Activities: 3-6 Year Olds

Activities for kids ages 3-6

QUIET ACTIVITIES

ENERGETIC ACTIVITIES

  • *NEW* Looking to learn some new games?  Watch these short video instructions for Musical Freeze, Simon Says, and Lips and Ears.
  • *NEW* Lethbridge Early Years Coalition has put all their Digital Play Pack books online during COVID-19.  Check out all the workbooks and activities. 
  • Building Brains Together has put together some fun ideas called Walk & Play.
  • Stay healthy with the Eat Right Be Active eating guide activities for preschoolers.
  •  Be Fit with your Kid is a free resource developed by Be Fit For Life to help parents and kids stay active together from the comfort of their home, yard and neighbourhood.
  • Helen Schuler Nature Centre has some fun ideas for starting a collection.
  • Lethbridge Public Library invites your child to join their Children’s Book Scavenger Hunt and search for clues in your books at home.
  • ​Message local dance leader Salsa Babies to get the Zoom link for their free online live classes!
  • Lethbridge Plays! Our local collective committed to prioritizing play shared this great website from Active for Life with ideas for play while parents work, and ideas for every subject!
  • Lethbridge Sport Council make a list of 30 things to do in April – These activities can be done at home, with little to no equipment, and lets you maintain social distancing.
  • Local parents made the “Activities for Kids – Southern Alberta” Facebook Group to share activity ideas and build connections!
  • Join Urban Beat for daily dance parties! Dance classes and tutorials for all ages, levels and styles.
  • Connect with Helen Schuler Nature Centre for ideas on safe outdoor and environmental play!
  • Go for a walk or bike ride on Lethbridge’s trails (don’t forget to maintain a physical distancing of 2m between each person!)
  • GoNoodle is a high quality and free website and app that gets kids up and moving for fun, engaging content and games. 
  • Get Outside and Play!
  • Try a game of Musical Freeze!

MENTAL HEALTH CARE

  • *NEW* Answers for your young child’s questions about the Coronavirus.
  • *NEW* Meaningful activities to support families well-being while coping at home by Alberta Health Services
  • *NEW* Activities created by Canadian Government to help young children understand what is going on and how they can help.
  • Check out this activity book, in 15 languages, that explains covid-19 to children and how they can stay safe
  • Follow this daily calendar from Action for Happiness as a family to help cope with the crisis, in 20 different languages!
  • Watch “Time to Come in Bear” together – a children’s story on social distancing.
  • Participate in online smudge, story, and drumming ceremonies as a family with Sweetgrass Youth Alliance 
  • Family Centre has a lot of great programs and activities scheduled for you to join in on this May!

LEARNING

  • Play is essential for children’s healthy development – socially, emotionally and physically.  Play is the work of children!!  Don’t put pressure on yourself as a caregiver to teach letters or numbers or reading.  Follow your child’s lead and make lots of time for play!
  • Play games with simple rules.  Let your child practise losing and being sad about it. It is ok when they feel sad, disappointed, frustrated.   Be available to offer empathy and support.
  • Let your preschooler explore reading, grasping, beading, drawing and cutting activities that interest THEM!
  • Read with your child daily and allow them to read the pictures of books too.

Do you have additions of local activities for children, youth, and families? Please email Kristina at [email protected] 

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