#176: Write With Your Opposite Hand

Can you write with your non-writing hand? What letters are the hardest to write?

(If you are right handed, write with your left hand. If you are left handed, write with your right hand.)

Make this a family activity: Whose handwriting/printing is the most different? The most similar?

This activity promotes dexterity.


#175: Theme Park/Amusement Park

Visit a theme park or an amusement park.

Make this a family activity: Everyone goes!

This activity promotes having fun as a family.


#174: Super-Easy Ice Cream

To make one serving of super-easy ice cream you will need:

Mix together in a small zip top bag:
125 mL (½ cup) half-and-half cream
1 mL (¼ tsp) vanilla
15 mL (1 tbsp) white granulated sugar
Press air out of the bag and seal it.

Mix together in a large zip top bag:
ice (enough to half fill a large zip top bag)
30 mL (2 tbsp) coarse salt

Stir the salt so it coats the ice. Put the small bag in the big bag. Squeeze the air out of the large bag and seal it. Jiggle, squeeze and toss the bag for 10 minutes. Brrrrr…you might need your winter gloves!

Ta-da! Soft ice-cream!

Make it a family activity: Make enough for everyone in the family and take turns jiggling the ice cream.

This activity promotes food creation awareness as well as learning about the freezing process.


#173: Water Balloon Fights

Fill up water balloons with water and have a water balloon fight outside!

(Water balloons are a special balloon that are perfect for water balloon fights.)

Make this a family activity: Get the whole family in the water fight!

This activity promotes aim.


#172: Have a Bath

Hey grubby kid, get in the bath! And take your grubby cat too!

Having a bath is one of those, 'do I have to?' kind of things. The good news is that if you have a bath now, you won't have to have one later!

Hint: Bring toys into the bath and add bubbles to up the fun factor.

This activity promotes personal hygiene.


#171: Finger Paint

Who needs paintbrushes? Use your fingers and finger paint!

Make this a family activity: Adults don't need paintbrushes either!

This activity promotes tactile awareness.


#170: Human Knot

How do you make a Human Knot? Gather people together--the more you have holding hands, the harder it gets!

Everyone stands in a group and grabs hands. Once everyone has someone else’s hand in each of their hands, everyone slowly tries to untie the human knot to form a large circle. But don’t let go of anyone’s hand!

Make this a family activity: Get the whole family to hold hands and untwist.

This activity promotes teamwork.