Summer is coming in hot, which means proactive moms have started thinking of activities to do with the kids over the break. We all know little ones love the outdoors during the warmer weather but keeping their brains active is as important as making sure their bodies are well fed and healthy. Playing is at the heart of every child’s development, which is why Mort and the team at Sipahh have come up with some free, printable games which both entertain and engage your children over the summer break.
Teaching children about healthy foods which nourish their body is important! A lecture on the food pyramid won’t get them excited but playing a game definitely will. For younger kids, word association combined with art is a perfect start. One of our printable games allows them to pick healthy food options out of a lineup and draw them into a bowl, making a delicious and nutritious piece of art. It’s a great way for moms to discuss what makes a food healthy and what should be conserved as a treat.
For visual kids, I Spy has been a favorite for years. There’s a reason Where’s Waldo is still being printed! Take the original I Spy to a creative place with Mort’s favorite foods and color in each food type as they’re found. Kids will love the combination of coloring with a finding game, and you can help them color in each food type. It’s a game where kids can stretch their creative boundaries through the use of crayons, so feel free to encourage them to make each fish a new color!
Puzzles are always a favorite summer activity, and both maze puzzles are great for children who enjoy a challenge. In one, your little one will undo squiggly lines to get a healthy snack to Mort, and in another, they’ll wind through a circular maze to connect a delicious flavored straw to a glass of cold milk. Both are great options to go with their own healthy snack and reinforce the idea that taking care of your health is fun!
Older kids can use printable games, too! While coloring might not be their cup of tea, kids who have a firmer grasp on challenging words will find the word search an engaging task. Words like ‘probiotics’ are hidden within a mashup on the page, and they’ll use their letter association to sneak them out. There’s not much more satisfying than finally crossing off the last one (other than a glass of milk with a delicious flavored Sipahh straw, of course), so don’t hesitate to print off some of our free games and get those kids having fun!