Keeping Kit busy while the big kids are working on certain school projects can sometimes be a challenge. She loves to be involved in whatever they are doing, but she also loves to wreck it. They are not her biggest fans in those moments.
So Thursday, while Grace was building her aqueduct, I devised a way to keep Kit fully engaged and happy. We played Twister! Preschool Style.
We spread out the mat, and then I had her go find her three favorite stuffed animals. While she brought them out one by one from her bed, I wrote their names on sticky notes and stuck them over the hands/feet on the spinner, including a sticky note for her.
Then we were ready!
|Jeffrey the Pug, Thunder the Wonder Cat, and Sylvia - dutifully manning their posts. :)|
By modifying the game, she was able to follow the simple directions seeing as she doesn't understand the whole right/left concept yet. And she was moving her whole body moving her friends from one spot to the next. This was a great sensory and organizing activity for her!
This could easily work for a group of little people, just having them move from dot to dot rather than trying to play the same way big kids can. A wonderful way to encourage following directions, and color identification.
When Grace finished her project, she came in and said, "what a good idea, Mommy!" She took over the spinner while I went to check out her finished aqueduct. And when Zak came in the room to ask me something, he saw Kit's game and said, "that's smart!" Made me feel very clever to get such high praise from my kiddos!