31 days of unplugged play: Knock! Knock!

We’re a little off course with the 31 Days of Unplugged Play series, but I promise you that I will get all 31 posts up to share with you.  It may take me a few days into November, but I figured most of you probably don’t mind.

Today’s unplugged play idea is a super simple one:  make your kids laugh.  Tell knock knock jokes!

Knock-Knock joke, pun, or ooga-booga, I love the sound of my children laughing. A good day is a day that is full of giggles and silliness, don’t you agree? 

Because I know that we all love giggling with our kids, I’m sharing a few of our favorite jokes with you:

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31 days of unplugged play: stacking and building

Today’s unplugged play idea is stacking.

This is an activity that can be adapted to all ages:  babies love to knock things down or older kids might appreciate the challenge of building a card house.  There is a wide range of appeal and ability for this play idea.

Supplies and materials

Things to that you can stack:

  • blocks
  • plastic cups
  • playing cards
  • dominos
  • flat, smooth stones
  • shoeboxes

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31 days of unplugged play: junk mail art projects

Written by Kara Fleck, Simple Kids editor and Rockin’ Granola mama.

Today’s unplugged play idea is to create some art with a junk mail and other items.

Have fun creating art with items that might otherwise go straight into the recycling bin.  This is a neat project to do with your child.  When is the last time you sat down and made some artwork together?

Supplies and materials

  • paper, cardboard, yarn, foil, etc.
  • heavy paper or cardboard to create your art on
  • glue or tape
  • a bit of patience for the drying time if you’re using glue

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