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

ABC Matching Game

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

A fun way to start on the road to literacy with your pre-schooler. Teach your child to match uppercase and lowercase letters and associate sounds...

Monkey Trap

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time:

Teach spatial reasoning with a hole in a box.

Shoe Race

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Have a fun fashion show or race with mommy and daddy's shoes!

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things!

Arts & Crafts by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 1 hour

Help your child learn about photography in making a fun and simple photo book of their favorite things.

If the Shoe Fits

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 48 months

Time:

Teach your child about spatial volume with this experiment in trying on clothes.

Soccer Player Rhyme

Poems & Rhymes by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Counting down from five.

My Family Tree

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Encourages child to focus on his or her family composition.

On the Go Bingo

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Find and name different vehicles while on a walk or road trip.

Sales Paper Number Scavenger Hunt

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Help children recognize numerals 1-10.

Number Walk

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Helps children identify numbers 1-10.

Number Set Match

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Help children identify numbers 1-10, count sets of objects, and match with number.

All About Me

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

"All About Me" project allowing children to discuss and document unique characteristics like those that would be found on a drivers...

You Brush My Teeth, I'll Brush Yours

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Make brushing your teeth interactive and fun! Help children to be more comfortable with you helping them brush well by letting them brush your...

Resurrection Eggs

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Teach your child about Easter using this fun game.

Fill My Letter Bucket

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Develop initial sound fluency.

Pumpkin Patch Match

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Recognize and match patterns in pumpkin matching game.

Where Does It Grow? Fruit and Vegetable Art

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Discuss and illustrate where different fruits and vegetables grow.

Fruit and Vegetable Book

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 40 mins

Create a fruit and vegetable book.

Recycled Box Bookmarks

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Encourage recycling with this environmentally-friendly project.

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Art

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 1 hour

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with this book-based craft.