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Every single parent on the planet is currently stuck at home with unentertained children. No matter how many toys we buy, arts and crafts we create or movies we watch, we’re all hardly impressed. Not to mention the e-learning saga which sometimes includes PE classes!
I decided to think of quarantine as a time to bond with my children and unleash my inner artist. It saddens me to face the fact that my crafts are below par, however, I realized I can be pretty creative when it comes to kids’ games and food. Trust me when I tell you that the best way to get your children in competitive and motivational vibes is by implementing treats and snacks.
Right now my favorite snack and guilty pleasure that embraces me throughout lockdown in OREO biscuits. I cannot really explain why I’ve become addicted to Cadbury coated OREOs in quarantine, but I decided to utilize those heavenly biscuits in teaching and entertaining my little ones.
Here are creative ways to utilize OREO in learning and entertaining games:
A fun way to challenge your little ones to focus is the stacking game. All they need to do is pile OREOs on top of each other and the one with the longest tower wins and eats all the cookies.
Teaching mathematics and fractions
It’s the time of the year when moms turned into teachers. Let’s face it, we’re not all good at mathematics. This is a fun way to teach your child the difference between a quarter and a half.
Teaching the difference between right and left
Is there a more delicious way to teach your little one about directions?
OREO on a fork contest
A fun way to spend time and work on balance is by asking your child to place an OREO cookie on a fork and walk to the finish line without dropping it.
OREO on your forehead game
Every family member should try to spend the longest time with a cookie balanced on the forehead. It’s a hilarious game.
OREO catapult challenge
To build a catapult you’ll need:
- Crafts sticks
- Rubber bands
- Stack 6 crafts sticks together and wrap with a band
- Stack 2 craft sticks together and wrap a rubber band around the end
- Separate the 2 craft sticks. Place the stack of 6 craft sticks between the 2 craft sticks and band together at the center
OREO moon phases activity
Another lesson that your child must learn during quarantine is the phases of the moon. Carve the crème filling and try your best not to devour the sensational biscuits.
Carve OREO’s sweet crème filling
In the mood to sculpt and carve? Twist and your OREOs and start carving. Don’t forget to eat the extra crème filling.