Matching shapes: Playing a game of shape bingo or using a shape sorter.
Sorting objects by size, color, or type: Sorting objects into different boxes or containers.
Building towers with blocks: Creating a castle with blocks or building a bridge.
Playing with dolls: Pretending to take the dolls on a picnic or to a tea party.
Pretend cooking: Making a pretend pizza or baking a pretend cake.
Pretend play with animals: Pretending to take the animals on a safari or to the zoo.
Pretend play with dress-up clothes: Pretending to be a superhero or a princess.
Pretend play with toy cars: Pretending to drive to the beach or to the store.
Playing tag: Playing freeze tag or playing tag with a parachute.
Playing hide and seek: Playing hide and seek in the dark or playing hide and seek with a flashlight.
Taking turns in games: Taking turns in a game of musical chairs or in a game of hot potato.
Playing board games: Playing simple board games like Candy Land or Chutes and Ladders.
Running: Running in a game of relay races or playing a game of tag.
Jumping: Jumping on a trampoline or jumping rope.
Hopping: Hopping on one foot in a game of hopscotch.
Throwing and catching a ball: Playing catch with a beach ball or playing catch with a balloon.
Stringing beads: Making a necklace or bracelet with beads.
Cutting with scissors: Cutting out shapes from construction paper.
Drawing with crayons: Drawing a picture of their family or drawing a picture of their favorite animal.
Playing with playdough: Making pretend food with playdough or creating a playdough sculpture.
Exploring with sand: Making sand castles or digging for buried treasure.
Playing with water: Making a boat race or playing a game of water tag.
Exploring with rice: Making a rice sensory bin or playing a game of rice fishing.
Playing with bubbles: Blowing bubbles in the air or making bubble art.
Making up a dance: Creating a dance with their own movements.
Making music with pots and pans: Using kitchen items to make music.
Making up a song: Creating a song with their own words and melodies.
Playing musical statues: Freezing in different poses to the beat of music.
Playing word games: Identifying words that start with the same letter.
Acting out stories: Acting out stories with simple words and sentences.
Playing Simon Says: Following directions given by an adult.
Playing What’s Missing: Identifying objects that are no longer in the environment.
Playing I Spy: Identifying objects in the environment.
Going on a bug hunt: Searching for bugs in the outdoors.
Riding a scooter: Riding a scooter in a safe area.
Building a sandcastle: Building a sandcastle with sand and toys.
Playing tag: Running and chasing each other in a safe area.