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

Coupon Collage

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 45 mins

Help children recognize numerals 1-10.

Torn Paper Number Art

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 45 mins

Help children recognize and create numbers 1-10.

I Can Even Count Some More

Poems & Rhymes by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Help children correctly count from 1 to 10.

The Number Card Game

Game by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Incorporate number recognition with physical activities.

I Have

Poems & Rhymes by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

"I Have" poem encourages recognition of body parts and introduces numbers.

What's On a Face?

Poems & Rhymes by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

"What's on a face?" asks kids to examine the features of their faces.

Animal Quiz

Game by: Jayashree

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

This game will help your child relate animals with their special features.

My Address

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Demonstrating knowledge of address. Recognizing numbers within an address.

The First Christmas

Story by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Tell your child about the origin of Christmas in this simple story.

Hallway Camping

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time:

Make a tent in your hallway and enjoy camping with your child...indoors!

My State & Country

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Understand the broad concepts of state and country. Identify and locate state on country map.

My State Flag

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Identify state flag.

Letter Racers

Game by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Develop familiarity with letter formation.

Sports Balls Sorting

Experiments by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Sorting by size and/or shape.

Bouncing Balls

Experiments by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Experiment with different sports balls to determine which balls bounce.

Homemade Toothpaste

Experiments by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Use household ingredients to make homemade toothpaste.

Ten Little Dump Trucks

Song by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Review counting from one to ten and from ten to one.

Torn-Paper Rainbow Fish

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 50 mins

Create a fish using the torn-paper art technique.

Simple Sailboats

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 50 mins

Create a simple sailboat using basic geometric shapes.

Air, Land and Sea Sorting Game

Game by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Sort objects based on common characteristics such as land, air or sea transportation.