Cognitive development activities for kids

Definition of cognitive development: Ability to gain meaning and knowledge from experience and information. Cognitive development includes learning, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning, and remembering. These activities encourage kids to develop their cognitive skills.

322 Cognitive development activities

Which Hand?

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time:

Play a fun guessing game with your tot.

Hanging Hooks

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time:

Teach fine motor skills while having fun with s-hooks.

I Can Spell Hippopotamus

Song by: MamaLicia

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Build memory for spelling with this catchy song.

What Shapes Roll?

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Find out what kinds of shapes will roll on a ramp.

Mancala (Mankala) Counting Game

Game by: MamaLicia

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Who can win the most game pieces? Young kids get to practice counting while older kids get to practice thinking ahead and planning strategies.

Preposition Hide and Seek

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Teach your child prepositions by hiding and finding toys.

My Favorite Vegetable

Poems & Rhymes by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Your child will gain knowledge of the vegetable's names and also which part are we eating.

Hygiene Race

Game by: sumana

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Your child will learn to associate pairs of items used to stay clean and healthy.

Wikki Stix Owl

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Create an owl with art supplies

TP Roll Bowl

Arts & Crafts by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time:

Play a simple and fun bowling game with easy to find materials.

Dress Up

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time:

Have fun practicing putting on hats and shirts.

Pumpkin Seed Math: More or Less Game

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Introduce and develop understanding of the concepts of more and less.

Carnation Osmosis

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 8 hours 20 mins

Children will develop an understanding of how water travels through the stem to other parts of the plant.

Identifying Each Other By Voice

Game by: arjun

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

This game helps build children's hearing, listening and observation skills through voice and sound recognition.

Paper Blowing

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Explore the concepts of weight (light versus heavy) and movement

Experimenting with Length

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

This activity helps children to understand the differences between Long and Short. It also helps introduce comparing lengths.

Experimenting with More and Less

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

This activity teaches your child the concept of quantity and comparing quantities.

Experiment with Measuring Liquid

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

This activity promotes hand eye coordination and teaches the concept of volume and units of measurement.

Stack and Sort

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 6 mins

Learn to match and stack with stackable sets of plates, coasters, etc.

Float or Sink?

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Show your child how different objects float or sink in water. This is a great outdoor activity for a summer day!