Train Day

If you have to stay in, there’s nothing more fun than playing with some model trains. Honestly, who doesn’t love trains?


Activities for kids at home #4

Paper hand and foot game

You have to draw (trace) or print ,hand and feet on paper. around 15 -20 hand pictures and 20 feet pictures.
It depends on children’s age and how big your place is.
Place 3 drawings down on the floor. Taping then down is probably best.
The children start in front- you could make a starting line.
The children start by copying what the pictures show.
Example 🖐👞👞 is left hand down and both feet down
✋✋👞 is both hands down and one foot
The children have to race though by jumping to the next set of drawings without making any mistake or falling!
Great for co ordination and good fun!

Activities for kids at home #3

Kids fashion show.
Get the kids to dress up in various outfits. Try some serious ones, some funny ones and maybe let the kids choose some from some boxes randomly.
You could lay out all types of clothing especially things they have never tried on before. Or you could put a bunch of close in a box and the kids have to randomly choose. Have a box for tops and and other for bottoms. One for hats and one for socks. Depending on age you could add make up and jewelry…
Set the stage
Set up a kind of runway. Something simple is fine. A carpet or just some lines put down in tape.
Add music
Something fun/popular.
Alternatively, you could use pets!

Activities for kids at home #2

Indoor scavenger hunt

Make a list of things that the kids can look for and collect in the house. Of course places tend to be smaller in Japan so make the object something they have to think about.
Find something that becomes smaller the more you use it (could be soap, eraser).
You could make a point system.  Some items are worth more points than others.
Something that makes your teeth cleaner = toothbrush 10 points
Something that we use to send a message to another place = envelope 30 points
You could make a time limit.
You have 30 minutes to find these things.
What you need
A list of items to find, items around the house (hiding sharp items).
A timer on smart phone

Doctor Jesse

I get a lot of questions about what I do on my days off. One thing that we like to do at my house is play games. This classic American game, called Operation, is keeping us busy these days. It’s a fun skill game where each person gets to operate on the patient. The best surgeon is the winner!


Activities for kids at home

If you need some indoor activities for kids check us out we will give you some ideas every week.
Idea 1
Box Road activity – You can open and flatten out a box and draw a road and city things in markers, crayons or pencil crayons. Add blocks, trucks and other toys for kids to build a city on. I remember doing this when I was a kid and using my Star Wars figures to take a bus on the cardboard city road.
Fun times!