Hallway Obstacle Course
Grab some masking tape and those adventurous kiddies! Tape the strips high and low, diagonal and straight in the hallway. You can do this on your own or have the kids help you. You may have to adjust the lines as the kids test it out. Have some difficulty, but make sure the kids still have fun with it!
Kids love color! In this one, I always use some food coloring. Ask the little ones for their favorite color and add it to their meal. For example, if you’re having noodles, add the color to the water as they boil.
This one’s perfect for that adventurous little energizer. Grab six to seven balloons and blow them up. Add strings and plastic holds so they don’t float away. Draw evil/silly faces on the balloons to add some motivation for the kids. Now, set them out on the lawn or in a safe, open area and let the kids go nuts. Just be sure to watch them closely to be sure they don’t trip or hurt themselves. They’ll be punching, kicking and running at them; so long, energy!
Perfect for the sunny day, this one sounds a bit simple, but it keeps the kids entertained and occupied. Grab some good-sized rocks at the local park or in the backyard. Next, make sure you rinse and dry the rocks so your paint will show and stay. Pour some paint on paper plates and take the clean rocks to a place where the kids can get the area dirty, lay a tarp or large paper sheet if needed. Note that most paint will not come off sidewalks. After the rocks have been painted, feel free to give the kids some glue and craft supplies (feathers, google eyes, etc.) and let them create their own little creature!
For the small item requirement, this experiment is a kick with the little ones. Get an Ivory soap bar and cut it in half. Put one of the halves in the microwave. The chemicals will cause the soap to expand, resulting in a hardened sculpture for the kids to break apart, color and play with!