The Website Every Parent Should Visit for Easy & Fun Educational Activities

Do you have pre-school aged children at home? Perhaps you are looking for easy to make educational activities that are not difficult to replicate, takes very little time to make and are also fun for children.

It’s never too early to begin teaching children and preparing them for school but where do you find easy to replicate activities? I have found a website called Little Family Fun. She has a section of her website that has all types of educational activities ranging from early pre-school activities to beginning reading activities with C-V-C words (consonant-vowel-consonant) words such as “bat, bus, cot” and even more advanced words that contain C-C-V-C words such as “what, then and chat” or C-V-C-C words. There are so many types of activities to practice math and reading skills. 

Alphabet Game-Early Childhood Education
Alphabet Monster Game

All the activities on Little Family Fun are homemade and are created with common items that you would normally have laying around your house. There’s no need to spend extra money on purchasing expensive games. 

All of the activities posted on her site are easy to follow and easy to re-create. It took me less than an hour to create the following games. I elected to laminate the pieces so that they will last longer. That was my only expense.

What I like about the three I chose to make is that they could be interchangeable. Each of the activities more or less consisted of the same materials so when I made the circles for the alphabet ice cream letter matching activity I could also use those exact circles for the alphabet car and alphabet monster eating games. Genius! 

Alphabet Game-Early Childhood Education
Alphabet Ice Cream Game

 

 
As someone that has a teaching background, there are certain elements I look for when selecting educational activities. The first one is how engaging is the activity, are the kids going to lose interest quickly or can the activity be expanded as the interest of the child changes? The second is how much time do I have to dedicate to creating the activity? The third is what am I expecting the child to learn from the activity, is it age and level appropriate? The fourth is, will it be challenging for them or is it too easy or perhaps too advanced, so much so that it will frustrate and discourage the child?
 
Alphabet Game-Early Childhood Education
Alphabet Car Game
 
As I applied those questions to the activities on the Little Family Fun website, specifically to the ones I chose to replicate, the answers were very clear. Yes, the activities are engaging to children because the colors are bright and learning is fun. Children think they’re playing a game and not necessarily learning…a huge plus! All the activities take little preparation so if you’re busy and have a couple kids running around it’s still possible to re-create these activities. You don’t have to be terribly creative to replicate the activities because Linda was creative for you. She has done a great job of posting activities that are very age/level appropriate. Depending on the individual child, the activities can be adjusted to make them easier or more difficult. 
 
I am a fan primarily of the Learning Section on the Little Family Fun website. She has created wonderful educational activities for preschool children. I really like that she not only created really fun activities but she has also implemented them with her own children. The true test is rather or not they are functional with children. When the activities work as planned with children that’s a real success!
 
Head over and take a look at the Little Family Fun website. You won’t be disappointed in the amount of creative activities she has generously posted. I am so impressed with her ideas and the ease of replication of the activities that I have bookmarked her site. You’ll be surprised how quickly the time passes by when browsing through her site because she has so many fun ideas! Stop by and let her know that I sent you.
 

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  1. Thanks for telling us about this great website! I'll definitely be using this site over the summer to help my youngest get ready for Kindergarten in the fall.

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