At-Home Activities for Social Interaction & Self Regulation

Here is a list of activities to support social and emotional health while at home with family.  These activities also promote physical and cognitive development.

5-10 Minutes10-15 Minutes30-45 Minutes
Color a pictureTake a walk and take pictures!Play a board game:Apples to ApplesLifeBattleShipCluePictionaryScrabbleMonopoly (may take longer)
Thinking PuttyRide a bikeTake a walk and take pictures!
Do a puzzlePlay outsideRide a bike
Jump ropeSidewalk chalkPlay outside
Hula HoopDo a puzzleBake a sweet
Mini exercises:LungesCrunchesSquatsBurpeesRead a bookHave a scavenger hunt
Build a paper airplane and fly itYou tube break:10 minute meditationBuild a fort with pillows and blankets
Tell a jokeHide and SeekRead a chapter book
Mad LibsPlay a card game (Kings in the Corner, Spoons, Euchre)Create an obstacle course indoors or outdoors
You tube break:10 minute meditationPlay a board game:  Trouble.

Reading/Writing activity

Listen to the story! Draw a picture of your favorite part and tell someone about it.


Read books from book bag!


What is your favorite thing to play outside? 
I like to play outside. My favorite thing to do outside is_____________.

Reading/Writing Activity

Close Reading

Reading:Listen to Carla’s Sandwich!

Tell your favorite part of the story to your parents.

Draw a picture and write using this sentence stem: My favorite part of the story is… because….

Read books from book bag!

Log on to Raz Kids for 15-20 minutes!

Writing: Personal Narratives:Write about your favorite toy.  What do you like best about it?

My favorite toy is________.

Speech and Language Activities

Dear Parents,

Here is a list of ideas to help your children develop their speech and language skills while we are off:

Speech and Language Home Suggestions for Emergencies Handout

  • Play a game where you hide something and give your child specific directions on how to find it (i.e. Go up the stairs.  Turn right and walk to 10 steps. Look behind the pillow.) Then have your child take a turn hiding something and giving you specific directions.
  • Play a game where you describe an item and have your child guess what you are talking about.  Then have your child take a turn describing an item for you to guess.
  • Write a sentence, cut the words apart, mix up the words, and have your child put the words in order.
  • Have your child name all the items they can think of that fit in a category (i.e. fruits, vegetables, etc)
  • Ask your child imagination questions (i.e. if you were a bird, what would you see when you are flying)
  • Have your child make up a story.
  • Have your child tell you how two things are alike and how two things are different (i.e. an apple & a banana; a fork & spoon; a car and a motorcycle)
  • Simon Says
  • Headbandz game (use it for describing items together, turn-taking, predictions – you can write down what the other person says to help you find out what item you have on your head)
  • Make a treasure hunt for the kids to find fun toys or snacks
  • Name a shape and have your child go around the house and find things that are that shape
  • Place objects from around the house (i.e.: spoon, crayon)  in a pillow case or bag and have your child describe to you what each object is using specific characteristics (i.e. size, shape, color, parts, location, group it belongs to)
  • Have your child follow directions to work on prepositions (i.e.: in, on, over, under) with your child’s favorite toy.  Tell your child to place the toy “under” the chair or “in” the box. After, have them work on their expressive language by having them create the direction using a preposition.  
  • Wall Bop – Put each alphabet letter on a sticky note and put them on a wall or door.  Have the kids throw a beanbag at them. Whatever letter they get, they have to name the letter and something that starts with that letter.
  • HearBuilder Online Free Trial   Hear Builder is a great way for your child to work on following directions, phonological awareness, auditory memory, and sequencing.

Here are some decent handouts for parents Super Duper offers that describe different activities:

LANGUAGE – Listening, Reading and Speaking Skills


Dialogic Reading – quick video on how to read with your child and prompt them while reading

Sight Words

Reading is What? FUNDAMENTAL!   

Scholastic Reading Materials


Practicing Language Skills in the Car 

Sentence Building Activities 

Ways to Teach Opposites

Fun ways to practice the main idea at home  

Spatial Concepts and Relationships – Early Skills with Preschoolers 

Promoting Oral Language Development in Young Children  

How to help your child answer wh- questions (who, what, when, where, why, etc)  

Crafting Beautiful Speech and Language   

Do You See What I Hear?   

Benefits of Coloring  

Naming Attributes 

Beating the Winter Blahs: Ten Boredom Busting Family Activities 

Speech and Language Activities Calendar – January to December 2020 

Basic Concepts  has 11 FREEBIES!!  has many suggestions too


Fun Ways to Practice Articulation Skills in the Car   

Speech Practice at Home  

Encourage Speech Sounds Through Reading  

Creative Articulation Practice at Home: Fun for the Whole Family!  

Articulation pictures for practice by every sound

  PragmaticsTeaching Ideas for Conversation Skills

Simon Cat Videos-pragmatics/perspective

Informational Comprehension


 Using the title, illustrations and table
of contents, what are 3 questions you
think may be answered as you read
this text?

 Tell 2-3 things you learned from this

 Summarize this text. Make sure to
include all the important ideas and
facts that you learned.

 What do you think is the most
important information the author
includes in this text? Why do you
think it is important?

 What did this text make you think of?

 What connections did you make while
reading this text?

 What strategy did you use to read
this text?
o How did it help you understand
the text?
o Give an example of how you
used this strategy in this text.

أسئلة تحليل نص 

   بعد الاطلاع علئ العنوان والملاحظات
وقائمه الكلمات المرفقة مع النص
  * ماهي الأسئلة الثلاثه التي يمكن الإجابة
عليها خلال قراءه النص ؟

 عدد معلومتان أو ثلاث معلومات تعلمتها
من النص .
  * لخص النص ،  تالد من سرد المعلومات
المهمة التي تعلمتها من النص .
  * ماهي اهم معلومه تكلم عنها المؤلف
خلال النص ؟ ولماذا تظن أنها مهمه؟ 

  * بماذا تفكر عند قراءه هذا النص؟

  * ماهو الترابط الذي تستنتجه عند قراءه
  * ماهي الاستراتيجية التي اتبعتها لقرأه
النص ؟
          * كيف ساعدتك هذه الاستراتيجية علئ
فهم النص ؟
          * أعطى مثال عن كيفيه اتباعك هذه
الاستراتيجية خلال قراءه النص

Daily Schedule

Below you will find a sample schedule. Establishing a routine with your

child will make this transition from school to home a little easier.

All students are familiar with a daily school routine, and this will help at home!

9:00-10:00 Wake up!Eat breakfast! Pick up your free breakfast at the school. Help set up the table and make breakfast!
10:00-11:00 ReadingRead books from your book bag! Tell your parents about your book: the beginning, the middle and the end. Go on the websites listed below to listen to read alouds with your family! Discuss Story Elements:   Characters, Setting, Problem, Solution
Art TimeDraw with Great Artist MomMs. Sabourin’s Art Blog
11:00-12:00 WritingWrite about your favorite story! Below you will find different topics to write about in a journal!Remember to capitalize the first letter in a sentence and end with punctuation! 
Library/MediaListen to a Story at Storyline OnlineMrs. Kinnaird’s Library Blog
12:00-1:00 Lunch
Help your parents make lunch and do some exercise/brain breaks! Pick up your free lunch at the school. Go Noodle! -or- Go Play Outside! 
1:00-1:15 Music TimeSingalong with Emily ArrowMrs. Scannell’s Music BlogMs. Adkins’ Music Blog
1:15-2:00 MathUse Zearn and finish module 4 of your packet! Do some addition and subtraction math facts!
2:00-2:30 Social StudiesRead Myself & Others and discuss with family.Make a map of your bedroom and create a key!Make a map of your house!
Physical EducationMrs. Logsdon’s Physical Education Blog
2:30-3:00 ScienceComplete a MysteryScience lesson!           Write the title of the lesson and 1 fact that you learned today! Draw a picture if you like.
3:00 Snack/Rest timeEat a snack and relax!

Links/Additional Resources for each Subject Area:

ReadingLalilo (Reading Practice)  – School Code: K R N Q I TOnline Books (Parents, sign up for 30 days FREE!) –  getepic.comOnline Books Read Aloud (FREE)  – storylineonline.netOnline Books Read Aloud (Sign up for 30 days FREE!) –  vooks.comRaz Kids-Online books with questions (Use free trial)-
Speaking & Listening – Brains ON! Podcast –
*Choose a different topic each day to write in your journal!

Narrative writing topics:
Write a story about your best friend.  What is he or she like? What are his or her favorite toys?
Write about the best vacation you ever had.  Why was it so special?
Write about a time when you went to a special party.  What did you do there?
Write about your favorite thing to do.  Why do you like it?Write about an animal that lives in your neighborhood (your pet, a neighbor’s pet, or a squirrel or bird who hangs out in your tree).  What does the animal like to do?
Write about a time when you went to the park.  What did you do? Who did you go with?
Write about a time when you got to stay up late.  What did you do with the extra time?
Social StudiesFamilies and Schools

Reading Narrative Text

Comprehension Questions 

  • Predict what may happen in this story.
  • Identify the setting in this story. (This story takes place…)
  • Identify the characters in this story. (The characters in this story are…)
  • Retell what happened in this story. 
  • In the beginning…
  • Next,
  • Then,
  • After that,
  • In the end…
  • Identify the problem in this story. Describe how the problem was solved.
  • What do you think the author is trying to tell you in this story?  Why is it important?
  • What did this story make you think of? 
  • What part did you like best in this story?  Why did you like that part? 

أسئلة الإستيعاب والفهم

  • التنبؤ بما سيحدث في هذه القصة
  • التعرف على مكان وزمان القصة

      (هذه القصة تجري في …)

  • التعرف على شخصيات القصة

     (الشخصيات في هذه القصة هم …)

  • إعادة رواية أحداث القصة

○   في البداية…

○   بعد ذلك٬

○   ومن ثم٬

○   بعد ذلك٬

     ○   في النهاية…

  • تحديد المشكلة الموجودة في القصة

 العمل على وصف الطريقة المتبعة في حل المشكلة

  • بإعتقادك٬ ماذا يحاول المؤلف أن يقول من خلال هذه القصة؟ وما هي أهمية هذا القول؟

  • بماذا تذكرك هذه القصة؟ 

  • ما هو الجزء المفضل لديك؟ ولماذا أعجبك؟