“If you’re looking for summer activities for children with learning disabilities or ADHD, think of activities that are fun and reinforce skills.” -Barb White, LEAD Foundation Board Member and mom of a child with learning disabilities.
Here are some ideas that do both:
- Use sidewalk chalk to practice letters and shapes or practice spelling words (allow them to be creative)
- Count by two as you toss a ball (tetherball, volleyball, soccer ball, football or baseball)
- Use spray paint or paint brushes with water to draw shapes, letters and concepts such as larger, smaller, left and right
- Tap out patterns with spoons, piano sticks or rocks
- Play a card game like War.
I limited screen time for my children and allowed them to earn “screen time” by reading, playing educational games or sending a friend or relative a home-made art project or card.
You can find more ideas at https://www.additudemag.com/fun-games-help-adhd-children-learn-from-play/.