them decorate with markers, and items they find in the art box.

Make a Smelly Sock - Put dried flowers or potpourri in the sock until it's about three-quarters full. Secure the top of the sock with glue or rubber bands. Tie a ribbon in a bow near the top edge of the sock (or wherever looks right to you), so the dried flowers are just beneath the ribbon line.

Edible Sock - Cut out sock shape from a large tortilla for each child (scissors or cookie cutter). Provide plastic knife, cream cheese, assorted thinly cut vegetables, cold cuts, and cheese. Have child spread cream cheese on his sock and then dress up the socks with the other ingredients.

Socks on a Line- Use a clothes line, a basket of clean socks, and clothespins for the children to practice their thumb and finger coordination. A simple clothes line can be made by tying thin rope to the backs of two chairs or other sturdy objects. Encourage the children to hang the socks on the line. Now can they match the socks.

Sock Store - You will need socks, toy cash register, play money, ruler, paper, plastic bags, and crayons. Invite the children to take turns selling and buying socks. You can use the rulers to measure the feet so you can get the right fit. Crayons and paper to trace the foot. There are lots of variations for this dramatic play. Just go sock crazy.

Fox in Socks - By Dr. Seuss

Tongue Twister Contest - have each try to say some of the tongue twister's throughout the book. This is silly and will get many laughs.

Block Stack - just like the fox in the book. Then you can keep record on a graph of who made the largest block stack, another great math concept.

Baby Sock Relay - this is great for the young ones. Find a bunch of baby socks of different colors and variety. Then get out the play babies. Have each child find a matching pair of baby socks and run to put them on the baby. This is also great for those just learning how to put on their own socks.

Gooey Gunk - you will need (A)1 cup water, 1 cup white glue, 2 TBS liquid tempera paint or 7-10 drops food coloring. Also (B)1 1/3 cups warm water, 4 tsp. borax laundry booster.

Mix ingredients in (A) together in a medium bowl. In a second medium bowl mix the ingredients for (B) together until the borax is completely dissolved. Slowly pour (A) into (B) Do Not Mix! Roll (A) around in (B) 4-5 times. Lift (A) out of (B) and knead for 2-3 minutes. Store Gunk in airtight container or plastic zip bag.

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Thanks for joining the sock fun! - Share your favorite sock activity.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A fun lens. We'll definitely be trying the grass sock pets. My younger kids will love it.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Gracie Meets the Sock Monster by Geeta Bagga. A wonderful tale of missing socks.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Another story that should be added to the website is Gracie meets the Sock Monster by Geeta Bagga. It's a playful tale of a little girl encounter with the Sock Monster who was found in the clothes dryer, wearing her favorite sock. Really cute and fun story!!

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      Great idea for a lens! 5*s

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      LovelyMom 7 years ago

      Really love it! sounds fun! I am sure my daughter is gonna love it!

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      What fun ideas!! Your activities sound like cool things children will love to do! Thanks for sharing them. :D