Are you looking for silly activities to do with kids just for fun and entertainment? The fun activities listed below are sure to keep your kids occupied and amused:
Clown Dress-Up Kids of all ages
Who says you have to be at the circus to dress up like a clown? You don’t even need real make-up or clown costumes, it’s much more fun to create your own. ,Gather a variety of clothes or props from around your house or classroom. Adult size clothes, hats, shoes, as well as things like mittens, scarves, caps, sunglasses, jewelry, hair clips, or other accessories. Also look for non-clothing items to wear such as pots or pans, paper bags, clean mop heads, or anything else you can think of. Encourage the kids to come up with ideas as well. Do their hair all funny, and have them put together a costume all their own with the items. Each child can create many different wardrobes. Take pictures of their costumes, as well as create silly names for their characters (Pan Man, Backwards Girl, etc.).
Toss the Teddy Game (Large Motor Skills)
Kids of All Ages
This is a fun game that you can play with the kids, or have them play with each other. Just grab a medium size blanket and a small teddy bear. Have each child grab a side of the blanket, and hold it open like a parachute. Place the teddy bear in the middle, and make quick motions bringing the blanket down and up again to toss the teddy bear in the air. Catch it in the blanket, toss it up again , and try to keep it going for as long as you can without letting it fall from the blanket. This is a great game for working on motor coordination and teamwork skills.
The Peanut Butter & Jelly Experiment (Group Time)
How hard is it to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Not too difficult, you might presume. Well that all depends. Use this fun and silly group time experiment to teach children about the importance of giving precise instructions and how easy it is for misunderstandings to occur. It will also have the kids rolling on the floor in laughter.
Get all the ingredients to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and tell the kids that it’s their job to tell you what to do in making it. The kids are going to give you vague instructions, assuming you have a working knowledge of how this process goes. You’re going to pretend to be an idiot and follow their instructions precisely.
They’ll tell you to get a piece of bread, but they probably won’t tell you what to do with it. Put it on your head until they be more specific. They’ll tell you to open the jar but they won’t tell you how. Tap on it with the spoon or stare at it and say, “Open sesame!” Then when they tell you to twist it, twist it in the wrong fashion. They’ll tell you to spread the peanut butter all around. Look at them funny and pretend to smear it over the walls, or if you really want to get them laughing, smear some on yourself. They’ll tell you to apply the jelly, but won’t say how much. Squeeze a tiny amount, and then when they say more over-correct and dump it on thick.
Pretend you’re an alien just plopped down on Earth and at every juncture, look for absurd and silly ways to apply their instructions. As you go on kids will start to get more specific with their instructions, and it’s sure to be a lesson they’ll never forget. When you’re finished, give each kid a little square of PB & J sandwich to eat.