Make playtime an awesome adventure with your kid’s favorite fictional character – PJ Masks! The Mission to the Moon digital program has resources for parents and playtime activities. Be sure to download a printable list of 50 Playtime Activity ideas for kids.
This is a sponsored post with Entertainment One and Scholastic, I received compensation in return for writing about this post. All opinions stated here are my own.
Playtime is an important part of our children’s development. When I was searching for a preschool for my kids, I always made sure the school had a designated time for play. It may not seem like kids are learning when they have playtime, but in fact they are. They are learning life skills: sharing, how to play with others, problem-solving, and so much more. Even if your children stay home, you can have play time with a variety of activities that will help them build the necessary skills.
My daughter has always been artistic, so many of our playtime activities revolved around art. We did countless art projects: painting, melting crayons, making our own chalk, making watercolor cards to send to friends, and so much more. I love that many of these activities can be done inside and outside. She learned to share our projects with others and always brings artwork to her teacher and family members. I still love that about her. Our creative play helped her learn about sharing and doing nice things for people.
Playtime Activity Ideas for Kids
- Make slime or play dough
- Playing dress up
- Creating puppet shows
- Building forts
- Making cards or framed art
- Playing with sidewalk chalk
- Riding a bicycle/scooter
- Playing with friends
- Exploring the neighborhood
If you want a printable list of activities, be sure to download my free list of 50 Playtime Activities for Kids.
Kids’ favorite fictional characters can also be incorporated into play. For little ones who love PJ Masks, Entertainment One and Scholastic are developing Mission to the Moon, a digital program about the power of play for preschool-age children. Parents will have access to resources, tips, and stories to encourage playtime activities that foster:
- social-emotional learning
- the development of social skills
- educational development
The website will provide fun craft projects you can do with your child (for example, making superhero masks or rocket straws with easy-to-follow instructional videos).
Mission to the Moon Sweepstakes Information
In honor of the launch of the new program, the Mission to the Moon sweepstakes will start July 1 to July 30, 2018. To enter just visit the Scholastic Parents Facebook page daily with your child to answer the trivia question then enter your response on the Scholastic sweepstakes website.
Participants will be entered for a chance to win a trip to New York for a family of four to visit New York City’s science museums. Runners-up will receive age-appropriate Scholastic books and space-themed toys.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Legal residents of the 50 US & DC. 18+ with at least one child who is currently 12 years of age or younger at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Click through for Official Rules.
What are some of your favorite playtime activities?