June 9, 2018

Worcester, MA

Play at Home

Most Recent Activities

Active Play

Catch with a Catch

Play a game of catch, but with a catch. Have each player toss a ball, bean bag or crumpled up newspaper into the air and try to catch it, But, before you catch it you have to do an action like touch your nose and high-five another player. You can start out simple with touch your nose or clap your...

Construction Play

Build with Ice Blocks

Build with Ice Blocks! Mix paint or food coloring with water and pour it into cardboard milk cartons, then put them in the freezer overnight to make colorful ice blocks. You can also make smaller blocks by freezing colored water in plastic food containers or ice cube trays. When they're ready show...

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

Animal Musical Chairs

Play Animal Musical Chairs! Round up enough chairs for every player you have, minus one, and arrange them in a circle. Play the first round the traditional way. When the music stops, there will be one kid left standing. They are "it". Ask that player what their favorite animal is, what kind of...

Reading Play

Word Dash

Play Word Dash! Write letters or words that your child is familiar with on pieces of colored paper. Place them in different spots in your back yard. When you call a word or letter, each child must go off in search of the right word, and return to the starting point with the correct paper. When all...

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...