Top 10 Favourite Kids Activities from 2012

Dec 27, 2012


Here are my top 10 favourite activities that I've shared with you on Learn with Play at home this year.
It was really hard to choose only 10 so I've tried to include a bit of a selection of learning areas and skills required for each activity.



Click on each picture below to take you to the corresponding post where you will find more pictures and information to get the most out of each activity.


1) Water Bottle Fountain 

This fun and engaging Science activity is suitable for kids of all ages. It is really easy to set up, using simple materials found around the house and it is relatively mess free. Click the picture to see all the pictures and  info you'll need to conduct this experiment yourself.



2) Early Literacy Ideas. 5 Fun ways to encourage Writing, Drawing and Creating


In this post I share 5 ways that I encourage my children to Write, Draw and Create. Simple ideas to help motivate them as well as ideas for making things accessible for use by young children.



3) 15 Fun ways to use Contact Paper

Who would have known that you could do so many fun activities for children with such a simple and inexpensive material? Here I share 15 fantastic ways that you could use contact paper (sticky back plastic) with the kids and also includes the link to another post I wrote with 15 more activities! (Generally, contact paper activities are relatively mess free which can sometimes be a bonus too and is great for use with kids of all ages) :)



4) Painting with Seasoning and Spices

This was certainly the most lovely smelling painting we've ever done. This type of sensory creativity should be a hit with the kids and you only need to use materials you already have in the house. Quick and easy to set up, this is an activity that the kids will want to try  more than once.



5) Make a Robot Helmet

This activity uses mainly recycled materials and just bits and pieces you can find around the house. Crafts are great for children as doing them teaches many different skills as well as practicing their creativity and engaging the mind. Crafts with a purpose are my favourite though as you get the benefits of crafting as well as a way of using them for further learning or purpose. Once this craft is over.... the imaginative play begins! 



6) Early Maths with the 3 Bears

This is a fun way to learn and practice counting and grouping in a way that makes sense to children. With ways to simplify and extend this activity for a variety of ages, this hands on, role playing game is sure to be enjoyed.


7) Baby Play Activities

I had to include some ways for our littlest friends to learn with play as well, so here are a selection of a few different, purposeful ways to play with the younger kids.



8) Make a Cardboard Tube Marble Run

You can repeat this activity over and over again. It's fun, involves gross movement, problem solving and more. You don't need any fancy supplies at all, just some recycled goods. Great fun for all ages (yes, I just wanted to jump in and take over so I had to make my own!) :)


9) Learn your Name with Playdough and Pompoms 

We loved this fun and tactile way to help practice letter and name recognition and formation. With just a few basic materials, your child can practice their fine motor skills and early literacy over and over.



10) Invitation to Paint with Recycled Materials

We have just loved our Invitations to Play and Learn this year. It is our favourite way to learn with play and this activity was just fabulous for getting sensory and creative while examining patterns and textures. Using any materials you can find around the house, this invitation is one unlikely to be ignored by the kids.

.............................................................................



We hope you enjoy our Top 10 Favourite Kids Activities and if there's anything in particular you're looking for, try using the search bar in the sidebar and trying some key words.

In the right sidebar you will also see a section that says "Activities List"
There you can find every activity we've done by clicking on the months to reveal the titles.

You can also find us hanging out around the web in various locations. Just click the social media icons below to take you to our pages where you can follow the fun there.


A safe and happy New Year, 2013 to you all :)

Happy playing,
Debs :)



New Here? Subscribe to get all activities sent directly to you
Enter your email address:


Delivered by FeedBurner



23 comments:

  1. There's a couple of my favs here! Loved the marble run. The water bottle fountain post is new to me. Off to check it out :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amie. You have to give the water bottle fountain a go. It's so much fun!

      Delete
  2. I love looking back on your favorites. I love the helmet when I first saw it and I love it now.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Marble fun looks interesting, kids will surely like all those activites.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Well, your children are really lovely and cute.
    Be a mom, I'm always interested in the quality of products for babies. (Of course, if I buy them at a cheap price, it will be more wonderful).
    Love!

    ReplyDelete
  5. The structure reasoning of Python centers around meaningfulness. Developers hence think that its simpler to code in less lines.
    For More Info:- Python Institute in Gurgaon

    ReplyDelete
  6. In India over 400 examinations are conducted every year and the exams are generally classified on the basis of the domain o-r field of study. Basically, they are bifurcated as Engineering, Law, Medicine, MBA, Design, Pharmacy, Computer Application, Finance and Accounts. These entrance exams take a toll of the candidate who aspires to crack it but with proper knowledge regarding how to top an exam, one can easily clear it. This page intends to furnish relevant information about the exam and the best ways to crack them.The best pgdm college in delhi ncr have all the courses which are good for the education system and in this management you can get top engineering colleges in up is also convenient for all.

    ReplyDelete

  7. nephrologist salary in india is good in government and private hospitals. There is a high demand for nephrologist doctors for Kidney patients.

    https://doctifyindia.in/nephrologist-doctors-in-india/

    ReplyDelete



  8. Having experience in Job Consultancy in Hyderabad , we realize that an association doesn't search for simply great workers, rather they search for representatives who will live, and follow the hierarchical culture, qualities, and guarantees. We comprehend and accept that each business is unique and each business has various prerequisites. Along these lines, we never receive a solitary procedure, however, we make new ones. We have faith in hard and decided work. Customer fulfillment is our most extreme need.

    ReplyDelete


  9. Demand for doctors is on the increase , in India, and across the planet . But doctors aren't being recruited even after graduating. Even with the high demand for the necessity of doctors, the drive to recruit more and more doctors is lacking. Our team helps at crossing this bridge and makes it easy and worthwhile. We concentrate on the recruitment process of hiring doctors process for organizations that are actively trying to find such roles.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Incredible ideas and thanks for sharing such a wonderful tips. Keep posting and we are able to assist you to fix conditions that are depriving you from doing AOL mail login sign.

    ReplyDelete
  11. A shareholder or director of the Dutch BV
    can be a foreign company, a local company, or an individual. Changes to Dutch business law have made it much easier to establish a Netherlands BV, significantly lowering the cost of forming a company in Holland.

    ReplyDelete
  12. What is Dutch BV
    In Dutch, a limited liability company is referred to as a BV (Besloten Vennootschap) (limited-liability commerce). Foreign entrepreneurs and investors who want to start a new business in the Netherlands typically form a Dutch BV company.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ghoomly is a unique traveling platform in India that offers a wide range of tour and travel activities for the travel enthusiast, Ghoomly tailor-made packages for each and everyone who is willing to travel on any budget. They are offering 1200+ tour packages with 20+ different locations in India. Users can simply visit their website and find the best-suited packages.

    ReplyDelete

  14. Netherland Company Registration

    One of the best off-shore company formation choices is to register a corporation in the Netherlands. Companies from a variety of industries, including agriculture, health, logistics, banking, and distribution, came to the Netherlands to protect their operations in Europe.

    One of the main reasons for the Netherlands' attractiveness as a global company formation location is the country's economic and political stability. The Netherlands has one of the highest GDPs in the European Union (EU)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Company Registration in India
    India's economy is one of the largest in the world, and its potential is vast. You will be able to obtain additional funds from reputable sources if you register your company in India. It is one of the most appealing locations for international investment due to its low labour costs and tax advantages. It is also simple to start a business in India. It is possible to register a variety of business formations.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Establishing a presence in India is key to overcoming cultural alienation, targeting specific emerging markets with huge potential within India, and leaping over bureaucratic hurdles. India still carries plenty of promise as one of the world’s largest economies and consumer markets. It is one of the rare countries that has continued to attract FDI investment even during the pandemic.

    Procedure for Indian company registration

    1. Check Company Name: Use the RUN service on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs website to check Name availability for your company.

    2. Get a Digital Signature Certificate: A digital signature certificate is required for all the directors and subscribers of the Memorandum of Association. Since the Indian company registration process is fully online, one needs a digital signature to sign digital documents on the MCA portal.

    3. Director Identification Number: At least one director of your company must have a DIN number. The DIN number of the proposed director and their address proof is a must to proceed with the Indian company registration.

    4. Registration on the MCA portal: One must fill the SPICe+ INC 32 form for successful registration on the MCA portal. To get this done, the directors of the company have to register themselves on the MCA portal. Once that is done, log in to the MCA portal services and fill all the e-forms you can see for successful registration.

    Why Company Formation in India?

    With the population of over 1.3 billion & per capita GDP of approx. USD 1964.88, India is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. When you talk about developing economies, India features in the list of the top few countries that cannot be ignored

    ReplyDelete
  17. If you want to know how to register GST contact odint consulting. The new GST regime requires all companies concerned with the purchase or sale of commodities, the provision of services, or both to register and get a GSTIN. Registration is necessary anytime a company exceeds a certain level of output or when a person begins a new business that is likely to go beyond the prescribed threshold of turnover.

    ReplyDelete
  18. From getting your company name approved by the ACRA to scouting for local Directors, Corporate Secretaries, or a Singapore address, we can help you in Singapore company registration process and launch your business from scratch with just $1 paid up capital requirements.

    If you’re in India and looking for a break from its heavy-handed ‘inspector-license-raj’ and convoluted taxes, Singapore is the right place to incorporate your company. Why, you might ask?

    For one thing, corporate taxes in India are still at 30% for big-bracket-earners while corporate taxes in Singapore are just 17%.

    Top that with 0% Capital Gains Taxes (15-20% in India)

    0% taxes on Dividend Distribution (now disguised as 10% TDS on dividend income)

    That’s why Flipkart, MobiKon, and MediaLink have incorporated their parent companies in Singapore even as they own 100% shares in their Indian subsidiary.

    How to Register a Company in Singapore

    The Registration Process for a Singapore Company at a Glance
    Choose your Company Name

    Choose your Company Type

    Decide on a Financial Year End

    Appoint Directors, Company Secretary, other Key Personnel

    ReplyDelete
  19. How to register an Indian company
    Check the Availability of a Company Name: Use the RUN service on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs website to check the availability of a company name.
    2. Obtain a Digital Signature Certificate: All directors and subscribers to the Memorandum of Association must have a digital signature certificate. Because the Indian company registration process is entirely online, signing digital papers on the MCA portal requires a digital signature.
    3. DIN (Director Identification Number): Your organisation must have at least one DIN number. To proceed with the Indian company registration, the proposed director's DIN number and evidence of address are required.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to comment! I love reading them all.