What are some fun, educational projects to do at home with a 3 year old?
This is the age that kids are learning how to count. To help them with this, make it fun.
Get a piece of construction paper.
Get elbow macaroni or bigger pasta.
Dip in paint and let dry.
Once dry apply glue and put on the construction paper.
The catch is, they have to count the macaroni as they paste them onto the paper. When this is complete, have them count the macaroni that they pasted onto the construction paper.
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I made Puzzle Planks with my niece. Here's how:
1. Get wide tongue depressors (the kind that a doctor uses) from a craft store.
2. Lay them out flat and line them up next to one another, maybe 7 to 8 of them.
3. Tape them together down both ends with a long strip of tape.
4. Then turn them over.
5. Have your child drawn and color in a picture.
6. Remove the tape and mix up the planks.
9. Have your child put the puzzles planks back together.
The child has made their own puzzle.
Here are some paper and pencil games that might help.
Use manipulatives for counting...you can either buy these or use household or food items... teach with music, children learn faster when you use motions with the songs also. There are some great educational songs for preschoolers to teach days of week, months, numbers and alphabet
Make a bird feeder. Pine cone + peanut butter + bird seed + string = fun. It's great in the winter too because the birds could really use the food. Take the pine cone, tie a string around it, smear with peanut butter and roll in bird seed. Waa laa! hang from branch of tree. It's easy and takes just a little time (perfect for a three year-old's attention span).
Collect some things, like rocks, or bottle caps and paint them. You can count, learn colors, get exercises and work on fine motor. Tons of fun!
You can teach the 3 year old how to color in the lines, abc's, write their name, how to glue and paste. Do some jig saw puzzles, how to dial and know important phone numbers. How to use the computer. I have a Hub with many places for young children to learn and for you to print off things to do. Good Luck
I wouldn't be overly concerned with the activity being educational because any time you spend with your child teaches them something.
Take canned food out of the pantry and stack them, and jello and other easy to handle food. Make a grocery store, one of you can shop, the other can be the checker. We used to have great fun with that one. Or do a clothing store with the items in their closet.
Take a long folding table and put up the legs on one end only. You have a slide. Of course yo have to be there to hold the table and ensure safety, but it is fun.
Take the books of their shelves and play library. Or play preschool and let your child be the teacher and you the student.
I miss my kids being little!! We had so much fun.
Simple games like Memory, puzzles, reading, counting games, simple arts and crafts. Grow tomatoes. Breed finches. Collect bugs. Teach measurements by cooking together. Make learning fun. This time will build the foundation for his future success in school.
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