This is a simple game that older children will love. You can have a good laugh and a chat together, and it all helps them to learn new words.

What you need

A plastic jar or container

Sponges

Pom-poms

String

Any safe and small object you have in the house

Benefits

Coordination

Learning through watching and copying others

Developing memory and expanding vocabulary

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier.

How long will it take?

30 mins

What to do

  1. Place the items in the jar, one at a time.


    assortment of soft objects
  2. Ask your child to guess what’s in the jar, then take them out and say what the object is. They’ll want to guess again and again.

    objects in jar