Are your children quick learners? Have they already mastered 'new' words? Running out of ideas?
This week Leon and I have been doing plenty of 'quiet time' activities focusing on colours, shapes and new words. From covering a variety of new foods and mastering drawing circles, I'm amazed to see him learn so quickly and remember almost everything. We have most definitely been 'keeping busy'.
If your children are quick learners and want to know more, I have created a lovely 'free printable' collection from talented and passionate bloggers. There are plenty of useful 'printables' on the internet, however I have short listed a few favourites that will be around for some time - these will provide fun packed games and 'busy' play.
Top 5 'Keeping Busy' Printables:
1. 'Alphabet Flash Cards' by 'Mr Printables'.
Teaches - Alphabet/Objects
These free flash cards are a fantastic 'keeping busy' activity that can be reused time and time again (Preferably laminated!) You can also download different versions (with or without words). Highly recommend!
2. 'Pretend Play Shopping Lists' by 'Blooming Brilliant 123'.
Teaches - Role-Play / Food
These free printable Pretend Play Shopping Lists are a brilliant 'keeping busy' activity. If you have pretend food, a shopping basket and a lover of 'role-play' games, then visit 'Blooming Brilliant 123' to download.
3. 'Missing Number Clip Cards' by 'Life of C's'
Teaches - Maths skills
This free printable is fantastic if your children are already learning numbers. Numbers can get boring to learn but this activity provides plenty of fun. Simple to prep, these cards let you use pegs and show images help understand how numbers work. Really recommend for a reusable 'maths' game.
4. 'Transportation Preschool Pack' by 'Homeschool Creations'
Teaches - Colouring by number, shadow matching, tracing, letter sounds and different sizes.~
I'm really impressed with this free printable pack. Homeschool Creations have created a perfect 'keeping busy' activity for children who love to trace, colour in and learn.
5. 'Play Tickets' by 'Gingham Cherry'
Teaches - Role-Play
'So much fun for something so simple'. What a lovely free printable by Gingham Cherry, free printable 'play tickets'. Great for children who love role-play. Train tickets? Cinema tickets? Can be used for plenty of play! (laminated will protect these for further use!)
Here is my collection of 'Keeping Busy' free printables. Please follow all of these great bloggers for more content!