Tod corrected hhw 2015-16 - MRIS Sector
Manav Rachna International School
Sector -14, Faridabad
Parent Involvement Activities
Summer holidays are here again to give us respite from the scorching heat. We hope that
our kids would enjoy their vacation time and learn through their surroundings and
experiences. As we believe in experiential learning all the activities have been designed
keeping in mind the child’s learning in their immediate environment. Children love to do
things on their own, be it messing up with colours, creating abstract art on blank sheets,
innovating with clay, sand or blocks and we need to give them an environment congenial
for learning. So parents, have fun doing all the activities with your kiddos and capture
some precious moments while doing these activities and paste the picture in the scrap
book and send them to school for us to cherish those precious moments.
Introduce different story books, picture books to your child and
discuss the things seen in the pictures.
Narrate simple stories to your child, ask to recall some characters and incidents of the
story by asking simple questions related to the story.
Encourage them to speak magic words like ‘thank you’, ‘please’, ‘excuse me’ and ‘sorry’.
Encourage your child to converse freely with visitors, relatives
who come over to the house.
Encourage your child to help you in laying the table for dinner.
Teach the child to keep his/her toys and belongings back in their place.
Plant a garden of herbs and veggies.
Blend your own smoothie.
Go for picnics with friends or have a tea party or pajama party at home.
1. Take a walk and hunt for colours.
2. Do Socks Matching Activity
3. Counting fingers and toes
Help your child to make their hand or foot print, then help them to count their fingers or
toes 1 to 5. Make a pair - how many fingers and toes now? Once the prints are dry write
the numbers 1-10 in pen on each finger or toe and then your child has a their own, personal
number chart to stick on their bedroom wall.
Help your child make a list and some paper money and go shopping! Use cardboard for the list and utilise old
boxes and tins as products to fill the shelves - you can even go one step further and create your own brand
of shop food. Once your shop is ready your child can decide who is to be shopkeeper and who will go
shopping. You can swap the roles around and make it fun by pretending to be different characters in the
Little hands at work
Children love to hear and make noises - it's comforting to the senses and gives them a great deal of
satisfaction when they experience a new or interesting noise - especially if it's made by them! You can fill
the basket with a variety of items - a bunch of keys, jars with beads in, bells, an old battery operated
toothbrush, anything that makes a pleasing sound is great to include. Try adding new objects each week to
create new sounds. Jars are ideal for filling with different objects such as hair grips, mini fridge
magnets, lentils and badges. Help your child identify the sounds, thus enhancing their listening skills.
You can't beat a good walk around the garden for some perfect treasure basket contents. Pine cones, bark,
leaves (contrasting in colour and texture), grass, rocks, seashells, pebbles, logs, acorns and seed are all
perfect additions. At first your little one will simply want to touch, smell and hold them but as they grow
older the nature basket will become more of a teaching tool to increase their understanding of the world
Let’s get creative
Paint with ice by freezing ice cube trays with washable tempera paint.
Make Shape Sandwiches
Hand Print babies and mothers hand.(big and small concept)
Make paper boats and race them in a kiddie pool using straws to propel them.
Play with the hose.
Do noodle painting.
Do spray Painting.
Kindly refer these suggested sites and do age-appropriate activities
Wishing you all happy times together!!!