How do you teach children life skills? What are important life skills for kids to know?
Life skills are important skills that kids need to learn in order to find it easier to deal with adulthood.
This summer we are not just doing our regular art & science & play activities, we’re diving in and kicking off our Kid Approved Life Skills School.
Inside this post we'll share the life skills that we'll be working on this summer along with simple playful ways we are teaching them to kids!
RELATED: Need more fun and simple hands-on activities for kids? Check out our Toddler Activity Calendars for Parents.
What is Life Skills School?
Life Skills School our fancy name for how we're going to teach kids simple basic skills this summer. Each week we will focus on one skill and do four fun themed activities related to it!
Why do kids need to learn life skills?
My goal is to raise kids who are independent, confident and able to be successful teens & adults! And guess what??? You don’t wait until kids are teens to get them ready for adulthood. You can start when they are toddlers and preschoolers in simple and fun ways!Knowing simple life skills will help kids not only survive adulthood, but also thrive!
What life skills are important for kids to know?
Here are the types of life skills we plan to work on....
- Basic life skills that will enable kids to help out around the house more
- Creative skills that will help kids learn new talents.
- Leadership skills that will help kids organize events and help others!
- Communication skills that will help kids work together better with other people and communicate better!
How is Life Skills School organized?
Each week includes...
- One life skill focus
- A free printable activity plan focused on that week's life skill
- Four playful and fun activity ideas to try
- Book and movie ideas related to the theme
** Some of the activities, books, and movie titles are clickable on the plan and will direct you to a YouTube read aloud or Amazon rental link (not affiliate links).
I brainstormed 15+ skills that we will be working on this summer. Each week I have a Life Skills activity plan that will be posted here on the blog so you can join in too! All of the activities are hands-on and great for kids of all ages.
Here's what the Life Skills Activity Plan looks like each week:
Life Skills Activities for Kids
Do you have any life skills that you feel are important for kids to learn? Tell us in the comments!
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