>Can you wiggle your ears like a rabbit–without using your hands? I can’t, but some people can. Do you have the talent? Make this a family activity: See if there is anyone in your family who can wiggle their ears. This activity promotes fine motor skill and isolated muscle control awareness.
>How can you make a baby giggle? Tickles, peek-a-boo, funny faces and funny sounds are one way to make a baby giggle. Dad’s have their own special methods of making babies giggle. Make this a family activity: Work together to make the baby giggle. This activity promotes empathy.
>What can you do without thumbs? Have a friend gently tape your thumbs to the side of your hand. Try different things like tying your shoes and writing your name. Make this a family activity: Have everyone tape down a thumb. See who can do what with no thumbs. This activity promotes motor skill awareness.
>Look at things through a magnifying glass (or microscope if you can get your hands on one). A magnifying glass makes things look bigger and often, you can see things that you wouldn’t be able to see with just your eyes. What would you like to look at? Your toys? Leaves? Grass? Insects? Words in
>Have a staring contest. Find a friend and stare at each other. See who blinks first or looks away. Make this a family activity: See who can stare the longest. This activity promotes body language awareness.
>Can you build a house of cards? Take a deck of playing cards and try stacking them up. How many can you stack before the house falls down? Make this a family activity: Everyone work together–and nobody sneeze. This activity promotes eye hand coordination, patience and engineering skills.