Is there anything better than quiet time activities? Nope. Not really. A great quiet time activity with a strong educational twist? Hmm – that is a little better! Throw in a quiet coffee for Mama and you are living the dream …
You know we adore our quiet time activities around here. My Books and eBooks on quiet time activities are proof of that one. And if you don’t have those two books yet, please consider them. These books address all the questions you have had for me about how we establish quiet time, organize our day, plan our rhythm, use the bins, everything! The two books are called:
Both of my books offer quiet bins that teach children letter recognition, identification, and sounds too. Here are even more ideas to add to your quiet time collection:
I hope you and your little ones enjoy these quiet time activities as much as we do:
Mail Play! Matching Uppercase and Lowercase Letters – Let the little ones play mail carrier while exploring names and letters.
A Simple Letter Matching Game – A quiet and playful way for the kids to practice matching uppercase letters to their lowercase counterparts.
Reusable Alphabet Paper Chain from How Wee Learn for Hands On As We Grow – Make a paper chain reusable with one simple tip, and then let the kids explore the alphabet over and over again.
Sorting Magnetic Letters from Fun-A-Day – Children sort letters based on different variables, such as straight lines and curves. This could easily be done with other alphabet manipulatives, too.
Letter Formation with Quiet Blocks from Still Playing School – Use cork building blocks with the kids as they’re learning their letters.
Clay Letters from Sugar Aunts – Use letter stamps to make clay letters with the children. Be sure to save the letters so kids can match letters, make words, and further learn about the alphabet.
Recycled Alphabet Busy Box from And Next Comes L – Put together a quiet box full of letters with different fonts. Kids can use them to sort, alphabetize, make words, and more.
Alphabet Train from Stay at Home Educator – This quiet alphabet activity is perfect for little ones who love trains. The homemade cards could also be used for an alphabet dominoes game.
Alphabet Push Pin Practice from Play to Learn Preschool – Kids get to trace over letters using large push pins during this quiet time activity. They’d look great in the window, with light shining through the holes.
Rainbow Letter Lacing Bag from Preschool Inspirations – Kids can lace letter beads onto pipe cleaners. Printable word prompts can be used, or write out your own to explore letter learning.
Glow in the Dark ABC Matching Game from Where Imagination Grows – Add a different aspect to quiet letter learning with this glow in the dark idea.
Llama Llama Red Pajama Alphabet Activity from Mom Inspired Life – Inspired by a children’s book, kids make a paper quilt by matching uppercase and lowercase letters.
I-Spy Sensory Bag for Learning Letters from Hands On As We Grow – Put together a simple sensory bag with hidden letters. Kids use their fingers to manipulate the sensory material as they hunt for and record letters.
Peel and Stick Letter Matching Game from Discover Explore Learn – Kids love stickers, don’t they? Take that love of stickers and combine it with a letter matching activity.
Playful Letter Formation from Lemon Lime Adventures – What a fun way to explore the different shapes within letters! The kids can use pipe cleaners and straws to construct the letters of the alphabet.
Milk Cap Letters from Crayon Freckles – Recycle those leftover caps into a quiet time alphabet game.
Clothespin Letter Matching from I Can Teach My Child – Little fingers get a fine motor workout as the kids explore matching letters.
Easy Letter Rubbings Board from No Time for Flash Cards – Grab some crayons and let the children make rubbings of the letters of the alphabet. They can be uppercase, lowercase, simple words, or kids’ names.
Stuffed Felt Letters from Buggy and Buddy – Kids can use these quiet letters to practice alphabetical order, make words, match uppercase to lowercase, and more.
Simple and Frugal Fine Motor Letter Matching Activity from School Time Snippets – What a way to upcycle an old box you have on-hand. Add a few more supplies and you have a great quiet time letter activity.
Loads of ideas, right? But don’t get overwhelmed by it. All of these ideas are meant to simply ensure you can find ONE that is perfect for you and your little ones. One simple, quiet time activity is all it takes to get started on establishing a blissful, restful, and peaceful quiet time.
I tell you Mamas, a good quiet time break mid-day is truly the secret to peaceful days at home with kids!
Thank you so much for reading friends. I hope you are having a wonderful week.