Interactive Activities To Try For 4-Year-Old Kids

Being four years old is a fun time for your child. They have lots to learn!

A 4-year-old should be able to say his or her name and age. They should be able to speak 250 to 500 words. A 4-year-old should be able to answer simple questions and should be able to speak at least five words sentences.  A child at this age should also be able to tell stories!

Looking for interesting activities for 4-year-olds? Activities like "Bingo" are great. This can develop their motor skills while they are counting numbers. Try this fun activity now!

Having so much to learn, what fun games should a four-year-old be playing? Puzzles, board games, etc?  At what age should kids start playing games? What are the top games that most kids love to play for all kids’ ages? In particular, what are the best toys for four-year-old boys and girls who are eager to explore and learn through play?

Learning Numbers

At two years old, your child may learn to count up to ten so you have to introduce him to various games that will help him practice counting at an early age. However, your child will still not understand the concept of numbers or quantities. We start a 2 because a year old’s attention span is still short and wouldn’t be able to take the information you are going to teach. At four years old, you can help your child learn to identify numbers or what these numbers represent. Young minds still need some guidance which is why you may do these activities and teach them personally, just treat it as family time.

Learn numbers in an exemplary way! Let your child learn while they enjoy.

There are a lot of games that your child can play to help him or her identify numbers. One example is the “Shark Bite” game. This classic game includes a hungry shark, 12 colorful sea creatures, two fishing rods, one sticker sheet, and one die. Its goal is to get or “own” as many sea creatures as possible before the shark bites. You and your child or a friend will take turns rolling the die. Let your child identify the number of sea creatures on the dice. Once he or she does so, the player should use the fishing rod to catch a sea creature from inside the shark. You never know which sea creature will trigger the shark to bite. So, the more you gather before the shark bites, the better!

Learning Sequencing

In preschool and kindergarten, your four-year-old will learn the numbers 1 to 10 in sequence! They will also learn about primary colors such as red and green!

For your 4-year-old, try this one, “Red Light Green Light 1-2-3” It is a simple game for your 4-year-old. Each player gets seven cards. The first player to use up all of the cards win. This one will help you to teach your child how to follow a sequence. The fun game will allow him or her to recognize the colors red and green. As for numbers, of course, the numbers one, two, and three.

The wonderful thing about this activity is its simplicity. No batteries are needed. The rules are not complicated. All you need to play the game are the cards and you can already create a fun game. You can also buy board games that help improve kids’ sequencing skills and cognitive skills. Either way, you are helping your kid develop his basic math skills as well as his critical thinking skills. Board games are also a fun way to help them acquire great memory skills, hand-eye coordination, motor skills,

Learning Colors

Color recognition is one of the things that most children age four learn in school. The games for 4-year-olds to play must be interactive. There are a lot of activities that you can play with your child that will help him learn color recognition (and perhaps shape recognition as well) – such as a fun memory game that will allow him or her to learn colors and shapes. Practicing color and shape recognition can also aid in shaping the child’s brain. Have a quick game of ‘Name the color’ every day – you’ll see the difference soon.

A perfect game to play is “Candyland.” The sight of candy will surely bring a little one running. The good thing about this candy is that it will not cause toothache. It will not ruin your child’s appetite, as well. The game also comes with a game board, label sheet, spinner, and instructions. You will also find Mally Mallo, Twirly Girl, Cutie Cone, and Giggly Gumdrop. The goal is to reach the end of the activity, being King Kandy’s Castle. You can play this for an extended period and your child won’t even notice – he won’t get bored.

Get ready with the game "Candyland." It never gets old! It's an exciting way to learn colors. Your child will certainly enjoy playing this.

Another easy one to play with your child is “Connect4.” This one only consists of two colors. Red and yellow. The Connect4 game includes a game grid, 21 red discs, and 21 gold or yellow discs. Your child’s goal will be to put four discs of the same color in a row. Whether it be in a diagonal, vertical, or horizontal row. While trying to put two discs of the same color in a row, you will also need to stop your opponent from being able to put discs in a row. So, let the games begin! What a way to improve your child’s critical thinking skills!

Learning Your Sight Words

Do you remember your sight words? Some examples are in, on, the, my, come, in, for, me, they, and the numbers one to ten. One activity to play with your child is “Zingo!”

“Zingo” is one of the simple indoor games to play. Yes, from its namesake, Bingo. The goal of the activity is Bingo! You can either fill up the whole game card, make a square, and do the other goals of a regular Bingo. You can play this play with your child’s friends and other adults as well since it can be played for two players or more.

Try out "Zingo" now! Have a great bond with your kids while playing this. It has regular goals like a traditional Bingo.

However, the best part about this is not about achieving a Bingo. It is learning sight words. Instead of a number, your child will see sight words from the dispenser. When the dispenser dispenses a sight word that can be found on your game card, you shout the word. If you are the first to shout the word, the card is yours to put on your game card. The first one to complete Bingo or Zingo wins. This is a cooperative game that your child will truly enjoy.

There are a lot of games you can play with your four-year-old. Most of these games are not just for fun but will help you help your child learn. As a four-year-old, your child is great at absorbing new learning, and doing so in a fun way is so much better. A basic board game would be fun that can keep your kids interested.

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Last Updated on May 11, 2023 by De Guzman

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