How about starting or sorting out a ‘collection’?
Kids really love to order and collect things, if they are able to write they could make a list or book and add the names or something about what they have collected. Those not writing could take a photo of their collection on a phone and send it to someone, or colour in a bar chart of what they have found.
It could be done in conjunction with the ‘clear out’ (another idea) – make a collection of broken toys, or ones that need fixing, a collection of puzzles that are too easy to pass on etc.
A collection could be on a theme they already have like all their cuddly toys or if they have as many as my kids, how many jungle animals or beanie boos…
A collection could be all the red things they can find in the house, or how many different leaves they find on a walk in the park some suggestions are below but it can be anything you can think of.
- pick flowers
- books by topic
- books by author
- books with spiders in
- toy rabbits
- toy superheroes
- toy cars
- blue things
- shiny things
- specific type of toy – sand toys, puppets, characters from a film