Are you running out of ideas on how to keep your kids busy at home ? Do you want to try something different and interesting for your kids ?
How about using your old jars for activities. You can do a lot of DIY activities with jars and keep kids busy. Jars activities are simple, not expensive and can keep your kids busy for a long time .
Jar Activity Ideas :
- Sensory Activities :
This is a very good activity for babies. Take 3-4 jars, fill them with different things, like fill one jar with pulses, second jar with crayons, third jar with beads or buttons and fourth jar with their toy cars or small balls. Close the lid properly and give the jars to your child to play. He will shake each jar and will observe that from each jar the sound is different. This activity is great to develop their thinking and observation skills.
- Hide and Find :
Take a large jar , put kinetic sand in it and hide different objects in it. If you are teaching alphabets or numbers to your child then take numbers or alphabets from their puzzle and hide the puzzle pieces in the kinetic sand. Give the jar to your child and ask him to find the numbers or alphabets which are hidden in the jar. This activity will keep him busy for a long time and after completing it, he will feel accomplished that he knows the alphabets or numbers. He will be confident and will get a sense of achievement. This activity is very good for early childhood education.
- DIY Crafts:
You can do some simple and easy DIY crafts with your child by using old jars. You can make a piggy bank or a beautiful pencil stand with old jars. Paint the jar together with your child and reuse your old jars in a productive manner. This activity will improve their creative skills . It will also help in making him understand the importance of not wasting anything, reusing and recycling it.
- Use the Jars for Activity Prompts :
Make a lot of small chits of different activities. Fold and keep them in a jar. Everyday ask your child to take out one chit and he has to do the activity written on it. It can be as simple as make a painting today or play with your block or puzzles. This is another way to keep your kids busy and engaged. This way the child feels he has chosen the activity .So he will definitely do what is written on the small piece of paper.
Have you ever tried any activity in a jar with your child ? Do share in comments.