Free Kids Learning Activities

Kids enjoy educational games and activities because they get to participate in the learning process. Use the following free activities to help your child learn at home.

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Learning Activities to Do at Home

Kids may spend up to six hours a day in the classroom, but learning doesn't have to stop after school. In fact, some of the most meaningful learning your child will experience can come from hands-on interactive learning activities that you do at home. Creating games and activities does not have to cost any money. In fact, many items that you currently have at your house can be used for the games and activities below.

Milk Blob

This fun science experiment will teach your child about chemical reactions and how they can have an effect on an everyday product, such as milk. You will need:

  • Milk
  • White vinegar
  • A bowl
  • A strainer
  • A saucepan
  • Measuring cups
  • Spoon

Pour one cup of milk in a saucepan and put it on the stove on medium heat so that it is hot, but not boiling. Pour the milk into a bowl and add four teaspoons of white vinegar. Stir the mixture for one minute. Next, pour the milk into a strainer over the sink. You will find milk blobs in the strainer. Rinse the blobs off in cool water.

These milk blobs are much like silly putty and can be formed into anything your child would like. Once he is happy with his creation, set it aside for about three days and it will harden. Explain that protein from the milk reacts with the acid in the vinegar to form a substance called casein.

Homemade Blocks

Blocks are a great way for your child to build hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills. You can make blocks from items around your house. Everyday containers, like empty cereal boxes, coffee cans and milk cartons, can be turned into building blocks. Your child can build towers, houses and all sorts of other creative items using these homemade blocks.

Number Ball Throw

This activity will help your child with her math skills and hand-eye coordination. You will need:

  • A soft ball
  • Red marker
  • Tape

First, write the numbers 1-10 on different pieces of paper and tape them around the room. Next, give your child some math problems. When she has figured out her answer, she should locate that number in the room and throw the ball at it. She must throw the ball at the correct number for a point. If she gets the answer incorrect or does not hit the number, she will not receive a point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game wins!

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