At Home Activities That Children Love!

At our North Raleigh day care, your children learn a great deal of things. Life lessons and skills, as well as educational and developmental skills. It's a good idea to reinforce these lessons at home during a fun, educational activity! Below are a few activities that will keep children of all ages intrigued and ready for the next activity!

North Raleigh Day Care | Make cookies!

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream the butter & sugar.  Stir in the eggs & vanilla. Then, stir in additional ingredients. Use a teaspoon to scoop out dough and make small 3-D circles to lay on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

Homemade finger paints

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup of cornstarch
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup dishwashing soap
  • food coloring

Put the sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan and then slowly mix in cold water. Then cook the mixture over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly until you have a smooth gel. Let cool and then add dishwashing soap. Divide into as many containers as you would like colors and then mix in food coloring drops until you have your desired color.

Encourage small children to draw the shapes they've learned at their North Raleigh day care, as well as, numbers and letters. Challenge older children to a game of some sort. Who can draw a horse, so on and so forth!

These at home activities are great for reinforcing what your children learns at their North Raleigh day care. They involve measuring, a bit of science, fractions and other math skills, responsibility, and how to clean up after themselves!

At BrightHaven Academy, we strive to be the best North Raleigh day care available for your children. Our hands-on directors and welcome home type atmosphere helps to make your children feel comfortable and ready to learn. If you'd like to learn more about our academy, contact us!

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