Five is an especially magical age in a child's life. They're learning all about their place in the world while discovering new things every day. Support that growth and development – and have a great time – with this list of good activities for 5 year olds.
Chances are you're seeing glimpses of the kind of adult your 5 year old will become. You'll want your activity ideas to foster that growth. While educational activities for 5 year olds are important to encourage life lessons, you also want your activities to be fun and easy enough for 5 year old hands and bodies to handle.
This imaginative list includes throwing an indoor picnic, working on kitchen skills, learning how to play croquet, and also working on important lessons. Rhyming games are fun for 5 year olds that are learning new words every day. "Interviewing" your 5 year old is a great way to see just what her little brain is picking up. From educational games to just full out fun, you'll find something on this list your five year old will love to do!Read through this list of activity ideas for five year olds, and upvote the pastimes that seem like the most fun.
Fold Paper Airplanes
Tinkerlab has suggestions and templates for creating the best paper airplanes.
Make an Alphabet Parking Lot
Make playing with cars even more fun – and educational – by adding a letter to the car and having your five year old "park" it in its corresponding spot. All you need is painter's tape, scissors, and of course, toy cars to create this activity from I Can Teach My Child.
Throw a Backwards Party
Throw a party where everything is backwards: your clothes, the invitations, and inside out sandwiches. Need some more "backwards" ideas? Check out this list from Jean Marzollo.
Have an Indoor Picnic
Picnics aren't just for the great outdoors. Throw an indoor picnic with these ideas from Fun Stuff to Do, complete with a blanket and picnic basket.