Are you ready for your first activity of the Learning Without Worksheets Challenge? I’m excited to get started! Let’s get right to it!

My goal for this challenge is to show you that:

  • learning doesn’t have to happen at a desk
  • it’s possible to sneak in activities into your hectic schedule when there’s a plan
  • you don’t have to spend hours prepping an activity or finding the right supplies
  • and that activities work as a means of connecting with your child! (And it’s a lot of fun!)

I can’t wait for you to experience the benefits of spending 15 minutes with your child each day. You’re going to end this challenge feeling more connected and more confident in your ability to be the parent you want to be.

Are you ready!??

Before we get started, be sure to:

  1. Download the supply list to double check everything
  2. Download & print your Daily Activity Checklist
  3. Invite a friend to be your accountability buddy!!

Let’s start the Learning Without Worksheets Challenge now!

This first activity isn’t traditional learning ABCs, numbers, or shapes, but is high in thinking skills, which I love good problem solving! (I can only imagine how this skill will be used in the coming years, right?!)

Problem solving is a skill that will be used over and over again for future learning! So let’s start right in with this simple activity. And don’t be afraid to do this activity over and over again, it’s never the same!

Here’s today’s problem-solving activity: Block Puzzles

Tape a simple shape on the floor. Fill it in with blocks like a puzzle.

You’ll need a few supplies for this one – blocks, tape

Here are some tips to make block puzzles work for you —

  • Start simple with a square, about a foot wide. Don’t make it too big or it’ll be daunting to fill and too small can be hard to fit the pieces.
  • Sit alongside your child and help put the blocks in a spot. Push them up against each other so you don’t leave any blank spots.
  • There is no right or wrong way to do it. Just fill up the square with no open holes.

You can read the full block puzzles activity and see more details here.

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