With day cares and schools closing and kids at home, grown ups are looking for fun and educational ways to keep their kids learning. Do Space can help keep your littles stay engaged with ideas for great activities to fill the day with. The Littles Lab program may be suspended for a few weeks but here are some activities, games, and apps I have used in the past. These are great for 3-5 year olds and probably would be fun for older kids as well.

Hands On/Maker Activities:

  • Work on shapes by building them with toothpicks and mini marshmallows.
  • Create letters and numbers out of play dough.
  • Build words with Legos by writing letters on them.
  • Make a ring toss game. Create the rings from  pipe cleaners and tape toliet paper and paper towel tubes on a pieces of card board. Your kids can count how many rings they get on a tube.
  • Create experiments! Test items around the house to see if they float or sink in water. Test them in different liquids like cooking oil or corn syrup.
  • Attach a paper clip to a piece of strip and use a magnet to make it fly!
  • If-Then Coding Game for Kids
  • Create building challenges with blocks, Legos, or anything from around the house. How tall can they build something? How wide? Build a bridge and see how many things it can hold. Build something with only 20 pieces.

Apps to help with learning letters:

  • Endless Alphabet
  • Tiggly Submarine
  • AlphaTots Alphabet

Apps to help with numbers and counting:

  • Tiggly Addventure
  • Todo Math
  • Endless Numbers
  • Marbotic 10 Fingers

Apps to help beginner programming:

  • Code-a-pillar
  • Code Kart
  • LightbotJR
  • Daisy the Dino
  • Bee-Bot

Other great apps. Note some some of them do have a cost but they are only a few dollars each.

  • TinyBop The Weather
  • TinyBop Machines
  • Novel Effects
  • BabyLit Jungle Book


Keep a look out on our website at DoSpace.org and our social media accounts for potential online programming for anyone to participate in.

About Author
Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist
Kim is a Community Learning Specialist for the Do Space team. She leads Littles Lab and Junior Makers programs.