June 15, 2019

Worcester, MA

Play at Home

Most Recent Activities

Active Play

Snow Construction Site

Make shoveling the driveway or sidewalk so much more fun by having your child help you! While you all are doing this, let them turn the area into their own maze. Help the make pathways to move around in the snow. Bring some toy cars or simply pretend to be their own car. You can take all the snow...

Construction Play

Indoor Catapult

What child doesn't want to launch a toy across the room? You will need 7 Popsicle sticks, three rubber bands, a milk or juice cap and a cotton ball or small toy to launch. Start by stacking five craft sticks together and hold them together with a rubber band at the end. Then stack 2 craft sticks...

Creative Arts Play

Toilet Paper Octopus

Make a Toilet Paper Octopus! Paint a toilet paper roll any color you want your octopus to be! When it is dry cut 8 strips halfway up the roll to make the tentacles! Wrap each strip around a marker to curl the legs. Paint or draw a face and add any other details. Don't forget to talk to your child...

Music & Dance Play

Water Bottle Shakers

This is a fun, musical craft! Find a few empty water bottles and grab some paint. Let your child paint the bottles and add a few decorations to the bottles (scraps of paper, pictures from magazines, etc. Fill the water bottle with pasta, rice, beans or beads. Turn on some music and shake along!

Reading Play

Action Word Charades

Start a game of Action Word Charades! Review the definition of a verb and have everyone brainstorm fun action words like wiggle, bounce, slither, hop, tiptoe, spin and march. Write them on slips of paper and put them in a hat. Divide the group in two teams. Someone from the first team picks a card...

STEM Play

Paper Chain Calendar

Make a Paper Chain Calendar! Pick a date that is about a month away and has meaning for your child (like the first day of school). With a calendar, count the number of days until the event. Give your child construction paper strips and explain that each strip stands for one day. Count out the...