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Playing make-believe encourages imagination and creativity. Charades adds a game element that helps develop thinking and problem-solving skills – and it’s fun for the entire family!

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Supplies List:
  • Costumes, dress-up clothes, and silly props from around the house

  • Sheets of paper

  • Pencils, crayons, or markers

  1. On separate pieces of paper, write down or draw animals, objects, and characters that your child knows and can act out. Have your child come up with ideas too!

  2. Take turns picking a piece of paper with a drawing or word on it.

  3. Act out the picture or word selected so that the others playing the game guess what the picture or word is. Be sure to not say the name of the picture or read the word!

  4. Whoever guesses correctly gets to pick the next piece of paper and act it out.

Ask your child to assist you in writing and drawing the chosen animals, objects, and characters!

This activity helps your child develop motor, sensory, language, early writing, cognitive, and play skills.

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