Imagination. Where would the world be with out the brilliant inventors, scientists, artists and teachers who use imagination to better our lives? Imagination Timefocuses on building vocabulary and making connections around one theme. Watch your child delight and explore these imagination time activities. Click on the links to view the post in it’s entirety.
Dig for dinosaurs in your own backyard or sandbox. All you need is a little imagination and a few plastic dinosaurs, unless of course, you live somewhere with actual dinosaur bones.
From contortion to juggling, bring the circus to your living room. YouTube video clips linked for more entertainment. Get into a special costume for your high wire act!
Make a shopping list with pictures or words. Play grocery store and either shop or check out shoppers. Learn new words like deli and bakery.
Start packing for a trip. What do you need? Where will you go? Imagination can take you anywhere, so pack your bags and off you go!
Write a menu, then create your own restaurant with real or pretend food. Invite your family members to try out your restaurant.
Pick something to sell — probably not your little brother. Ideas include beads, books and cars. Make all items 1 cent to start. Call it the penny store.
Melissa Taylor, MA, is the creator of Imagination Soup. She's a mother, teacher, author, and freelance writer. She writes Imagination Soup and freelances for publications online and in print, including Sylvan Learning, Random House, USA Today Health, The Writer, and Scholastic Parent and Child.