What do you use to see? Answer: Your Eyes! We are going to learn about our eyes and how they work in different ways.
Choose 2-3 20-30 minute activities from the options below:
Do-a-dot Eye Tricks
Have your child wear an eye patch (or find a way to cover one eye) Print the same page 3 times. First, have them do the page with both eyes. Then have them do a Do-a-dot page with one eye and then with the other. This will show them how using both eyes help them. (If you don’t have the dot paints, then you can use stickers).
Arts & Crafts
What can you look through to see things differently? Binoculars! Create your own binoculars using toilet paper rolls, decorate them however you want – crayons, markers, paint, stickers, and glue them together. We will use these later for our outdoor activity. (Click here for ideas)
Can You Build It?
Build with Lego (or other blocks you have) and describe what you built to your child. Then have them recreate what you built just by description. (I.e. first a flat light blue piece, a six-red
piece, and then a person on top). Depending on their level/age they can describe it to you to make it. This teaches them how our eyes help us see things.
Guess Who – If you have the game Guess who you can play – this is a great way to see how you use your eyes to observe things.
If you don’t have the game, then you can play Pictionary – Have one person draw a picture and the other guess what it is. This is a great way to explore how our eyes help us decide what it is we see.
This is our favorite! You can play around the house I spy.
If you have the I-Spy book or Where’s Waldo (Wally) you can use them instead. All options are great, and you can spend a good amount of time doing them.
Another option, if you don’t have those books and want to use a book, get your favorite picture book, and create your own I-Spy with it.
Exploring the great outdoors
With your binoculars look through them to see how you can see things differently. Also, bring a magnifying glass to see how you can see things bigger. There are so many things to see outdoors and different ways to explore them.
What do you see? What colors, shapes? Explore your food
Snack: Fruit and granola bar
Lunch: Pasta Bolognese
Dinner: Eggs and Toast with cut veggies