Parents Practice Teamwork
Thomas knows that working together helps to get the job done. Here are some activities that you and your child can do together that reinforce this lesson.
Two friends can help each other with this activity. One child lies face up on a large sheet of paper (brown paper or newsprint from a newspaper printer) while the other child traces around him/her with a crayon, pencil or marker. Then they change places. After both tracings are complete, the children can color them, adding facial features, hair, clothing and so on.
Invite friends to make a tasty snack. Taking turns, each friend adds one ingredient to a large bowl. You might use one cup each of raisins, pretzels, dry cereal, miniature marshmallows, chocolate chips and favorite small cheese crackers. Be creative! The fun part is sharing the treat afterwards.
Two friends can throw a balloon in the air and try to keep it from touching the ground. How long can they keep the balloon in the air?