Food Groups – Ask your child to describe a food that has ingredients from different food groups. For instance, a cheeseburger can include a bun (grains), lettuce (vegetable), cheese (dairy), and hamburger (protein).

Keep on Trucking! Watching trucks can be an economics lesson. See if your child can identify what is in each truck. Discuss where the trucks might be going and how much they can carry.

Hello, Heart! Place a small ball of clay over the pulse point on your child’s wrist. Flatten the ball slightly, and stick a toothpick or matchstick into it. Rest your child’s arm on a table, and watch his or her heartbeat. Ask your child to count how many times the stick moves in a minute.

Sound Toss – Place a large metal can on the floor. Take turns tossing unbreakable objects into the can. Before tossing each one, ask your child to call out loud or soft to predict the sound the object will make. Some good objects to toss include crumpled paper, cotton balls, plastic toys, and bottle caps.

Out-of-This-World Invention – Encourage your child to invent a new kind of vehicle for traveling into outer space. Have your child draw a picture of the vehicle and write a few sentences describing it.