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

The Greeting Game

Game by: sumana

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time:

This group activity teaches children to politely greet one another.

Water Play

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

This game teaches your children the importance and properties of water.

Paper Flower

Arts & Crafts by: Bijou

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Create a beautiful flower out of paper.

Matching Uppercase and Lowercase letters

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

This activity helps the child to match uppercase and lowercase letters.

The Faithful Dog

Story by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

The Master's is a very faithful pet. He shows us his intelligence and loyalty in this short story.

The Story of Early Man

Story by: sumana

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

This story will help your child to understand the evolution of man.

I Spy Jar

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

An ever-changing array of hidden treasures, keeps toddlers anticipating and delighting in finding familiar objects of interest.

Grocery Delivery

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Keep your child occupied while you put away the groceries. Teach your child to help bring in and put away the groceries. Help them feel happy...

Origami Samurai Hat

Arts & Crafts by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time:

Make a samurai hat out of newspaper.

Emotional Charades

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Play a goofy game of facial charades.

Watch Me Grow

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Show your child how much he or she is growing in height and weight in a visual way that they can understand.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Zoo Animal Hunt

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Encourages real-world connections to picture text.

Grocery Store Blackout: Healthy Foods

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Understand and recognize healthy foods within a grocery store setting.

Grow a Carrot Shoot

Experiments by: tinymont

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 72 hours 15 mins

Children observe how a shoot sprouts from a cut carrot.

My Family Graph

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Discuss and graph family types.

Eye Color Graph

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Discuss and graph eye color.

One of a Kind

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Demonstrates the unique characteristics of each person's fingerprints.

What's in my pocket?

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time:

A fun game that a working mom or working dad can do when they come home.

What Does This Do?

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

This game will help your child explore all the buttons that are in a car in a safe way and during a designated time.

T-Shirts on the Line

Game by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Help children understand and demonstrate ordinal numbers.